Let's start with the band, pronounced in English. We're talking about a bunch of young dogs that put their baby teeth in the glory and refused to let go. From count one, DI-RECT went like a train: not a steam locomotive but a Thalys. The growth spurt of the teenage idols offered the boys little time for reflection.
It's a fantasy on display (You & I, Daydreams in a Blackout)
Becoming an adult, however, can be accompanied by a feeling of saturation. New musical needs arose within the group. Time passed; change was in the air. The band and the then lead singer parted ways, creating room for development. In their feverish search for creative adventure, Spike, Jamie and Bas found two soul mates. They joined forces with keyboardist Vince and singer Marcel.
We're in it together (YEAH YEAH, Daydreams in a Blackout)
There is no relaxed period to get to know each other. You have to imagine that two unknown band members can't get on board quietly, but jump like a couple of cowboys on a 'bandwagon' that's already speeding forward.
Take a trip, let it go
Supermen flying off
Wired up, cut the rope
To whirl around (Invincible, Daydreams in a Blackout)
Explosions of energy, heated discussions, moments of intense recognition and merging create a tight group. Vince adds a strong artistic impulse to the collective - a driven songwriter with an outspoken vision. Marcel is embraced as the frontman: an obstinate character, a driving force in the forefront, who also leaves his mark on the sound. He hooks up to the struggle in the creative process of a club of ardent and closely connected musicians: When a conversation becomes a discussion, you're defending your point. There were times when we projected our insecurities onto each other. Sometimes you live with a song you've written for a very long time. It can be very difficult to let go of the idea for a song in your head and to be open for what someone else does with it. In the end, the interest of the group is greater than that of the individual.
2. Yeah Yeah Yeah
3. First Time
4. You & I
5. That would be Something
6. All in Vain
7. Out in the Wild
8. Daydreams in a Blackout
9. Paper Plane
10. Here's to the Love
11. Bonus Track: Where We Belong