Jeangu Macrooy

Horizon

(UR038)
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On ‘Horizon’, Jeangu presents himself with his head held high. The searching youngster has evolved into a confident man and artist, exploring the world, unafraid of looking in the mirror, driven by curiosity and a lust for life. ‘I want to avoid repetition’, he says. ‘As soon as I recognized certain pre-existing patterns in my songwriting, I stopped and tried to figure out whether there were alternative ways of going about it. We made more space for the whole band to contribute ideas for arrangements this time, too.’ The album was produced by Perquisite, just as Jeangu’s debut EP and debut album and received lots of critical acclaim in the press:

“Jeangu Macrooy is one of the best singers in the Netherlands. Not only because of the volume and beauty of his voice, but also because he lets the emotions in his songs guide him. In the final chorus of my personal favorite ‘Colors’, he even lets go of all vocal technical control over his voice. Goose bumps!” – Randy Timmers, OOR

“Let Jeangu simply continue on the road that he follows and it must be strange if the world isn’t his oyster in a few years. Jeangu Macrooy shines like a new star on the horizon.” – Norman van den Willenberg, Maxazine

“What we already knew, is now certain: Jeangu Macrooy is the best soul singer in The Netherlands. But, Macrooy clearly wants to be more than just a soul singer and in that mission he also succeeds brilliantly. (…) The Netherlands is already his oyster, but the future holds a lot more success. ” – Ivo Terpstra, NieuwePlaat.nl

FULL CREDITS:

01. Good Thing (Lyrics: J. A. U. Macrooy. Music: J. A. U. Macrooy & P. L. Perquin). Arranged by J. A. U. Macrooy, P. L. Perquin, G. P. Batelaan, J. M. J. Huiberts, P. R. Rugebregt, R. E. Kraak & R. J. Heye.
Vocals by Jeangu Macrooy. Drums and percussion by Jelle Huiberts. Bass by Rik Kraak. Electric guitar and ukelele by Gijs Batelaan. Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Juno and piano by Patrick Rugebregt. Trumpet by Randell Heye. Saxophone by Floris van der Vlugt. Trombone by Louk Boudesteijn.

02. Dance With Me (Lyrics & music: J. A. U. Macrooy). Arranged by J. A. U. Macrooy, P. L. Perquin, J. M. J. Huiberts, P. R. Rugebregt, R. E. Kraak, G. P. Batelaan & F. J. van der Vlugt.
Vocals by Jeangu Macrooy. Drums by Jelle Huiberts. Electric and synth bass by Rik Kraak. Electric and acoustic guitar by Gijs Batelaan. Keys and Juno by Patrick Rugebregt. Trumpet by Randell Heye. Saxophone by Floris van der Vlugt. Trombone by Kobi Arditi.

03. Second Hand Lover (Lyrics & music: X. R. A. Macrooy). Arranged by J. A. U. Macrooy, P. L. Perquin, J. M. J. Huiberts, P. R. Rugebregt, R. E. Kraak, G. P. Batelaan & F. J. van der Vlugt.
Lead vocals by Jeangu Macrooy. Backing vocals by Xillan Macrooy, Milaisa Breeveld and Jeangu Macrooy. Drums by Jelle Huiberts. Electric and synth bass by Rik Kraak. Electric and acoustic guitar by Gijs Batelaan. Keys and Juno by Patrick Rugebregt. Trumpet by Randell Heye. Saxophone by Floris van der Vlugt. Trombone by Louk Boudesteijn.

04. Surrender (Lyrics & music: J. A. U. Macrooy). Arranged by J. A. U. Macrooy, P. L. Perquin, G. P. Batelaan, J. M. J. Huiberts, P. R. Rugebregt & R. E. Kraak.
Vocals by Jeangu Macrooy. Drums by Jelle Huiberts. Electric bass by Rik Kraak. Electric guitar by Gijs Batelaan. Keys and Juno by Patrick Rugebregt. Trumpet by Randell Heye. Saxophone by Floris van der Vlugt. Trombone by Louk Boudesteijn.

05. Midnight (Lyrics & music: J. A. U. Macrooy). Arranged by J. A. U. Macrooy, P. L. Perquin, J. M. J. Huiberts, G. P. Batelaan, P. R. Rugebregt & R. E. Kraak.
Vocals by Jeangu Macrooy. Drums and percussion by Jelle Huiberts. Electric bass by Rik Kraak. Electric and acoustic guitar by Gijs Batelaan. Wurlitzer and Juno by Patrick Rugebregt.

