Don’t believe it? Haha. I guess, I can’t blame you. But wait! Check out Alin Coen’s music.
You might not have heard of the German-Mexican Singer-Songwriter, unless you are a Germanophile Northern European. Not sure how many of you fall into this category ; )
Alin Coen, front-woman of the Alin Coen Band, is incredibly talented but still an insider tip outside Europe. I love her musicality and sensibility – reasons enough to share this clip with you.
‘Festhalten’ – the title of the song performed in the video above – means ‘to hold on to …’ although the song is actually about letting go. The lyrics are beautiful but likely to lose a lot when translated into English. This is why I am not even attempting to translate it.
Nevertheless, non-German speakers might enjoy the video, too. I know, I know … it is hard to believe but German can actually sound tender. Sometimes ; ) Plus, The Alin Coen Band also performs in English. In fact, most of the songs on their new album “We’re Not The Ones We Thought We Were” are in English.