This is not a drill! Lena’s two year musical hiatus is at an end. With her new album, “Crystal Sky”, set to drop on 15 May, the Eurovision 2010 winner has just released the record’s lead single – “Traffic Lights”. And once again our German gal proves why she’s one of the contest’s greatest exports.

Lena “Traffic Lights” – Official Video

https://youtu.be/673WmFm8w_o

The track is a mid-tempo affair, sultry yet hopeful. It’s got a cinematic feel, and would be completely at home nestled between Ellie Goulding and Sia on the Fifty Shades of Grey movie soundtrack. Meanwhile, the video is simple yet effective. We see Lena running through corridors, and dancing with a hunk in a smoky room. There’s even some kinetic sculptures (yes, just like the ones we’ll see in Vienna). It’s all very ethereal, and a huge progression from the quirky songstress we first met five years ago. But at the same time she’s still very much the same Lena we know and love, the mockney accent hasn’t vanished completely. If this is a taste of what’s to come on the rest of the album, we’re very excited indeed!

TRAFFIC LIGHTS LYRICS – LENA

How long will it take
Have I got time for a shower
You could jump on the blue line
Take a bus from the station
And I’ll meet you out there
Get a train if it’s alright

Don’t care what we do
Cos the night is ours
As long as we do what we do for hours
How long will it take
Have I got time for a shower
You could jump on the blue line

I could wait all night
I could wait all night

I hope that the traffic lights
Don’t change
Keeping me away from you
I hope that the traffic lights
Don’t change
Red and blue I lose
And I hope that you
Gonna get there soon
I hope that the traffic lights
Don’t change
Keeping me away from you

It’s cold outside
I’ve been waiting for an hour
But it’s feeling like forever
I put my best dress on with a low cut top
Guess I should have worn a sweater
And every passing car leaves me wondering
Don’t you read me wrong
What’s happening
The drivers say go the other way
Look for something better

I hope that the traffic lights
Don’t change
Keeping me away from you
I hope that the traffic lights
Don’t change
Red and blue I lose
And I hope that you
Gonna get there soon
I hope that the traffic lights
Don’t change
Keeping me away from you

I could wait all night
I could wait all night
I could wait all night
I could wait all night

I hope that the traffic lights
Don’t change
Keeping me away from you
I hope that the traffic lights
Don’t change
Red and blue I lose
And I hope that you
Gonna get there soon
I hope that the traffic lights
Don’t change
Keeping me away from you

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Otna
Otna
5 years ago

I absolutely love this song <3

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

Lena’s music is so contemporary! It is a shame she did not pursue a career outside Germany but still Germany is a big market. I believe that she should promote this time outside Germany (in Switzerland and Austria for instance).

I love Stardust!

Oostenrijk
Oostenrijk
5 years ago

@Mario, I have two tickets I won’t use, so you could come and grab them – Family Show Semi 1 and Jury Semi 2….. I booked them in the first launch and I was full of stress so I got the wrong tickets at first. Sadly they are not refundable, so I have to give them away.

Oostenrijk
Oostenrijk
5 years ago

@Mario, there are still plenty of tickets at oeticket.com. Just checked it, it looks like sponsors and delegates are returning their share of tickets they don’t need. And now I am wondering if I should trade my standing ticket for a cosy seat. Since my height might bother other guys in the arena and my back and my feet might feel sore.

Mario..
Mario..
5 years ago

@ Hey *Oostenrijk* buddy.. If you think so and you will find possibly a ticket 4 a seat on the 2nd semifinal DO it… But im afraid that the tickets 4 all the 3 live tv shows are SOLD OUT.. If you are able to still find a lucky ticket somehow {black market maybe..} then good 4 you.. But since it will be a semifinal & the duration of it will not be long enough compared to the much longer duration of the grand final it would not be that bad for you especially when you have a seated ticket… Read more »

Sasha
Sasha
5 years ago

@Oostenrijk I have stood at concerts before and learned that I would rather have a seat. Even with the seats people tend to stand, but at least you have an option to sit down. However, if you have seats at the other two nights then standing for one night wont be a problem. Plus you’ll be able to experience both and decide which you like.

xxxxJosheey17xxxx
xxxxJosheey17xxxx
5 years ago

In the video you can see those kinetic sculpture-bulbs which will be used in the eurovision 2015 arena!

Oostenrijk
Oostenrijk
5 years ago

Hi all,

I have a standing ticket for Semifinal 2, but I am scared of standing for such a long time. Do you think it would be wise to sell the ticket and get a seating ticket instead? Or is it still an amazing experience?

I also have seating tickets for Semi 1 and Grand Final.

fikri
fikri
5 years ago

this doesn’t sound like her at all… not saying that’s a bad thing tho. <3

Mario Gotze ~ My Vision of Gay Love~ The 12 Points Go To *ByeLena*!
Mario Gotze ~ My Vision of Gay Love~ The 12 Points Go To *ByeLena*!
5 years ago

Oh i really dislike Lena Mayer! What an abnoxious egomaniac despicable b**ch she is ! But this doesn’t mean that i dislike her songs though… I really liked especially *Stardust* & *Taken By A Stranger*.. I have put them on my mp3 player & have listened to them too many times.. I might be a fan of her songs but NOT of her as persona non grata… And its no brainer that at least in Lena’s country Deutchland her album will sell definitely much more than Conchita’s & thats a quarantee.. { Honestly I expect Conchita’s album to do really… Read more »

Confused
Confused
5 years ago

Lena and Conchita’s albums are set to drop on May 15th. Which one will sell more? I think Lena because she has broken records in her country about singles, albums and sales etc. I want Conchita to be more successful tho.

jeremy
jeremy
5 years ago

Great track, stunning video.

AnesBosna
AnesBosna
5 years ago

The queen has returned to her throne.
Once again, another amazing song from Lena <3 <3 <3
Cannot wait for her Album 😀

Martin
Martin
5 years ago

She wants to smell sweet before her hot date.

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

What’s the deal with the shower line?