Seven Star Gallery – Berlin
“in #Berlin #Interview with Bill Kaulitz, more Soon” ~ KALTBLUT Magazine
Seven Star Gallery – Berlin
“in #Berlin #Interview with Bill Kaulitz, more Soon” ~ KALTBLUT Magazine
Bill Kaulitz and his solo project BILLY
While perceived 50 fans pressed their noses flat against the window, I was crowded with photographers and pressmen in a small room, waiting as Billy positioned himself for a few photographs. Everyone wanted to have a picture with him. With who? Of course, with Bill Kaulitz, who now calls himself “BILLY“.
To kick off as a solo artist, he has acquired a new image and a new name. Tokio Hotel‘s frontman, but he wants more: to reach a whole new audience. He did not want a conventional release for his first solo project – he staged a “multi-media hybrid” Art project which he called after his first song “Love Do not Break Me”. This art project includes not only the music, black and white short films, a 128-page photo book and large format framed prints, which were presented last night to invited guests and press people in the Berlin SevenStarGallery.
Tokio Hotel’s Billy Kaulitz Talks His New EP & Why Aliens Exist
When you were in middle school, you probably remember adding the lyrics to Tokio Hotel’s “Monsoon” to your AIM profile. What you probably didn’t know is that Tokio Hotel had been making music since 2001, and their American hits like “Monsoon” were originally written in German.
Today, Tokio Hotel is alive and well, with a lead singer whose hair is changing faster than the band’s busy schedule. While in between albums, Billy Kaulitz has decided to give his fans, or “aliens,” a treat with a solo project that will be released on May 20th. The first single, “Love Don’t Break Me,” was released this past week, and it’s safe to say that the rest of the EP is going to be just as emotional and sexy. We talked to Billy about his new solo project, being a hopeless romantic, and secret Coachella parties.
You’ve said that your solo project, BILLY, is about experimenting with your own sound. Why was this a perfect time to do a solo album for you?
I am not sure if this is the “perfect” time. I’ve been working on this for quite a while and I never had a real plan for actually putting it out. I was touring the entire year last year and we are kind of in between albums with the band, so I had time to really concentrate on this, I guess. Things just came together and it felt right to do it. I feel ready for it. The energy is right.
Published on May 03, 2016
The final video from JoJo’s recent session with Bill Kaulitz (Tokio Hotel)!
More fan questions about his new solo project “Billy Is Not Ok”!
Video Premiere of “Love Do not Break Me”!
This is BILLY!
Bill Kaulitz is now BILLY! His new single “Love Do not Break Me” has been available since April 29 commercially.
Bill Kaulitz is back with his solo project under the stage name BILLY. As singer of the band Tokio Hotel, the international superstars have sold over 7 million discs worldwide, played for 500,000 people in Paris at the Eiffel Tower, won hundreds of awards and went platinum in 68 countries.
Amidst this unique success story he is now published for the first time alone on April 29, and leaves us with his 5-song EP “I’m Not Ok”, his life story and his painful search for love, an almost frightening personally participate.
Worldwide on all digital platforms, as well as streaming services available, the product is also a physical configuration in selected markets on the label De-Code LTD from Los Angeles, as well as distribution partners Chapter ONE of Germany, Caroline for the United States and Kontor New Media in other sales territories, be available.
“Love Don’t Break Me” will be released as the first song of the EP on April 29 and reflects a minimalist scale “electric ballad” the new sound of BILLY music, which is part of his intense musical development.
The song is just one part of the “multi-media hybrid” art project, which also have impressive black and white short film by Shiro Gutzie and Davis Factor and a fine-art photo book with selected images from the film and other original photos of the directors.
A series of large format art prints completed the versatile art project. “I did not want a conventional release for my first solo project,” said Billy, “I needed the freedom to live out all facets of my life as a passion for art and fashion and to combine. A pure music release would be my vision does not do justice as a solo artist.”
The songs for the project, he wrote, in close cooperation with the producers Pionear, Shiro Gutzie and Tom Kaulitz. “I just wanted to go into the studio and make new sounds, without limiting myself creatively”.
BILLY also says: “I have created a completely new environment for me where I feel no pressure and I can just try it, without thinking of sales, promotion or marketing plans. The focus was on to create something, to create something, which I think is cool. ”
In future, more artistic initiatives and activities take from the fashion industry, the project – BILLY knows through cover shoots for numerous lifestyle magazines such as “Interview” magazine, L’Uomo Vogue and L’Official Hommes.
“Fashion is like an extension of my music and I can not wait to immerse themselves fully in this world. I believe that music and fashion go hand in hand. This vision I want to bring to life.” Says BILLY.
The limited fine-art photo book containing a white 7″ “vinyl single” Love Do not Break Me “. The first 300 editions have even been signed by BILLY. The 50 dollar expensive book is available exclusively on the website of BILLY Official and sold over 1,000 in the first few hours times!
