TUNE SPARKLING - Alive
Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Do you feel alive?
Jaded by the commonplace overwhelming flood of information and demands, we switch into machine mode. To function in an ever faster world, to meet ever more demands in less time. Emotion is nothing but a distracting variable, a loss of control. Individualization turns into self-optimization, into self-prescribed anaesthesia, into numbing emptiness. Rewarded by success? More bliss? Or a better world?
Sparkling’s new single “Alive” is a challenge to the lack of emotion and expression of the yearning urge for intense feelings. Desperate, but still full of desire to once again experience intensively and feel oneself again. To escape the dull feeling of emptiness. And to finally feel alive again.
Sparkling just released their long-awaited debut album 'I Want to See Everything' in August 2019 and the German trio have been making huge waves across UK press and radio. Their album has been featured in countless blogs and magazines all across Europe, such as Musikexpress, Rolling Stone & Magic Magazin which led them to receive an invitation to play SXSW Festival and has created a buzz around tthe exciting band from Germany.
The three-piece from Cologne, Germany was formed by brothers Leon and Levin Krasel start playing music together at an early age, joined by their friend Luca Schüten on Bass. Whilst studying at University and Art School, the group focussed their spare time on creating a distinctly unique sound and playing small sweaty clubs all across Germany, France and the UK. After living in London in 2015, the band released their first EP 'This is not the paradise they told me I would live in' in 2016, produced by Moses Schneider, and already brought them praise across the European music landscape. Shows all around Europe made them write a multilingual debut album, that features languages German, English and French and which was produced between Cologne, Düsseldorf and London with Andy Ramsay from Stereolab. These boys are a preeminent blueprint of a truly European band. Witness what it really means to be part of an open Europe, at a concert or listening to a record.