A NEW LIGHTNESS OF BEING Returning with a bang after the period of the pandemic, Revolverheld have now toured Germany with a whopping 22 new concerts, thus preparing the ground for their new album Neu Erzählen (Retelling).
crying ‘oh god, life doesn’t make sense anymore’, I busied myself with home schooling and songwriting.
TEXT: CORNELIA BRELOWSKI I PHOTOS: OLAF HEINE
DISCOVER GERMANY: How have you experienced the past couple of years, both as an artist and as a human being?
DISCOVER GERMANY: With Das Größte (The Greatest), you wrote a ballad about your child. In other songs you mention a feeling of being constantly driven by circumstance – has this changed with being a parent?
Johannes: Faced with something beyond my control, I accept it and try to make the best of the situation. So instead of lying on my back
Johannes: Yes, that has definitely changed over the past eight or nine years. I don’t need to run after every bit of nonsense anymore. I
The album explores a mixture of topics old and new and, as such, both is and is not a ‘pandemic album’. Singer Johannes Strate explains this delicate balance between the past and the present, both in style and in lyrical content, as well as discussing a new beginning for the band. 38 | Issue 87 | November 2021