Open Up Your Eyes

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I was 16 years old when I started writing this song, it was summer holiday, I would get a fresh start at a new high school and I just got my first semi-professional keyboard. Open Up Your Eyes was a very small demo song I recorded with my newly bought keyboard. It was a song just about that ‘fresh new feeling’ that I felt back then.

Now, a good 8 years later I started working on it again for The Okies. Just a few bits of the original song, style and melody remained, but the message stayed that same. It’s a song about trying out new things, getting out of the house and exploring your surroundings. A song about meeting new interesting people and leaving the bad things of your life into the past


from Open Up Your Eyes, released September 1, 2016
Jascha: Lyrics,main vocals, additional instruments
Lucas: Back-up vocals, keyboard (piano) lead



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The Okies The Netherlands

The dutch band The Okies is formed by Jascha (25) and Lucas (23). Both are amateur singer-songwriters and musicians.

The Okies write pop songs with a personal artistic touch. They try to incorporate catchy tunes and smart writing into every single song.

From synth-pop to orchestral arangements, The Okies cover a broad range of instrumental power.

Also there is Okie, Lucas' guide dog!
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