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God is in the Detour: Story Edition

by VanWyck

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This 'Story Edition' of VanWyck's latest album 'God is in the Detour' mixes together the songs of the album and spoken word pieces she wrote for a theatre tour that was cancelled due to Covid. It’s an attempt to share the album in a different way now that playing live is not possible.

VanWyck: Now that people can’t come to shows to hear these songs performed, I’ve looked for a new way to share them. Instead of a deluxe edition, or an acoustic edition, I came up with this story edition, a new format, placing the songs in a narrative that I wrote for a theatre performance. During this show I would take the audience along a dream I once had where I travelled to an unknown destination. The songs describe moments on that journey. The spoken word pieces describe the journey itself. By placing the songs in a different framework, a new layer of meaning is added. I hope it’s something listeners will enjoy taking in as a whole.


released December 18, 2020

All songs written by Christine Oele
Arrangements by Reyer Zwart
All songs recorded and mixed by Reyer Zwart except 4 & 12 recorded by Christine Oele
Spoken word parts: recorded by Christine Oele
(thanks to Caspar Gimbrere)
Backing Vocals: Marjolein van der Klauw
Viola: Laura van der Stoep
Mastered by Darius van Helfteren at Amsterdam Mastering
Sleeve design: Floor Koomen
Image: Amie Dicke


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VanWyck Amsterdam, The Netherlands

With her rich lyrics and sober alt-folk craft Amsterdam singer-songwriter VanWyck has drawn comparisons with Leonard Cohen, Natalie Merchant and Laura Marling. She released three albums: 'An Average Woman' in 2018, 'Molten Rock' in 2019 and 'God is in the Detour' in 2020. Her 4th album, 'The Epic Tale of the Stranded Man', will be released with Excelsior Recordings on April 8, 2022. ... more


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