If you like your music with a poppy, radio friendly sound and some girl power then this month’s German Music feature is just for you. The female-fronted pop rock band Juli write music in the German language that is easily accessible but with a bit of an alternative twist, kind of catchy and perfect to sing along to. What better way to practice your German language skills?
Based in Gießen, Hesse, Juli formed in 1996 as Sunnyglade. The band reconfigured in 2001, taking on a new name — Juli — and a new line-up — frontwoman Eva Briegel and drummer Marcel Römer joined the group. A few years later, in 2003, the band signed to Universal Records. Since then the band have released four full-length albums. Their most recently released album, Insel, came out last year. In addition to a number of gold and platinum records for sales of their albums, Juli have some national recognition for their hard work. “Geile Zeit” was the winner of the 2005 Bundesvision Song Contest and placed 13th in 2011 with “Du lügst so schön.”
Now that you are familiar with Juli’s back story, get familiar with their music. This month’s German language music post is featuring three Juli tracks: “Elektrisches Gefühl” from 2010’s “In Love,” “Dieses Leben” from 2006’s “Ein neuer Tag,” and the 2005 Bundesvision Song Contest winning track “Geile Zeit.”