And while OGAE fan clubs across the globe make their minds up and casts their votes, the EMA 2017 runners-up have unveiled the official video of their national final entry “Heart of Gold”.
Raay — one half of power couple Maraaya and the song’s composer — tells wiwibloggs that the brothers released the video as a thank you to all of those fans who chose it as their personal winner at EMA and who made it such a big hit. It’s still on the Slovenian Airplay Charts all these weeks later.
“Heart of Gold” official video
Despite the tropical vibes in the song, BQL have kept things relatively simple in their video — produced by Karo Media in association with Metrum Films. No palm trees here!
Set on a small theatre stage, the brotherly duo of Anej and Rok Pileticha sing before a small projector light that shines through the darkness.
Various camera shots see Anej playing the guitar and Rok working the piano — just as they did at EMA 2017 — alongside a smoke machine that revs up later in the video. Nestled between the brothers is a girl, suggesting she’s their heart of gold.
“Heart of Gold” EMA 2017 Final performance
“Heart of Gold” was written by Slovenia’s Eurovision 2015 representatives Maraaya, who also worked with BQL on their first post-EMA single “It’s Complicated”. Anej provided the lyrics whilst Raay helped with the arrangement of the song.
BQL became an instant fan favourite with the Wiwi Jury and our readers days before the EMA 2017 final. And while they won over the televoters, they only managed to finish fourth with the regional juries.
Despite the final result, every cloud has a silver lining. BQL were awarded the SLOTOP50 BUM award, as a result of “Heart of Gold” being the most played single of the week following their Slovenian top 50 chart debut.
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