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Viva : Now we’re gonna talk about your new album, “Humanoid”, will be released October 2nd. You’ve been working a year on it, now what do you like the most of the end result?

Tom: Ehhh, what do we like the most? Hehh, that is a difficult question. Actually I like the whole result. -laugh-

Bill: I just like the whole new sound. The album has a sound wich is kinda new, it dominates in the whole album – all of the songs. That is what i really wanted and it makes me happy when I listen to the songs. I’m very satisfied about that. And besides, yeah, the whole album is great, we’ve been working on it for a year.
We had a lot of songs, we didn’t just write 13 or 14 songs to put them on the track. No, we tried a lot, deleted a lot. I think that’s good.

Viva : So you’re talking about a ‘new sound’, how would you describe it?

Tom: Its hard to describe, but the fact is; for the first albums we concentrated a lot on our own instruments :guitar, bass and drums. Because of that we always had a kinda straight rock-sound. Now we didn’t only record our own instruments, there is a lot of electric stuff on it, we worked a lot with synthesizers. So you can say, our soundworld has grown. It became athmosperic.
There are still a lot of guitars in it, so people will still recognise ‘Tokio Hotel’.

Viva: A highter level?

Tom: Yes.

Viva: The whole concept seems to be very futuristic, like your Homepage and the cover of ‘Automatic’. Where did you get inspired?

Bill: I have to say that everything just developped by itself. When you’re recording a song you always have a kind of visual image of it. You can imagine how the videoclip would look like.
We didn’t try to create a real concept, it just came with the time. So we didn’t plan the concept and wrote songs to that theme or something. Everything came during the production of the album.
With time things came by and so we shooted the clip. You only know a visual image of it, so nothing was planned.

Viva : Are the lyrics in science-fiction-style too?

Bill: Yes, but we really aren’t science-fiction fans or something. I don’t know much of it. -laugh-.
But the style always accompanied us during writing the lyrics. There were always words wich made me think of it -things that don’t exist here on the planet. And of course “Humanoid”, the name of the album. That things always were in our thoughs.

Viva: The title of the new album is “Humanoid”. Did you especially choose for a name wich works in a lot of languages?

Tom: Yes, the cool thing about it , that is in fact the cool thing about “Tokio Hotel” , is that everything is the same. There is no need for a translation of the title, because it is exactly the same. It’s only pronounced a little different.
But it was important for us to choose a name wich is everywhere the same. For the past albums it was difficult, because the one’s name was “Scream”, other “Room 483”. It’s cool that now we have the same name.

Viva: Are you going to record the record in English too?

All: We already did.
Bill: Yes, so we produced two albums, German and English. It’s the first time we did it like this. For the past record, we picked our favourite songs to translate. This time we recorded English and German at the same time. That was a lot of work, a year. We translated everything and recorded in two languages.
And it was during the production we became to know how many work it really was to do things in two different languages. The video’s will be in two languages too, so that things need a lot of time. But we really wanted to do it that way, we really don’t want to do the one thing without the other. We fully decided to do things in two languages.

Viva: Is it more difficult to sing about your feelings in English, wich is not your native?

Bill: In the beginning it was really hard and weird for me. But now we return to the point we started. ( With Devilish ). We started with German and English
-and we are allmost 10 years together! *laughs* –
In the beginning we had German lyrics too, wich we translated to English. Our teachers did help with it, but that was such a bad translation, and such bad lyrics. But principal the two languages were our start.

Now I am totally used to it, I wouldn’t be able to choose between an English or a German version of a song. There isn’t any version I don’t like to sing, I like both.


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Comment by Dee
2009-09-03 10:13:59

Oh man, I just Love them πŸ™‚

Comment by Kat
2009-09-03 10:38:31

Awesome. Thanks for the translation.

The G’s said absoulutely nothing! In fact, it seemed like they were actually leaning out of the camera shot! lol

I love everything I’ve heard from the CD so far, can’t wait to listen to all of it.

