Kai Danzberg – Pop-Up Radio (Q&A)


‘Sometimes it’s very hard to compose great harmonies but I love layering my vocals on about 6-10 tracks. Sometimes I even get addicted to it, so I need to find the point where it’s sufficient.’, says German Power Popper Kai Danzberg.


What was the biggest fun during the making of the last album?

When I have all the instrumentation of a song finished, the most fun to me is to find out what vocal-harmonies I can come up with.

Sometimes it’s very hard to compose great harmonies but I love layering my vocals on about 6-10 tracks. Sometimes I even get addicted to it, so I need to find the point where it’s sufficient.

But it’s a difficult question as I do love everything about making music.

She tells you she will decide on a 5-song-mixtape if there is going to be a second date. Which 5 would you put on?

01. Oh! Darling – The Beatles
02. The Diary of Horace Wimp – ELO
03. Baby Be Mine – Michael Jackson
04. Give Me Just A Little Bit Of Your Heart – Chris Rainbow
05. Physical – Olivia Newton-John 😉 

Do you feel part of a community, the power pop community?

Definitely of the power pop community. Over the last years, I have got to know so many great people and artists. With some of them, I am currently working on music.
I am a big fan of Jellyfish, which are the power pop-pioneers to me. When I heard their record „Spilt Milk“ it changed my life in a way. And now I definitely know what kind of music I want to do!

It all started for me when I found out about Jellyfish. Now I am part of the power-pop community as a fan and as an artist, and it feels great.

If the budget was unlimited, how would you record the next record?

Oh, that’s easy. I’d take my whole family to England. The record would, of course, be recorded at the Abbey Road Studios.

I’d choose Roger Joseph Manning Jr from Jellyfish to produce the new songs with me. I’d also definitely take my friend

Dana Countryman with me, I’d definitely want to have him on that record. Everything would be produced without any digital instruments. I would take my time finishing it so I could get as close as I can to it being perfect… Well, let me dream 😉

What would change if Disney would call and tell you they are going to use your song in their next movie?

Well, actually I had an offer to sing a song for a movie (i guess it was from Disney) a few years ago. I didn’t do it…  Don’t ask me why! I can’t remember anymore. I guess I was an idiot back then.

Anyway, in the English version of the film Bruno Mars sang the song in the end. If I’d get such an offer again I’d definitely do it. But first I’d freak out. 

What’s up for the rest of the year?

Only great things: hopefully in November my next single will be released. The song is more of a rock song and it’s a duet with Lisa Mychols, which I love! She released some great records in the past!

But that’s not everything:  since finishing my latest record „Pop-Up Radio“, I have been working on the next record and it’s almost finished. It will be released in January 2019 and aside from Lisa Mychols, it will have many guests on it. I really can’t wait to release those songs. The title of the new album will be „Not Only Sunshine“! 🙂


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