Over the past few months we were allowed to get acquainted little by little with Tess’ new own work. The single Le soir de Noël (Je bois) was released in December, about which chanson connoisseur, francophile and author Bart van Loo wrote: “Tess Merlot is an indomitable Dutch singer who has been working in French for a while. From there she now launches a catchy Christmas single: ‘Le soir de Noël (Je bois)’, a bittersweet homage to the universe of Piaf and Aznavour.”
In February the song L’histoire de notre amour followed, which was embraced by Radio 1 and Radio 5 and with the chanson Les saisons de ma jeunesse Tess gave a nostalgic look at her youth, including a video clip with old home videos. A live video was made of single number four, the jazzy Une romance d’été, in the old stairwell of pop stage PAARD. Not only will a special, personal debut album be presented on Sunday 25 July; On that day, we will also celebrate summer in the Nieuwe Kerk, the revival of French music and the start of a new, hopefully corona-free belle époque in the roaring twenties.