Songs in Hotel Rooms #42: Rotterdam (or anywhere) in 2022

laatste update: 05-2022


“Rotterdam (or Anywhere)”,

This isn’t really a song about Rotterdam at all, though I guess it could be Rotterdam, or anywhere. It brings the project full circle on the conceptual level. My intent was to explore hotel rooms as being places vs. non-places. The room in Rotterdam was certainly more of a non-place, detached from the city in every possible sense, down to the massive mounted image of the Great wall of China, or is it the Great wall of Holland?

Sung in room 255 of the Hotel Rotterdam, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on August 1st, 2014.

Words and music: The Beautiful South