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MY DAD IS BLOWING UP!

Sometimes it gets boring promoting yourself all the time, so it’s a privilege and an honor to announce that my dad and artist ‘Boye Nielsen’ is gonna take part in and will be represented at the art exhibition; “THE BRAIN ART EVENT” in Santa Monica, California this December.

Do yourself a favor and swing by the event on December 13, 2016 when talented artists from all around the world come together to raise money for the brain disease “Chiari Malformation.”

Get your tickets and information right here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-brain-art-event-tickets-28…

  • Here’s a few of my daddy’s pieces. For any information about the art, contact me at; timschouonline@gmail.com

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The Chiari Project

Organizer of THE BRAIN ART EVENT

The Chiari Project is a 501c3 non profit organization based in Santa Monica where the focus revolves around awareness and research for Chiari Malformation(CM), a debilitating and rare neurological condition that affects an estimated 500,000 of the US population. CM affects the area in the lower posterior skull where the brain and spinal cord connect causing a myriad of debilitating symptoms. TCP mission is to create pain management solutions for those suffering the condition.

For more information please visit www.chiariproject.org

   

UPDATE OG KNUS FRA TIM ❤️

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(English version below)

Jeg har skrevet en sang og den er sgu kommet med i det Svenske Melodi Grand Prix.

Jeg er super glad og stolt over at en sang jeg har været med til at skrive kan komme med i netop det svenske grand prix. Alt der kommer fra Sverige er cutting edge, så derfor er det endnu mere fantastisk….

Det var et fantastisk team at arbejde med og Christian og Henrik er så ultra musikalske…ja og svenske og det ved vi jo allesammen godt hvad betyder efterhånden; ABBA, Ace Of Base, Max Martin etc. Haha. så vi er meget spændte på om Anton kan gå hele vejen med ”Kiss You Goodbye”.

Jeg er lige kommet hjem fra Toyko hvor jeg har skrevet sange til det japanske marked og de sidste tre år har jeg rejst rundt i hele verden for at skrive sange, både til mig selv, men også til andre kunstnere. Berlin, LA, Tokyo, New York, København og Stockholm, og det er her ”Kiss You Goodbye” kommer fra….

Lige nu er jeg på solo tour som jeg slutter i en af verdens største kirker. “Kölner Dom” d. 22. December. – (kom, det er gratis.) Derudover er jeg samtidig på en support tour, hvor jeg har været så heldig at få lov at dele scene med Timeflies og artisten LP, som lige er gået guld i Schweitz og dobbelt platin i Italien.

I øjeblikket er mit management i dialog med spændende pladeselskaber for at forhandle en pladekontrakt på plads så jeg er klar til at udgive min egen musik i begyndelsen af 2017. Det glæder jeg mig vildt meget til.
Man kan høre nogle af mine nye sange på YouTube da vi ikke har udgivet noget officielt endnu.

Jeg er helt tosset med mit liv for øjeblikket da jeg får lov til at rejse hele verden rundt som sangskriver og artist! Tak til livet og alle jer der følger mig og støtter mig. Kunne ikke gøre det uden jer. Tak og Knus, Tim. ❤️

Læs artiklen om Anton og min sang “Kiss You Goodbye” her: http://www.svt.se/melodifestivalen/artister/2017/anton-hagman/anton-hagman-kiss-you-goodbye

——– ENGLISH VERSION——–

I’m super proud that I wrote a song and it made it to the “Swedish Melodifestivalen.” Most of the stuff from Sweden is cutting edge, which makes me even more excited about this.

I wrote the song with Christian and Henrik and they are incredibly talented, so insanely musical and, well, Swedish – and we all know what that means by now; Abba, Ace of Base, Max Martin etc. haha. So the whole team is very excited to see if Anton can go all the way with “Kiss You Goodbye.”

I just arrived home from Tokyo, where I wrote a couple of songs for the Japanese market and the last 3 years I’ve been traveling around the world focusing on one thing; Writing songs. Just crafting my art and getting better and better. Songs to myself and my upcoming album and solo career, but indeed also for other established artists. Los Angeles, Berlin, Tokyo, New York, Copenhagen and Stockholm…. And Stockholm is where I ended up writing “Kiss You Goodbye.”

