Belgian-Dutch Chantal Acda is known for her personal songs, brimming with subtle layers and vulnerability. Her album Let Your Hands Be My Guide (2013) was followed by the immediately acclaimed The Sparkle In Our Flaws. Chantal Acda has quite a track record, with groups including Isbells, Marble Sounds and True Bypass. Her solo career took off in 2014, with her breaking hearts – including ours – across the globe with her delicate tunes. On Friday at Explore the North 2016 she performed in the Westerkerk, together with an Explore the North male choir, one we assembled ourselves from local singers.