In a model new interview with the French SCORPIONS fan membership Crazyscorps, the band’s lead singer Klaus Meine spoke in regards to the lyrical inspiration for the current SCORPIONS track “When Tomorrow Comes” through which he seems to be “indignant about mankind.” Requested if feels that humanity is getting ready to extinction, the 74-year-old musician stated (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “If you see what is going on on on the earth, with local weather change, with all these conflicts — from the Center East to the Ukraine and Russia — and once you see what is going on on, you get indignant.
“With the tip of the Chilly Conflict, the world gave the impression to be vast open; a window was open for a peaceable future,” he continued. “And now we it is the other. And we’re all strolling form of on the sting. And this [song] is simply expressing the concern.
“I am at all times very optimistic. And I do not suppose that is the tip of the world. However it’s irritating to see mankind is doing the identical errors repeatedly.”
Meine additionally addressed the truth that he has at all times promoted peace along with his messages within the SCORPIONS lyrics. Requested how he feels in regards to the state of the world proper now, Klaus stated: “Nicely, we dwell from each day, and each different day we see the horrible information on TV, each different evening what is going on on in Ukraine. And we do not know the place we go from right here.
“I believe in any case the 2 and a half years — no matter it was — of the pandemic, the place the entire world was shut down, that was a really darkish state of affairs and it was scary,” he continued. “We had no thought what’s subsequent. The virus is mutating, and what comes subsequent? So many individuals have been dying. After which the query, vaccination or no vaccination? What’s the proper vaccination? If you happen to get sick, what’s one of the simplest ways to outlive? And can we ever return on the street once more, play live shows once more? Will that ever be attainable? No one knew. So we have been very fortunate that we might use these horrible instances and go within the studio and create one thing new. We have been very fortunate, actually, as a result of it was additionally like being not solely within the studio however in a survival camp. We have been dwelling in our personal bubble, and the world outdoors was very darkish. Now in ’23, it appears to be, for many of it, it is over with the pandemic. No less than it is extra underneath management. I imply, to say it is throughout is possibly additionally slightly too optimistic — I do not know — however I wish to suppose it is over, or at the very least it is underneath management. And possibly we have now to dwell with this virus, like with so many different — once you get sick from a flu each different yr, we have now to dwell with this virus possibly. However we all know the right way to take care of it now, and the medical division is aware of what to do and the right way to take care of it.”
SCORPIONS‘s newest album, “Rock Believer”, was launched in February 2022. The LP was recorded primarily at Peppermint Park Studios in Hannover, Germany and was blended on the legendary Hansa Studios in Berlin, Germany with engineer Michael Ilbert, who has earned a number of Grammy nominations for his combine work with producer Max Martin on albums by Taylor Swift and Katy Perry.
SCORPIONS initially meant to document the brand new album in Los Angeles with producer Greg Fidelman, whose earlier credit embrace SLIPKNOT and METALLICA. Nevertheless, due to the pandemic, among the preliminary work was carried out with Greg remotely, after which SCORPIONS opted to helm the recordings themselves with the assistance of their engineer Hans-Martin Buff.