Ahead of Eurovision 2015, Greece’s “Freaky Fortune” announced that they were taking a break as a duo. It wasn’t that vocalist Nikolas Raptakis and producer Theofilos Pouzbouris had a falling out, but rather than Theo had to fulfil his military service. They made it very clear that they plan to reunite later on. Competing at Eurovision 2014 brought them closer together, obvs.

In the meantime, Nikolas has started a solo career. He recently released his very first single “Oso agapo me matheno” (Finding myself through love), which was in fact orchestrated by Theofilos. Freaky Fortune fans accustomed to their dance beats and club magic are in for a shock as it’s a ballad. But don’t say that Nikolas is a fish out of water…

“Oso agapo me matheno” — Nikolas Raptakis

He reaches into his soul to pull out some major emotion. He sings about his love for a girl and his fear of talking to her. It’s only by falling hard that he comes to know himself — and finds out what to give and what to expect in return. Love, when it works out and when it doesn’t, helps him broaden his horizons and understand if he’s dead or alive.

Freaky Fortune at Eurovision in Concert 2014

Musically the opening suggests we’re in for another forgettable ballad. But the song picks up power as it goes, as do Nick’s vocals. His voice fits well with the piano backing, showing he can do a lot more than throw down funky beats.

So what do you think? Let us know below…

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Mich
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Mich

@Charles: Well I understand maybe you’re rigth, I don’t have so much time knowing about the event and the way that the people who participate work after the event, so I’m sorry, the next time I’ll try to be more informed about it…

Charles
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Charles

@Mich: Stepping out of the box and allowing oneself with listening to a variety of styles and musical genres does help to embrace artists’ musical choices and changes and that is a huge difficulty Eurovision fans have when one artist show himself as a one dimensional performer who only does uptempo stuff … the more uptempo he offers the more uptempo fans want … so reductive. A stunning voice hidden and shadowed by beats and grooves finally comes out … but at this stage fans cannot cope with it due to their own fed hyperactive.

Mich
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Mich

Maybe the reason of my dislike is because their fans are accustomed to listen skaking rhythms and maybe is surpussing listen a calm rhythm but well he has a good voice…

Mich
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Mich

Sincerely I don´t like it, sorry Nikolas…

Charles
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Charles

The anti-Eurovision syndrome also known as ballad … a desease with no cure but filled with boredom and anger from all the fans who have such a hard time not knowing what to do when a song has no beats and grooves but … a feeling and meaning.. I can but only wonder how they manage to escape when music like this hits the parts they sure enough don’t wanna see being touched … the power of music in the most unwanted way 🙂

Steven
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Steven

I love the tone of his voice