This is my song by song review of the new brilliant album by Tokio Hotel called Humanoid. All of these tracks will have their own meanings for each individual who listens to them.
Noise - Is an anthem for the times telling us to never really ever give up your voice and make noise. And that we should never remain silent when we have something to say. And that if you hold it in, it will slowly destroy who you are. And that it is never to late to speak up for yourself and what you believe in. A great song to lead off the album with.
Darkside of the Sun - This song is very catchy and enjoyable. A very guitar driven track. The world is chaotic and crazy but we should always look for the bright side of things and that we should always find our happiness no matter how much time is left.
Automatic - This song is more about the pain caused by loving someone who is cold and non responsive with their love. Someone who says they love but really does not mean it. This song has taken on a personal meaning for me because my last relationship was very automatic on his part and he never truly loved me; he was just going through the motions until something else came along.
World Behind My Wall - This is a beautifully written song. The melodic chorus and the brilliantly written guitar riffs make this one of my faves on this album. I think this is one of those songs that we can all find our own meanings to the lyrics. To me the world behind my wall, is one full of love and happiness. The break down the wall and find Love from someone who really loves you that is what the world behind my wall is about for me.
Humanoid - A guitar driven track. I think this song is more about finding a way to balance everything and still be happy. Balancing everything without losing your feelings and emotions. And having something to live for.
Forever Now - I think this track is more about celebrating life although you might be alone or feel lonely. Never stop celebrating life and to celebrate your achievements no matter how small they may seem.
Pain Of Love - A very original way to look at love....and when I say love I mean pure soulmate love. Two souls who can go through hell and back but still be together.....alot like Bill and Tom. If we could all be so lucky. And through all the pain caused by one another or outside sources the love will continue and be strong.
Dogs Unleashed - This track is how I feel about relationships at this point. Relationships sufficating and controlling and all you want to be is free and not controlled. It is about the feeling of freedom. And the freedom to have one night of fun and pleasure.
Human Connect to Human - A wonderful example of lyric writing about sex. We are all sexual animals and should not fight our animalistic needs from time to time.
Hey You - Another anthem style song about being individuals but also understanding that we are all human. We are all the same and that we all have a voice and a say. Stand up for who you are and make your voice be heard.
Love & Death - This is one of my fave tracks on this album. To me this song talks about eternal love and being willing to die if you have to for the one you love. But when I hear this track as well as several others on this album but especially this one it inspires a vision of a vampire whose love has been lost but finds her again in her next life.
Zoom Into Me - Beautifully played piano track that is about feeling you are alone when you never really alone. There is always someone there for you if you just look. Finding someone who will have your back in any situation.
Phantomrider - Going on a journey with the feeling that your true love is right beside you as you travel. Looking for that true love while on that journey and hopefully finding it before it is to late.
That Day - I can't really say much about this song......the lyrics speak of pain and hurt. A wonderful track which is brilliantly written both musically and lyrically. Personally I think this track is about being sick from waiting for love and that the day has not arrived yet.
Alien - A very infectious track about needing love and being an alien to love. Having either never felt it or not felt it in a long time. So many of us are aliens to love, although many do not remain this way there are those who go through life as an alien to love.
Screamin' - Personally I think this song is about stalker fans and is even written from their perspective. The delusions and the extremes in which they would go to.
Down On You - To me honest with you I think this song is about dating and being a teenager. I could definitely see this track used on a CW show.
Attention - This is another brilliantly arranged and written track. This song has a point but also has enough upbeat guitar riffs and drum beats to make this a very radio worthy track. This song is about being in love with someone who doesn't love you and not wanting to love anyone else. Being kind of obssessed with getting this person's attention.
In Your Shadow I Can Shine - Finding a love in which you put the other person first because you know that even if you do you can shine too. And that with this person you can achieve anything. I like this track it is very catchy and meaningful.
All In all I find this album to be a perfect example of artistic evolution I have seen in quite a few years. I think this is one of the best albums I have heard all year. It has anthem driven tracks as well as beautifully written lyric driven tracks. I think people of all ages can find something to like on this album. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this album and continue to enjoy listening to this album. This album is entertaining and infectious. You can't stop listening to it. It grabs you and won't let you go which for a music addict is a good thing and is also a rare thing.