It is a misconception that pop music should be carefree. This is the feeling one gets by venturing into the shining, dark pop universe Bastian Emil has created with Grand Prix. The presumption of pop music is re-created and appears now as dark and majestic. ”Gasoline is floating in my veins / and bold decision is my name” he sings, and adds ”No one will save me”. Beauty and death goes hand in hand with Grand Prix - this is march music, requiem, and love songs at the same time. It wants to encourage the listener to be the emperor, to feel like a greek god. It is the music that accompanies race cars running beyond abyss, or as Bastian Emil puts it: music for people with fast and sensitive hearts.