Stories of Change

Stories of Change

Roos Meijer | Residentie Orkest the Hague

Label: Buzz
Format: CD
Barcode: 0608917613926
Catalog number: ZZ 76139
Releasedate: 02-06-23
- Brand new album by songwriter Roos Meijer
- Roos Meijer is joined by the great Residentie Orkest the Hague
Songwriter Roos Meijer takes inspiration for her music from societal issues and unheard voices of people around the world. Her EP ‘Maktub’ tells the real stories of people she met who have had to seek refuge from war, and her album ‘Why Don’t We Give It A Try?’ was inspired by conversations she had with change-makers. In creating a voice for other people than herself in her music, she aims to challenge herself constantly in her writing. By putting herself in someone else’s shoes, she hopes to share with the world unheard stories of great importance.

In 2019, Roos applied for a scholarship to the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, to do her Masters in song writing in London. Sven Arne Tepl, director of the Residentie Orkest, was one of the commission members who decided which musicians were eligible to receive this grant. Sven was so touched by her music that he invited Roos to be part of her own Symphonic Junction concert with the Residentie Orkest. Of course, Roos didn’t have to think twice before accepting this incredible honour and opportunity. According to Sven, the authenticity and vulnerability that Roos shows as an artist, combined with the impact of her lyrics, has an immediate effect when listening to her music. Self-willed and honest.