Discover Germany, Issue 87, November 2021

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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