News of his solo project, ‘Billy’
Last week he released his EP, ‘I’m Not OK’. ‘Love Don’t Break Me’ is the latest single from it, and music video. The minimalist electro ballad reflects the new sound of Kaulitz. “I just wanted to go into the studio and make new sounds, without limiting myself creatively,” said the singer. “I have created a completely new environment for me where I feel no pressure and I can just try it, without thinking of sales, promotion or marketing plans. The focus was on to create something, to create something, which I think is cool“. Bill wrote the songs for the project along with his twin brother Tom Kaulitz, producer Pionear and Shiro Gutzie.
Watch BILLY’s “Love Don’t Break Me” Video
(Bill Kaulitz of Tokio Hotel)
International recording artist Bill Kaulitz – widely known as the frontman for the band Tokio Hotel – has released the debut song and video entitled “Love Don’t Break Me” via his new solo project moniker BILLY. “Love Don’t Break Me” is a minimalistic/electronic ballad that reflects a new sound and impressive growth in BILLY’s musical palette.
The song is just one part of the multi-media hybrid art project which also includes a stunning Black and White short-film directed by Shiro Gutzie and Davis Factor and an accompanying fine art photo book with selected images from the film and other original pictures by the directors. A series of large format art prints complete the ambitious art project. “I didn’t want to do a traditional music release for my first solo project” BILLY says “I wanted the freedom to explore the other areas in my life that I am passionate about like Art and Fashion and felt that a pure music project wouldn’t fulfill my vision as a solo artist.”
BILLY celebrated the launch of the new project on Friday night in Los Angeles at an exclusive private location. The event consisted of a photo art exhibit, the book launch, and a screening of the short film
He wore spiked mane Mohawk, Undercut: Musician Bill Kaulitz surprised at the new look. Now he calls himself Billy and brings out a solo album. High time for a further visual change
Bill “Billy” Kaulitz:
This is the new video “Love Do not Break Me”
Tokio Hotel known star Bill Kaulitz is now back with his solo project “Billy“. Now the video for the first song “Love Don’t Break Me” published on April 29, & 5-track EP “I’m Not OK”.
The scale as a minimalist electro song reflects the new sound of Billy‘s music, which is part of his intense musical development.
Bill wrote the songs for the music-fashion project together with the producers Pionear, Shiro Gutzie and his twin brother Tom Kaulitz. For this he said: “I just wanted to go into the studio and make new sounds, without limiting myself creatively. I have created a completely new environment for me where I feel no pressure and I can just try it, without thinking of sales, promotion or marketing plans. The focus was on to create something, to create something, which I think is cool.” We are excited to see how the new project arrives! On May 4, Billy comes to Berlin in the gallery “Seven Star Gallery”.
Now he starts a solo
Bill Kaulitz of “Tokio Hotel” tried for the first time as a solo artist and presented in Los Angeles his first 5-song EP.
Black jeans with leather fringes, white shirt, *leopard print* boots, cool gray coat and curly blond hair, so did Bill Kaulitz – he now calls himself “Billy” – against 17 o’clock local time in the “Bar With No Name” in Los Angeles on the stage after the nearly 100 fans had already received his music video “Love Do not Break Me” a little taste of his new sound.
His new video making goosebumps
“I’m glad you’re all here. How do you like the video?” He asks the same in the round and receives thunderous applause. “I still crawl on the ground, the sky can not see … I do not want to fight, this time it has made me really ready” Bill sings in the black/white video, the music sounds a little bit like the sexy songs of Zayn Malik (Ex One Direction), but just desperate and looking for true love. Chilling effect!
He still believes in love
Yes, love and Bill Kaulitz. As to his affairs of the heart, the heartthrob has always been a great mystery. “Do you still believe in love,” Wiebe wants to know who was flown in from Hamburg, “If I did not believe in love, I could not get up in the morning,” he replies. Who has however broken his tender heart, we do not find out on this sunny California day, but all five songs, including “Not Over You” or “Odds Are Against Us” act of heartbreak.
Tokio Hotel do not separate
“I’m fine,” assured the 27-year-old to BUNTE.de and also reveals that he will go with Tokio Hotel on a Spring tour. So no separation of the band! “The boys find my solo project well, and Tom was the whole time with me in the studio and has co-produced,” explains Bill.
VIP tickets cost 214 euros
On May 4, there is the listening party in Berlin, then it goes on to Paris and Milan. VIP tickets, the advance of the Berlin start-up company Treehouse ticketing for $245 (about 214 euros) were sold, incidentally include Bill‘s signed photo book “Billy – Love Do not Break Me” with photos from the video shoot, a 7 ” vinyl of the same songs, a drink, and of course a selfie.
Solo Exhibit – L.A. California
To see THe Full set, click an image ; )
Purchased for $2700.