We were sad we didn’t see Anouk — the singer-songwriter behind Trijntje’s Eurovision 2015 entry “Walk Along” — in Vienna. Thankfully the soulful Dutch diva is making it up to us with the release of her new single “New Day”.

“New Day” is easy listening with a funky edge, and it’s all about letting the good times roll: “Making love under the lemon trees, lay in my arms, yeah, it’s all for free, skinny dipping in the river flow, no, we’re not ready to go home, oh no.” The video features cheerleaders, dancers, cyclists and basketball players doing their thang — which largely consists of dancing and voguing for the camera. We’re cool with that.

The song is pretty ideal for a warm summer night when you’re laying on your couch and doing nothing. “New Day” falls in line with Anouk’s 2014 release “Places to Go”, which marked a light turn for Anouk following her last album “Sad Singalong Songs”. The title says it all.

The Making of…

Anouk has released “New Day” on iTunes, Spotify and YouTube, together with the “making of” video. A lot of work goes into those carefree street scenes…

‘New Day’ lyrics — Anouk

We come out when the world’s at rest
It’s all good as we lay down on the grass
Me and my friends, we celebrate
The time of our lives

Making love under the lemon trees, lay
In my arms, yeah, it’s all for free
Skinny dipping in the river flow
No, we’re not ready to go home
Oh no

Oh baby come on
Sun goes down
The water feels fine
Oh baby come on
Give it up
I’m gonna make you mine
Oh baby come on
Sun goes down
The water feels fine
Oh baby come on
Give it up and let me make you mine

It’s okay when we make a mess
Ain’t got time for any stress
No escape is where we belong
We’re making shadows in the hot hot summer sun
Perfect day, let’s take a chance
Watch your feet, how they can dance
Love and learn, yeah it’s a new day
It’s way too short to let it waste away

Oh baby come on
Sun goes down
The water feels fine
Oh baby come on
Give it all I’m gonna make you mine
Oh baby come on
Sun goes down
The water feels fine
Oh baby come on
Give it up and let me make you mine

Love, learn, it’s a new day
Everyday is a new day

Oh baby come on
Sun goes down
The water feels fine
Oh baby come on
Give it up, I’m gonna make you mine

Oh baby come on
Sun goes down
The water feels fine
Oh baby come on
Give it all and let me make you mine

You can read all of our Dutch Eurovision news here.

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William
William
6 years ago

Anouk is a great artist, it’s a shame she wrote a dud track for Trijine this year (a blot on both their CVs)

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
6 years ago

Outstanding! If only she had come up with this one SIX MONTHS AGO (and, of course, sung it herself). Then THIS would have been the Dutch ESC entry and they would not have hit that speed bump that sent them packing after the Tuesday round.

deli
deli
6 years ago

Queenouk!

Otna
Otna
6 years ago

Not bad! love her <3