One week after being announced as Australia’s artist for Stockholm, Dami Im has released a snippet of her entry, an edgy ballad called “Sound of Silence”. The full video will be debuted this morning at 9:30 CET.
Dami released a short snippet of the song on Twitter today (and a slightly longer version on Facebook) . It reveals “Sound of Silence” as an edgy ballad with an electronic textures, which seems to be building up to the style of big chorus Dami is known for.
— Dami Im (@damiandmusic) March 10, 2016
Dami Im – “Sound of Silence” lyrics (snippet)
Grown tired and weary around eyes
Trying to feel your love through FaceTime
Symphonies and dreams and highlights
Caught up in this crazy fast life
But baby, you’re not here with me
And I keep calling, calling
Keep calling ’cause…
The lyrics tell the story of someone whose busy life keeps her from her loved one. “Caught up in this crazy fast life/But baby, you’re not here with me”.
One lyric could be problematic. The line “Trying to feel your love through FaceTime” seems to refer to Apple’s FaceTime video chat software. If that’s the case, it would need to be changed as brand names cannot be used in song lyrics (just ask Valentina Monetta in 2012 and Teo in 2014).
But if the lyric is actually referring instead to “face time” – that is, a scheduled face-to-face meeting with someone – the use would be acceptable.
The full video will make its premiere on the SBS current affairs show The Feed, which screens at 19:30 AEDT or 9:30 CET. Presenter Marc Fennell tweeted the news. He might not have said it outright, but we know what he’s talking about.
We'll be exclusively revealing a certain Aussie song that will be played at a certain European singing competition tonight on #TheFeedSBS
— Marc Fennell (@MarcFennell) March 9, 2016
Dami Im has long been a fan favourite to represent Australia at Eurovision, with support coming both from Eurovision fans and her Dami Army fans.
The announcement of Dami strengthened Australia’s position with bookies, with the land down under currently the third most likely to win Eurovision 2016. With the release of “Sound of Silence”, Australia may prove to be an even bigger threat to frontrunners Sweden and Russia.
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What do you think? Is the “Sound of Silence” snippet promising? Can Dami take Australia to its first Eurovision win? Share your thoughts below!