Conchita Wurst — the unofficial Queen of Austria — has today released the official audio of two songs from her forthcoming album Conchita. Both “Up for Air” and “Somebody to Love” are welcome additions to her repetoire. We’re getting very positive feels about her album, which drops on May 15.

“Up for Air” is totes radio-friendly and explores the age-old theme of giving yourself over to someone fully…and the madness that can sometime ensue: “And now my heartbeat sounds like thunder/ Baby take my hand and pull me under…” The electronic sound has a feel-good quality to it, and the drumming gives this real drive. J’adore! 

“Somebody to Love” starts off with a much stronger lounge feel, but builds into a mid-tempo love anthem. The backing vocalists sound almost choral at some points. When we spoke with Conchita at the ViennaSphere in London, she said her tracklist was about finding yourself or sleeping with somebody. We’ll let you read the lyrics and figure out which category this fits into: “Too late for the party/ But that don’t mean we can’t play/ Can you talk to me naughty/ Can you love my heartache away.”

Are you feeling the songs? Which do you prefer? Sound off below!

Up For Air lyrics — Conchita

Show me your scars
I’ll show you mine
My heart’s a mess
That you unwind

So let’s dive in
I don’t need air
Yes I can breathe
Just ‘cos you’re there

And now my heartbeat sounds like thunder
Baby take my hand and pull me under

And I wanna dive through the river
I wanna see behind the mirror
Out of the dark and into the light
Will you be there when I’m coming up for air?

So let’s get lost
Like it’s a dream in technicolor, ultramarine
Too hot to burn, too high to fall
I’m in too deep but it don’t matter at all

And now my heartbeat sounds like thunder
Baby take my hand and pull me under

And I wanna dive through the river
I wanna see behind the mirror
Out of the dark and into the light
Will you be there when I’m coming up for air?

Cos I’m coming up for air!

Somebody To Love lyrics — Conchita

Too late for the party
But that don’t mean we can’t play
Can you talk to me naughty
Can you love my heartache away

Tell me what you’re thinking of
Tell me what I need to know
It’s evident and I can’t pretend, no

I tell myself I’m living
But really I just long
For somebody to love
For somebody to love

Just give in to the feeling
That we could have it all
With somebody to love
Yeah somebody to love

Read me like a story
Can you be my beautiful liar
In the pain there is glory
We’re in the line of fire

You can have that part of me
Keep it under lock and key
It’s evident and I can’t pretend, no

I tell myself I’m living
But really I just long
For somebody to love
For somebody to love

Just give in to the feeling
That we could have it all
With somebody to love

Oh I just wanna love somebody
Oh I just wanna love somebody now
Oh I just wanna love somebody
Oh I just wanna love somebody now

We can turn into starlight
We can turn to gold
Making love till the morning
Like we’ll never get old

We can turn into starlight
We can turn to gold
Making love till the morning
Like we’ll never get old

I tell myself I’m living
Lut really I just long
For somebody to love
For somebody to love

Just give in to the feeling
That we could have it all
With somebody to love

Love somebody, love somebody
Oh I just wanna love somebody now
Oh I just wanna love somebody
Oh I just wanna love somebody now

Photo: © Markus Morianz

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Kain
Kain
5 years ago

Yes, Conchita has a truly catchy voice. I just adore it. And both songs are really good.

Zohreh Jamaleddin
Zohreh Jamaleddin
5 years ago

I love both songs, they both have great melodies. But that’s not all, I love her VOICE just because it gives a song a different meaning, you know, different in a very unique way. Her voice captivates you, a feature that not every singer has.

Conchita Fans Finland
Conchita Fans Finland
5 years ago

Love them both, I was so happy hearing Up for Air that I almost cried. Love it, love her.

eurofan
eurofan
5 years ago

Great great GREAT songs
Looking forward to the album

Pauline Howe
Pauline Howe
5 years ago

love both the new songs look forward to the album x

Otna
Otna
5 years ago

Both are glam songs. I prefer “Up For Air” but both are good.

Kasia Paterowicz
Kasia Paterowicz
5 years ago

I love both songs but i prefer “Somebody to love”

Erika Molnar
Erika Molnar
5 years ago

I love Conchita as a performer. beautiful and talented singer. charismatic personality and fighting for an important matter for society as freedom, tolerance and love.

Alex
5 years ago

If Austria would have choose one of this for ESC 2015 it would have a higher place in my top 40
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH3ho9DJH7w

Julia k.
Julia k.
5 years ago

I was so happy when I found out yesterday that we were already able to download two songs of her new album! We know these songs are very special to her because she chose them carefully and every one of it speaks from her heart and out of a different mood! I love her songs Heroes, Phoenix and -of course- You Are Unstoppable! Now these two new songs are different! They are no ballads and I am usually a person who needs to listen several times to songs getting used to it. Especially to songs that have a different style… Read more »

Baldu Kater
Baldu Kater
5 years ago

I like both songs very well. Somebody to love a little more, Conchitas voice at the beginning of the song is very sexy. This will be a varied album … I’m really looking forward to the other Songs.

