Reviews (Pop into Being)

“Successful one-man project by mega talent.

The name Van der Feen is well known to many musicians. The four brothers are all bursting with talent on their own instrument and have a jazz quartet together. After years of focusing on bass, the bass-playing brother, Clemens, has once again tapped into his songwriting skills and released this delightful solo album. Truly a solo album: with a few minor exceptions, he played all instruments himself. In some cases that leads to a jumble of an album full of ideas, some of which are good and the rest a bit mediocre, but not in this case. Pop Into Being is a wonderful album that is reminiscent of artists such as Bent van Looy, Wilco and Jonathan Wilson. Now and then you suddenly hear the jazz roots emerge, for example in the beautiful choirs of Ukulele Warrior. Clemens ‘Zebulon’ van der Feen can be very proud of this album, because it is a beautiful record with great songs, that sometimes move in a slightly different direction than you expect.”

Hidde Roorda, Music Maker July 2022


translation: Frodo Baggins