He has been involved in the German-speaking music business for 20 years: Thomas Hübner, better known as Clueso. Now the singer is on a promo tour with his current album. He took a seat from Jennifer Bosshard in the limo.
Growing up in Erfurt, Clueso got enthusiastic about music from an early age. Since then, jamming and playing concerts have dominated his life. While his beginnings were more in hip hop, after moving to Cologne, his musical direction turned towards pop. The musicians who are connected to their homeland did not last long there; only a few years later he returned to Erfurt to make music and write albums.
«Faces & Stories» presenter Jennifer Bosshard met with Clueso in Zurich and took him on a limo trip – across the city. Shortly before it got into the limo, he was approached by a fan. Clueso enjoys being famous, but only en masse: “I think it’s okay when people speak to me, but if they go crazy and scream, I’ll be gone very quickly.”
Clueso is used to being driven around, because the 41-year-old never sits behind the wheel himself: “I don’t have a driver’s license and have never needed it. To be honest, I didn’t feel like it and that’s why I need someone to drive me around. ” Personal chauffeur has no. Either his friends drive him or he takes the train
The new album «Album»
Clueso’s new album was released this October. The name couldn’t be simpler: «Album». There was no concept, but a goal: “I try to beat the previous album with every album and not do the same thing as in the previous album.”
One song is called “Hotel California”. Drug consumption is discussed in it. Clueso also had his experiences with intoxicants, especially at the beginning of his career: “Especially in the early days of pop we really let it rip. With the first mini-successes we thought we were superstars. ” Not only for fun, but also in difficult times, Clueso used intoxicants: “I was always a bit afraid of control and loss and as a child I ate pills that were lying around and I felt so sick afterwards.”
His childhood wasn’t always easy. He was also in a mental hospital for a while. The diagnosis: hyperactivity. “The school couldn’t handle me and I was supposed to go to a children’s neurological clinic for an examination when I was eleven. I was in there for six weeks. I only got infected and was free of pain ». Today he is much more shy, at that time he was not afraid of anything.
GDR times shape the album
Clueso lives and works in Erfurt today. Erfurt used to be part of the GDR. When the Wall came down, Clueso was nine years old. His childhood in the East left its mark on him: «The GDR childhood had a huge impact on me, because the GDR artist days wrote a lot of poetry, because otherwise they would have been open IF the fall of the Berlin Wall had written too much about freedom or freedom. You have dreamed yourself away with the music. It’s in the records and it’s in me somewhere too. “