Tokio Hotel: What happened to them?

Tokio Hotel was formed in 2001 by singer Bill Kaulitz, guitarist Tom Kaulitz , drummer Gustav Schafer and bassist Georg Listing in Germany. Their songs belonged to different genres like pop rock, electronic rock and alternative rock. Some of their most hit songs are Monsoon, Dark Side of the Sun etc.

Now, these rock group was extremely successful as far as I remember from 2007-2010. 2007 was the year that I got to know about them and they won countless awards too. However, past 2012 I believe most of us never got to hear about them ever since. They released a song called Feel It All which I remember was launched in 2014. It is one of my favorite songs so I remember that was the last song I listened to from the band.

The band has sung songs in both English and German. Some of their songs have both English as well as German versions. Kings of Suburbia was launched in 2014. The album contained songs like ‘ Love Who Loves You Back ‘, ‘Feel It All’ etc. After that their last album till date was released called ‘The Dream Machine’. The first two songs called ‘Something New’ and ‘What If’ was released on 23 December and 29th December 2016 respectively. So, ‘The Dream Machine’ is their 6th and the last studio album till now.

The amount of success they have had has reduced by a large extent over the years. Most of their songs from the recent albums don’t really figure anywhere on the chart. So, one could say their music performance has decreased with time. That could be a major reason why they are not that talked about anymore.

The band is still pretty active though. They announced in 2018 that they would embark on a new tour called ‘The Melancholic Paradise Tour’ in 2019 and singles like ‘ “Melancholic Paradise“, “When It Rains It Pours” and “Chateau“‘ were released in 2019 which were part of their upcoming seventh album. Melancholic Paradise didn’t sound that well to me but the other 2 songs seem fine. When It Rains It Pours is my favorite song from their latest album yet. The band had completed 3 venues of their North American and Latin American Tour but the rest of the Tour had to be cancelled due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

As far as their songs are concerned, they are still making good songs worth listening. Their style has changed a lot since 2007, which is understandable. They usually don’t make alternative rock songs often which might not fit well with old school fans. Most of their current songs seem to have an electronic feel to them. It is pretty acceptable since all bands change their style after some time. Although, their songs may not seem to be as good as what they used to be back in 2007, I feel that the band is doing just fine.

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