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Sennek

Sennek will represent Belgium at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song 'A Matter Of Time'.

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Sennek, the stage name of Laura Groeseneken, was born in 1990 and comes from Leuven in Belgium. The singer-songwriter has already worked on several high-profile musical projects including the 50th anniversary celebrations of the James Bond franchise, 007 In Concert

Since 2014 Sennek has been performing with Ozark Henry and together they have appeared at some of Belgium's biggest festivals, including Rock Werchter, which takes place in Belgium every July. At the moment, Sennek is working on her solo career and writes her own songs. She also is a vocal coach at the music center Het Depot in Leuven. 

At home, music also holds an important place in Sennek's heart; the showpiece of her home are two Rhodes-piano's. Sennek is into Belgian fashion and likes Scandinavian design. As her day job, she works as a visual merchandiser for Ikea.

About the song writers and composers

A Matter Of Time, Sennek’s song for Lisbon, was written by herself together with Belgian artist Alex Callier and French producer Maxime Tribeche. Working on this song was not the first collaboration of Sennek and Alex Callier: together they wrote the song Gravity for the band Hooverphonic. Gravity even became internationally known when the fashion brand Cacharel used it in one of their advertisement campaigns.

A Matter of Time was produced by Paris-based producer Maxime Tribeche. It was recorded at ICP Studio in Elsene, Belgium. Sennek said: "What an amazing feeling to be doing this with my own song. It’s been a fantastic experience to be able to collaborate with Alex and Maxime, two very talented artists. To get to share ideas and opinions until we finally managed to come up with a composition that everyone is proud of. The song fits me like a glove: the melancholy feeling, the vocals, the contrast between dark and light... I think a song’s message is so important for its potential to reach people."

Lyrics of A Matter Of Time

Sometimes it feels like it’s meant to be broken
Sometimes we long for the unspoken
We try to avoid every commotion
By showing hardly any emotion

Sometimes it seems we’re at the wrong station
Looking for a deadly combination
Sometimes it feels like imagination
Looking for all this cheap sensation

Why don’t we go against the tide?
Against all their advice we keep running
We keep on running
It’s just a matter of time

Before it all echoes echoes and goes
Crashing against the walls
Hold my hand and keep your eyes closed
Before it all echoes echoes and falls
I suppose; it’s just a matter of time

Sometimes it feels like it’s meant to be broken
Sometimes we act like we’ve already chosen
We try to retrieve something stolen
By remembering how it used to be golden

Why don’t we go against the tide?
Against all their advice we keep running
We keep on running
It’s just a matter of time

Before it all echoes echoes and goes
Crashing against the walls
Hold my hand and keep your eyes closed
Before it all echoes echoes and falls
I suppose; it’s just a matter of time

Before it all echoes echoes and goes
Crashing against the walls
Hold my hand and keep your eyes closed
Before it all echoes echoes and falls
I suppose; it’s just a matter of time