BODI BILL QuickFire Questions

By Vasco Dega

German trio Bodi Bill, present a dystopian future on the new art-pop tune (and aptly strong video) Be Sure, inspired by an Elon Musk interview. Be Sure is out now via Sinnbus Records.

“The point of the video was the idea of uploading and downloading
someone’s identity into the cloud. Some sort of eternal life. It opposes sleeve death to
actual death. The antagonist is returning, and the showdown you see in the very
beginning will probably happen over and over again. In a way, that the video is the
start of a small series, several parts that refer to each other. It’s all about parallel
worlds, what is real, what is simulation, what is reality, what is memory? We’ll face
some fundamental changes within the next decades. And that’s as fascinating as it is

What was the first album you bought?

Probably a 2nd vinyl record in 6th grade…Stevie wonder – Talking Book maybe or was it Tears Tor Fears – Songs From The Big Chair

Who are some of your biggest musical inspirations and why?

Sonic Youth, Aphex Twin, Bonnie Prince Billy (early stuff)

What are some non-musical inspirations that motivate your music?

The sounds of nature and our baby!

Tell us about your new single ’Be Sure’?

We wanted to shoot a video in the snow, Berlin never has too much snow, but this year was different… Be sure sounds right for a snowy video… The lyrics are also roughly inspired by an Elon Musk interview. He states that it’s his goal to find a way to couple the human brain with AI, that it should be possible to “save state” very soon –  so I wonder, how can we be sure what’s real and what’ a simulation once it’s possible to move the “mind” from one body to another

What have you got lined up for 2021?

We’ll be releasing another 3 more singles and our new album … since touring is a bit sketchy right now, we decided to focus on producing more videos instead, treating each like another episode of a mini-series … be sure was episode no.1 – I can’t wait to watch all of them in a row in autumn! 🙂