Oh, fucking hell. This is Till Lindemann, frontman of Rammstein, a big strong giant of a man. Many years ago, he was a promising young swimmer potentially headed for the 1980 Olympics, but an injury derailed that plan. Till is extremely dedicated to his art, and willing to suffer greatly for it. His enthusiasm for pyrotechnics has led to him being burned fairly extensively over the years, and he once opted to have a surgical incision made in his cheek to stick a lightbulb inside his gob for Rammstein’s Ich Tu Dir Weh video. The dude’s a machine.
This song is in German, and relies lyrically on a lot of clever puns, homophones and double meanings which would be lost in a translated version. As an example, the title itself has a double meaning, playing on the identical sounds of “Du hast” and “Du hasst” – the first means “I have” while the second means “I hate”.
There’s a sort of Bonnie & Clyde, Reservoir Dogs thing going on in this video: a couple on the run, a suited gang, a general sense that at least someone is going to die…
Look, it's the rest of Rammstein! Unusually for a band who has been around as long as they have, Rammstein’s line-up has never changed, constituting the same six members since 1994. There are various side-projects and other ventures they all get up to during hiatuses from Rammstein activity, and band members cite their mutual respect for one another’s wishes as a major reason for the project’s longevity.