"Mirror is my first solo album intended to find a band to play with. It turned out to be a little more ambitious..."
- Joe Hardridge -
I'm Joran Bauwens, but according to my project my name is Joe Hardridge because it rolls a bit better of the tongue. ;)
You will notice this is a one-man solo project. My first one. I recorded everything, played all the instruments, did all the vocals and wrote the lyrics. Being able to make this album is a dream that came true for me. I started writing songs with the intention to find band members, because I had a hard time finding the right people at that time. But soon after I started writing, the intention changed to giving people a message. A message to do better today than you did yesterday. By 'better' I mean care more and help people where possible. Give you the message that you should dare to dream and that you should dare to chase your dreams.
I had a lot of fun making this product and I hope that you'll have fun listening to it.
Being a fan of various kinds of genres you will probably notice that it is pretty hard to put my music in to one specific box.
I like to take things heavy sometimes, but I can also enjoy the beauty and calmness of a soft song. I tried my best to make this music interesting for everyone and I'm looking forward to the next adventure. Hopefully with a full band next time.
I wish you the greatest life!!
I hope see you when I start touring!