The brand new video of “Tokio Hotel”
Finally: the video for the single “What If” is here
and celebrates with us it’s WORLD PREMIERE
Since the monsoon and wild hairstyle experiments on Bill Kaulitz‘s head have now passed 12 years, but Tokio Hotel are not yet logged off. Tom, Bill, Georg and Gustav are currently playing their fifth album. “Dream Machine” is both a gateway to a new sound sphere of the return to the beginnings of the Magdeburg band, in front of dozens of platinum, seven million sold phonograms and world tours. “This is the album that we always wanted to make – just us four, without someone chattering us. It felt like 15 years ago in the rehearsal room,” explains Bill. “We did not need a producer or any songwriter, we are now in a position to take control. As a band, we were finally able to realize ourselves honestly musically.”
The guys laid the foundation in the Berlin Red Bull Studios. There they literally “locked” themselves, wrote songs, were simply together. Five of the ten tracks from “Dream Machine” were made in the capital. No single title should be album fillers, Tokio Hotel makes no compromises, but only what they really want.
What we hear is analogous retro-snyths, modern beats, strong Baselines, indie pop – slightly playful and detached from typical song structures. “The songs live from mixing programmed sounds with real instruments. No track comes without guitar, drums or piano,” says Tom. “The album sounds extremely free.”
What If is an up-tempo electro track, dominated by a progressive beat, borne by a playful melody and Bill‘s unmistakable voice. The song is the big question about missed opportunities. “Sometimes we get in the way of ourselves and miss the big opportunities because we are not brave enough. That’s what’s going on in the track,” says Bill.
The album “Dream Machine” will be available from 3 March.