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…