Four years after her successful album "Seven", the soul queen returns with the album "Deeper". And come on tour!
You work with Ian Devaney from the very beginning, even long before you got married - even in your first band Blue Zone with Andy Morris ...
I was 14 when we met for the first time at a school performance. He was in the school band and I was a cabaret singer. But we did not really get to know each other until I was 18 and had a date with a guy in a pub. And he was so boring! Just as he disappeared into the bathroom, Ian appeared - with Andy. I shouted, "Help me! Please come and sit with me! "Then we immediately started talking about music - and so the band was founded.
If you share a life with your music partner, are you constantly writing new songs?
We literally have hundreds of songs - we always write. It took me two months to go through all of this for the album, including the scraps we took on our phones and the drunken messages ... (laughs) It's really a horror to work through everything you have on the phone when you do already know before that half of it is garbage. But then there are just diamonds in between.
Not only the cover of "Ghetto Heaven", but also many tracks like "Everything" or "Desire" give the impression that you were "Deeper" with your head in the late 80's and early 90's.
I would describe it that way. After all, the first album was the midwife for all the following - that's why they've received and shared much of this genetic code to this day.
It's from Assault on Precinct 13" Thats why I say "Got a smoke?" at the end of the song. (Laughs)
It's the only thing that speaks of any of the characters, Napoleon, throughout the movie.
The boys did not know that I would say it on the record and we just laughed! We've been wanting to put that little bit of the soundtrack into one of our songs for a long time, it was just a matter of when it would happen - and here it was, because it's a very tough song. Also John Carpenter gave us clearance because he obviously liked our song.
Another song I noticed is "Just Can not Help Myself," which features the hi-hats and snare drum & bass cosmos ...
I love this song because it makes it so edgy. The piece is also originally about addiction. Many of these songs are about more, not just love, even if it may seem that way. You can be addicted to love like coke or alcohol or cigarettes - and I used to write about cigarettes because I could not give them up.
Did you make it in the meantime?
Yes, nine years ago!
The basis of your music comes to a large extent from the club world - so it will certainly be synonymous remixes.
Yes, some are already commissioned. However, I do not like it just by increasing the tempo and losing the groove. They are not supposed to be like the originals, but to change them so that none of them are left we find stupid. If there is no melody or no voice at all ... But there are some who can make good remixes.
* Interview: Christian KL Fischer
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