Homesick Hotel is the first ever solo endeavour of Jeroen “Jay” Kerstens, ½ of the worldly renowned Dutch duo The Him. Jay explains that he began writing songs while traveling the world with The Him, and that these songs were largely personal pieces that he wrote for himself. Now, the musical powerhouse is ready to share his thoughts and feelings with the world with his highly personal first-release “All Love”. The lush indie track is about the complexities and many dimensions of love, asserting that both the good and bad sides of life are reflected in our relationships with each other.
The quality of the production on “All Love” is as good as it gets, masterfully mixed by Jordan Schultz and with the detailed care of EDM royalty in Kerstens. Kerstens’ sincere and controlled vocals cascade smoothly over the marching drums and melodic overlays, building into a powerful crescendo of escalating synths and ringing bass. With top charting songs under his belt as ½ of The Him, Kerstens is certainly deserving of equal acclaim as a solo-artist. Homesick Hotel is a fantastic gift to the world as a profoundly candid look into the mind of a truly novel musical talent.