Bill Kaulitz talks to us about painful love
& the attraction of power women
Bill Kaulitz has always been a fictional character. The hair, the makeup, the styling and then eventually the tattoos – in Germany there is hardly a musician with such an extravaganza, with more glam factor and with more talent for transformation. Just recently, the artist has reinvented himself again: For his solo project, a black and white short film by Shiro Gutzie and Davis Factor, a fine-art photo book and the album ‘I’m Not Okay’ called Billy – and is unusually approachable and private in the Ref29 interview . So a fictional character may also be down to earth and sow-sympathetic …
Billy, are you okay?
Now yes [laughs]. I have processed on the EP a relationship that was painful in many ways. When you leave, then there is only anger and aggression and then you go on to the phase in which one is sad and vulnerable. Sometime you just go to the point where it is believed that one should try again. All these different phases I went through and I wanted to put it on this album.
So all five songs are autobiographical?