Right now I’m on a solo tour ending in Cologne Cathedral, “Kölner Dom” on December 22nd (come, it’s free. All you gotta is show up and wish me a merry Christmas.) + a support tour, where I’ve been lucky enough to share the stage with established artists like “Timeflies” and “LP,” – LP recently went gold in Switzerland and double platinum in Italy….

At the moment, my management, “Iceberg” is in dialogue with interesting record labels to negotiate a record deal and get me ready for the release of my own music in the early 2017. Looking very much forward to that. For now you can listen to “Novocaine” and watch the music video right here; www.youtube.com/timschouonline

Lastly I can report that I’m extremely happy and humbled by this life, able to travel the world as an artist and songwriter. Thank you life and thank you everybody who gives a fuck and to those supporting me all the way. ❤️ – Couldn’t do it without the cheer you throw my way from time to time. Love, Tim.

Read the article right here about Anton and my song; http://www.svt.se/melodifestivalen/artister/2017/anton-hagman/anton-hagman-kiss-you-goodbye

A HEART FULL OF PURPOSE IS A HEART FULL OF HAPPINESS.

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I was talking to my buddy yesterday about success; A big part of the reason why people want success, (at least in my line of work and from my point of view) is because you wanna “show them you did it.”
For example take me. I already know what I’m capable of, I don’t need the blueprint/the success to prove to myself, no, it’s mostly because of people around me and people who are following me that I wanna “succeed.”
Some of the people following my journey feeling sorry for me, cause I don’t have a home and I just bunk with friends, strangers and my parents like a never ending teenager. They have no clue what I’m doing or why I live my life this way. Others following me, are inspired by what I do keeping their fingers crossed that I’ll “make it.” (Thank you.)
These are the people who make me feel like I gotta prove myself. Wanna prove to them that I did it. Wanna have that moment of “I told you so.” – We all know that feeling don’t we?
It’s weird, cause in my heart, I’ve already made it. I found my purpose in life 100% and that’s really all the success I’ll ever need to live a meaningful life. At least it should be. Fuck everything else. Everything else is just showing off, and yes of course money, and money equals more freedom being able to treat your family, friends and those in need. If there’s one thing I wanna be able to do, it’s giving those who need it – I’d like to put my money where it serves a purpose, whether that’s traveling to Ghana building a school, or buying an art studio for my dad in Laguna Beach. But before all that, you gotta give yourself 100% to your purpose when and if you find it…. The money will come. And until money comes; Just give what you can….. with your heart. That is all. Money is money. And a heart full of purpose, is a heart full of happiness. ♥
   

DECEMBER TOUR! – Supporting my idols….

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I’m going on tour and I can’t wait!

If you don’t know the artists that I’m supporting on the tour, here’s a quick way to get to know them.

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of “LP” and her songs, so I obviously am a little nervous opening for her today in Berlin, but I’m sure it will be the best experience ever.

This is “LP” – A live version of her radio smash “Lost On You.” 

And here’s “Timeflies” – they became globally famous with their 200 million streams with their song “Once In Awhile.” 

It’s 2 very different artists, but actually they pretty sum up my own music, which I would define a mix of both worlds. The edgy singer/songwriter + the more commercial pop. It’s safe to say, that I can’t wait to play these shows.

I’ll be away on tour and at the studio in Germany all of December, ending my own show in “Kölner Dom” – one of the biggest churches in the world. And then as the best christmas classic, I’ll be home for Christmas on December 23.

HVIS DETTE ER SANDT……!?

 

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For nogle måneder tilbage blev jeg kontaktet af smykkedesigner Mads Heindorf, med en forespørgsel og et tilbud om at blive ambassadør for hans kommende smykkelinje; “Svanesmykket,” hvor overskuddet skulle gå til Familier Med Kræftramte Børn. (FMKB.)

Jeg bliver tit kontaktet ang. Frivillig hjælp til mærkesager og det kan engang imellem være svært at vælge de rigtige projekter, men da projektet blev anbefalet af en nær ven og jeg syntes hele ideen lød dejlig positiv og iøvrigt er af den opfattelse at hvis nogen mener de kan få noget godt ud af at bruge mit ansigt og min person til godtgørende arbejde, der hjælper andre, så skal jeg være den sidste til at sige nej. (Nu skal jeg passe på hvad jeg siger.)

