During a recent interview with Revolver, Till Lindemann explained why the new Lindemann album, “F & M” (out November 22), features German vocals instead of English vocals like the band’s debut album “Skills In Pills.” According to the frontman, the decision to record in German came up “because of a theater project.”
Lindemann said the following:
“The first one we did in English because we didn’t want to collide with Rammstein. You know, it sounds almost the same — a little bit at least — and to bend it when I went solo, I did it in English. It’s a different thing in the end, and now we’ve begun recording in German because of a theater project, actually.
We made music for a theater project called ‘Hänsel und Gretel‘, like the Grimm Brothers, a very modern piece in Hamburg. Very bizarre, very modern with backing projections … We got asked to jump in with three songs, and in the end it was five. So we had an EP almost done, and we started spinning around and decided to do even more songs. It was very creative! I was working on some songs at the time, and Peter was writing.
To make a long story short, it started with a theater project then we got crazy with hip-hop, then we have a lullaby, we have a tango … We went crazy in the end, and very creative.”