Norway: Listen to KEiiNO’s new single “Praying”
KEiiNO the Norwegian trio that conquered Europe’s audience at the last Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, topping the televoting with their entry Spirit in the sky , is now meeting wider success across Europe and is putting the bases for new things and steps in the music scene.
The new single “Praying“
After their Eurovision success in Tel Aviv, KEiiNO have released their new single entitled Praying. Talking to the Norwegian newspapaer, VG ( aka Verdens Gang, “The Course of the World”), KEiiNO’s vocalist, Tom Hugo stated about their new song Praying, which was created in the region of Finnmark, homeplace of the other member, Fred Buljo:
The goal was to write a light summer song, which was not so easy in Alta in February. So the theme of ‘Praying’ became the fear of dying. But the melody is now quite cheerful, so it will be exciting to see how the song is received.
As their Eurovision entry, Spirit in the sky, Praying features Sámi elements or joik combined with electro dance-pop tunes. The group intends to use even more the Sámi language, especially after being appointed by the Sami Parliament as ambassadors in the UN’s Year of Indigenous Languages. Commenting on the fact the KEiiNO member stated:
For us it is a great honour. From the start we wanted to use Sámi language and Sámi elements in our songs, and we hope to be able to contribute to several other indigenous artists using their own language in a modern music expression.
Check out KEiiNO’s new music proposal entitled, Praying:
Recent activities and the Australian tour
Following their Eurovision 2019 participation, KEiiNO have kicked off a rally of appearances and performances across Europe and their country. Recently they attended the Oslo Pride 2019 festival expressing their support to the messages of equality and freedom the pride stands for.
See below KEiiNO at the Oslo Pride 2019:
KEiiNO’s activities have no boundaries as the have already scheduled to make a step further, promoting their music to Australia in late October 2019. Apart from unfolding their tour in the country of “down under”, they will work on their upcoming new album. You can check out more of KEiiNO’s activities on their official website.
KEiiNO at Eurovision 2019
Keiino is three member group formed by Alexandra Rotan, Tom Hugo and Fred Buljo. The group was formed especially for Melodi Grand Prix and Eurovision to follow, while their name in the language of Sami (from who Fred comes from) means “road” and according to Fred Buljo it stands for the road that brought the members together as a group
Τhe newly formed group won Melodi Grand Prix 2019, with their song Spirit in the sky, which is inspired by the battles for equal rights regarding either national or religious minorities, or gender equality or for the rights of the LGTB community.
Representing Norway at Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv, they competed in the 2nd semi final where they finished in the qualifying 7th place making it to the grand final . In the final KEiiNO topped the televoting with 291 points. Adding them up with the national juries’ votes the Norwegian trio achieved a remarkable 6th place on the overall scoreboard.
Lets remember KEiiNO’s amazing performance of Spirit in the sky at Eurovision 2019 on the Expo Tel Aviv stage :