Lake Malawi who will represent the Czech Republic at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 have released the official video for their entry “Friend Of A Friend”. The music video was directed by Jordan Háj & Givinar Kříž and filmed at the end of February in Prague.

Lake Malawi are a Czech indie-pop band made up of Albert Černý (lead vocal, guitar), Jeroným Šubrt (bass and keys), Antonín Hrabal (drums) and Pavel Palát (drums). The band, whose name is inspired by a Bon Iver song, was founded in 2013 by lead singer Albert Černý, who rose to fame when he was 15 years old and won three Andel awards, the Czech equivalent of the Grammies, with his former band called Charlie Straight.

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End of Januray the band Lake Malawi won the online national format “Eurovision CZ 2019” receiving the most votes from a combination of public vote and international jury votes including several former Eurovision participants. Lake Malawi will perform their entry “Friend Of A Friend” in the first half of the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 on May 14.

The lyrics of Lake Malawi’s “Friend Of A Friend”

Can you hear it?
There’s someone behind the wall making the same sounds
Can you hear it?
It sounds like you and me when we’re making love
Who is it?
You said you wish they weren’t taking such a long time
 
She was my neighbour when we were thirteen
She moved back in
There’s not much between us now
Do you know what I mean?
 
She’s only a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend
She’s never home ‘cause she plays in a band
I don’t know if you’d understand
She’s only a friend of a friend of a friend
I had a dream that she walked through the door
I can’t recall her name anymore
Please believe me, I’m your man
She’s only a friend of a friend of a friend
(I’m only a friend)
 
Can you feel it?
There’s someone sliding up and down the ceiling
Breathing, he is synchronizing with her beating heart
(With her beating heart)
 
She was my neighbour when we were thirteen
She moved back in
There’s not much between us now
Do you know what I mean?
 
She’s only a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend
She’s never home ‘cause she plays in a band
I don’t know if you’d understand
She’s only a friend of a friend of a friend
I had a dream that she walked through the door
I can’t recall her name anymore
Please believe me, I’m your man
She’s only a friend of a friend of a friend
(I’m only a friend)
(I’m only a friend)
She’s only a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend
She’s never home ‘cause she plays in a band
I don’t know if you’d understand
She’s only a friend of a friend of a friend
I had a dream that she walked through the door
I can’t recall her name anymore
Please believe me, I’m your man
She’s only a friend of a friend of a friend