Something special and surprising for a spontaneous stream. A recording-project – yes you’ve heard right. A project for one record – no shows whatsoever.
This project is a five piece from Stuttgart, Germany called SCHÖNLEBEN with current and ex-members of Mahlstrom, We Had A Deal, Reznik Syndrom and Rêche. As I am loving all of these bands I was stoked to get the opportunity to premiere a video for the song “WEICHENSTÖRUNG”. The song is part of the Mini-Album “ÜBUNGEN IM POSITIVEN DENKEN” which will be released on a strictly limited single-sided 12inch vinyl via Through Love Records on July 22th.
After their other bands called it quits or went on hiatus, Michael (g), Felix (b), Jan (g), Martin (d) and Micha (v) needed an outlet and went on to form SCHÖNLEBEN. The project’s goal was simply to spend time together, to write a few songs and be done with it. Over the course of a few writing seasons they came up with these six songs between posthardcore and emotive 90s-screamo that now form ÜBUNGEN IM POSITIVEN DENKEN (“exercises in positive thinking”). The German lyrics deal with different themes, ranging from inspiring an aspirational mindset to lost friendships and coping with the feeling of alienation.