Så jeg sagde ja til at være med på legen, ligesom en række andre kendte ansigter gjorde, deriblandt; Tori Spelling, Melanie B, Bryan Rice, Ghita Nøhrby, Birthe Kjær, Susse Vold m.fl.

Men i morges modtog vi allesammen en e-mail fra Mads Heindorf, der med bævren i tastaturet, fortalte at der er blevet gjort opmærksom på at “FMKB” måske ikke har helt ren mel i posen.

Læs TV2 nyhedernes artikel her:

http://nyheder.tv2.dk/samfund/2016-11-27-kraeftforening-kober-villa-til-145-millioner-kroner

Hvis dette er sandt, er det simpelthen noget svineri og en udnyttelse på det groveste. Det er så ærgerligt og det gør, at jeg næste gang selvfølgelig er nødt til at være meget mere påpasselig med hvilke sager jeg støtter.

Jeg vil gerne tage afstand fra “FMKB” indtil sagen er afklaret. Mads Heindorf har selvfølgelig lovet alle ambassadører, at vores navne bliver fjernet fra alle opslag og tryk ifbm. “KFMB,” indtil sagen er helt opklaret.

Mads er et fantastisk menneske. En mand med en vision om at skabe noget smukt med den uselviske bagtanke at hjælpe familier med kræftramte børn og det ærgrer mig helt ind til benet, hvis dette er sandt.

Hvad mener du?

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(Billede taget af: Mynte Lagoni)

WATER WATER WATER, ERASE ERASE ERASE

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As my body breaks the surface and I dive into the ice cold water, flashbacks to Tokyo strikes. It’s like last week was nothing but imagination. Sometimes I wonder if these things really does happen or if it’s just some sort of dimension of dreamstate, sometimes happy and sometimes not so happy dreams, some times even nightmares.

The only place that doesn’t feel like a dream, is back home where I grew up in Denmark and that’s where I jumped in the cold cold water today for a little recreation of my Tokyo beaten body.

Checked my toes, this was definitely real life cause they were about to fall off….

   

LAST NIGHT IN TOKYO 3 DAYS AGO

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I remember holding a white see-through plastic umbrella, shielding a Japanese girl from the rain. She was lying cold on the ground. She was coughing blood and I held her hand…..

Tokyo Downtown. Pouring rain. I was standing on the street and I saw a guy knocking down a woman and kicking her in the stomach while she was lying defenseless on the ground. It was like a movie scene from “Sin City.” I ran over to her and the guy disappeared. It was raining and I somehow got a hold of an umbrella and held it over her, while holding her hand, calming her down and signaling someone to call an ambulance.

She was freaking out and I kept saying “it’s okay it’s okay” and when she finally gained a little strength to look up at me, she smiled vaguely but peacefully, with dazed eyes and she finally calmed down. As the medics came, she kept squeezing my hand like she was holding on to dear life, but slowly it slipped away as they carried her into the ambulance and took off.

….. And that was just one of the flashes from a night, when Tokyo became the mother of all mothers and made sure I wasn’t gonna get home anytime soon. Next morning I missed my flight and had to live through another movie, “The Terminal.” – the one with Tom Hanks, – as I was stuck at the airport for 2 days.

Currently writing from an airport in Paris, this close to being home. Never thought I’d be this happy to set foot in Europe again. ♥

 

WHY AM I GROWING MY HAIR?

35291b1cf1c360459fb0cba647c56b0fOkay, I know there are more important things to write about than my hair, but however, apparently my hair is a real big subject, well, not just my hair, but hair in general. And of course it is. We identify people on their hair and their looks. And I guess that’s part of the reason I started growing mine. I get asked and begged to cut it almost every day by girls, boys, friends and family. “Come on please cut your hair.” “Have you cut your hair yet?” “You still growing your hair?” – No I won’t cut my hair, No I didn’t cut my hair yet, and yes I’m still growing my hair!

