A year after reaching 13th place at Eurovision 2014, our favourite Swiss singer-lawyer Sebalter has released a new single, “Shadows”. It’s taken from his album “Day of Glory”, which was released in January.
Judging from Instagram, the three-minute song has been in the pipeline for over a year. That’s at least 121 days per minute. Was it worth the wait?
Anyone familiar with “Hunter of Stars” will immediately recognize Sebalter’s lively acoustic sound in “Shadows”. But there are some vital differences. Firstly, the violin has disappeared. And, to my disappointment, so has the whistling. But in their place Sebalter has brought along a ukelele to liven the track. This overwhelmingly chipper song encourages us to forget our worries and not “switch the light off”. In short: it’s easy-listening at its easiest.
The breezy video is easy-watching, too: a female friend follows and photographs the singer in an idyllic country house. My one complaint? Not enough Sebalter. Nevertheless, it’s a light, catchy song with a suitably sunny video. Enjoy!