Nena Is Back With A New Hit Single, “Genau Jetzt”

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

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Nena will forever be known for “99 Luftballons”, a song that, despite being sung in German, made her a pop icon around the world, but now at the age of 56, when many artists from her time find themselves losing relevancy, she is out with a new single that is proving that she still has what it takes to make a hit song.

“Genau Jetzt” is Nena’s killer hit that has the pop artist once again topping the charts, and the message of the song touches home for a Germany that has found itself divided in bit of a political mess.

The song in itself is worthy of its hit status, but it is the music video that really captures the soul of “Genau Jetzt”. Nena not only features her own mother and daughter in the video, but also a diverse cast that encompasses Germany’s multiethnic and LGBT society.

While the entire song is filled with a great message, a verse towards the end wraps the message up quite well:

Exactly now
At this moment
Nobody knows what comes tomorrow
Live now in the moment
When you fall on your face stand up and
Walk on


Source: YouTube, Slate
Photo: Michael Movchin/ CC BY-SA 3.0

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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