Jacqueline Govaert is back with her new solo album, Lighthearted Years, which was recorded within three weeks in Los Angeles. The album contains 11 songs which she describes as "the contrast between the lighthearted teenage years and the life now, in the world now".
All songs were written by Jacqueline and Mitchell Froom with whom she previously worked on her last album Songs To Soothe. Froom made his mark working together with Sheryl Crow, Crowded House, Paul McCartney and Triggerfinger amongst others.
Jacqueline Govaert is a Dutch singer, songwriter, and pianist. She is best known as the leader of Dutch band Krezip. After Krezip disbanded in 2009, Govaert started a solo music career.
Govaert wrote her first songs on the piano at age 12. She graduated from the Dutch Rockacademy in Tilburg. Prior to that, she had started the band Krezip in high school. In 1997, Krezip played at events such as Lowlands and Pinkpop. Govaert was the band's main songwriter. She was also the band's pianist until guitarist Annelies Kuijsters was forced to take over this role, having lost her ability to play guitar after a severe injury. Govaert enjoyed giving up her role as pianist, noting "...now I can concentrate on my performance."
Govaert served as a featured artist on tracks of the music project Ayreon, Dutch band Relax (on the album Odeur de Clochard), Armin van Buuren and Fernando Lameirinhas. Govaert also co-wrote, with singer Alain Clark, the song "Wherever I Go", which was used in the Dutch Senseo commercial and then released as a single.
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Gatefold sleeve
- Includes 4 page insert with song lyrics and credits