RykkaEurovision 2016 is almost upon us and as the countries begin to reveal their entries let’s start giving them the once-over. 

As I will be attending the grand final this year it’s even more super exciting for me!

The Switzerland song is called “The Last of Our Kind” and is performed by Rykka.

ARTIST

Rykka is a multitalented singer and songwriter who hails from Canada but now calls Switzerland home. She started as an acoustic folk artist, but it was pop music that brought her fame: With The Last Of Our Kind, Rykka won over both the audience and an expert jury in the Swiss national final in February, and therefore won the ticket to Stockholm, where she will represent Switzerland in May.

Tucked away in the vast hills and deep lakes near Zürich, Switzerland, and in the Canadian wilderness surrounding Vancouver, Rykka has been writing feverishly and honing her next sound. Change has been a constant for the multitalented songwriter, who started as an acoustic folk artist under her name Christina Maria before reinventing herself as Rykka and emerging with an alternative pop bang.

Her album Beatitudes is an offering to the pop gods, with throbbing beats and mega-choruses contrasted by confessional comedowns. She will spend 2016 on tour, and the album will be out in the fall.

SONG

The Last Of Our Kind is a song that she wrote with her friends, Mike James, Jeff Dawson and Warne Livesey about standing up for love and what you believe in. It was written just for Eurovision, but also for her new album that is coming out this year.

 

OPINION

Is she the Swiss Rita Ora? Well, I don’t actually like Rita Ora. As mid tempo ballads go it’s not too bad but there’s no spark about it and is instantly forgettable.

PREDICTION

I doubt this will make an impact and won’t qualify.

LYRICS

“Soldier, take off your armour
Show me your heart, this is home
And it’s stronger, stronger than water
Deeper than reason, longer than time

Here we are at the end of the movie, I’ve never felt more alive
It’s time to rise
We’re the last of our kind

It’s a whole new world, and we’re facing the fire
Not afraid of our own ghosts,
We’re The Last Of Our Kind
and we’re all that we know
And we’re out of our minds
Not afraid to be brave though,
We’re The Last Of Our Kind

The Last Of Our Kind
The Last Of Our Kind
Not afraid to be brave
We’re The Last Of Our Kind

This is paradise, turn off the searchlight
We’re where we belong.

Standing tall at the end of the story,
Watching world’s collide
It’s time to rise
We’re The Last Of Our Kind

It’s a whole new world, and we’re facing the fire
Not afraid of our own ghosts,
We’re The Last Of Our Kind
and we’re all that we know
And we’re out of our minds
Not afraid to be brave though,
We’re The Last Of Our Kind

Here we are now, with nothing to lose
I know without love, we won’t pull through, oh
Cause deep in the night, there is a light
And it guides us to truth.

It’s a whole new world, and we’re facing the fire
Not afraid of our own ghosts,
We’re The Last Of Our Kind
and we’re all that we know
And we’re out of our minds
Not afraid to be brave though,
We’re The Last Of Our Kind

The Last Of Our Kind
The Last Of Our Kind
Not afraid to be brave
We’re The Last Of Our Kind”

Good luck Rykka!

What do you think? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @popandtalk and keep me from going Eurovision mad!

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Written by Steve

I’m Steve and live in a village called Alford (home of Emeli Sande & birthplace of the Aberdeen Angus cow) in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I currently work in the IT industry (yawn) I just want to share my ideas, findings and general reflections with whoever wants to listen.