Lady Gaga brings artists from all over the world together In the fight against the corona pandemic, world stars such as the Rolling Stones, Elton John and Taylor Swift will give a big benefit concert on Saturday. The Kassel duo Milky Chance also appears.
The Kassel pop duo Milky Chance went up steeply recently. And even if the global corona pandemic is currently slowing down the two young Hessians (huge hit: “Stolen Dance”) as well as the entire music industry, the crisis is now making a big appearance for them: Milky Chance is the only German artist to attend a big benefit concert at Internet in favor of the Corona helpers.
She doesn’t do that nervously, said singer Clemens Rehbein beforehand. “Perhaps excited and anticipating, but not jittery. It is cool for us to be there. ”The organizer of the benefit concert under the motto“ One World: Together at Home ”, the development organization Global Citizen, had noticed the young German band.
In a livestream on Youtube and Twitter , pop superstar Lady Gaga brings artists from all over the world together in a two-part concert, including big names like Taylor Swift , Elton John , Andrea Bocelli and Paul McCartney . It is about support for the Solidarity Fund of the World Health Organization WHO.
Milky Chance will be there with a livestream from Kassel. “We still have our rehearsal room or home studio here,” said Rehbein. His bandmate Philipp Dausch will travel from Berlin especially. Milky Chance want to play three songs at the benefit concert – “a mixture of new and old songs”.
The band continues to soar with singer / guitarist Rehbein and multi-instrumentalist Dausch (both 27 years old). The two have been playing together since their youth – their first songs were created in the children’s room, including “Stolen Dance”. The debut album “Sadnecessary” was already a success for the newcomers, it was number 14 on the German charts in 2013 and number 17 in the USA.
The band name, as the two revealed in the dpa interview on the latest album “Mind The Moon” (2019), has no deeper meaning. “It was there before our project,” said Rehbein. “I made it up. You can pronounce it well, but it has no real meaning. ”
Milky Chance songs have since been sold millions of times and clicked on the Internet. The album “Blossom”, released in 2017, made it into the top ten of the German album charts, among other things the band received gold or platinum records. Her specialty: a smart mix of different music styles with a summer hit character – pop, folk, reggae, electro.
Milky Chance also includes Antonio Greger (guitar, harmonica) and Sebastian Schmidt (drums). According to Rehbein’s words, the band is currently working on new music from home. Every second day you are in the studio at the moment. In addition, Milky Chance have now published four “stayhome sessions” on Spotify and Instagram, among other things, on which they play acoustic versions of songs from the new album.
The two Kassel artists are very different from their musical role models: from Sweden The Tallest Man On Earth to Bob Marley , Ray Charles and Jack Johnson to John Frusciante from the Red Hot Chili Peppers . “It all goes hand in hand and is mixed,” Dausch described the mixture. “A wild musical journey, from one genre to another.”
On livestream and on TV
The concert consists of two parts: On Saturday (April 18, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.) it can be seen as a multi-hour digital livestream on social media and at numerous streaming providers, and on the night of Sunday as a global TV show Network and on television channels such as NBC and CBS .