When Emmelie de Forest debuted her new single “Hunter and Prey” on Denmark’s DR1 recently, I thought someone had released a monkey into the studio. You can read the lyrics below, but the song opens with a series of “eh yeah, eh yeahs” which smack of a National Geographic documentary. Apparently Zlata Ognevich isn’t the only Eurovision star who can work the wildlife sounds.

This is a mature follow-up to “Only Teardrops” and suggests that Emmelie has a lot more in her than a winning Eurovision song. Once again she tackles themes of love and conflict. The “house with no walls” refers to her relationship: it affords her comfort, yet at the same time she’s living in the dark and can’t escape. But this isn’t a woman playing the role of victim. As in “Only Teardrops”, she doesn’t blame either party in the ongoing tug-of-war. Instead the roles—hunter and prey—remain ambiguous. She’s chased and she chases, she’s pursued and she pursues: “Through thunder and flames we run, run, eh yeah/ Hunter and prey facing each other.”

Poetic license aside, Emmelie seems to have a knack for finding hot backing artists. 12 points to that.

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(Eh yeah eh yeah, eh yeah eh yeah)
(Eh yeah eh yeah, eh yeah eh yeah)

My prison, my cage
Voices creep in when I close my eyes
I try to escape this house with no walls
But I’m still in the dark

It’s time to reach, it’s time to reach out
It’s time to breathe, it’s time to breathe out
We’ll chase the light

Like hunter and prey we run, run, eh yeah
Hunter and prey chasing each other
Through thunder and flames we run, run, eh yeah
Hunter and prey facing each other

Run, run, eh yeah
Run, run, eh yeah
Hunter and prey

I feel the earth beneath my bare feet
As I walk towards you
The air that I breathe feels new
Full of hope like the whisper came true

I hear your heart, I hear your heartbeat
I feel your arms, your arms around me
We’ll chase the light

Like hunter and prey we run, run, eh yeah
Hunter and prey chasing each other
Through thunder and flames we run, run, eh yeah
Hunter and prey facing each other

Run, run, eh yeah
Run, run, eh yeah
Hunter and prey

(Eh yeah eh yeah, eh yeah eh yeah)
(Eh yeah eh yeah, eh yeah eh yeah)

It’s time to reach, it’s time to reach out
It’s time to breathe, it’s time to breathe out

I hear your heart (Eh yeah)
I hear your heartbeat (Eh yeah, eh yeah)
I feel your arms (Eh yeah)
Your arms around me (Eh yeah, eh yeah)

Like hunter and prey we run, run, eh yeah
Hunter and prey chasing each other
Like hunter and prey we run, run, eh yeah
Hunter and prey facing each other

Run, run, eh yeah
Hunter and prey facing each other

(Run, run, eh yeah) Hunter and prey
(Run, run, eh yeah) We’re chasing each other
(Run, run, eh yeah) We’re just like hunter and prey
(Run, run, eh yeah) We’re facing each other
(Eh yeah eh yeah, eh yeah eh yeah)

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Geraldine
Geraldine
7 years ago

#overher

AlvaRito_Spain
AlvaRito_Spain
7 years ago

I love this song! but I would have posted another song like ‘what are you waiting for’ or ‘change’

Lorelay
Lorelay
7 years ago

No, I do not like the song! Boring! Neither the Forest Emmelie not sing well. I do not know, I think no voice, no talent.
Or not my taste.
But I liked the song “Only Teardrops”. A beautiful song. And I probably would have liked even more if it was played by another talented artist.
Sorry, Emmelie!

Padraig Muldoon
Admin
7 years ago

I’m absolutely loving this! Is it possible to break the replay button? 😕

Sarah S
Sarah S
7 years ago

I’m over her. She is so over the top.

Joyces
Joyces
7 years ago

She has a hand-tick:) she does the same things with her hands singing only teardrops.

Priam
Priam
7 years ago

Booooooring!