Comment by bianca
2009-09-03 10:46:13

there the best, i luv there answers there really down to earth and answer the questions head on, unlike some people who would kinda answer around the questions

Comment by Dilyara Kaulitz
2009-09-03 10:47:33

This is a great interview! I’m glad Bill likes to sing in both languages now. I loved the old Devilish stuff! It was so cute!

Comment by Sarah
2009-09-03 17:48:34

Hey, I loved it too. They seem almost ashamed of their band past but without Devilish, there’s no Tokio Hotel. My favorite one is Nothing Like Before. All was concentrated in the chorus.

Comment by Dilyara Kaulitz
2009-09-04 12:11:32

Yeah I don’t get why they hated Devilish. I love Schones Madchen Aus Dem All, Grauer Alltag and Lebe Die Sekunde, those were my faves

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Comment by Nel
2009-09-07 05:20:54

I like It’s so hard to live,but there is a very boring Devilish song -“Schwerelos”
urghh…just hate it…

Comment by Dilyara Kaulitz
2009-09-03 10:48:46


Is it just me or does it look like he has a pretty big head? LOL

Comment by Vy
2009-09-03 15:45:37

he does! hahaha
hes so skinny but has a huge head

Comment by Dilyara Kaulitz
2009-09-04 12:12:18

Haha it’s the most beautiful head in the world!

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Comment by Nel
2009-09-04 04:35:47

well,he is tall,so probably he is big everywhere ;]]]]

Comment by Dilyara Kaulitz
2009-09-04 12:11:49

Yes haha

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Comment by Wannaby Bill's Girl β™₯
2009-09-03 11:37:27

Bill’s so hot in this lmao Wish he’d stop wearing the girls tops tho lmao
OMG i just watched it agen and onli realized Bill was wearing the awsum trousers haha xD

Bill talks ALOT haha

Comment by FiNU57 - Serena
2009-09-03 11:54:43

dont u jus love them πŸ˜€ x

Comment by caroline
2009-09-03 12:12:18

They are so smart. Bill is so beautiful. I just could stare at him all day. He seems so sweet and kind hearted. I love him so much.

Comment by gustav
2009-09-03 14:27:04

tokio hotel have become arrogant assholes and I hope there album flops!!
bills bulemic his brother is confused and the other two god help them!!
*gross* I hope tom gets hit in the face!!

Comment by BillyZiTaZh89TH
2009-09-03 14:53:08

Luv uu guys β™₯!
Ummh, Georg looks HOT !

Comment by Kelsea
2009-09-03 14:58:21

Love them so much. Tom looks so hot!!! LOL do the Gs ever talk?

Comment by PaolaCecilia
2009-09-03 15:19:30


Comment by Keke
2009-09-03 15:49:30

SO DID I!!!! I ALMOST FREAKIN HAD A HEARTATTACK ITS AWESOME!!! tho those robots i can do without i rather see Bill actually ALMOST kiss a girl XD

Comment by Javon
2009-09-03 16:27:37

LOL me too…
but you didnt see a lot of george and gustav just bill and tom….
whats up with that :/

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Comment by PaolaCecilia
2009-09-03 16:31:21

Yea not really any of the Gs’.

Comment by Keke
2009-09-03 17:19:44

Yea everythings about the twins in magazines, newspaper, tv shows, interview etc… the G’s should get more attention but I heard their ok with that. Btw Georg is getting REALLY hot epecially his body from the new episode of thtv xD Gustav!!! I love saying his name lol

Comment by Nel
2009-09-04 04:36:33

the vid is gorgeous,and Bill is doing again his weird little dances πŸ˜€

Comment by PaolaCecilia
2009-09-05 09:44:00

So true

Comment by Mikii
2009-09-03 15:19:53

I accidentally paused it at 4:02, and ohhh my god! bill and tom look so amazingly cute~! Tom’s got his lips all puffed out,
and Bill’s pout is like, sexy. XD

Gahh, Bill looks amazing, as always. β™₯ I love his hair, which by the by, looks like its extremely long since he’s got those dreads in there! Tom looks hot, lol.

