Keep your head up, keep your heart strong. That’s the message of Leonor Andrade’s latest single, “Strong For Too Long”. A fitting sentiment given the Portuguese Eurovision 2015 star’s journey so far.
Despite her best efforts, a place in the final was not to be. However, the result in Vienna hasn’t stopped her chasing her dreams. She kicked things off nicely with “Já Conheci”, a mesmerizing track full of darkness and heartbreak. And things are only getting better.
“Strong For Too Long” sees Leonor abandon the language of Pessôa to tell the world (again) that no wound from the past will break her. She’s a tough warrior, y’all! Nevertheless, she still struggles with inner voices, battling her insecurities. It’s a passionate affair, with a mixture of soul and torment that even Adele and Sia would be proud of. On occasion, the instrumental gets too much and overwhelms the vocals (especially when the chorus kicks in), but that’s not the “Há um mar que nos separa” singer’s fault.
Overall it’s a big thumbs up from us. But, maybe next time the producers might let her shine a little brighter, please!
What do y’all think? Is this Leonor’s best single yet? Let us know in the comments!
Leonor Andrade “Strong For Too Long”
Watch our video review of Leonor’s previous single “Já conheci” at 1:50 in the clip below.