Hamburg. What a beautiful city. And I got three days there. My rock star pal Johannes Strate (Revolverheld) was working on a gorgeous version of my song: "I'll Try" for a Disney compilation coming out in Germany in September. He made a duet out of it, so I got to sing with him. Well, I think it's beautiful. It's such a thrill to hear someone you adore and admire singing one of your own songs.
Then Wednesday night was the 5th anniversary of "Feels Like Home" - it's the concert series that Johannes and his partner Dannie Quilitzch created to bring artists together in front of a new audience, and raise money for music education. Magic.
Five years ago, Ian Axel showing up with just his ukelele. (His luggage got lost somewhere in the Heathrow Vortex)
He had just written "Say Something." He sang it for the first time that night. I was gutted. The rest is history.
This year I was lucky to share the stage with Kat Frankie (brilliant) and Jonas David (divine)
Equally gutted. Johannes and Dannie know how to choose the artists with the hearts and souls that translate the world for me. THANK YOU.