With "Sunnyside" Aki Bosse has released his eighth studio album. While the title promises cheerful pop songs, the album surprises with a whole lot of melancholy and profundity. Even with the first pre-release “Das Paradies”, Bosse pondered a utopian world without any hatred or resentment. “Flowers over dirt” is similarly critical - but it also sheds light on the hopeful aspects of our society. Young people who speak out for the climate, people who help the weaker.
The love songs on “Sunnyside” also sound a little different than usual. “Off-season”, for example, is about the parts of a relationship in which the partner is not doing so well and how you can get through this. The opposite is the wonderfully cute "Behind the Moon". Bosse presents his songs in the usual fresh language with countless Anglicisms without too much digression and thus manages to draw very clear pictures. This is also the case with the intimate "father" - definitely one of the highlights of the album. An emotional homage with which numerous listeners can certainly identify.
Instrumentally, “Sunnyside” is extremely playful. A bit more poppy than before with more electronic elements that make the songs even more danceable. The singer doesn't stop at Autotune on “Vagabund”, his hymn for the restless. While listening to the gigantic festival shows, you can literally see which bosses get the masses moving. All in all, the album is an extremely well-rounded affair that can convince without any major weaknesses.
The autumn tour that was part of the album had to be postponed until next year.
Bosses on tour:
April 6th, 2022, Bremen Pier 2
April 10th, 2022, Offenbach City Hall
April 12th, 2022, Erfurt Thuringia Hall
April 13th, 2022, Munich Zenith
April 14th, 2022, Stuttgart Liederhalle Beethovensaal
April 16, 2022, Berlin Max-Schmeling-Halle
April 17th, 2022, Hamburg Barclaycard Arena
April 18, 2022, Leipzig Haus Auensee
April 20, 2022, Hanover Swiss Life Hall
April 21, 2022, Münster MCC Halle Münsterland
April 22nd, 2022, Kiel Wunderino Arena
Tickets are available here.