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(28.08.2017)

KALTBLUT
by Sebastian Pielles

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Let’s celebrate the release of Tokio Hotel‘s new video “Boy Do not Cry” with an exclusive fashion shooting. Berlin based photographer Sebastian Pielles teamed up with KALTBLUT’s stylist Nico Sutor to shoot Bill and Tom of Tokio Hotel. Fashion by P.E Nation, Atelier About, Samsøe & Samsøe, Fred Perry, Nico Sutor, Zign. “She took me dancing. All she wants to do is dance“, Bill Kaulitz sings in” Boy Do not Cry” and we love it. “The song is about being saved and that can be in many situations. The inspiration for the song is that we have an encounter with something extraterrestrial. You can be a lot, for example by positive people. And of course you can save yourself from this depression.” Says Bill about the track. The song is taken from the 2017 album “Dream Machine”. The video comes with 3 new versions of the song by Tribulation, Regi & Tiefschwarz!

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SoHo House – Berlin, Germany

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Bill and Tom Kaulitz
were already rebelling with fashion against gender stereotypes as teenagers

Suddenly the questions came whether I am now a boy or a girl, with whom I sleep, and whether I am gay or not, I was, of course, overwhelmed because I was only 15 or 16.”

It is now twelve years since Tokio Hotel have released their hit Through the Monsoon. 2005, that was a year where R’n’B stars such as Mario, girl groups like the Pussycat Dolls, boy-bands like US5 or singers like Yvonne Catterfeld dominated the charts and the mainstream. A musical parade of heteronormativity. But then came Tokio Hotel. To the confusion of their parents, all the teenagers were suddenly hanging on posters, with painted boy on one side, and a visibly unconscious, masculine boy on the other. They were twins and only 15 years old.

Bill and Tom Kaulitz were already at the young age in the spotlight, where they had to justify themselves for everything: the Klamottenstil, Bill‘s love for women’s make-up and the sexuality. That they did not fit into the pop clichés and drawers of the mass did not harm their success. Nevertheless, they had to endure discussions and demonstrations by people who had been attacked by the ease and appearance of the Tokio Hotel Brothers. You may think of your music as you want, but the twins have always stood for what and who they wanted to be. Especially through fashion, they could claim this freedom as a teenager. We’ve talked to them about this time, and why Bill is in the new video dressed as a woman.

What is the significance of fashion in your life?

Bill: A great one. Fashion is a feeling of life and a freedom for me. It affects my whole life. My day starts differently when I wear something specific. With fashion you can stimulate and influence your mind. I have the most money in my wardrobe – actually a bad investment, but I just enjoy it.
Tom: It’s a bad investment.
Bill: Fashion is actually worth nothing.

If you feel good, it is a good investment.

Bill: Emotional is good, but purely financially, it is the dumbest thing you can do.
Tom: It’s a bit different for me. I think it’s important, but it’s all about a sense of life. You are always influenced by cities, places and its surroundings, and so the style changes. Nevertheless, it is not as important to me as for Bill. With me it is much faster and I am much simpler.

Bill, you’ve already made yourself up relatively early. When did you realize that as a boy it is OK to wear makeup?

Bill: I was confronted early on how shit people find that. Of course this started at school, but at that time I was never really aware of the importance. When we were successful, of course, this became much more important. Suddenly, questions came as to whether I am now a boy or a girl, with whom I sleep, and whether I am gay or not, and so on. I was, of course, overburdened because I was only 15 or 16. For me it was much less important, always. I did it with such ease and did not really know what I was doing with it.

What did you trigger?

(25.08.2017)

Hamburg, Germany

Guest at Inas Nacht: the Designer and Artist Wolfgang Joop
as well as Bill and Tom Kaulitz from the band Tokio Hotel.

English subs

original video HERE

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