The idea of The Ever After Project was born in the beginning of 2016. Michel recorded 'A Letter from Dreamland - First Snow will fall Tonight' for Imara Ilayda, Demet's and Michel's niece of six years old. She was taken to the hospital in November 2015. After a sickbed of a few weeks she died of liver failure. Michel wrote this song with the hope that she would get better and that she would be home for Christmas time. Fate decided otherwise and she passed away the week before Christmas. With her parents we decided to donate all earnings of the song to the Nederlandse Leverpatiënten Vereniging (Dutch Liver patients Association).
In January 2016 Demet suggested that it would be a beautiful idea to make a compilation album with on it songs contributed by friends and other artists we know. With the album ‘Tree of Life’ we want to celebrate life in general and more specifically, to be grateful for the beautiful moments we all have and see around us, every day again.
'Tree of Life' is the first release of The Ever After Project and we're really proud of it! National & international artists are joining forces on this beautiful compilation album. Never before there has been an album with 18 artists from the Netherlands and abroad, who all contributed a rare and special version of one of their songs, or a song especially written for this project!
With Ever After we want to promote and support financially the Dutch Liver Patients Association (NLV). With the album Tree of Life we want to celebrate life in general and more specifically, to be grateful for the beautiful moments we all have and see around us, every day again! Ever After - Tree of Life finds her muse and inspiration in Imara Illayda
Our artists: Lars Bygdén (SW), Shawn Byrne (US), Delouise (NL), Michel Ebben (NL), T.B. Florusse (NL), Edwina Hayes (UK), The Bones of JR Jones (US), Kalulu (NL), Ted Russell Kamp (US), Linda Kreuzen (NL), Bregje Sanne Lacourt (NL), Leonore (BE), Mark Lotterman (NL), Iain Matthews (UK), Halfway Station (NL), Martha Jane Settler (NL), Corvin Sylvester (NL) & Eric Taylor (US).