For more than two decades, Xavier Naidoo has thrilled audiences with his unique voice and virtuoso musicality. Thanks to his versatility and curiosity, he always reveals new musical facets – now with his probably most personal album, which will be released on November 24, 2017 under the title “Für Dich.”. The seventh studio album is a homage to life, hope and love.
With expressive and emotional lyrics as well as an enthusiastic musical experimentation Xavier Naidoo combines his well-known sound with completely new tones. For example, “Für Dich” contains emotional ballads as well as rousing anthems – all characterized by a creative mix of soul, pop, hip-hop, folk, classical and rock music.
“For You.” Is the personal album of his journey through life, observing curiously, loving detail and expressing his feelings; a person who reflects his experiences and dreams in his music. “For you.” Is characterized by feelings such as love and longing, but at the same time also by the importance of family bonding – in many places he describes his feelings as a young family man. Xavier Naidoo describes experiences and personalities – farewell as well as the joy of coming home and feeling secure. The lyrics show a mature and strong artist who uses the words to describe everyday emotions that he shares with many people. So he expresses in “For You” – the song of the same name to the album – fears and feelings that probably everyone knows and shares: Especially the feeling of doing everything unconditionally to protect his loved ones. “For you I would tear the world off the hooks / For you / For you the hot iron from the coal grab / For you / […].”
Xavier Naidoo gives expression to the most varied forms of affection with songs like “being with you”, “as long as I still can” and “ready for love” – be it the love for music, the love for his fellow human beings or the love for his family , With the song “Give Me Love” he shows how important love is for life and that sometimes alone it is all that a person needs.
In the sensitive ballad “What is forever”, he reflects on experiencing and enjoying the moment – living in the Now.
The first single release “Take Me Along” exemplifies the mood and theme of the entire album “Für Dich.” – and its musical complexity. The song gives a deep insight into the emotional world of Xavier Naidoo and brings his hopes, wishes and longings to the point. As a contrast, he underlines his emotions with an energetic and powerful music, so that “Take Me With” presented as a profound as well as positive song about traveling and being prevented. Significantly, the song is also the first on the album and opens the gates to this musically interesting journey.
For most songs Xavier Naidoo collaborated again with Jules Kalmbacher, the hit producer of the album “Bei mein Seele”, which also produced numerous hits with other well-known artists such as Mark Forster, Cro and Imagine Dragons. The collaboration between Xavier Naidoo and Jules Kalmbacher is marked by the desire to combine the old with the new and to unite a unique musical diversity on a Xavier Naidoo album. In addition, two of the songs (“Putting this life on the map of your life” and “Ready for love”) are the result of a long tradition of cooperation with producer Michael Herberger. “For You.” Contains musically strong songs that are not limited by genre limits or close to experimentation. The new album is characterized by an innovative and at the same time clear sound, positive and life-affirming, authentic and intoxicating – and yet in Naidoo’s typical handwriting.
Xavier Naidoo has left a lasting mark on German pop music – not only with his charismatic voice, but above all with his virtuoso musicality and his desire for a multi-faceted sound.
As a singer and songwriter, the exceptional artist has set new standards with his everlasting hits – and delights his listeners with a unique mixture of soul, hip-hop and pop. His studio albums are refined with gold and platinum, his authentic and versatile live performances are among the best that the music scene in Germany has to offer.
Xavier Naidoo’s unparalleled success story begins in 1998 with his debut album “Not From This World”. It sells over 1.5 million copies and remains in the top 20 of the charts for over a year. In 2001, Xavier Naidoo founds his own label, realizing his dream of independence. A successful step, as his unprecedented musical career proves: He has released six studio solo albums to date, selling millions of copies and all of them are directly in first place on the German album charts. His musical work has received many awards – so he received u. a. the Echo, the Comet, the MTV Award, the Golden Camera, the Golden Tuning Fork, the Fred Jay Prize, the Austrian Amadeus Awards and the GQ Man of the Year. His music connects young and old. For many years, Xavier Naidoo has also been involved in social projects such as the association “Aufwind-Mannheim e.V.” (www.aufwind-mannheim.de) and raises his voice against exclusion, xenophobia and discrimination.
He convinces and surprises again and again with extraordinary musical projects: as co-founder of the “Söhne Mannheims”, together with the rapper Kool Savas as XAVAS, under his pseudonym “Der Xer” with clubbing dubsteps sounds or together with Michael Mittermeier, Rea Garvey and Sasha as part of the swing ensemble of “Alive and Swingin”. In addition, he has been thrilling for years with countless musical collaborations such as with RZA, Helene Fischer, David Garrett, Placido Domingo, Unholy, PUR, Afrob, Bushido, KC Rebel and Schiller and regularly proves that his musical creativity no (genre) limits knows. With his extraordinary voice and stage presence, his live performances become a riveting and unforgettable experience; Again and again he provides for large and small audience for goosebumps moments. For the first time in 1993 in the rock oratorio “Moses” – next year Xavier Naidoo celebrates his 25th anniversary on stage. His last tour in 2016 was sold out within a short time. For the first time he appeared unplugged and only with piano and guitar accompaniment, which was frenetically acclaimed by more than ninety thousand spectators throughout Germany. Due to the enthusiasm of the fans and the continuing high demand, the tour will continue successfully this year.
In addition, Xavier Naidoo regularly entertains a large television audience as an entertainer and is shaping a new generation of musical television entertainment: as a juror in the first two seasons of “The Voice of Germany”, as the first host of “Sing mein Song – Die Tauschkonzert” (over three Seasons) as well as moderator of the largest German music award, the “Echo 2017”. This year, he successfully establishes his own live music TV format “Xavier’s Wunschkonzert Live” on German television. The enormous popularity of the audience brings the first season of “Sing my song – the exchange concert” the German Television Award and the echo – for the second season there is the Bambi.
This year Xavier Naidoo releases his seventh studio album “Für Dich.”, A homage to life, hope and love.