Anouk van Dijk releases her first single
Pukekawa teenager Anouk van Dijk has set the stage for a career in the music industry, as she gets ready to release her first single on September 1.
Anouk recorded the single in Wellington, after winning her second national competition for 2017 - the AMS Music, NZ Music Month competition with her song
After recording her single with Troy Kelly from The Armoury and STL Audio in Wellington, release is set for September 1 across AMS Music systems nationwide and all major online streaming sites.
The 14-year-old Onewhero Area School pupil started writing songs just over 18 months ago.
‘‘I have always wanted to make and write songs, but I never really thought that it would go this far,’’ Anouk said.
‘‘I’m really exited that people will be able to hear my music. I never thought it would happen this fast though. I only just turned 14 and started writing songs less than two years ago.’’
Anouk said she lived by the saying ’live every moment to the fullest’ and wanted to make her lyrics ‘‘more meaningful and deep’’.
So she decided to write a song based around that quote.
‘‘I began with the verse and the chorus and that just came to me easily,’’ Anouk said.
‘‘After a while I got stuck and had to continue a few months later when my mind was refreshed. I hope that my single will inspire people to write music and to live every day like it’s their last.’’
Anouk said the recording process in Wellington was an amazing experience.
‘‘The producer began by brainstorming and telling us some ideas he had for the song. He was great because he was also a musician so his thoughts and ideas came from a musician’s point of view.
‘‘We flew down early morning and back late at night. All I saw of Wellington was the inside of the recording studio.’’
The young singer said she was looking forward to the public’s reaction to her single, but insists she isn’t after the fame.
‘‘I might want to be someone like Jamie McDell, who is New Zealand famous but still enjoys her own private life. She uses her fame to do good things for the environment and the animals which is exactly what I want to do.’’
Earlier this year Anouk was the winner of the Hook, Line, and Sing-A-Long with her song See www.facebook.com/ AnoukNZ/ for more.
Anouk van Dijk.