Wilde Thing

With “Kids in America” she started some 10 years ago with her solo career – originally in the shadow of her family, because her father Marty and her mother Joyce were very popular in the fifties and sixties. But now the 31-year-old has liberated herself and has delivered her best album in her career to date with “Love Is”. Formel Eins talked to her in Hamburg.

“Love Is” is the title of the LP, “Love is Holy” is the first single. What does Love mean to you?
For me, love is the most important thing in life, and I’m being surrounded by lots of it in my life, love from people like my family and friends. The single title is meant to be more spiritual, as it deals with spiritual love rather than physical.

What has changed for you personally in your eleven year career?
At the start of the eighties, when I was 20, I have always cared about what others thought of me. I have struggled with my credibility. Now it’s important for me to know that I believe in myself and in everything I do.

Has the name Wilde harmed you in the beginning? Your father, mother and brother were always famous with it.
I’ve always had fear not to be as good as the rest of my family and that I would fail in the business. I could have opted for a different name, but that would have come out as well and that would have harmed me more, I think.

What kind of feeling do you have for this new album?
I love it, and I love to present it to the people! The promotional stress doesn’t matter to me. I will have a holiday when I have taken care of business.

Are you going to do a tour?
We are planning one for next autumn. We must wait and see what happens with the album, but I am confident that it will do well, because I believe in it.