If you’re like me, pop music isn’t quite your thing. But every once in a while a pop song comes along that is just so infectious, so memorable. You can’t help but sing along as the tune gets stuck in your head on a seemingly never-ending loop. A few years ago, Tim Bendzko‘s “Nur noch kurz die Welt retten” earned this much coveted position: winning over a non-pop fan. Let’s get to know this German singer-songwriter better in this month’s German Music Feature.
The 31 year old East Berlin born Bendzko released his soulful debut album Wenn Worte meine Sprache wären in 2011. The lead-off single from the album was “Nur noch kurz die Welt retten.” I wasn’t the only one whose attention was caught by the song. The hit propelled the relative newcomer to the top of the charts and put him on the map. 2011 was a whirlwind of a year for Bendzko. The year also saw him win the Bundesvision Song Contest for Berlin with “Wenn Worte meine Sprache wären.” The critics also looked favorably on the musician as he won a number of awards including Newcomer of the Year at both the Bambi’s and ECHO awards as well as Best Single from 1LIVE Krone.
Since that big hit, Tim Bendzko has kind of been a big deal. Big names like Elton John and Joe Cocker took the singer-songwriter on tour with them in Germany. In 2013, Bendzko released his second album, Am seidenen Faden. Similar to his debut album, it saw success and this time he went double platinum in Germany.
Fans of Tim Bendzko won’t have to wait too much longer to hear new music from him. He recently announced on social media that his third album is complete. Sometime soon in the coming months music fans will be able to get their hands (and ears) on the new album. Stay tuned!
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Photo from Tim Bendzko’s official Facebook page.