Cyprus: HOVIG’s “Gravity” leaks online hours before official release

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In recent days he’s been teasing his Eurovision 2017 song “Gravity” with a series of interstellar snippets that looked sleek, chic and totally expensive.

And this afternoon fans are finally experiencing the full force of Hovig, as his entry leaked several hours before Wednesday’s scheduled reveal. That prompted the official Eurovision channel to publish his music video, which you can see below.

HOVIG’s track brings a new flavor to the contest. The dark and mysterious opening includes deep electro beats and syncopated clapping, both of which set the tone for this on-trend, contemporary and intriguing track.

Thematically the song addresses Hovig’s wish to support his beloved. Like gravity, he does that by keeping her centred and secure. As he says: “Let me be your wings/ When you’re flying high/ I’m gonna raise you up till you touch the sky/ I’ll catch you when you fall/When you’re falling free/ Let me be, be your gravity.”

The video sees Hovig dancing in darkness — and seemingly on the horizon of a celestial body — as his special lady strikes poses opposite.

The polished sound and sleek finish come courtesy of Swedish Eurovision legend Thomas G:Son. G:son, who has written hits including “Euphoria”, “In A Moment Like This” and “Invincible”, wrote Minus One’s “Alter Ego” last year.

A number of Eurovision fans have been quick to point out that there’s a slight whiff of Rag’n’Bone Man’s “Human” — particularly in the introduction. Thankfully this dissipates as the song goes on.

So what do you think? Are you feeling Hovig’s sound? Do you think that Cyprus can improve on its placing from last year? And what do you make of the Rag’n’Bone comparisons? Let us know in the comments box below.

“Gravity” lyrics — HOVIG (Eurovision 2017)

No matter where you’re going
No matter where you be
Wherever the wind is blowing
Let me be your gravity

I can be your hero
I can be your fantasy
I can be the cure
Yeah
Let me be
Your remedy

Right beside you
I’ll never leave you

Let me be your heart and your company
I’ll let you be the one who can lean on me
I’ll catch you when you fall
When you’re falling free
Let me be, be your gravity

Let me be your wings
When you’re flying high
I’m gonna raise you up till you touch the sky
I’ll catch you when you fall
When you’re falling free
Let me be, be your gravity

Touch me, inseparably
Like gravity

As high as the highest mountain
As low as the deepest sea
Oh settle down, just let me be your gravity

Let me be your heart and your company
I’ll let you be the one who can lean on me
I’ll catch you when you fall
When you’re falling free
Let me be, be your gravity

Let me be your wings
When you’re flying high
I’m gonna raise you up till you touch the sky
I’ll catch you when you fall
When you’re falling free
Let me be, be your gravity

Touch inseparably
It’s all we’ll ever be
You be gravity

Let me be your heart and your company
I’ll let you be the one who can lean on me
I’ll catch you when you fall
When you’re falling free
Let me be, be your gravity

Let me be your wings
When you’re flying high
I’m gonna raise you up till you touch the sky
I’ll catch you when you fall
When you’re falling free
Let me be, be your gravity

I’ll catch you when you fall
When you’re falling free
Let me be, be your gravity

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