With the Winter Olympics just under 3 weeks away, the Swiss broadcaster SRF have announced that Anna Rossinelli’s new single Shine In The Light will be the official soundtrack for its coverage of the games.

The song is the first release from the band’s (yes, contrary to popular belief Anna Rossinelli is actually a group) latest album Marylou Two, a follow up to last year’s Marylou. And it’s perfect for an event such as this.

The track may lack the immediacy of their 2013 hit Let It Go, but after a few listens it’ll soon be lodged in your brain. In essence it’s a folksy take on the self empowerment anthems popularised by the likes of Katy Perry and P!nk. With feel-good lyrics (which you can read below) describing the Olympians’ triumph over everyday struggles, you too will feel like you can ski off the edge of a mountain. Although that’s probably not advisable.

Studio Version

Acoustic Version

Lyrics

You had a picture on the wall, showing you the one
The one you always idolized, and when you struggled on your way
You looked up again, to the shape of your future life
Sometimes seconds turned to hours, hours turned to seconds
But each moment was a step ahead, until the day will come
They put up on a wall, a picture signed with your name

Hush, hush, adrenalin rush, before you’re steppin’ out of the dark
When the light goes on and on and on, you make them sing along
Come on, come on, you’re on top of the world tonight
Shine in the light, shine in the light, now you’re on and on and on
You make them sing along, come on, come on
You’ve been waiting all your life, to shine in the light
Shine in the light now, hush, hush …

And when you take a look behind, turning back the time
You remember all the trouble it takes, to know what to choose
To win and to lose, to get up on your feet if you fail
Sometimes seconds turned to hours, hours turned to seconds
But each moment was a step ahead

Hush, hush, adrenalin rush, when the light goes on and on and on
You make them sing along, come on, come on,
You’re on top of the world tonight, so shine in the light, shine in the light
Now you’re on and on and on, you make them sing along,
Come on, come on, you’ve been waiting all your life,
To shine in the light, shine now,

On the horizon line, a sparkle begins to shine
It makes me feel alive, tonight

When the light goes on …

When the light goes on and on and on, you make them sing along
Come on, come on, you’re on top of the world tonight
So shine in the light, shine in the light, now you’re on …
We make them sing along, you’ve been waiting all your life
To shine in the light, shine in the light now
Hush, hush, adrenalin rush

Padraig Jude contributed this report from Ireland. Follow him on Twitter at @PadraigJude. And while you’re at it, like our Facebook page to stay up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip.

Photo: Anna Rossinelli Official Facebook

2 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
dhani
7 years ago

2011*

dhani
7 years ago

i love anna!! she deserved to win in 2001 in my opinion! in this song, i love the verse but the chours sounds like anything else song. but annas lovely voice makes the song better, i just hope the group stays at making that kind of songs like in 2011 a feel-good kinda
song instead of switching to the dance genre