Adila Sedraïa (born 26 June 1984), best known by her stage name Indila, is a French singer and songwriter. She collaborated with many musicians on vocals and songwriting prior to releasing her first single, “Dernière danse” (“Last Dance”), in November 2013, which reached SNEP Top 2 in France. She released her first album Mini World in February 2014.
Adila Sedraïa was born on 26 June 1984, in Paris. Her mother was a caregiver, while her grandmother sang at weddings; she has two older sisters. Indila describes herself as a “child of the world” as she is of Indian, Algerian, Egyptian, and Cambodian descent. Prior to her singing career, she worked as a tour guide at the Marché international de Rungis. She explained that her stage name comes from her insatiable love for India.
In addition to her native French, Indila has provided vocals in English, including “Dreamin'” with Youssoupha and “Bye Bye Sonyé” with DJ Abdel, and sung Hindi-language refrains in Criminel by TLF and Thug mariage by Rohff.
Rammstein (German pronunciation: [ˈʁamʃtaɪn], lit. “ramming stone”) is a German Neue Deutsche Härte band formed in Berlin in 1994. The band’s lineup—consisting of lead vocalist Till Lindemann, lead guitarist Richard Kruspe, rhythm guitarist Paul Landers, bassist Oliver Riedel, drummer Christoph Schneider, and keyboardist Christian “Flake” Lorenz—has remained unchanged throughout their history, along with their approach to songwriting, which consists of Lindemann writing and singing the lyrics over instrumental pieces the rest of the band have completed beforehand. Prior to their formation, some members were associated with the punk rock acts Feeling B and First Arsch.
In 1989, East German guitarist Richard Kruspe escaped to West Berlin and started the band Orgasm Death Gimmick. At that time, he was heavily influenced by US music, especially that of rock group Kiss. After the Berlin Wall came down, he moved back home to Schwerin, where Till Lindemann worked as a basket-weaver and played drums in the band First Arsch (loosely translated as “First Arse” or “First Ass”). At this time, Kruspe lived with Oliver Riedel of the Inchtabokatables and Christoph Schneider of Die Firma.