This post was originally published in December 2018.

This personal retrospective about moving from the Dutch hinterlands to the heart of the American music-production machine might give you some references for how it feels to be a stranger. It’s a powerful sentiment: having giving up something of ourselves, we find no record for the transaction.

And in the necessary emotional evolution that we do every day, we always move towards what is close to us.

“Home’s no longer home
I have been away too long”— Femke

In its final essence, this song stands as a testament to the unstoried path of a pioneer, who in pursuit of a difficult dream, went so far out to sea that she can no longer see the shore.

This Dutch native moved to the USA 10 years ago to pursue her dream to work in music. This song is featured on our Rainy Day playlist.