Kristian Hoffman - composer and musical director
I was pushing for original material from the very beginning. I just thought like, here was this face and this voice, and he needed to make a statement that was his own. I knew that the cover versions were our link to an audience, because they like something familiar, but I also thought, if Klaus is going to continue, and he wants to have a voice, then he has to have his own songs. And he immediately said, “well, why don’t you write them?” So it wasn’t like he came to me and said “this is what I want to say”, I would just see him occasionally and gather what I could. And then, I superimposed on it that it was this Bowie-esque, Ziggy Stardust kind of vehicle that we could make as huge as we wanted to.