My dad tho. My dad gets me. He had long hair when he was young. And so will I be able to say when I get to be an old fuck like him. 😉

It actually started as a little thing in my head, close to a year ago, when I promised myself that I would let my hair grow until my first real solo release of an album or EP, as a protest for my music that I felt was being held back and as a little practise of my patience, but then it became more than just that. And here, longer down the line are some of the reasons to why I’m growing my hair:

The longer my hair gets, the bigger my penis… no… joke. The longer my hair gets, the more grounded I get. It gives me a weird sense of gravity and keeps me relaxed and balanced in some way. 

I like that it shows my surroundings that I don’t care what other people think about me. We all should come down from that horse once in a while. And of course I still think about what other people think, but this is helping me getting better at not giving a fuck.

I’m an artist and I have a perverted need to express myself. Whether it’s through a song, a poem, a blogpost or my hair, I’m constantly looking for channels to express myself.

I’m simply practicing my patience, it’s sort of a therapy.

• It’s a lotta fun.

I’ve always wanted to try and have long hair, but as soon as I got near to that phase where it just looks horrible, I always cut it. Just cause of the way I wanted people to think of me, when they saw me.

* This is by far the longest I’ve had my hair, and there’s no stopping now. If I cut it now, it would be like giving up. And I’m no quitter. 

* And last but not least, I don’t wanna sit as an 80 year old dying man saying; “Damn it, I never had long hair.” Having had long hair, is just one more thing I tried in life, when this is all over.   

  • “Attributes and Qualities, Long-Haired Men Must Have:“Men who change to a long hairstyle need sufficiently full hair and patience – plus personal qualities. Particularly difficult is the transitional phase, in which the hair is not quite long enough for sweeping it behind the ears. In this phase, the hairstyle, looks and feels awkward. Only a certain will and baseball caps can help.
    It takes courage for a man to let his hair grow. Long-haired men attract admiration as well as stares from men as well as from women. Wearing a long mane therefore takes quite a bit of confidence. Not every man has what it takes to pull off wearing long hair.”

Well, there you have it. So whatever you say, I WON’T CUT MY HAIR! ♠  – And if you still don’t get it, push play on the video below and my Danish friends will help explaining it to you:

WELCOME TO TOKYO! – Famous in 5 minutes.

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Så. Det tog mig sådan ca. 5 minutter at blive berømt i Tokyo. Efter 18 timers rejsen lander jeg i Tokyo og lige da jeg træder ud i ankomsthallen, bliver jeg stoppet af et tv show og bliver spurgt om et lille interview. De anede intet om mig og endte med at interviewe mig i ca. 20 minutter. Det ene spørgsmål tog det andet, efterhånden som de fandt ud af hvad jeg lavede. De bad mig spille en sang og jeg spillede lidt af min sang “Novocaine.” Haha. Efter 18 timers rejse. GODDAW! Velkommen til Tokyo. Spurgte dem så om de kendte Michael Learns To Rock og Christopher. De ANEDE ikk hvem de var, så sagde jeg; Nå, så I ved ikke hvem Christopher er, I ved ikke hvem Michael Learns To Rock er, men nu ved I hvem Tim Schou er. Perfekt. Så GRINEDE de som dagen var lang.

Jeg har efterfølgende fundet ud af, at det tv show de kom fra er ret legit i Japan og tv kanalen er en af de største. – Hvor svært kan det være. 😂

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So. It took me about 5 minutes to get famous in Japan. After traveling for 18 hours and landing in Tokyo, I stepped into the arrival hall of Tokyo airport and a tv show asked me if they could interview me. Jet lagged as I was I agreed to a few questions. What a perfect welcome to Tokyo this was. Haha. As the questions evolved and they learned a bit more about who they were interviewing, they made big Japanese eyes to each other and interviewed me for 20 minutes and asked me to play a song live for them. Nothing in the whole wide world I’d love to do more after an 18 hour journey. Haha. So I played “Novocaine” acoustically for them. They clapped and wished me all the best for my upcoming sessions.

Later on I asked around and found out that the tv show is pretty legit in Japan and that the tv channel is one of the bigger. Haha. Famous in 5 minutes, how hard can it be? 😂

   

“ARRIVAL” – NÅR VI IKKE FORSTÅR HINANDEN…..

(SPONSORERET INDLÆG.)

