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Leon Lieffijn: I try to plan my days as efficiently as possible while also keeping in mind that it's good to have moments to unwind. For a long time, I thought I'd find happiness by doing a lot and always setting new goals, but after 3 years of working nonstop, I came to the conclusion that I felt a lot better by pursuing a calm and humble life. I remember that, a while ago, I'd go to the spa and didn't feel relaxed at all while being there; I was always striving for more and never appreciated what I had accomplished already. That's different now and I feel like that with this different mindset. I don't only feel better, but I'm also more focused and efficient. So I think that, for me, it comes down to planning efficiently, taking enough time to relax and appreciating what I have achieved so far.
Leon: Thanks a lot! As mentioned, I try to be efficient in the way I plan my days and I more and more learn how to set realistic goals that are in line with the aforementioned mindset of a calm and humble life. For that matter, I always challenge myself: I believe I can still learn and improve a lot, while keeping in mind that I will never be perfect (and that's okay!). I truly think you can achieve a lot with the right mindset, but it's important to stay realistic and humble.
Leon: I once spoke to a famous Dutch singer who said that "the days of traditional music [releasing an album once in e.g. one/two years] are over," because of platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. Anyone can release songs now and you don't necessarily have to have a full-length album to release new music anymore. OneRepublic (whose lead singer, Ryan Tedder, is a big inspiration to me) recently announced they would mainly focus on releasing singles from now on because of this, rather than releasing an album every few years. I think that's the way I look at it too - regularly releasing singles keeps you engaged with your audience and allows you to involve your listeners more in your musical path. I would still love to release an album soon though; a full-length album gives you more of an opportunity to tell a story through different songs that are connected to each other.
Leon: I actually discovered Chrissy's lyrics on SoundCloud back in 2015. I was impressed by her work and contacted her asking if she would be interested in a collaboration. That's where it all started; in the past few years, we have written more than 20 songs together.
Leon: I truly believe that God loves you unconditionally. There is nothing He wants more than having you near him, so He can transform you and show you his love. He swops your pain for healing, He swops your sorrow for joy!
Leon: As of right now, I'm mainly focused on recording and releasing songs. I work as a full-time UX designer at a large design agency in the Netherlands and after drawing the conclusion that a full agenda isn't everything, I decided not to add even more workload to my busy schedule. I did, however, do a little "online concert" on Instagram Live recently, which resulted in lots of positive feedback and many viewers. So that might be something I will do more often in the future.
Leon: I hope people will be encouraged by the song and that they will find strength in the lyrics. I heard the song is also popular among non-believers and I really hope that the message of the song will reach their hearts and make them realize there is someone out there who loves them and wants them to come to Him.
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