Clemens Rehbein of Berlin-based music duo Milky Chance talks candidly to Headliner about the band’s upcoming fourth studio album, the huge North American tour they’ve got planned for later this year, and why the chemistry between them is as strong as it’s ever been…
Originating in Kassel, Germany, Rehbein (guitar, vocals) and Phillipp Dausch (bass, percussion, production) were in fact school friends way before their musical partnership blossomed into what it is today. The duo released their debut album Sadnecessary in 2013 - much to the delight of millennial indie fans who were treated to an irresistible pastiche of electronic and folk-tinged rock through viral singles Stolen Dance and Down By The River.
Ten years, countless live shows and three albums later, Milky Chance are now poised to drop their fourth studio album, Living In A Haze, set for release on June 9. Having clocked up a decade of musical success, Headliner was curious to find out if the band still operates like a well-oiled machine.
“It definitely has changed, in a very good way,” begins Rehbein when questioned on the matter. “I feel like we're even more of a band now than we were during that time, because in our first two or three years we just kept looking back at it like a big happy accident.