If you’re a devoted reader, you already know we’re huge fans of German producer and artist Christian Löffler. For years, his music has been a mainstay in our playlists, never failing to captivate us.
His sound is richly layered, maintaining a signature essence that’s both introspective and perfect for the dance floor. His tracks, often intricate and slowly unfolding, invite you on a journey through the depths of electronic beats and instrumental melodies, offering an experience that’s both intoxicating and soothing. That’s why we’re thrilled to have had another opportunity to exchange a few questions with him, after all this time, diving into his latest track “Ease” and his eagerly anticipated album, ‘A Life’.
“Ease,” he shares, “highlights the clubbier side of my sound spectrum. I believe events like festivals, club nights, or concerts are crucial for keeping our human essence alive. It’s all about bringing people together, sharing moments, and emotions.” This, in essence, is Christian Löffler. And we couldn’t agree more. Particularly in these challenging times, when every change seems fraught with difficulty, this track shows up as a poetic ode to hope. It underscores the beauty and simplicity of electronic music, revealing its power to those open to its embrace.
Personally, I have immense respect for artists like Christian, who can create a whole story within a track, in this case, a mesmerizing 5 minutes. In our interview, we explore his approach to connecting emotions through art, the transformative power of starting with small steps in his career, and what he loves most about being on tour.
photography by Christian Löffler
Christian, congratulations on your new single ‘Ease’. I feel much of hope in this track, which is absolutely amazing. In a world increasingly influenced by technology, how do you think tracks like ‘Ease’ help in reconnecting us with our human emotions?
I’m convinced that connecting us emotionally is a primary advantage of art. I aim for a more hopeful and optimistic sound with my newest productions. I’m sure that we are longing for human relationships even more in a world shifting more and more towards technology. Ease focuses more on the clubbier side of my sound spectrum. I believe that events like festivals, clubbing nights, or concerts are beneficial to not lose what makes us human. It’s about bringing people together and sharing moments and feelings.
You mentioned that ‘Ease’ is a reminder to yourself to take the first step, no matter how small. Can you share a personal experience where starting small led to significant achievements in your music career?
It’s happening more or less every day for me. Usually, there are many things to take care of. Let it be the interview that needs to be done, creating a cover artwork, or finishing that last track of the album. It’s easy to lose focus and get overwhelmed, but I remind myself to start with something and keep going. Speaking of a specific moment, I remember brainstorming with my friend Paul about starting a record label. That time in my early twenties, I thought a lot about things that never happened, like doing my own fashion label as I was designing and making my own clothes back then. I was dreaming and thinking about many things, but it’s necessary to take action at some point; otherwise, you will never come up with anything. It’s the most simple thing but also the hardest. The breaking point was that we just decided to send four tracks of mine to the mastering studio and produce the first vinyl. That made a big difference because we made something that was actually there, and we could continue.
Your upcoming album ‘A Life’ is dedicated to exploring different emotional states. How did you translate specific emotions into musical compositions? And was there a particular emotion that was more challenging to express musically?
It’s not like feeling something particular that I’m transferring into music. It’s more of an abstract process, a mix of current things happening and memories from the past ‚A Life‘ is about some kind of awakening process I had in the past few years. It’s about focusing on what is happening right now, which is positive in my life. I’m a person who usually worries about many things, but recently, I really tried to live in the moment and enjoy things as they come, even if this sounds like a very worn-out stereotyped phrase. But there is something behind it, and with the energy that comes through music and reaches the people, I believe giving something warm and welcoming is more necessary than ever.
“Events like festivals, clubbing nights, or concerts… are beneficial to not lose what makes us human.”
Which track from this album are you most excited to share with your fans?
I’m excited for all of them and to see the reaction to the album’s overall feel since it’s pretty different from the last two. If I had to choose one, it would be the title track, A Life, because I would have never done it a few years back. There are elements I was trying to avoid, but now I have a lot of fun playing with them, especially with these sounds that I was hating on a bit back in the day.
You already have a great tour schedule for this year. After all these years, what is something you no longer enjoy being on the road, and one thing you still love?
Not getting enough sleep is the most annoying thing when touring. I hate getting to bed super exhausted, knowing I will only get two hours before the alarm. Apart from travel issues like delays or cancellations, I love everything about this. I can play my music super loud on a great system, which is too much fun. As a plus, I get to visit places I always wanted to see, like Japan. I meet lovely people, make new friends, and take a lot of inspiration with me anytime I go somewhere new.
“Things you want to happen will happen at some point. I’m delighted with things happening now.”
In our last interview in 2016, you envisioned yourself in 10 years as an artist delving into various forms of art including music, photography, painting, and possibly filming. Reflecting on your response, in what ways do you feel you’ve achieved or deviated from those goals? Also, looking forward, where do you see yourself in the next 10 years both artistically and personally? (smiles)
Music, indeed, is the primary focus. Unfortunately, I haven’t found the time to paint for a couple of months already, but I’m still working in all these fields and constantly discovering great new artists there. It’s a personal thing that I usually don’t make up any plans for the future. I learned that things you want to happen will happen at some point. I’m really trying to avoid looking forward and backwards too much. I just finished a new album, and there is so much connected to it I’m working on right now, so I’m delighted with things happening now.
You also told us that you are a romantic guy. What was the last romantic thing you did?
The last romantic thing I did was to visit the Caspar David Friedrich view onto the Kreidefelsen in honor of his 250th birthday. His work gave me so much energy when I was an art student, and it was revitalizing to stand there and enjoy the view.
Thank you so much for your time!
Thanks for the great questions! (smiles)
Check out “Ease” here: orcd.co/ease