After unveiling her new song “Heroes” earlier this month, Conchita Wurst, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, has released the video today — and it’s a work of art!
In it, Conchita, dressed all in white, like a bride, is saving the fragile world, metaphorically represented by an innocent child, from all the evil. It gives a new twist to her speech after she won the Eurovision trophy,
This night is dedicated to everyone who believes in a future of peace and freedom. You know who you are – we are unity and we are unstoppable.
The powerful video, which seems to be inspired by Yoann Lemoine’s work (Woodkid fans will know what I am talking about), sees evil-looking men falling to the ground, their weapons dissolving in thin air, and eventually fraternising with the peace-bearing Conchita Wurst, who is like a benevolent, beautiful warrior, fierce but fighting — and winning — with love. The Austrian diva has often been associated, by fans and foes alike, with a Christ-like figure, and the video for “Heroes” seems to be playing on that note. All we can say is, well played, Conchita!
In short, “Heroes” is a striking and fantastic piece of art, a clear departure from the rather uneven video of “Rise Like a Phoenix” and a new triumph for the amazing Conchita Wurst.
I don’t like conchita capitalizing on that Jesus-like imagery at all. I also think this notion of her being a mythical hero possessed with supernatural powers is mostly ego driven and it shows. I don’t buy it regardless of the artistic merits and the undeniable tour-de force-singing.
The man in the middle – Vladimir Putin?
I am a very big fan of Woodkid at all. I’ve seen his Istanbul gig a month ago.