06. Hold Me (Lyrics & music: J. A. U. Macrooy). Arranged by J. A. U. Macrooy, P. L. Perquin, J. M. J. Huiberts, P. R. Rugebregt, R. E. Kraak, G. P. Batelaan & F. J. van der Vlugt.
Lead vocals by Jeangu Macrooy. Backing vocals by Xillan Macrooy & Milaisa Breeveld. Drums by Jelle Huiberts. Electric bass by Rik Kraak. Electric guitar by Gijs Batelaan. Wurlitzer by Patrick Rugebregt. Flugelhorn by Randell Heye. Clarinet and bass clarinet by Floris van der Vlugt. Trombone by Louk Boudesteijn.

07. How Much I Love You (Lyrics & music: J. A. U. Macrooy & P. L. Perquin).
Vocals by Jeangu Macrooy. Drums by Jelle Huiberts. Electric and synth bass by Rik Kraak. Electric and acoustic guitar by Gijs Batelaan. Fender Rhodes and Juno by Patrick Rugebregt. Trumpet by Randell Heye. Saxophone by Floris van der Vlugt.

08. Colors (Lyrics: J. A. U. Macrooy, X. R. A. Macrooy. Music: J. A. U. Macrooy, X. R. A. Macrooy & P. L. Perquin). Arranged by J. A. U. Macrooy, P. L. Perquin, J. M. J. Huiberts, P. R. Rugebregt, R. E. Kraak, G. P. Batelaan & F. J. van der Vlugt.
Lead vocals by Jeangu Macrooy. Backing vocals by Xillan Macrooy, Milaisa Breeveld and Jeangu Macrooy. Drums and percussion by Jelle Huiberts. Electric bass by Rik Kraak. Electric guitar by Gijs Batelaan. Fender Rhodes, Juno and piano by Patrick Rugebregt. Trumpet by Randell Heye. Saxophone by Floris van der Vlugt.

09. Eyes On The Horizon (Lyrics: J. A. U. Macrooy. Music: J. A. U. Macrooy & P. L. Perquin). Arranged by J. A. U. Macrooy, P. L. Perquin, J. M. J. Huiberts, P. R. Rugebregt, R. E. Kraak & G. P. Batelaan.
Lead vocals by Jeangu Macrooy. Backing vocals by Xillan Macrooy, Milaisa Breeveld and Jeangu Macrooy. Drums and percussion by Jelle Huiberts. Electric bass by Rik Kraak. Electric and acoustic guitar by Gijs Batelaan. Piano and Juno by Patrick Rugebregt. Trumpet by Randell Heye. Saxophone by Floris van der Vlugt. Trombone by Louk Boudesteijn.

10. Shake Up This Place (Lyrics: J. A. U. Macrooy & X. R. A. Macrooy. Music: J. A. U. Macrooy, X. R. A. Macrooy & P. L. Perquin). Arranged by J. A. U. Macrooy, P. L. Perquin, G. P. Batelaan, J. M. J. Huiberts, P. R. Rugebregt, R. E. Kraak & F. J. van der Vlugt.
Vocals by Jeangu Macrooy. Drums by Jelle Huiberts. Electric bass by Rik Kraak. Electric guitar by Gijs Batelaan. Juno by Patrick Rugebregt. Synth bass, additional drum programming and additional synths by Perquisite. Trumpet by Randell Heye. Saxophone by Floris van der Vlugt. Trombone by Louk Boudesteijn.

11. Adrenaline (Lyrics: J. A. U. Macrooy. Music: J. A. U. Macrooy & P. L. Perquin). Arranged by J. A. U. Macrooy, P. L. Perquin, G. P. Batelaan, J. M. J. Huiberts, P. R. Rugebregt, R. E. Kraak & F. J. van der Vlugt.
Vocals by Jeangu Macrooy. Drums by Jelle Huiberts. Electric bass by Rik Kraak. Electric and acoustic guitar by Gijs Batelaan. Juno and Wurlitzer by Patrick Rugebregt. Trumpet by Randell Heye. Saxophone by Floris van der Vlugt. Trombone by Louk Boudesteijn.

All songs produced and mixed by Perquisite.
All songs recorded by Sam Jones at LEF Studios. Horn section recorded by Romane Meisso at Split Second Sound. All vocals recorded by Perquisite at Unexpected Studio, except for vocals on ‘Hold Me’ and ‘Adrenaline’, recorded by Sam Jones at LEF Studios.
All songs mastered by Darius van Helfteren at Amsterdam Mastering

Executive producer: Perquisite for Unexpected Records
Artwork design: Stefan van den Heuvel
Photography: Anne-Marie Kok / Focus74
Styling: Clyde Semmoh

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Tracklist

  1. CD (UR038CD)
  2. LP (UR038)
  3. Digital (UR038D)