Twenty-year-old singer Leonor Andrade, who represented Portugal at Eurovision 2015 with “Há um mar que nos separa”, has released her follow-up single “Já conheci” (I’ve known). It comes from her debut album, which will drop shortly.
Not qualifying for the Grand Final last May only seems to have driven Leonor forward. She’s hit the studio and serves us outstanding vocal technique mixed with some electronic deep bass. It’s an innovative style, which many Portuguese Eurofans will likely want to hear on the European stage in the coming years. Throw in a bleeding heart and lyrics that smack of disappointment and hurt, and Leonor just mesmerizes! Sorry to say it, but, baby, we love to see you in pain.
Leonor rocks a black dress as she shouts out her painful past surrounded by darkness. Her penetrating gaze will make you melt at the same time the chorus leaves you hypnotized. Are we experiencing the birth of a new European pop star? We’ll call her Leonor 2.0.