Switzerland: Eurovision 2012 duo Sinplus release “Y&I” music video

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Since representing Switzerland at Eurovision 2012, the “Unbreakable” rock duo have gone from strength to strength.

They won an MTV Europe Music Award in 2014, performed with Roxette at the Moon and Stars Music Festival in 2015, and penned the official theme song for last year’s European Gymnastics Championships.

Now, Sinplus remind us of what they do best, as they unleash their highly anticipated third album This Is What We Are.

The ten track LP fuses stadium-rock with radio-pop and house with easy-listening. Their post-Baku experiences and confidence are clear for all to hear.

“Y&I”, the second single to be taken from the record, dropped earlier this month.

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Following on from November’s “One Love“, “Y&I” is a piano-led ballad.

The Broggini brothers explore new territory by teaming up with American singer-songwriter Michaela “Mickey” Shiloh, who has collaborated with artists such as Janet Jackson, Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez.

Like other offerings on the album, “Y&I” weaves vulnerability and heartfelt emotion into a dreamy pop melody. Although this appears to be a departure from Sinplus’ rock sound, their signature guitar riffs make an appearance towards the end of the track.

Speaking exclusively to wiwibloggs, the pair explain:

“There is also another important news to point out: The lyrics is  focused on love but is more about that universal love that makes you feel the most extreme emotions: pain, insecurity/fear, freedom, etc. We choose “Y&I” as our follow-up single because we wanted the show a deeply emotional side of Sinplus that our fans didn’t know about.”

The single’s official music video was shot in Milan and directed by famous Italian director Cosimo  Alema (Gianna Nannini, Skunk Anansie).

The clip possesses a clear cinematography stamp, including both fiction and playback. A heartbreaking story between two distant lovers unfolds, which sums up some important moments that a couple experience over a long-term relationship.

Sinplus Y&I feat. Mickey Shiloh (Official Music Video)

The LP’s remaining tracks are of similar ilk — beautifully crafted with great emotional depth.

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Sinplus — Y&I Lyrics

When I think of you
I shiver deep inside
And that’s the simple truth
Cause there’s nothing like you and I, you and I, you and I

….that I’m chasing day and night
It’s the only thing Know, the only thing I know
I just need you by my side
It’s the only thing Know, the only thing I know

So tell me to feel
Don’t tell me to lie
You tell me don’t cry but you know I will
Why am I insecure
Are you as insecure

When I think of you
I shiver deep inside
And that’s the simple truth
Cause there’s nothing like you and I, you and I, you and I

….that I’m chasing day and night
It’s the only thing Know, the only thing I know
I just need you by my side
It’s the only thing Know, the only thing I know

So tell me to feel
Don’t tell me to lie
You tell me don’t cry but you know I will

So tell me to feel
Don’t tell me to lie
You tell me don’t cry but you know I will

When I think of you
I shiver deep inside
And that’s the simple truth
Cause there’s nothing like you and I, you and I, you and I

A trail of broken hearts
And no one ever wins
It’s something that we are
Its just how we live

We both know where we belong
How could we go wrong

When I think of you
I shiver deep inside
And that’s the simple truth
Cause there’s nothing like you and I, you and I, you and I

Something that we are
Something that we are

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