This week Margaret Berger releases the third single from her upcoming album, “New Religion.” Entitled Scream, it remains true to the electro-pop style she’s become famous for. But there’s an added bonus. Marge enlisted Melodifestivalen 2014 runner-up Ace Wilder. Darker artwork accompanies this release, underscoring Miss Berger’s continued experimentation.

Since finishing in the Top 5 of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013, Margaret has enjoyed considerable commercial success with her entry ‘I Feed You My Love’, and the critically acclaimed  follow-up single, ‘Human Race’.  Late last year, Ultra Records picked her up and will market her to US audiences.

This is electropop without borders: Scream has the potential to catch on in most territories. It’s a moodier version of what Lady Gaga serves up on ArtPop. Beware the chorus: it’s infectious and you’ll be singing it all day.

Rating: 3.5/5

Scream Lyrics

My feet keep walking straight even though I’m terrified
Don’t know what is coming next, how to make it through the night
I’ve invited my own fear ’cause I hear them breathing near
I must confess my innocence, escape the animal eyes

Isn’t it true? Nobody knows

Somebody waits, somebody crawls
No one’s to blame, you’re on your own
Somebody’s gonna make you scream
Somebody waits, somebody howl
No one’s to save, you pray for dawn
Somebody’s, somebody’s gonna make you scream

I can see them slithering and their reptile smile
This tension on my human skin, we feel my naked lie

Isn’t it true? Nobody knows

Somebody waits, somebody crawls
No one’s to blame, you’re on your own
Somebody’s gonna make you scream
Somebody waits, somebody howl
No one’s to save, you pray for dawn
Somebody’s, somebody’s gonna make you scream

I’m riding my own fear
I hear them breathing near
Escape their hollow eyes
Escape their reptile smiles

Isn’t it true? Nobody knows

Somebody waits, somebody crawls
No one’s to blame, you’re on your own
Somebody’s gonna make you scream
Somebody waits, somebody howl
No one’s to save, you pray for dawn
Somebody’s, somebody’s gonna make you scream

Deban Aderemi is our UK correspondent, and contributed this report from London. Follow him on Twitter @debanaderemi. Then follow Team Wiwi on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page.

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Inge
Inge
6 years ago

Margaret is damn awesome. As is this song. And the rest of her songs. Period.

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

Yeah, I’d like to see her get radio play in the US, so I can finally give an effective rebuttal to my friend who says that Eurovision should be irrelevant to Americans 🙂

A Random Person
A Random Person
6 years ago

I’m excited they are going to try to market her music here in the US. I won’t have to special order CDs from her all the way from Europe. 🙂

D
D
6 years ago

There’s not one Margaret Berger song I don’t like, they’re all perfect. “Scream” is no exception. Just amazing, maybe even better than “I Feed You My Love”, not sure though cuz IFYML is absolutely amazing.

Franco
Franco
6 years ago

I’ll never have enough of Margaret Berger.
The pairing with Ace Wilder makes it even better.
She also performed this song during MGP final, and it was truly the best moment of the night.

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

This is really cool. Her music really is innovative, isn’t it? That synth line is perfect and the whole thing feels so fresh.

AnesBosna
AnesBosna
6 years ago

@JonMarius Still nothing here in sweden. Guess i have to wait :p Atleasti got Youtube so far :3

JonMarius
JonMarius
6 years ago

@AnesBosna She already did it 🙂 At least here in Norway 🙂

AnesBosna
AnesBosna
6 years ago

Love this song so much <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
She needs to release it in Spotify : |