“We just had to step away from the career a little bit, because we felt like we had said everything.
We’d done so many albums over so many years and we’d been on the road for such a long time. That muse resulted in a new electronic-laden sound for the alternative rock band, which they carefully crafted over the next five years as they began putting together their fifth studio album, .
“We never really get to do these kinds of shows, so it’s definitely different,” he tells me moments later as we’re led down the club’s velvet-lined staircase to a dimly lit room beneath the stage.
“But it’s going to be fun because we’re going to be so close to the people here tonight, and I always like that because [in a smaller venue like this] you get the energy you put out right back.” Though he says the band has been looking forward to performing in the famed West Hollywood nightclub for several days, he readily admits he and his identical twin brother, Tokio Hotel guitarist Tom Kaulitz, were in a completely different headspace a few years ago.
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Kaulitz considers the album’s success due to both the time the musicians spent honing their new sound as well as their willingness to take another risk.After their debut album dropped in 2005, the band members quickly found themselves on a meteoric rise to fame, but four albums, hundreds of live performances around the world, and more than four years on the road had taken a toll on the 25-year-old artists.“After our last album came out in 2009, Tom and me left Europe and we moved to America, because it was just craziness,” he says.It’s weird.” It’s this experience Kaulitz says that inspired the band to write the track “Love Who Loves You Back” that appears on their latest album, and informed the sexually fluid imagery that appears in the song’s music video as well.“I wanted to show that love has no gender or boundaries.“I got so much shit in school because I had an extreme look.There was always a lot of talking, but I always kind of enjoyed that.However, Kaulitz tells me his creative couture wasn’t always appreciated.“When I was 13 I would come to school with makeup and nail polish and I had teachers who would say, ‘We can’t teach you and you’re not allowed in class,’” he says as he runs his fingers through his bleached platinum-blond hair.[The video] would’ve been stupid if I just had a pretty girl next to me or making out with a pretty girl the whole time. “That’s why in the video I wanted to have someone who is a little bigger, someone who is hairy, someone that’s older, someone that’s young.If there’s a girl next to me, then of course there needs to be a guy next to me. In my opinion, love is not about gender, it’s not about religion. I feel like love — you can’t control it and that’s a nice thing.