If Moritz Krämer were a piece of clothing, it would be a cardigan made of new wool with small sewn-on pockets and a pattern of roosters and suns on the hem. If Moritz Krämer were a sweet, then it would probably be a lotus caramel biscuit, as you get it with a hot drink in classic coffee houses. In short: Moritz Krämer is pure security. The mood is so iconic and fundamental that it determines the sound, whether solo or with his band The highest railway. The new album "The sad lobsters" captivates with precisely this charm of the approachable attraction.

Moritz Krämer aka The King of Understatement

Although Krämer places great emphasis on authenticity and understatement, every song is a little spectacle. Just because he's not hiding behind a dazzling pop persona doesn't mean he doesn't make a big splash. There are some great moments in which clarinets or violinists are used and the acoustic guitar strummings are mixed up with synthesizers. Above all, of course, is the soulful, rough voice of Moritz Krämer himself. This time he shows even more courage to be open and to make small mistakes. Fittingly, he tends to have breaks and imperfections on the song "Blown up" - a title about impostor syndrome, fear of failure and keeping the shine.

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Stylistically, the song "Interchangeable" stands out, because here the guitars are completely relegated to the background and the synthesizers are particularly prominent. The chorus shines and shines across the rhythmic and set verses. The syllables blur with each other, are drawn out and form a symbiosis with the rich synths. There are little word games to discover everywhere. Between funny moments and bizarre scenes, a subtle melancholy remains the common thread for Moritz Krämer.

The duet with Larissa Pesch is particularly touching. "Black light“Sounds like a dream, almost like a title from a Disney musical. Small moments of silence and withdrawn intimacy are complemented by rich strings and dreamy vocals. At the same time, the song refers to depression and the longing for a new beginning. A very special highlight of this album, which is full of devotion and good-naturedness!

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