They’re the DJ team responsible for countless dance bangers. And now, for the second year running, 7th Heaven are working their magic on the UK’s Eurovision entry.
The remix landed while SuRie was busy promoting “Storm” at Israel Calling 2018 in Tel Aviv, and our Deban was on hand to get her reaction.
“They smashed it! Knocked it out of the ballpark. I love it”.
And so well she should. Whereas the official cut has sometimes been compared to a blustery day rather than a full-on storm, the remix ups the ante considerably.
Like the Grand Old Duke of York — he had ten thousand men, he marched them up to the top of the hill, and he marched them down again — the three minute Eurovision edit takes us right to the edge of a magnificent pop explosion, but steps back at the last moment.
There’s no such problems with the 7th Heaven club mix. It’s a dance floor belter that’s Euroclub ready.
Surie “Storm” (7th Heaven Remix) — Radio Edit
Listen to the extended Club Mix.
Of course Deban and SuRie — real name Susanna Marie — talked about plenty more.
She’s representing her homeland in Lisbon, but in 2015 and 2017 she was a backing vocalist for Belgium. Did that experience keep her passion for Eurovision burning?
“It opened my eyes to the world of Eurovision. I guiltily admit that Eurovision wasn’t hugely on my radar before then and I’m kicking myself for that now.
There are years of glory that I’ve missed out on. So I’m trying to catch up now, doing lots of research and enjoying it”.
She remains friends with both Loic Nottet and Blanche, the former sent her a good luck message on the night of the British final while the latter caught up with her for dinner a few weeks back.
But while SuRie was enjoying top five finishes with the Belgians, the UK was faring less well. Why haven’t the Brits pushed further?
“We’re pushing now. I can’t speak for previous years… but I think Lucie did such a beautiful job last year… and the staging, the creative director — who’s the same guy again this year! … We are really trying really hard”.
Of course, much of SuRie’s Eurovision fortunes will come down to “Storm”, which was remastered in the weeks following her You Decide victory. Was she happy with the result?
“It’s just so much fun. And just bringing the colour of the whole track, amplifying it even more and then taking it to that big stage”.
Watch the full interview below and then watch her performance from Tuesday night’s Israel Calling concert.
SuRie Israel Calling 2018 interview
SuRie “Storm” Israel Calling 2018
What do you think of the “Storm” remix? And what do you think of the UK’s Eurovision chances? Can SuRie take them back to the top ten? Let us know in the comments below.