Posts Tagged ‘Filip D’Haeze’

Charley says SONG! Daphné – Thank God I’m In Love

October 1, 2010

Do you remember how I told you about Daphné?

The young singer was a blip on the Belgian pop scene back in 1999 and 2000. Her duet with En Zo… is still up on YouTube, but her one solo effort has barely left any traces online.

I still haven’t been able to track down a reasonably priced copy of ‘Thank God I’m In Love’, but today I did manage to hear the song for the very first time!

Basically, it has the very same structure as Nunca’s ‘House Of Doom‘. Well, a glossy, shiny version of it obviously.

Daphné barely has any lines in it. “Thank God I’m in love! Oh what a feeling!” she squeals joyously. The only other lyrics in it are performed by a mystery man who groans “I love you, I love you, cause you’re the best in bed”.

While it is not what I had expected, I’m super glad to finally have heard this and am pleasantly surprised by how well the Nunca sound apparently works for bubbly no-hit-wonders!

See also: Charley says ARTIST! Daphné

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Charley says ARTIST! Daphné

June 14, 2010

This is one of those things where I wish I could go back in time and tell 12-year-old Charley to buy that single after all cause one day you’ll be wishing you had.

In 1999 a then unknown Daphné featured on Flemish boyband En Zo…’s ‘Hopeloos Verloren‘. Singer Filip D’Haeze, who is still soldiering on with other projects, does the parlando verses, while Daphné was responsible for the ‘aaah’ bits throughout the song and the gorgeous chorus. She had a perfect bubblegum pop voice and the clothes, the shoes, the hair… It was all amazingly 1999.

A year later, Daphné released her first and only solo single through Universal Belgium. From what I’ve read, ‘Thank God I’m In Love‘ is proper bubblegum pop. Unfortunately, the song flopped hard. It never charted and I don’t think I’ve ever seen or heard it on radio or tv.

Which is probably why I never bought it, something I very much regret as in hindsight this was probably the kind of thing I would have loved. And now I’ll probably never get to hear as it’s not even on YouTube.

Shame.