A COVID-proof studio project consisting of Reinout Weima, Stephan Geusebroek and Tjeerd van Zanen.
The song 'We Zijn Wie We zijn' from 2006, sung by The Scene frontman Thé Lau, was written by Stephan Geusebroek and Tjeerd van Zanen for a dairy commercial. It was decided to release the song as a single. Despite rave reviews, it was not a hit.
Years later in 2021 Reinout Weima, half of duo Weima & vd Werf, rediscovered the song.
He was surprised that this song never became a hit, so he contacted songwriter/producer Tjeerd van Zanen to do 'something' with it.
Tjeerd was enthusiastic about the plan to make a Frisian version of it and to give it an acoustic twist, unlike the original.
That's how it happened. Tjeerd and Stephan played all the instruments and Reinout wrote the Frisian text and added the vocals.
Special detail: Reinout has never met Tjeerd and Stephan in person!
Reinout Weima is half of duo Weima & vd Werf, a pop duo that has been playing together for 25 years and has delivered successful Frisian-language albums and singles in recent years.
Stephan Geusebroek, keyboardist, composer, arranger, conductor (New Amsterdam Orchestra http://www.newamsterdamorchestra.com) collaborated with and accompanied many artists such as Chaka Khan, Waylon, Ilse DeLange and Alain Clark.
Tjeerd van Zanen, guitarist, producer and songwriter. Wrote ao for the song festival (Marlayne's 'One Good Reason', 'One More Night' by Esther Hart and 'Your Heart Belongs To Me' by Hind), as well as hits for Dana Winner, Tino Martin, Frans Duijts and 2 album tracks for Dutch singer Maan.