As you all know Team Wiwi does its best to deliver you the latest news about your favourite Eurovision artists. But we’re all human and sometimes the odd song or two slips under our radar. That’s usually forgivable, but not this time.
That’s because Eurovision releases don’t usually involve the superstar that is Carly Rae Jepsen. Yes, you read right: the singer responsible for the biggest and best hit of 2012 (sorry Loreen) has teamed up with Denmark’s 2011 representatives A Friend In London on their single “Rest From The Streets”. The only thing is the song was released over 6 months ago, back in January. How did we not spot this sooner? (Listen as we smack ourselves).
The simple answer is that the song just doesn’t have the immediate impact of either “New Tomorrow” or “Call Me Maybe”. After one listen you’re likely to forget you ever heard it. But please don’t be hasty. Give it a few more listens and you’ll be hooked. As with most songs by former Eurovision contestants, questionable English leaves a little to be desired. For instance, what exactly is this supposed to mean?
“The fire’s working, I like your beats
I’m in here searching, a rest from the streets
Your emberly eyes, your curvy beats
The smell of white lies, a rest from the streets”
Did Miss Jepsen not proofread this? In any event, that doesn’t distract from the song itself, and in a way it makes it more endearing.
As for the video, it all takes place in Tim Schou’s hotel room. Once again he’s wearing provocative attire that may read as tacky: a sleeveless hoody as opposed to a backless shirt. But as in Düsseldorf he manages to pull the look off. It’s a shame that Carly doesn’t make an appearance in the video herself. Luckily Tim doesn’t appear to mind as he rolls around on the bed with her substitute. However, her absence would suggest that she was simply “vocals for hire” with no creative input. That likely explains the complete lack of any photographs of Carly and the guys online.
But don’t let that detract from the song. Just enjoy it for what it is: a brilliant piece of pop music.
Photo: Carly Rae Jepsen