Seven million worldwide records sold, platinum awards in 68 countries and a show in front of 500,000 people at the Eiffel Tower. TV stars and darlings of the tabloid press. Superstars in literally. A band such that each of its steps by an army was accompanied by photographers.
Bill and Tom Kaulitz have all exchanged for the anonymity of Los Angeles. A city in which you do not immediately recognize on the street. A metropolis where the paparazzi have other priorities. Ideal conditions to her band to breathe new life.
"When we came to the US, I could name Tokio Hotel no longer hear. I had everything so tired. "Says Bill." We had to figure out what we really wanted from life. For this, we first had to hire back the music and our career, free up our head and risk a radical new beginning. "
"I was not even sure if I really wanted it all yet." agrees Tom to his brother. "The high price we had to pay for our success, the whole madness, so I had never imagined my life But in Los Angeles, we have the most important thing rediscovered -.. Our love for music"
The result is Kings of Suburbia, the new album of the band. A beacon of songs that are ablaze and never fade. Influenced by a year of intense redefinition, endless escapades in Los Angeles club scene shows this album the whole spectrum of the new life of the brothers, the wild nights, the hungover morning. Sorgenfrei and uncompromising.
From songs like "Feel It All" and "Girl Got a Gun" breathe the sweaty club atmosphere and dancing the night away at every pore, to the more gentle, introverted sounds of "Run Run Run" (First advance track) and "Love Who Loves You Back", experience the Kaulitz twins to the limits of their sanity and sobriety. Your realization that it is possible to reflect their new life in her songs. A soundtrack for all the Partiys that never end.
Kings of Suburbia oozes authenticity because Tokio Hotel the content of their songs live and raise their nights in the songs to life.
"The producers loved it when I made the club came straight into the studio to accommodate my vocal tracks." laughs Bill. "So many songs were. We have these moments captured directly."
"Good for this album a lot of cigarettes, drinks and nights have gone on it." adds Tom, with a knowing smile, "We have during the shots miss a single sunrise."
Kings of Suburbia is a stubborn and uncompromising statement of Tokio Hotel. Although they worked again with an eclectic variety of producers, including intimate companions as Jost, Rock Mafia and Guy Chambers. In addition, there are unmistakable influences of hip DJs from the hottest clubs of Los Angeles. But for the first time in her career takeovers Kaulitz brothers even the rudder and heaved the lion's share of work in the studio. Tom felt quite comfortable in his new role as the driving force and showed his skills this time not only on the guitar, but also at the piano, drums and synthesizer.
"On most song my guitar acts only as a tool. I see myself more as an allrounder and producer of the band and not as a pure guitar. We have driven each other to capture the perfect album. Every sound on this album is exactly as we have wanted him. The most time we have even produced. "
The band members Georg Listing (bass) and Gustav Schäfer (drums) were, as always, part of the madness. Live instruments were connected with electronic beats to end to create an album that is unlike anything you've heard from Tokio Hotel previously. With Kings of Suburbia have your lust for life - and thus their enjoyment of music - rediscovered. Far from the spotlight, away from all the positive and negative aspects of fame, they could plunge into a world of simple (and sometimes reckless) pleasure yourself and rediscover fOr created thereby a new world.
"It is as if we could really enjoy for the first time living here. We are with 15 out of the out of school are by started with the band and had from that moment on no private life. There was only Tokio Hotel" looks Bill back. "We were chased by our own success and have somehow always trying to escape it all. We just wanted something like a normal life."
Tom adds: "At some point you long to do very simple things and to be able here I could ride a bike, go to the supermarket or to register my car This has made me damn happy..."
Tokio Hotel are not naive. The laws of the music industry say that you can not just for five months - can disappear eventually come, that everything is as before - let alone for five years. But the guys are brave enough to put this theory to the test. Have you ever taken the world by storm and are ready to do it again. But this time, on their terms.
"Sure it's a risk." says Bill. "But with this album everything is exactly as we imagine, and it is the first time that we can say the honest way. We have done everything as it suited us. No one wrote us songs that we" sell "need. The album is 100 percent we. 100 percent Tokio Hotel. The say to be able, feels damn good! "
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