That makes the good mood with “Sing my Song”
Stefanie Heinzmann will be the focus of “Sing my Song” on Tuesday. In an interview, she reveals what she values about her colleagues.
The fifth episode of “Sing my Song – The Exchange Concert” is dedicated to Stefanie Heinzmann (32). Gentleman (46), DJ Bobo (53), Nura (32), Ian Hooper (27) and Johannes Oerding (39) will perform their songs on May 18th (8:15 pm at VOX). In an interview with the news agency spot on news, the Swiss singer reveals what fascinated her about the format and why there was a “great vibe” between the participating musicians. In addition, the musician tells why her new album “Labyrinth” (since May 14th) is supposed to exude optimism and what decisive turning points there have been in her life so far.
Why did you want to take part in “Sing my Song”?
Stefanie Heinzmann: Because it’s one of the best music TV formats ever. On the one hand it is a great challenge to reinterpret the songs of the others and on the other hand, it is a huge gift that such great artists dealt with my songs. I was really happy about the diversity of the artists. There really is a bit of everything and I thought it was nice that I already knew a few and was able to get to know a few.
Which song gave you the greatest challenge?
Heinzmann: With the DJ Bobo song, I wasn’t sure in which direction it should go for a long time, and the Mighty Oaks song really gave me a hard time. But Nura’s song was also an emotional challenge because the song means so much to her and I wanted to respect her feelings.
How difficult did you find it to show emotions in the format?
Heinzmann: Not difficult at all. I am a very open and emotional person and I can’t help but show my emotions.
How did you find it that the shooting took place in Germany and not in South Africa?
Heinzmann: Since I’ve never been to South Africa, I had no comparison. I was really happy to be there. I didn’t care where we were shooting and since I’m Swiss, you can impress me with every sea. I found the time on the Baltic Sea incredibly beautiful.
You have had a WhatsApp group with the other musicians since filming and are still exchanging ideas today. Why does it harmonize between them?
Heinzmann: You can’t force a group of so different people to harmonize. But we really had a great vibe from the first minute. Everyone in this group loves what they do and they are all totally open and loving personalities. There is no envy or need for recognition in this group. And we really had a lot of fun together and could also talk about serious topics. Everyone does something completely different and I could really imagine working with everyone. Who knows what the time will bring.
Her new album “Labyrinth” was released in mid-May. How did you manage to get creative and thematic input in the lockdown?
Heinzmann: Life itself is always a source of inspiration. I just wrote about what was bothering me and what was going on inside of me. Some issues arose precisely during this difficult time. Since we couldn’t play shows in the summer, I still wanted to make music and use the time.
The song “Would you still love me” is about concentrating on the essential things in life. What things do you think are part of this?
Heinzmann: For me, the most important things are the people around me. My family and friends. The people I can rely on and who can also rely on me. And then I keep making myself aware of how well I am. I have a roof over my head, something to eat and drink, am healthy and can make music.
As in a labyrinth, in your opinion, people should “try out, turn, take curves”. What have been the decisive turning points in your life so far?
Heinzmann: There are a lot of them. And I also believe that sometimes small decisions or moments steer our whole life in a certain direction without our being aware of it. For me it was definitely the two herniated discs, the casting win, the vocal cord operation or when I met my boyfriend.
Overall, the message of the album is to focus optimistically on the essentials and to take courageous action. How did you not lose your optimism over the past year?
Heinzmann: I just believe so much that everything has a meaning. No matter what has happened in my life so far, I have always learned something from it and there have always been beautiful things. I stay spontaneous and flexible and respect my own feelings. It is also important to accept the bad days as they are and not defend yourself against them.