Times of revolution
„GENERATION GOODBYE symbolically represents a feeling of longing, breakup and a new start, which frequently is thematized in the 11 new songs“, Ande Braun, guitarist of the band, expresses. „And yet it’s actually no concept album“, adds his brother Hannes, singer & songwriter of the quintet. The songs would be as honest and genuine as never before. The reason for this would be disengagements and changes in terms of business as well as private aspects of every single one. Thus the band parted with their management in 2014 and since then organized themselves completely self-sufficient. Furthermore, no external producer was obligated anymore. Instead, one relied on the distinct sound concept of the band, which singer and songwriter Hannes Braun simultaniously put into action as producer on the mixing desk. „We had this vision of keeping full control this time in terms of the sound we exactly wanted. Thereby, we had the freedom to deliver the truest, most authentic and most genuine album for us, totally without any pressure or compulsion from outside.“ he remembers. Steffen Haile, bassist of the group, adds: „In the meantime, we cede a minimum of work and so do more and more by ourselves. We think, the more comes from ourselves, the better the end product gets.“ Hence the members spread tasks as songwriting, PR, merchandise, social media etc. internally. „Of course I use writing lyrics in order to process certain incidents out of my private life, where just recently quite a bit has happened“, reflects lyricist Andi Schnitzer about the lyrics!