Written by Lauren Rosier
The alternative-rock band, Tokio Hotel, shares a synth-pop/2020 version of their worldwide, mega-hit, “Monsoon” in English via Epic / Sony Music Germany. The four-piece look back on the last 15 years of their success and growth, as the band comments on the last 15 years.
“‘Monsoon’ means change. It’s the song that changed our lives completely,” explains Bill Kaulitz. “When we decided to make a new version of ‘Monsoon’ the idea we had was to make an acoustic record, let’s arrange it with an orchestra and do something nice with the 2020 version but it just felt boring. We had to do something special for 15 years of this track that started it all for us,” added Tom Kaulitz.
The new version of the song is definitely a different departure from the band’s normal alt-rock roots, but still maintains the core of the track with its profound lyricism, guitars, and vocals, while still stepping slightly away from its original sound.
Tokio Hotel, comprised of twins Bill and Tom Kaulitz, Gustav Schäfer, and Georg Listing, the band raced into the charts with their 2005 debut in Germany, then released their English-language record, Scream, which featured “Monsoon,” in 2007. The four-piece garnered 110 award nominations, as well as a load of wins, including MTV‘s ‘Best New Artist’. Scream also sold more than 7 million albums globally and went Platinum (70x), and Gold (168x) in 68 countries.
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