"Automatisch" and "Automatic" are the first singles from Germanpop rock band Tokio Hotel's third German studio album and second English studio album Humanoid. "Automatisch" was released in German-speaking countries on 18 September 2009 and "Automatic" was released in the United States on 22 September 2009.
Craig Wessels of Wicked Pixels, the most-awarded animation-studio in South Africa, directed the music video, shot over three days in the Kalahari Desert in South Africa. The video features the band driving separately in muscle cars and with computer generated humanoid robots. The music video for "Automatic" was released online on September 3, 2009 while the video for "Automatisch" was released a day later.
Straightforward pop-rock with catchy melodies and a well-calculated mix of stolen Metallica riffs and romantic ballad elements. Everything is played on the safe side, and the production is technically perfect.
A winning combination of lyrics laced with "emo" angst, wrapped in a flamboyant pop-rock package. It's PG-rated but still edgy enough for younger fans. Songs range from catchy pop anthems to anti-suicide messages to appealing rock ballads.