The star DJ raves about his children
Many parents reach their limits with teenage children. Star DJ David Guetta, on the other hand, raves in an interview: “It’s the best.”
David Guetta (54) released a potential summer hit at the beginning of April: together with the British singers Ella Henderson (26) and Becky Hill (28), the star DJ released the song “Crazy What Love Can Do”. On Friday is now also a elaborate music video appearedwhich comes across as an action movie trailer: Guetta plays a cop who goes in search of Henderson and Hill, who disappeared on a road trip.
In an interview with the news agency spot on news, David Guetta talks about the new song and reveals whether he will soon have a new album. He also raves about his two children, Tim Elvis (18) and Angie (14), whose teenage years he describes as “the best”. “It’s really great to have teenagers,” said the 54-year-old. He also answers whether David Guetta could be a guest coach on “The Voice of Germany” again after 2020.
You produced your new song with Becky Hill and Ella Henderson. How did the collaboration come about? What do you appreciate about the two women?
David Guetta: Ella wrote the first version of the song. Her voice sounds really good, but she’s also a great songwriter. I recently had a hit with Becky Hill, “Remember”. She’s got this huge soulful voice and I’m really into that 90’s house feeling right now. So that was perfect for joining forces.
The single is titled “Crazy What Love Can Do” and sounds like a declaration of love. How does this song title apply to your own life?
Guetta: I think love is the greatest driving force in the universe. It’s interesting to ask yourself: How many love songs can you write? How many love relationships can you have? You could say: once you’ve been in love, it will always be the same. But that is not true. It’s different every time. We do the craziest things for love and that’s what makes it so beautiful.
You were nominated for a Grammy this year. Were you disappointed that you didn’t get an award this time?
Guetta: No, not at all. Something very positive has also happened. First of all, it’s an honor to be nominated. So just being there at all is a win. And second, my friend Black Coffee won in the Best Dance Album category. I was part of the album so I was very happy for it and also proud to be a part of it.
Their children Angie and Tim Elvis are now teenagers. How has your relationship changed as a result?
Guetta: It’s the best. It is great. They’re in another room right now, waiting for me. Then we go to the gym together. Last night we watched Top Boy together, that great British series. We can watch the same TV shows, listen to music together, go to the gym. We just love doing things together. We talk about business topics and I ask her for her opinion. It’s really great to have teenagers.
Her son started a soccer charity for children in Africa last year. How proud were you of that?
Guetta: That was wonderful. I liked the idea so much because he loves football and this sport is so important in Africa. So he brought equipment there, hired professional trainers and played there with the kids himself. It was really incredible. I was impressed.
During the pandemic you have spent a lot of time with your family. Now you’re back on stage more often. Do you still take time out for the family?
Guetta: Yes, of course. I always do this at a certain part of the year. This is very important to me.
After two years, big concerts are finally possible again. Are you already looking forward to the festival summer?
Guetta: So much. I’ve been waiting for this forever.
In 2020 you were a guest coach at “The Voice of Germany”. Could you imagine being on the show again?
Guetta: Yes, of course. It was a very fun experience. I really liked it. I was surprised it was so much fun.
You are currently releasing many new songs. Will there be another album from you soon after 2018?
Guetta: I don’t know if there will be one. Honestly, I couldn’t do anything just with the songs I’ve released so far this year. I’m not thinking about an album at the moment to be honest. It’s a big commitment to make an album. And right now I just want to make music to have fun without the stress of an album.