The sun has risen and so have the strings! That’s because Edurne, Spain’s Eurovision 2015 singer, has today released the symphonic version of her song “Amanecer”. Recorded with RTVE’s Symphony Orchestra and the RTVE Choir, this version helps bring out the spiritual quality of Edurne’s voice, demonstrating once again that she is much more than a pop star. She seems to draw strength from the booming timpani and horns, and the live choral backing adds a whole other layer of WOW. This rendering makes the most of the breaks and pauses in the song, and it’s in those moments that the live instrumentation is most noticeable. The tempo appears to have been slowed, as this version lasts 3:22 as opposed to three minutes. Overall it’s much more cinematic than the pop version. We could so hear this playing in an epic Spanish film where a woman morphs into a tiger when she sees a hot and tempting man. (Oh wait).
Edurne and RTVE have kept tight-lipped about what version of “Amanecer” we’ll hear in Vienna, but we have the feeling the pop version will work a bit better. What do you think?