Hans-Jürgen Burkard, one of the great photojournalists of our time, has embarked on an extraordinary journey through Germany. A journey that takes the lyrics of German pop songs as associative matter for a photographic portrait of German sensitivities. German pop music, criticizing, harsh, but also affectionate and confident – what does it tell about a country, what emerges from it? Hans-Jürgen Burkard has translated lyrics like those of Königin von Kreuzberg by Prinz Pi or Hinterland by Casper into great pictures: free, off-the-wall, alarming, cheerful, mysterious – in any case fantastic. With a thick wad of lyrics print-outs on the passenger seat, he drove thousands of kilometres through the republic. Searching for moods and situations that matched the music. With essays by Silke Müller and Peter-Matthias Gaede.