In Iceland, I was with my whole team and we just had a really good time, wrote many lyrics and made all the first recordings. Well, we tried because it was so windy that we couldn’t record much, but at least there was still quietness. The silence was really impressive; it was as if there was nothing, you looked out of the house and that scene… Humans can get really nice inspiration, so I wrote many lyrics, many melodies with my guitar, etc. That was the beginning of the album. Then, I came back to Berlin and worked in my studio, of course.
New York is maybe one of the freakiest but most beautiful cities in the world, there is so much inspiration. I think you can hear that the two New York tunes are not even clubby, they are pretty freaky sounds – and a bit funny somehow. I had the doubt of whether to put them in the album or not, but I think that they fit. Then, in California, I recorded some vocals. It’s totally different than if you stay in the studio. Do your singing and don’t go out, there’s nothing: no smell, no trees, no birds, just quietness. And it’s clearly a different feeling than if you are in a big city.