Dami Im fans predicted that she would slay at Eurovision 2016 and sister has not disappointed. “Sound of Silence”, which was uploaded earlier today, is a contemporary, mid-tempo ballad that will no doubt put her down as a favourite to win it all in Stockholm.
The 27-year-old singer, who was confirmed as Australia’s Eurovision 2016 act on March 3, rides the “dirty electro” wave popularised by Sia, yet brings a number that sounds distinctly Dami. She fills the silence with sultry, pained vocals as she describes the void left by a certain someone. “Now my heart awakes to the sound of silence,” she says. “And it beats to the sound of silence.”
That beat, particularly in the chorus, is heavy. It pulsates and thumps and gets the blood flowing and the body moving. This is catchy, memorable and mainstream — yet never feels generic.
The arty video shows her commitment (and budget) to bringing a full package — song, visuals, presence — to Stockholm. We are feeling very positive about this.
What do you think of Dami’s number? Is it the modern ballad that Eurovision needed? Where do you rank it? Let us know in the comments box below!