Roy de Smet (NL)

Roy de Smet is a highly familiar with the songwriter tradition, but does not celebrate its past as a holy grail. Instead he writes his songs in the now, inspired by the rich tradition and with a focus on the here and now of his work. As a songwriter De Smet is never comfortable in safe compositions. He prefers the blizzards of intertextuality and exotic recipes. And midnight trains between two much sung-about American cities.