It’s scarcely four months since Lena gifted us with an album’s worth of new music, nevertheless she’s treating us to more. Her latest single, “Wild & Free”, is taken from the soundtrack for Fack Ju Göhte 2, a German comedy following an ex-con turned teacher as he takes his students on a trip abroad. Hilarity ensues!

Lena “Wild & Free” (Official Video)

Whilst absent from “Crystal Sky”, the track retain’s much of the album’s DNA. Just like “Traffic Lights”, “Wild & Free” possesses an almost luxurious feel, albeit the tone is considerably less sombre. This is essentially a feelgood, happy clappy tune, minus the cheese. The Eurovision 2010 winner sings of living life to the max with nothing to lose “what if all the chips were down”, without fear “we are the lionhearted” or deception “the truth is to be found”, and united with others “we are standing stronger”. Chuck in the “go oh, oh, oho” hook and you’ve got an instantly uplifting earworm.

The video is worthy of praise too and benefits hugely from the film’s lush locations. We’re presented with wonderful shots of sunny beaches and tropical seas, while Lena and Elyas M’Barek (the film’s hunky star) get up too all sorts of hijinks – she’s a lucky lady!

Lena – Wild & Free Lyrics

What if all the chips were down
And you feel you’ve hit the ground
And the truth is to be found
There’s a place where we can go
When the time has come we know
It’s engraved inside our soul
Here’s to being braver
Here’s to better days
We are standing stronger

Let’s go oh, oh, oho
Go oh, oh, oho
We are who we wanna be
Running wild and free, yeah
Let’s go oh, oh, oho
Go oh, oh, oho
We are more than powerful
It’s all possible

All the horses shake the dirt
Throw the dust back to the earth
A change is coming soon
And the new days gonna rise
And the sun will kiss the sky
Then the stars shine with the moon
Here’s to being braver
Here’s to better days
We are standing stronger

Let’s go oh, oh, oho
Go oh, oh, oho
We are who we wanna be
Running wild and free, yeah
Let’s go oh, oh, oho
Go oh, oh, oho
We are more than powerful
It’s all possible
Wild and free, yeah
Wild and free, yeah
Wild and free, yeah
Wild and free, yeah

We are the lionhearted
We are not afraid
We can be a burning light
And we will never fade

We are the lionhearted
We are not afraid
We can be a burning light
And we will never fade

Let’s go oh, oh, oho
Go oh, oh, oho
We are who we wanna be
Running wild and free, yeah
Let’s go oh, oh, oho
Go oh, oh, oho
We are who we wanna be
Running wild and free
Wild and free, yeah
Wild and free, yeah
Wild and free, yeah
Wild and free, yeah
Wild and free, yeah
Wild and free, yeah
Wild and free, yeah

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Oostenrijk
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Oostenrijk

I want Lena to sing “Sting”

Thiefo
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If I just listen to the song without watching the video I would’ve said this was Ellie Goulding.

#SatelliteGirl
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#SatelliteGirl

Lena is amazing singer, but this song isn’t so good as it could be.

Thomasfan22
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Thomasfan22

LOVE IT.

Jack
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Jack

It isn’t very good – glad it was left off the album. Regardless she’s my favourite Eurovision winner of recent years. Her stardust album is far superior than that released by an other Eurovision winner of the last 10-20 years.