Hatari

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2019: ICELAND – ‘Hatrið Mun Sigra’ by Hatari

Eurovision 2019 – Iceland

by Christopher Smith

The Icelandic song is called “Hatrið Mun Sigra and is performed by Hatari.

ARTIST:

Hatari are an Icelandic techno and punk rock band from Reykjavík. The band consists of Klemens Nikulásson Hannigan, Matthías Tryggvi Haraldsson and Einar Hrafn Stefánsson.

Hatari was formed in 2015. In January 2019, Hatari, with their new song “Hatrið Mun Sigra”, were confirmed as one of the ten acts competing in Söngvakeppnin 2019, Iceland’s national selection for its entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Hatari won Söngvakeppnin 2019 in March that year, and is thus set to represent Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest in May 2019.

“Hatrið Mun Sigra” (“Hate Will Prevail”) is written by the boys themselves and has already topped the Icelandic singles chart.

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OPINION:

“Hatrið Mun Sigra” is sung in Icelandic and is a thumping electro-rock-dance number full of anger and scaryness! Remember Finland’s Lordi from 2006? Well this is pretty much it but with a dance twist.

PREDICTION:

If it qualify’s at all, I can’t see this being overly popular, but then again most people said the same of Lordi!

LYRICS:

“Svallið var hömlulaust
Þynnkan er endalaus
Lífið er tilgangslaust
Tómið heimtir alla

Hatrið mun sigra
Gleðin tekur enda
Enda er hún blekking
Svikul tálsýn

Allt sem ég sá
Runnu niður tár
Allt sem ég gaf
Eitt sinn gaf
Ég gaf þér allt

Alhliða blekkingar
Einhliða refsingar
Auðtrúa aumingjar
Flóttinn tekur enda
Tómið heimtir alla

Hatrið mun sigra
Evrópa hrynja
Vefur lyga
Rísið úr öskunni
Sameinuð sem eitt

Allt sem ég sá
Runnu niður tár
Allt sem ég gaf
Eitt sinn gaf
Ég gaf þér allt

Allt sem ég sá
Runnu niður tár
Allt sem ég gaf
Eitt sinn gaf
Ég gaf þér allt

Hatrið mun sigra
Ástin deyja
Hatrið mun sigra
Gleðin tekur enda
Enda er hún blekking
Svikul tálsýn

Hatrið mun sigra”

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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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