Once a group, now a trio, German schalger veterans Wind are still going strong after more than twenty years in the business and have just released their latest single Viel Mehr (Much More).
Twice the bridesmaid, never the bride, group Wind have been so unlucky in the Eurovision stakes, coming second twice for Germany with Für Alle in 1985 and then again with the reggae tinged Lass Die Sonne In Dein Herz in 1987. Their run of Eurovision appearances came to an end in 1992 with Träume Sind Für Alle Da, acheiveing only a 16th placing. During the course of their career, the group has seen significant changes to its line up, with none of the original founding members remaining.
Earlier this year saw the release of the group’s nineteenth album entitled Drei Gesichter (Three Faces) and Viel Mehr, the trio’s newest radio single is the latest release from the album. It is written and composed by Alexander Menke and the group state that the song is more than apt at the moment, given the lousy weather we’ve had so far this summer and that many undoubtedly want much more nicer weather. Wind also hope that the song helps to get fans into the holiday spirit and describe their latest single as a daring move, featuring a great dance beat with tons of groove and power, showing another side of Schlager that few knew existed. Wind are quietly confident that their new sound will make its way from the confines of the dancefloor and into the playlists of all fans of German music.
The trio will also take part in a Schlager event later on this month, the WDR4 Schlagerexpress Party, due to be held on the 28th of July at the Bühne am Kurplatz, Norderney. The line up will also feature sixties stars Hermans Hermits, Belgian schalger star Christoff and eighties superstar of German music Nino De Angelo, who sang for Germany at the 1989 contest with Flieger. Entrance to the event is free of charge, so a fun filled Saturday is guaranteed for everyone (weather notwithstanding)!