The “Melancholic Maniac” is back, and all fans from Chris can now rejoice! Chris Pohl, leader of Blutengel, takes us on a melodic trip into his own musical poetry album: 80s romanticism with playful synths and an irresistible wave appeal. An atmospheric journey through space and time by and with She Hates Emotions. The new SHE album “Happy Pop Music” will be released on 25.11.2022 via Out Of Line Music
“Meant to be alone” is the third single with a pretty obvious 80s touch, an incredibly catchy melody, and excellent synth lines, of which Chris says: “What’s unusual here is that the refrain starts at the end. Lyrically, I deal with being lonely …. Feeling like you’ve lost everything and everyone and wondering if maybe it’s all meant to be and you’re just doomed to be alone forever … Meant to be alone….”
These were the times that shaped the artistic path of Chris Pohl (Blutengel). With She Hates Emotions, Chris pays tribute to the influences with his music. “Of course, I expand on the first album and wrote very minimalistic songs that are however very catchy and exude a lot of 80s flair without wanting to sound frantically like back in those days. The title “Happy Pop Music” is ironic, as I again tackle sad topics like loneliness, the search for the meaning of life, depression, fear of getting older, or even the destruction of the earth by humankind. Just by the more high vocals and the minimalism, I clearly differentiate myself from Blutengel with this.” The album will contain 14 songs, including a German song, “Ich will hier weg.” Chris confirms: “Precisely! There is ONE German number on the album, just like on the previous one! The rest is sung in English. Furthermore, I took the liberty of doing two 12inch mixes, as was the common practice in the 80s. The album cover is once again adorned by “SHE” sitting sadly in the corner and thus the artwork also runs like a red thread through the SHE cosmos…” SHE transfers the heyday of bands like Depeche Mode, Anne Clark, Human League, Fad Gadget, Camouflage, or Alphaville into the 21st century: She Hates Emotions.
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