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Dutch singer-songwriter remme kicks off the summer with his new feel-good single "chameleons", describing the cautious back and forth between two possible future lovers.
“My new single ‘chameleons’ describes the feeling of being with someone you like without having the courage to say it out loud. Just like 2 chameleons you’re hiding yourselves, trying not to show your true colors and feelings, giving each other little hints without being clear and honest”, remme says about the song. “I experienced this with someone I liked during the holidays last summer. After I got home we texted for about a week but we lost touch a couple of days later, guess I should’ve just called to be straightforward about how I felt.”, he continues.
Being able to play live again also had its impact on remme’s songwriting.
“By the time I finished writing the song on my old Spanish guitar I felt that I was looking for a song to play live with my band on a big stage, a song everyone could sing along to. Lately I really enjoy writing these kinds of songs that are fun to play live as the world is opening again. It was truly amazing to have the opportunity to put some of them to the test during my headline shows in April. From the moment I got off stage I knew that “chameleons” was going to be my next single”, the young singer remembers.
remme's songwriting has developed into an even more profound story telling over the past two years of his career. The warm, gentle voice is still there, the songs are about love and the polaroid moments of life, but remme sounds more arrived than ever in his sound between power ballads and pop anthems that you want to sing along loudly and feel along even louder.
“get older" was the perfect start to remme's career as a musician: the song has been streamed over 13 million times and picked up fans around the world on the radio, being played on the big Dutch stations "3FM" and "Radio 2", as well as German stations like "1Live" and "Puls".
Czech radio station EVROPA2 recently awarded remme with the “Best International Newcomer” award.
The young singer-songwriter has gathered over 47 million overall streams so far. He also sparked attention with his tv debut on the German show "Inas Nacht" and his support for German popstar LEA at her picknick concert sessions last summer.
remme has been living music since he was 12 years old and has been working on his songs ever since, for which he commutes between his hometown Eindhoven and Berlin, where the studio is located. His influences include Frank Ocean, Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen, but also Jeff Buckley and Justin Bieber.
"Yes, it's very eclectic, but maybe it's a millennial thing, that we don't set ourselves any limits in that way".
Because of his young age and his piano and guitar skills, he has of course immediately been hailed as a newcomer & multi-talent, but that alone is something of an understatement: There is an old soul in remme, filtering snapshots from the everyday chaos and transforming them into timeless, haunting songs.