Introducing: Tamara van Esch – Dagen (featuring Siebe van Rijswijk)

It’s the little things in life that can make all the difference. And when it comes to mental health care, this is especially true. In fact, just one small gesture can mean the world to somebody who’s struggling. Whether it’s taking the time to listen, being there for support, or simply offering a kind word.

Dagen by Tamara van Esch and Siebe van Rijswijk has so much substance and credibility. They offer a glance into the head of someone who works in mental health care, and it’s an eye-opening experience. This line of work is often very revealing, because it mirrors oneself. It makes us realize what really matters in life, while also showing that even though some things seem light, they can actually turn out to be heavy after all. The song’s lyrics and dynamics embody these valuable life lessons: it sways between intimately sensitive and big, heavy shoegaze atmospheres; coupling subtle vocals and raging guitar sounds. This push and pull is indicative of the way that life sometimes feels. There are moments when everything is calm and we can appreciate the beauty around us; and then there are times when all we want to do is let loose and start yelling. This song captures that perfectly, and it’s why we love it so much.

Tussen Lagen, Tamara’s upcoming album, will be released on Friday, 29 April. The record covers the stories of psychologically vulnerable people who’re often ignored. Tamara hopes that it can help these people feel heardand understood, and bring more awareness to the issue of mental health.