|I'm Not Afraid
|Song by Emigrate from the album A Million Degrees
|Richard Kruspe, Henrik Johansson, Terrence Matlin
|30 November 2018
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- The song had its premiere on 28 October 2018 on the German radio station Rock Antenne.
- The song features Cardinal Copia from Ghost.
- In a track-by-track interview with Kerrang!, Richard said the following about the song:
This was made with the help of Cardinal Copia himself… the holy spirit helped me (laughs)! There was a bit of a coincidence – we were looking for a producer for Rammstein and there were three guys on the list. I noticed all three had worked with Ghost. So I called him [leader Tobias Forge] up and he said he’d be in Berlin. He came over and we talked about his experience with producers and he gave me some advice. Then I asked if he would be interested in a collaboration and he told me he was not doing such things. I played him the song anyway, as he couldn’t really say no… I wouldn’t have let him (laughs). But he listened and it was really straightforward from there. He didn’t do it the nice American way, he just looked at me and said, ‘I’m in!’ That worked out great. He’s a fantastic guy and really fun to work with.
- In an interview with Rock Antenne, Richard talked about the song:
RA: Ghost mastermind Tobias Forge is supposed to be on the album, too, right? But I didn’t hear him. Maybe I´m deaf…
RZK: Yeah you're definitely deaf, man. Let me show it to you…
RA: That´s him? RZK: Yes, that´s his voice. It’s actually a fun story how that whole collaboration came together… we didn’t know each other but I was looking for producers for Rammstein and I knew that the producers we were interested in used to work with Ghost. Tobias was in town, I called him, we met for some coffee, and we got along perfectly, so I just had to ask him, if he was interested in collaborating with me. I just finished that one song that would match his voice perfectly. He actually said no, he doesn’t do any collaborations, that’s just not his thing… but then I played him the song – and he couldn’t say no anymore (laughs). I’m glad he was so spontaneous and willing to change his mind.
RA: How long did it take you two to record that song?
RZK: It didn’t take a very long time. We initially wanted to record it here in Berlin, but due to some personal problems Tobias had, that producer we hired for Rammstein, recorded his parts in Sweden.
|I'm Not Afraid
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