Release Date 31/06/22
For the second album Torschlusspanik! (German for fear of being left outside the gates) the Fernweh wanted to address some of the conflict and turmoil both around the world and also internally and emotionally. The band is the same, but aimed for a leaner, more direct approach to song writing. Rather than painting impressions or abstractions they wanted to quickly get to the heart of their message and songs in bold, primary colours.
Many of the songs tell stories or follow characters who represent or personify some of the themes they are trying to address. There is humour and there is sadness within these stories. It is an album that expresses frustration and confusion with the state of things but that very much affirms its belief in the rich and complicated experience of humanity.