In April 2015, Marc Fischer and Stefan Kinski announced that they were leaving Wolkenfrei, leading to the project being represented only by Mai (mostly as "Wolkenfrei-Star Vanessa Mai"). "Wolke 7", the first single from Wolkenfrei's second studio album, was released on 22 May. The album, titled Wachgeküsst, was released on 10 July. A day before, Deutsches Musik Fernsehen had dedicated a 65-minute television special to Mai and to the album. Due to Mai's extensive television presence, including an appearance on Florian Silbereisen's ARD show Die Besten im Sommer with the song "Wolke 7", the album reached place 7 of the German albums chart and also charted in Austria and Switzerland. The single "Wolke 7" reached place 54 in Germany and 71 in Austria. On 18 September, "Wachgeküsst", the album's title track, was released as its second single. On 9 October, Mai's first live album (still as Wolkenfrei), Wachgeküsst (Live), was released. The last single "In all deinen Farben" (English: "In All Your Colours") was released on 11 December, followed a week later by a non-album Christmas single titled "Ein Engel in der Weihnachtszeit" (English: "An Angel at Christmas Time").