Ursula
Ursula
5 years ago

Conchitas voice is lovely as always. I prefer Up for Air, but I also think that Conchita deserves even better songs. I am so very fond of that girl, I really hope she will succeed as an artist so I hope she will be able to reach many listeners with her songs. And remember, this is only her first album, hopefully there will be more to come! And I don’t think she have waited to long after her victory. She has had a fabulous year and done lots of really diverse things.

Lone Brams
Lone Brams
5 years ago

Borg melodies are quite alright. My favorite is “Someone to love”. But none of them catch neither the first or fourth time I hear them. Conchita, However, has never sounded more beautiful. I’m just not found of the arrangement of the background vocals and the sounds. After my opinion they doesn’t suit Conchitas voice and style. If I choose to buy the album, it will only be to support Conchitas voice or style. I really hope she will find better songwriters when she makes her next album ! Truely, I’m dissapointed ! 🙁

I love the Eurovision
I love the Eurovision
5 years ago

I`ve listen but the songs is poor. I think those cd´s ports in the sale after christmas

I love the Eurovision
I love the Eurovision
5 years ago

I`ve listen but the songs is poor. I think those cd´s ports inthe sale after christmas

EurovisionFan
EurovisionFan
5 years ago

The release is one year too late for a year ago with the victory in Eurovision it have been more interest and sales now the interest is low and the songs not good either I think Conchita has done all other think than working with music

I’m sorry for the comments post when trying to correct it

EurovisionFan
EurovisionFan
5 years ago

the release is one year too late for a year ago with the victory in Eurovision it have more interest and sales now the interest is low and the songs not good either
think Conchita has done all other think than working with music

jocelyne peltier
jocelyne peltier
5 years ago

I love them both. There’s no song by Conchita I don’t like anyway even if it’s not always “love at first sight” as with You are Unstoppable which I adore now.
Why do I love all Conchita’s songs? Because I adore HER amazing VOICE and we can hear the full range of it in both the new songs.

Darren
Darren
5 years ago

Why write Conchita have haters
don’t think he / she have haters
at all the only thing is that not only like him / her cause he / she not do good music
I don’t like Conchita but I’m and others like me definitly not haters we only don’t think Conchita Wurst is good enough. That’s all

EurovisionFan
EurovisionFan
5 years ago

the release is one year too late for a year ago with the victory in Eurovision it have more interest and sales now the interest is low and the songs not good either
think Conchita has dome all other things than working with music

Sorry for correcting but struggle here when writing post

EurovisionFan
EurovisionFan
5 years ago

The release is one year too late for a year ago with the victory in Eurovision it have been more interest and sales now the interest is low and the songs not good either
I think Conchita has done all other think than working with music

Paw
Paw
5 years ago

OMG this is really mediocre songs
Think Conchita not have had any support from good songwriters

EurovisionFan
EurovisionFan
5 years ago

the release is one year too late for a year ago with the victory in Eurovision it have more interest and sales now the interest is low and the songs not good either
think Conchita has dome all other think than working with music

Susanne Schoeberl
Susanne Schoeberl
5 years ago

Hearing those two songs a few times, I prefer “Up for air”. But that can change. With all of Conchita’s songs I had the same experience. The more I listened to them, the more I loved them. It has something to do with her voice. I wasn’t very impressed with “Heroes” at the beginning either. It grabbed me a few hours later, when I first heard her sing it live. Same goes for “You are unstoppable” and “That’s what I am”. Now I love all three and “You are unstoppable” is my personal anthem. I could listen to that song… Read more »

Calvin
Calvin
5 years ago

I was worried after “You Are Unstoppable,” which I really dislike, but these two songs are great. I think I prefer “Up for Air” just because of my soft spot for emotional/desperate-sounding dance songs and how easily I can be sucked in by vocal flourishes.

Oostenrijk
Oostenrijk
5 years ago

Rise like a phoenix was still the perfect song for her, an ode to her haters that made her stronger and made her rise. The meaning of her lyrics are striking … “and you’re my flame” means nothing else than all the hate thrown upon her is the wind beneath her fiery wings, the flame(r)s are the fuel. It’s funny because people thought this was a love song.

Jamaraqueer
Jamaraqueer
5 years ago

Up for air is great! The other one is OK

Carina Winter
Carina Winter
5 years ago

Lovin´ great Conchita just a little bit more, if possibe, for these 2 new songs.
Phenomenal voice, esp. in “Somebody to love” and interesting lyrics.
With a small preference for me at first listening to “Up for air”
That girl rules!