I love their new looks. I mean, honestly whats the point of hating it? They’re not going to change their looks just because some fans don’t like it. Actually, they wouldn’t even be fans if they complained that much about their looks.

Why not just embrace it, eh? Besides, they make everything work. (;

Comment by PaolaCecilia
2009-09-03 16:32:54

Haha, yeea i saw, its beautiful πŸ˜€

Comment by stace
2009-09-03 22:49:33

haha, I paused it at 4:02 and for some reason it made me laugh. the look on toms facexD

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Comment by Nel
2009-09-04 04:42:30

I wonder if Bill has extensions in his hair??It wasnt that long in march and he still had those dreads.

Comment by Mikii
2009-09-03 15:32:32

It doesn’t workk! The video doesn’t work! D: ohmygod, I’m about to have a panic attack!

Comment by PaolaCecilia
2009-09-03 15:34:27

Try to youtube it, maybe its already up.
Or the THTV account

Comment by PaolaCecilia
2009-09-03 15:49:39

Did anyone else get a text from TH telling them to call them ?

Comment by Vy
2009-09-03 20:07:22


Comment by PaolaCecilia
2009-09-04 14:36:31

I have no minutes though so i can’t call :/

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Comment by Javon
2009-09-03 16:14:47


Comment by Sarah
2009-09-03 17:19:03

“Automatic” video is awesome. I guess they have great fun to ride like that in the middle of nowhere. Bill walked like a model when he get out of his car. This vid is pretty Bill centred, don’t you think? The robot are cools.
About the Viva interview, Tom said that the new record is atmospheric. That’s exactly what I thought the first time I heard “Automatisch”.

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2009-09-03 19:49:16


Comment by Tanya M
2009-09-03 20:36:24

When Tom sits next to Bill I want to put eyeliner on him so they match.

Great interview, but I’m not sure how guys who ‘say” they don’t have girlfriends can write about love!

Comment by Emily
2009-09-03 20:49:18

Aw. I’m glad he likes to sing in English, because I like to hear it :] I love the German, but it’s great to have the English too, which I can understand and learn quicker.

Comment by m00se
2009-09-03 21:01:23

the huge shiny mass of metal around bills neck is very interesting… XD
im not so sure i like his pants tho…they need to come off XD

Comment by MzKaulitz
2009-09-03 21:29:40

Bill said they’re not into science fiction, but they could have fooled me. The whole theme of this album is based on science fiction. And I’m glad Bill likes to sing in both languages because I like to hear him sing in both languages. By the way, I love his necklace. It reminds me of something a prince of Egypt would wear.

Comment by Missy
2009-09-03 21:31:43

Is that his necklace, or a part of the shirt…? Anyway…

Just so ya’ll know… (you probably already do) the video for Automatic is up! YAY! It’s SO AWESOME!

2009-09-03 21:40:58

wow…!!! muy buena la entrevista la verdad es que me encanto

Comment by vanessa
2009-09-04 00:03:22

Omg omg omg OMG XD I just saw the video for automatic, AND I LOVED IT!!! I watched it 6 times in arow, until my sister told me that she was sick of hearing it, so I paused it until she left AND THEN I WATCHED IT THREE MORE TIMES!!! πŸ˜€ I want to get it on my i-pod, do they have it in itunes already?the video, i mean?

Comment by tes
2009-09-04 02:57:37

pff I hate the new video.. it’s all about Bill, they barely show Georg and Gusti!! they are becoming like any other cheesy american band =(

Comment by Nel
2009-09-04 04:45:27

Georg isnt there at all,methinks πŸ˜€
and i saw Gusti once

Comment by Nel
2009-09-04 04:46:11

I love the way they answer,and i love science fictions rlz^^

Comment by Nel
2009-09-04 05:02:10

guys,check out the pic from the roller coaster in my blog in πŸ˜€

Comment by Jemzie!
2009-09-04 11:21:52

LOL! at Gustav’s hand placement in the start!

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