Am Mittwoch stellten Go Go Berlin ihr neues Album “Electric Lives” im Comet Club in Berlin vor! Gewohnt energetisch und ausgelassen bezauberten sie das Publikum. Im Vorfeld haben sie uns ein paar Fragen beantwortet!
You have just released your second album. What does the title, “Electric Lives” mean?
“Electric Lives” captured the vibe of the album. It was also one of the songs on the album that made us understand all the other songs – musically and with the title. The energy, the softness, the unexpected.
Were there any differences in producing a second album when comparing it to a debut album ?
Actually, we couldn’t wait to start recording the second album. We gained a lot of experience making “New Gold”. We’ve now made our own studio, and we are constantly learning new skills. Therefore we felt more prepared when going into the studio to make “Electric Lives”.
What are the main differences between “New Gold” and “Electric Lives”?
We had more skills in the studio, making a better production for the second album.
Overall the song writing is also really different. “New Gold”-songs were mainly written in the rehearsal room. “Electric Lives” is more focused song writing and production wise it is more worked through.
Which song is particularly close to your heart? Is there a special story behind it?
There are three main songs, production wise, on “Electric Lives”. Actually we wrote All Mine in the last part of “New Gold”-era, but the song wasn’t suitable. We had the feeling that it could lead us into another direction; then shortly after, we wrote the song Electric Lives and we felt on the way. The rest of the songs could circle around the production of these songs.
WDYW is really close to our hearts because it
was an improvised first take from the studio, which we are very proud to have on our Record!
What has been your experience releasing your second album? Have you received any feedback on it yet?
Both good and bad, but there is a trend; Young journalists love the album and give the album top grades! Older journalists don’t understand it. We think it’s great! Art becomes alive when the individual experiences are different!
On “Electric Lives” we can — like on “New Gold” – hear the fun you must have had while making the album. How important is positivity and authenticity to you when making your music?
It’s important to take chances! If you don’t gamble, you don’t win. That’s why we set up a dogma for WDYW, to jam it and not make any overdubs – just straight out of the box!
We also enjoy using the album-format, have a red thread through the album.
You are touring in Germany. What are you most looking forward to during the German leg of your tour?
We love the German crowd! They are the best dancers of Europe and they always seem happy to see us – even if they don’t know us yet!
They have an open mind to new things, that can’t be found other places in Europe.
What where your reasons to record “Electric Lives” in the famous Hansa Studios in Berlin?
We had an idea of not making the album in Denmark, to go abroad. It could have been Sweden, England — the budget wasn’t enough for Los Angeles. So we started searching for studios in Europe. Nick Foss (our producer) wanted to go to Hansa – we were thrilled to go to such a wonderful studio. So it was actually the producer’s idea!
How did it feel to record in the same studio as David Bowie and Iggy Pop amongst others? Does the studio have a certain spirit?
We felt a great reverence towards the pictures hanging on the wall, obviously. The pictures of Nick Cave, David Bowie and Iggy Pop were breathtaking. We remember going down the staircase, going into the Meistarsaal, passing a picture of U2 recording in the very same room… but we felt comfortable!
Do you think that the album would have sounded different if you would had recorded it elsewhere?
Of course! We believe every studio has its own spirit, its own sound! And we love the spirit of Hansa and the two other studios we recorded the album in!
What are your Go-To places when visiting Berlin?
While recording we didn’t see that much of Berlin actually. We were so busy making the album. Every day from 10.00 till 22.00. But that doesn’t mean we didn’t feel the vibe. The walk to the studio was a 50 min walk, and that’s how you learn the rhythm of a city.
We went out on a thousand bars drinking – but we can’t remember a single name of them!
One last question: What do you recommend to visit when travelling to Denmark?
We play quite often in Denmark – go see one of our shows! It’s the best thing to see in Denmark!
Thank you so much for your time!
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