What’s a woman ?
The genesis of the project

What’s a woman? : the genesis of the project

Dani Klein explains the origin of the project:

'I was living a quiet life in a retired spot for some years and was very happy not to perform anymore. I had no desire to sing for an audience again and sang only for myself without being aware of it, as I have always done. Then came the Covid pandemic. Stuck in my appartement in Brussels I had started to sort out all the things I had accumulated through the years and to throw the useless ones away. It kept me busy for a while but then boredom settled in. Right at that time I was contacted by Théo Linder, an old friend of mine who had been my manager when ‘The Promise' was released.

Kenny Gates (director of PIAS) had started the project of a Piano-Voice Collection and wanted me to be part of it. I was to sing some of my previous hits and favorite songs accompanied only by a piano. It gave me something to do and a chance to get out of the house, so I said yes provided that William Lecomte would play the piano. He played for ten years with Vaya Con Dios and he is one of my all-time favorite pianists.

He wrote new arrangements and we spent 4 days in a recording studio nearby my house, no public transport was required and we would wear a mask when necessary. It was a lot of fun.

I was not happy with the rough-mixes though, so I decided to take the tracks to Thierry Plas’s studio where we re-recorded certain things and where we mixed the album, that time to my taste. Vocal cords are muscles and they too change as we get older. There are certain high notes that I cannot hit anymore but we have adapted the repertoire to suit my voice.'