Info – English
Early 2011, Facebook was flooded with people who used the online-game ‘Make your own album cover’ – also known as: ‘Wikipedia names your band’, where people clicked on a random quote, photo, and Wikipedia page – to create their own album cover, and posted them on their wall. Few got as many reactions as the album cover of producer Guido Aalbers.
For a non-existent band and the non-existent album ‘You May Never Know What Happiness Is’, in the space of a couple of hours dozens of befriended musicians and other creative minds signed up to actually make the album a reality. After reaction number forty, Aalbers decided to take the plunge, and ‘Lorrainville’ was born. On 2 October 2011 the song “A Heart That Is Lost Can Not Mend” was recorded.
‘The album has not become a compilation album. The cover is the source of inspiration. ‘You May Never Know What Happiness Is’ is a melancholy singer/songwriter album. Americana with, as references, the quieter work of Ryan Adams, Elliott Smith and maybe even Ray LaMontagne.’ Guido says. ‘But the project has always been open for ideas and suggestions’. Everyone could send in songs. Nearly 90 songs were submitted.
‘We want to use the creativity of everyone who signs up. Lorrainville belongs to everyone who cooperates, but I guard the unity, the vision and make the decisions.’ Musicians, songwriters and other creative minds can all participate in Lorrainville by first reading the rules, and then sending an email with what they have to offer.
Oh, and just so we’re clear; it’s not a commercial project, there’s no budget. Everyone who participates does so for the love of music.
Single: “Lost” (on iTunes & Spotify)
Album Release: 28th of november 2011 on Pias. Album will be available in most Dutch record stores, & digital on iTunes & Spotify. International fans who prefer a real CD over a digital download can order a copy of the album at VelvetMusic or PlatoMania
Live: 1 exclusive clubshow at Hedon Zwolle on december 15 and 1 show at the Concert at Sea’12 festival
[Click here to view a KRO TV item on how Lorrainville came about]