Denmark: Soluna Samay Releases New Single

So what do you get if you mix the “Heys” of The Lumineers and Of Monsters And Men with Nicola Roberts‘ and Madonna‘s fondness for spelling along with a dollop of Beyoncé‘s girlpower? Why it’s Soluna Samay’s brand spanking new single “L.O.V.E. (If Women Ruled the World)”!

After a brief hiatus, Soluna is back with her attempt at a new feminist anthem. Throughout the song she sings of how if women were in charge there would be world peace:

If women ruled the world
There will be no wars

However, at the same time she takes a swipe at the perceived cattiness and bitchiness of certain women:

Just a bunch of hands not talking to each other
If women ruled the world

Luckily Soluna has the perfect solution – love:
L to the O to the V to the E
Y’all listen up, don’t ever stop believing
L to the O to the V to the E
You’re not alone
L to the O to the V to the E
Y’all listen up baby that’s how we need it
L to the O to the V to the E
L to the O to the V to the E

The retro video which features some of the most powerful women from history including Angela Merkel, Margaret Thatcher and Condoleezza Rice would seem to be something of a contradiction to the message of the song. Afterall, Thatcher was responsible for the Falklands war while Rice was heavily involved with the Bush administration. Also, the video depicts a lot of violence towards fruit, particularly bananas and apples. Now I might be just reading a bit too much into this but as a man I couldn’t help but squirm as that foot slammed down on the banana. And as for the stiletto heel through the apple – OUCH!!!

But there’s no need to dwell on such trivial matters when the song is as catchy as this. Come on now everybody “L to the O to the V to the E…”

Padraig Jude contributed this report from Ireland. Follow him on Twitter at @PadraigJude. And while you’re at it, like our Facebook page to stay up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip.

Photo: Soluna Samay