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der Band Stand up Stacy

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You can read many different names for your music genre. How do you see it, or how would you describe your music?


We originally come from punk rock, as we started to cover the songs of our musical role models like Green Day or Sum 41 when we were young. At the latest with our album "The Magnificent You" we found a nice way to mix punk rock and alternative rock. So we don't stick to our punk roots, but try to merge influences from different genres and thus achieve a varied, but still compatible sound across our album.


Due to the corona pandemic , there is unfortunately "a lot of air" without concerts. Do you use the time for new projects?


Definitely! Having to pause once and no longer being able to do everything at will, of course, helps to initiate creative processes, to write songs and lyrics and to reflect a bit on where you stand and where you want to go musically in the future. Among other things, we have made acoustic interpretations of our songs and published them under the heading "Sta (c) y at Home", and are currently planning our tour and are already working on the next singles.


How did you hear about our campaign?


We stumbled upon the campaign via social media and, of course, just because of your name, we couldn't help but inform us about your project. In the album promotion we also pointed out the importance of psychological well-being and experiences with mental illnesses on our album "The Magnificent You". So we actually talk about the same topics and try to get what has to be said among the people.


Why is the topic of "social engagement" important to you?


Actually, it is a bit of an indictment if you are not socially involved. Basically, it doesn't matter how strongly and extensively you live it, it's mainly about not taking anything for granted and making demands yourself without giving anything back. We think that everyone has a certain obligation to give something back if they are privileged enough not to find themselves in difficult situations. It starts with friends and families and can be enjoyed in the whole environment.


Have you ever had contact with people with mental illnesses? How did the environment react?


Yes, unfortunately it is nothing strange nowadays to have contact with such diseases with people in the immediate vicinity. That alone shows how deeply rooted these problems are in our society and among our fellow human beings. Unfortunately, it has not really been received yet, because for many such problems are dismissed with "oh, she / he is just crazy and will find it easy again". This is of course the easiest way for yourself, but by no means for those affected.

Thankfully, however, many also recognize the problem and the topic and can actually achieve something with empathy and willingness to help, even if it is only that the sick person is less shy about talking about the topic or does not feel like they are outraged.


What statement do you have for people with mental illness?


We have already addressed the topic in our songs "Tell Me It's Alright" and "Homecoming", which conclude our current album. Because we know how bad it is to be trapped in our own head and sing about exactly this hopelessness and powerlessness that can take hold of one. But we also sing about the people around you, to whom you mean the world and who will always stand up for you, no matter how difficult the times are that you have to go through.

The only basic thing to say is: Unfortunately, you cannot get out of your skin, but you can accept who and how you are and there is certainly nothing wrong with that. And there is always someone willing to listen and help, and sometimes the people you least expect it from. You just have to be open and honest with your confidants and yourself.


Thank you very much for your great questions, we were really pleased that you asked such questions and that we were given the opportunity to clarify our point of view.


Interview conducted by Jennifer Pamperin



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