Music is simply a very special language that everyone understands. There is no feeling that cannot be described and transported through music. It preserves memories for eternity, turns dreams into reality. It caresses the soul or screams unmistakably. Music conquers fear, dries tears, gives courage and strength. It is the safe and expressive home of our emotions – with all facets between joy and pain, irrepressible lust for life and thoughtfulness.
We musicians live on these emotions. From our own, from those that we trigger in our audience and those that the audience sends back to us. A permanent interplay of giving and receiving. The uninterrupted exchange of vibes. Not to mention the indescribable agreement with the bandmates, when harmonies, melodies, grooves and hooks intertwine naturally and let us feel the power of the music.
It may be that we musicians are also interested in applause and recognition. After all, a musician is a hero like any other and these people want to be seen and heard. It doesn’t have to be fame or a lifetime career, a little smile is often enough. But also for listening, celebrating and thinking. Money? That wouldn’t be bad. But that can’t be planned and that’s not the point. It’s about much more: about the greatness of music itself.
Music can turn enemies into friends and cross borders. It can ensure that the injustices of this world are heard and seen, and unites generations, nations and cultures in an incomparable way. It can raise its voice, put its finger directly into the wound of grievances and take people into its protective arms.
Music has access to corners of our own psyche that are even hidden from ourselves. It conjures up experiences from our past and plays them for us again, injecting us with the emotions of those long-gone moments. It can support the healing of diseases or at least alleviate symptoms and sometimes make the impossible seem possible.
As long as there is music, there is always a way. And because we believe in it, we want to tell stories here. Of what music is capable of, what extraordinary power it has and why it is simply the greatest thing in the world.