Gia: Today I receive Bill, Tom, Georg and Gustav! Hi guys! You are back with a new track “Automatic” but mostly a new album expected on the 2th of October available in two versions: English and German. Why in English? Is it to conquer other countries? Because we remember in 2008 you won best band in the USA.
(TH answers translated by Gia):
Bill: We decided to make this album in English; we don’t know anymore if it was last year or two years ago. From now on, our albums will be in both languages and that has nothing to do with the MTV awards, it’s more that we want more people to understand our lyrics.
Gia: Do you feel the same way when you sing in English and in German? Since English is not your mother tongue so we can imagine that it is more difficult for you.
Bill: At first we had to get used to it, especially me and since I’m a perfectionist I really wanted it to sound right, with English not being our mother tongue. But now, I am equally at ease when I sing in both languages.I don’t even know anymore which one I prefer.
Gia: Around this album,there were quite the rumors. Especially about the collaborations. Are these rumors true?
Bill: In reality, these are only rumors. We worked with the same producers who worked with us before.It’s true that we recorded in the USA. We won’t say much about it for now.
Gia: The hit we know now is Automatic/Automatisch out on the 2nd of October. Tell us about the song and the clip filmed in the South African desert.
Bill: We already choose that title to represent the album because we all thought that it also represented perfectly HUMANOID.It was a track recorded in a very short time. Concerning the clip, we had the chance to shoot in South Africa.It was awesome, we had lots of fun.
Gia: The boys even gave their permission to broadcast the clip. Now I feel like asking you more personal questions.Because I know the goomers listening to us right now are dying to know everything about you. Bill and Tom, you just turned 20, how does it feel to have such an huge and an accomplished career already.Do you live your youth despite everything?
Bill: We caught up with our youth. We rented an amusement park with our family and friends, Georg and Gustav.It was our childhood dream.
Gia: It’s true that they did a lot more of things than the average youngsters of their age. They work a lot but they love it. I was wondering what did Georg and Gustav offer you for your birthday?
Tom: Normally we have a rule : we don’t give each other gifts. But for the first time, Georg skipped that rule and offered us a video game. We don’t give gifts because the best gift is love.
Gia: How do you see yourselves in twenty years?
Tom: We hope that everything will be fine and that they will always be present. Maybe we’ll have long prolonged holidays but we hope to always play on stage and produce awesome albums.
Gia: In what aspect is this album different from the last one?Is it more pop-electro?
Bill: It’s true that it’s a bit pop and electro.It’s a new sound but it’s definitely Tokio Hotel. We are waiting anxiously for the fans opinion.
Gia: That is also our concern. Do you think the public will be at the rendez-vous? You were gone for two years after all and two years is a lot for the fans.
Bill: We hope that it will be the same public, that the fans stay loyal to us.French fans are still under our charms and we also hope to gain new fans.In the end the fans grew up with us anyway.
Gia: Why did you stop during two years? Were you too young?Afraid of the success maybe?
Bill: It was not a break because last year we went on tour and then we began to work directly on HUMANOID. For the USA it was not felt like a break, but in France it was felt like a huge one. In reality,they didn’t even go on vacation.
Gia: You’re back Tokio Hotel. After such a long absence how do you feel about this comeback?
Bill: We are not under the impression that it is a comeback since we didn’t feel like we were gone.
Gia: Tokio Hotel has always been present and they are ready. Goom radio fans are asking if you planed concerts already for 2010?
Bill: We are in the process of planning everything. No precise dates yet but one thing is sure: we’ll come in Paris in the beginning of 2010
Gia: Last question for all the fans who listen to us, Do you guys have a facebook and a myspace too?
Bill: oh god. I dont know.
Tom: we have a official myspace. That other thing we dont have. Do we have facebook?
Georg: Yes we have facebook.
Georg: We have facebook.
Tom: are you sure?
Bill: We have in any case a myspace page