Let the pop-punk fans rejoice as we debut a brand new interview over on the ESCUnited YouTube channel, this time featuring Simon and Julian Fuchs of Lonely Spring!
The brothers have been making music together for nearly a decade alongside another guitarist, with their first rendition of Lonely Spring originating back in 2010 as a school band. And now the band is made up four members who create music across a number of genres, and they tend to allow their mood or interest in that moment dictate what genre that song sits in. Throughout their time together they recorded songs in the hardcore, emo, and pop-punk genres but attribute their musical inspiration to the 90’s pop-punk greats like Green Day, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Blink 182, and Avril Lavigne.
Fans may have noticed that the band released their song Misfits back on November 28th, two days after the Unser Lied submission deadline has passed – but the song was not originally written for Eurovision. The brothers told us that they originally posted a teaser of the song on Tik Tok with the caption “if this get 10,000 likes we’ll do this”, and the fans met the threshold. They acknowledged that this is what ultimately pushed them to apply, “there was no turning back…..so many people wanted to see pop-punk at the Eurovision.” They also mentioned that they never actually thought that they would have made it to the live show, but are so happy they did.
The brothers also have said that they are taking this process and the German selection seriously this year – “we are going to give it our everything” they said. They also said that the resurgence of the punk genre may also help them to standout in the contest and give Germany their best result since 2017. Julian also feels their other strength is the relatability of their song, “It’s a cool song and it has a cool message…..we wanted to put out a song that helps people get through the struggle of not fitting in.”
Lonely Spring will be competing in the German national final Unser Lied für Liverpool on March 3rd for the chance to represent Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool, United Kingdom.