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Anneke Van Giersbergen - Biography

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Anneke van Giersbergen's long-awaited album "Everything Is Changing" is slated for a January 2012 release on PIAS Recordings. The first single "Feel Alive" preceded the full-length disc in September 2011, and the accompanying video became an Internet sensation.

"Everything Is Changing" was recorded mainly at her home studio in the Netherlands and at Ultrasound Studios, Braga (PT) with production done by Daniel Cardoso. This album is the first one to be released under her own name and promises to reveal an entirely new side of this multi-talented singer.

Anneke describes the creative process surrounding the album as 'finding my own identity as a solo artist'. It reflects the changes she's been going through in recent years, resulting in a unique blend of upbeat rock, electronic sounds and of course Van Giersbergen's trademark heartfelt singing style.

When Anneke van Giersbergen started her solo career back in 2007, she had already been the frontwoman of Dutch metal pioneers The Gathering for 13 years. Together with her band Agua de Annique she released several outstanding albums to both critical and popular acclaim in a short period of time which immediately put her in the picture as a solo artist.

She was also involved in several interesting co-operations with the likes of Within Temptation ("Black Symphony" 2008), eccentric multi-talent Devin Townsend ("Addicted" 2009) and long-time friends Anathema ("Falling Deeper" 2011).

Over the last few years, Anneke van Giersbergen has been exploring her musical boundaries to the fullest. In 2008, together with Dutch A-list bands Racoon and Bløf, she recorded a song in her native language: "Als je ooit nog eens terug kan", which shot straight to #1 on the Dutch charts.
Recently she captured the eyes and hearts of a huge audience through her version of U2's "All I want is You" at the popular daily Dutch prime-time television show "De Wereld Draait Door". People were talking about it for days afterwards.

For four years, Anneke van Giersbergen has been touring successfully as a solo artist, both in her home country and across the globe. She has performed from Chile to Lebanon & from Mexico to Finland, as well as support for The Smashing Pumpkins and a special presentation in front of H.H. the Dalai Lama.

Her new album, "Everything Is Changing", not only reveals new strengths in her recognizable style, but really kicks it up a notch when it comes to taking Anneke's talents to a higher level, both lyrically and vocally. Have a listen, and everything might change.

Agua de Annique - Air (album, Agua Recordings 2007)
Anneke van Giersbergen with Agua de Annique - Pure Air (album, Jammm, Agua Recordings 2009)
Anneke van Giersbergen & Agua de Annique - In Your Room (album, Jammm, Agua Recordings 2009)
Anneke van Giersbergen & Agua de Annique - Live in Europe (album, Jammm, Agua Recordings 2010)
Anneke van Giersbergen - Everything Is Changing (album, PIAS, Agua Recordings release date: JANUARY 2012)