Douglas Firs has narrowed it down to two kinds of music: exciting and melancholic. Music for the heart. Music for the gut and feet. Sometimes at the same time. Sometimes there's dancing, sometimes there's people crying. Sometimes both.

Douglas Firs is Gertjan Van Hellemont. Gertjan grew up in a sleepy town near Brussels in the nineties, and was raised on a strict Belgian diet of French fries, spaghetti and classic rock: Petty, Bonnie and Randy. Dylan, Cooder, Little Feat. The Beatles and The Stones. Douglas Firs wants to make music that fits into a long tradition. Solid songs with decent chords, strong harmonies and melodies that will break your heart.