Almost two months after winning UMK, Finnish representatives Softengine have finally released their official music video and the final version of their song “Something Better”.

There isn’t really much happening in the video – just five pretty boys playing their instruments in the freezing cold. It’s all rather dark, but the video does get progressively lighter: these producers know you’ll stick around to see Softengine in all their glory.

The new version, which is actually the third version of the song, sounds fresher and more professional, despite just a few tweaks. The strings are more prominent in the bridge and there’s a flourish of falsetto to showcase the lead singer Topi’s vocal range. The lyrics still don’t make any sense to us, but we can tell they are saying something that means a lot to them.

What do you think of the music video? What is your favourite version of the song? Do you think Finland will qualify to the final from the second semifinal?

http://youtu.be/DjKSko2738I

 

Something Better lyrics

Even human bound, people rolling dice.
Image on the ground, such a novel life, he thought,
while knowing nothing at all.
Every option noted or tendency made,
they will carry on until the perfect date, she said,
while knowing nothing at all.

All the rules well known, they mean nothing to me.
Everything I’m used to seems to be
fine misshapen made up fantasy,
should let go, should let go!

But we found something better,
plain answer however,
for I’ll not surrender.
We found something better.

Vis-à-vis estranged and we got close.
Trust full of lies, sure how it goes, they told,
while knowing nothing at all.
Talking loud ’bout future in our hands.
Exchanging dreams and how they’ll last, no no,
still knowing nothing at all.

But we found something better.
plain answer however,
for I’ll not surrender.
We found something better.

All these words reflected back to me.
All these words, I’m buying, why?
All these words, the lives grand mystery.
All these words a sweet white lie!
All these words she meant to say to me.
All these words against my faith.
All these words, before she passed away.
All these words, will never never never change.

We found something better.
plain answer however,
for I’ll not surrender.
We found something better.
We found!
We found!
We found!
We found, we found, we found, we found! We found!

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 contributed this report from Finland. Follow him on Twitter @ssami_. You can also keep up with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following wiwibloggs.com on Twitter and Facebook.

Photo: Sami Luukela

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Tha
Tha
6 years ago

Amazing song, one of my favorites!

eurana
eurana
6 years ago

Finland will make top 10. I bet.

Diane
Diane
6 years ago

Personally I prefer the previous version, they slowed down the guitar drive which made them less rocky than before. But I still really like the song, one of my favorite to win

mitchel
mitchel
6 years ago

the more I listen to, the more I like… would love to hear it on the radio!!!!

Nick P.
6 years ago

This is my Eurovision 2014 winner. It’s the closest thing to perfection we’ve seen all year, along with maybe two or three NF entries. The performance at UMK was raw and earnest; it was obvious that they really believed in their song and wanted to convey as much of that emotion as possible. The lyrics are pretty abstract, but they get clear if you re-read them once or twice. If anyone would like, I can make them a little clearer so that everyone can understand the message, because it’s just excellent. Musically, it’s powerful and emotive, channeling the feelings of… Read more »

Arianna
6 years ago

Friggin’ love it!! Really cool video too. Nice polishes on the new version. Doesn’t stray far from the original, and didn’t need to either. Good work!!!

Pastora Soler haha
Pastora Soler haha
6 years ago

I have doubts… rock songs don’t have luck in ESC (ok, Lordi)

But in their semifinal they should qualify

Aleksi
Aleksi
6 years ago

I love it. Proud to be from Finland 😀

SQFan
SQFan
6 years ago

Great song. It doesn’t try to be more than it is. It deserves to place well in the Finals.

beccaboo1212
6 years ago

The Finnish Bon Jovi!

J
J
6 years ago

this shits on most of the songs. and hes the cutest. 12pts from SWE

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

The lyrics are kind of funny, but the song is still quite good and sounds refreshing in contrast to all the ballads. Unfortunately, I still doubt the singer’s ability to hit that high note live, because he wasn’t really making it sound good at UMK. We’ll see what happens.

David
6 years ago

Took me long time before i could watch this “flowplayer” format. Not possible to see on my macs firefox or my ipad. After reloading page three times in Safari it worked out.

About the song: Its good and on of few rocksongs this year. Very good singer, young energy and after all ballads I think this will find lots of fans. A top ten I guess and hope.

Easpag
Easpag
6 years ago

A little better, but still a bad song. Shouldn’t qualify.

Timselvision
Timselvision
6 years ago

My favorite Scandinavian entry this year! 🙂 I always like Finland (except previous year…) and I hope they´ll get far in the contest! A rock song is anyway outstanding between all those ballads!

Emma
Emma
6 years ago

Love the song/band, but what’s with that new high note on ‘surrender’? Sounds a bit awkward to me…still, definitely my favorite entry this year.

bav
bav
6 years ago

4th place in my prediction is optimum for Finland. They are young and nice.