Darude Sebastian Finland

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2019: FINLAND – ‘Look Away’ by Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman

Eurovision 2019 – Finland

by Christopher Smith

The Finnish song is called “Look Away and is performed by Darude and Sebastian Rejman.

ARTISTS:

Darude is a legend in clubbing circles. His singles “Sandstorm” (1999) and “Feel The Beat” (2000) were enormous commercial hits all over the world, topping dance charts in multiple countries and selling millions of copies apiece. His debut album “Before The Storm” (2000) has sold over 800,000 copies to date.

Sebastian Rejman is a Finnish singer and guitarist with the groups The Giant Leap and Sebastian and The Fourth Line Band.

“Look Away” is co-written by Sebastian and Darude.

VIDEO:

LIVE PERFORMANCE:

OPINION:

There are no surprises with this, it’s production Darude right down the middle of the road. Disappointing vocals, however, from Rejman, that I hardly paid attention to. For me, I could still hear the beat!

PREDICTION:

When you see the name Darude on a Eurovision entry, you assume all is well and it will be massive. This, I fear won’t. If it does qualify, I don’t see it picking up too many points at all – towards the bottom of the pile!

LYRICS:

“There’s something you should know
I can’t sing a love song anymore
There’s something going on
And I can’t turn my back on it anymore

How can we go to sleep at night
And lay there in our beds?
When we know what’s going on
With the world today

Is it in my head?
Am I the only one?
Is it in my head?
When the war has just begun

We look away, look away
Look away, look away
Look away, look away
Look away, look away
Is it in my head?
Is it in my head?
Look away, look away, no

There’s something in the air at night
That feels so different
And I don’t understand
I didn’t see this wind coming

How can we go to sleep at night
And lay there in our beds?
When we know what’s going on
With the world today

Is it in my head?
Am I the only one?
Is it in my head?
When the war has just begun

We look away, look away
Look away, look away
Look away, look away
Look away, look away
Is it in my head?
Am I the only one?
Is it in my head?
When the war has just begun
We look away, look away
Look away, look away
Look away, look away
look away, look away, no”

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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