Når vi ikke forstår hinanden opstår der diskussioner, slagsmål, misforståelser og i værste tilfælde krige.

Vi er bange for det vi ikke forstår, det vi ikke kan regne ud. Jeg synes det er dejligt, at vi har så mange forskellige sprog i verden, men jeg synes også det kunne være smart hvis vi allesammen kunne snakke ét sprog sammen. Engelsk f.eks.

Tænk hvis der en dag kom aliens ned på vores jord og vi rent faktisk kunne snakke samme sprog, så kunne vi forklare at vi kom med fred og at der skal være plads til os alle. Men jeg er ret sikker på at de fleste der mødte en alien der ikke snakkede vores sprog, ville blive bange og gå til angreb, i stedet for at tage en stille og rolig snak og lære hinandens og ikke mindst lære af hinandens forskelligheder.

Og det er netop dét jeg mener SONY PICTURES har lavet en film om. Den hedder “Arrival” og du kan se traileren lige ovenover. ^^

Bonus info: Til jer der ikke vidste det, er jeg signet hos SONY på publishing, så det er altid fedt når man kan slå et slag for “familien,” især når det ser så spændende ud som “Arrival.” – Filmen har Danmarks premiere d. 1. december. God fornøjelse.

 

 

“ENDNU EN GRÅ MANDAG.” “GIDER BARE IKK IDAG.” “HADER MANDAGE.” “TROR JEG MELDER MIG SYG.”

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De fleste kender ovenstående sætninger fra deres egen hverdag. Personligt har jeg ikke haft den følelse i snart et årti, men jeg kan love dig for jeg kan huske den. Især i skoletiden. Kæft det var en kedelig følelse. Den følelse der gjorde at jeg kunne fremprovokere mavepiner og migræner, der egentlig ikke eksisterede, men lige pludselig gjorde, fordi jeg bare slet ikke ville ud af den seng og i skole eller på arbejde.

Det kan godt være jeg lever et noget anderledes liv end normen, for at få lov at leve mit ønskeliv og ikke har en seng hver aften, men at være fri for den følelse er noget af det bedste jeg ved og jeg sætter den højere end alt andet. At leve i en verden man selv har bestemt og selv har bygget, ja… Det er lykken.

Og i morgen er det mandag… Den dag på ugen flest mennesker er enige om at hade. Men mig. Jeg elsker mandage. Mandage er som søndage og søndage er som onsdage i min verden. Og i morgen er bestemt ikke nogen grå mandag, for ugens kontor ligger nemlig i Tokyo!

Jeg flyver mandag morgen og så står den på 4 dage med sangskrivning og musik på højtryk + en lille koncert på ambassaden.

2 danske sangskrivere er udvalgt af SONY MUSIC JAPAN & MXD (Musical Export Denmark) og deriblandt lille mig. De synes åbenbart jeg skriver nogle gode sange, så de har inviteret mig til Tokyo med alt betalt. Det er altsammen meget fornemt. Rejsen er af 18 timers varighed og jeg har netop booket ekstra benplads, så jeg rigtig kan ha’ plads, plads til at tænke nogle gode sange ind i mine noter og få den korte Tokyo-tur til at tælle. Levere varen du ved. Det plejer jeg at være meget god til, det der med at levere varen. Det bedste jeg ved, er at komme ind i nye omgivelser og nye studier og skabe noget i nye rammer. Nyt nyt nyt. Inspiration inspiration inspiration.

Jeg glæder mig til at se hvad Tokyo har at byde på af inspiration, men jeg er nervøs for at jeg kommer til at sætte mine chopsticks i risen, for det betyder åbenbart død, har min manager fortalt mig, og så er fanden løs….. where-to-put-your-chopsticks-big

 

KNOW THIS SONG?

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🎼 “Once in a while I catch myself, once in a while I ask myself what am I doing…..?” – Going on tour supporting “Timeflies” and ending my own christmas tour in one of the biggest cathedrals in the world. – Not bad news for a Sunday. For more info: www.timschouonline.com #KBK#ICEBERG #TIMEFLIES #SONYATV

  • “Timeflies” is a duo from New York and with their worldwide smash “Once In A While” they’ve made themselves a wellknown act with 200 million streams on Spotify.