Still unknown less than a week ago, this young man from Lausanne has all eyes on him since the last week-end. The Sunday, 20th of November to be precise, Gotthard revealed to the public Nic Maeder’s identity as the new singer for the band, along with a new song and a new video, allowing the public to make a judgement based upon actual material.
Almost 400 singers, some of international fame, applied for the job. The process has been long because just as Freddy Scherer explained us, the band wanted to take the personal dimension, along to the musical one, into account. Thus the band spent time with the applicants outside rehearsals. It’s with Nic Maeder that things went the most naturally obviously, as shown in the new title’s (the first ever written during the audition process) video, “Remember It’s Me”, in which according to what the band wanted, we can see them working and exchanging as a new formation during these last weeks. Nic doesn’t seem to be one of these shy new ones that just try to get their bearings, but is really invested in both music and lyrics writing. Gotthard not only found a new bandmate; Gotthard found a brother.
Just like you, we wanted to know more about Nic. Very nice and enthusiastic, he accepted to answer our questions and talk about his life, his carreer, who he is, and most of all… about his cover of “Ça plane pour moi”!