Tokio Hotel – “Dream Machine”

Tokio Hotel released their 5th album more than a month ago and toured European clubs, including Warsaw. Unfortunately I was unable to see them live once again, so I’ll focus on the record itself. This is definitely their best record yet.


For many fans a change in style of their favorite band is unacceptable. This is why musicians often put out records to please the audience, not to follow their own paths. For Tokio Hotel it was just one way ticket. Bill and Tom opened up about their LA escape, after thy got ripped off the last drop of privacy. What’s sad is, their music wasn’t taken under account anymore, people were more interested in their private lives.

After 6 years, hiatus, one album, solo projects and finding themselves all over again, Tokio Hotel released a masterpiece, an album they were dreaming of. It’s not a pop-rock record anymore. This album is well thought, takes you on a journey inside not just Tokio Hotel’s minds, but also your own.

First single, Something New, released on December 23rd 2016, gathered great reviews, followed by angry fans, pointing out controversial images in the music video.  Yes, there are naked body parts covered in sand, but it’s really a bed time story in comparison to 30 Seconds to Mars’ Hurricane.

Second single, What if, was released just 5 days later, December 29. It was definitely a good call for Tokio Hotel, song is catchy, the video is simple, yet, pleasant to watch over and over again. No controversy here.

As for the rest of the album, anyone, fan or not, will fall for at least one song. Vocals are electrifying, going from low to high pitches. From catchy songs like What if, Boy don’t cry, As young as we are and Dream Machine, to heartbreaking ballads like Easy or Stop, babe.

A song called Better stands out lyrically, mainly because of the word “better” sang exactly 71 times (yes, I counted it. Thanks Sputnik Music). It’s still less than work in Rihanna’s Work. 

As for me, a long time fan of the band, this record is their best yet, Tokio Hotel is not 15 anymore, what can be heard all over the album.


Tokio Hotel “Kings of Suburbia”


Today’s post will be compatible with the mood I am currently in and the record I’m obsessed with. Well, one of two records actually, but one step at a time.


I’ve been a (huge) fan of Tokio Hotel, as I was growing up, their music helped me on so many levels. When they announced a short break, I thought, OK, no biggie, they’ll be back with something new before I know it. But the hiatus lasted 5 years. I was a bit angry, a bit disappointed and finally gave up hope completely. When they actually recorded a whole new album, I was scared to listen to it. Maybe I wanted to believe, they left me, when I needed them, like old friends or loved ones. I was scared, because I knew, they will make me feel like this sad little girl I once was. But when I pressed play for the first time, I was somewhere I’ve never been before. Somewhere I felt safe, where I could cry my broken heart out, heal it and be back on my feet again. It’s mature, sophisticated and the electro-elements match vocal and instruments, creating this special sound. I can safely say, it’s their best record so far.

As for my top 5 songs from this album:

Stormy weather

Run run run

Great day


The Heart Get No Sleep


The Cab “Lock me up”


Just after 4 days, since fans of The Cab had to say goodbye to Alex Marshall (he made a statement about leaving on bands official facebook page), musicians released new material. And it’s not just a free song, but whole new EP called “Lock me up”.

It contains five songs, that not accidentally tell a story of love. (How much can you tell in five songs, you ask? Well, see for yourself.)

On the EP you’ll find:

1. Lock me up

It always starts with flirtation we all enjoy. Innocent and funny chats, smiles, kisses… Yeah, we all know it.

2. Moon

We leave the phase of innocent flirting, being in a perfect relationship, where nothing can destroy you.

3. Numbers

My whole life, I’ve been waiting; never found a love like you” – is there really a need to say, what this song’s about?

4. Stand up

Our relationship hits the rock bottom, we realize it’s not that perfect anymore and decide to go away.

5. These are the lies

The hardest part for everyone is to heal and let go. The last part is basically showing, we’ve moved on, but deep inside we’re still thinking of our ex. “I don’t think about you”, “I’m fine without you” and all bunch of other crappy lies we’re selling ourselves are a great picture of our post-breakup image.

And here on buzznet you can find a great only GIF review of “Lock me up” made by Keltie Knight.

I like records, that are consistent and have a certain background, songs built a story, you can relate to. And this EP is definitely one of those records. I can’t stop listening to it and wait for the whole album, which, according to guys, should be released this summer.

You can hear the EP on spotify and buy it on iTunes.