Tamta

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2019: CYPRUS – ‘Replay’ by Tamta

Eurovision 2019 – CYPRUS

by Christopher Smith

The Cyprian song is called “Replay and is performed by Tamta.

ARTIST:

Tamta Goduadze, known as simply Tamta, is a Georgian-Greek singer. She first achieved popularity in Greece in 2004 for her participation in Super Idol Greece, in which she placed second.

She went on to release several charting albums and singles in Greece (and Cyprus). Tamta became a mentor on X Factor Georgia in 2014, and The X Factor Greece in 2016. She will represent Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song “Replay”.

“Replay” is written by Alex Papaconstantinou, Geraldo Sandell, Viktor Svensson, Albin Nedler and Kristoffer Fogelmark, and produced by Alex P, who has worked with Enrique Iglesias, Khaled and Jennifer Lopez, to name but a few!

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OPINION:

There’s an infectious vibe that catches you from the beginning of “Replay”. The song builds to an electro-dance chorus with Latin tones. It’s stop-start rhythm fools even to the finish.

PREDICTION:

For whatever its commercial/EDM appeal, I don’t think (if this song does qualify) it will make an impact in the grand scheme of things. Probably best left out.

LYRICS:

“You’ve got a problem, 2 a.m. I’m in your head
Let’s just be honest tonight, yeah
Only I can solve it, you’re twisting, turning in your bed
Them sheets need my body tonight

That’s when you call me, that’s when you call me
Say you’re feeling lonely
Early in the morning, early in the morning
Time is moving slowly

We keep it undercover
I know you miss the taste
My heart beats like an 808

You need my love on replay
Replay, replay, replay, yeah
You need my love on replay
Replay, replay, replay, yeah

You’re stuck on me darlin’ like a love song on repeat
Yeah, you’ve got a problem, alright, yeah yeah
And I know I’m the one to blame
Because I make you scream my name
And baby, I’m all in tonight, mmm

That’s when you call me, that’s when you call me
Say you’re feeling lonely
Early in the morning, early in the morning
Time is moving slowly

We keep it undercover
I know you miss the taste
My heart beats like an 808

You need my love on replay
Replay, replay, replay, yeah
You need my love on replay
Replay, replay, replay, yeah

And I know I’m the one to blame
‘Cause I make you scream my name
Baby, I’m all in tonight, mmm yeah
That’s when you call me, that’s when you call me

That’s when you call me, that’s when you call me
Say you’re feeling lonely
Early in the morning, early in the morning
Time is moving slowly
We keep it undercover
I know you miss the taste
My heart beats like an 808

You need my love on replay (You need my love)
Replay, replay, replay, yeah (Yeah, yeah)
You need my love on replay”

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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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