German post-punk heroes Pink Turns Blue have another timely and fantastic new song for the unprecedented era we are currently living in: So Why Not Save The World. On the heels of There Must Be So Much More, released at the beginning of April, the band continues their unique mix of piano, droll vocals, and ringing guitar, weaving together an emotional pep talk highlighting the Sisyphean task of light working in the collective. It is a message of hope and of perseverance.
The band describes the track as a “song for all the people who don’t get frustrated about the tedious and laborious way of making this world just a little bit better.”
Pink Turns Blue formed in 1985, becoming part of the first generation of gothic rock in Germany. Originally a duo consisting of Thomas Elbern (vox, guitars), Mic Jogwer (vox, bass, and keyboards). and a drum machine, the band named themselves after a Hüsker Dü song and initially oriented themselves after The Chameleons, Clan of Xymox, and The Cure, taking the sound into a new direction entirely.
Their first LP, If Two Worlds Kiss, gave the new wave sound dark undertones, developing the sub-genre of darkwave, becoming a seminal album in the post-punk genre. Contemplating the fear and uncertainty during the Cold War under a divided Germany, the band longed for a more romantic side. The band went on to produce eleven full-length releases in total, most recently with 2016’s The AERDT – Untold Stories (Orden Records).
Their songs remain a fixture in clubs, and they are still going strong, headlining genre festivals worldwide, topping genre charts, and appearing on radio. Since their world tour between 2018-2020, the three-piece has grown a global fan base with strongholds in the US, Mexico, Germany, UK, and Brazil. Last year, their single Something Deep Inside was used in Matthew Berkowitz’s thriller The Madness Inside Me. Since their world tour 2018-2020 the three-piece has grown a global fan base with strongholds in the US, Mexico, Germany, UK and Brazil.
Listen to So Why Not Save The World below on the band’s Soundcloud:
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*Featured photo by Daniela Vorndran