A few weeks ago we learned that Greek hip hop band Argo would sing for Greece at Eurovision 2016, and today they finally revealed their song “Utopian Land”.
The song tackles the country’s financial difficulties and the ongoing refugee crisis, and suggests we can overcome any and all challenges. It’s sung in Greek, Pontic Greek and English, and in spite of the pessimistic subject, has a cheery, soulful vibe. Genre-wise it mixes funk, R&B and traditional Greek sounds.
Argo – “Utopian Land”
Following the release the band’s members Christina Lachana, Maria Venetikidou, Vladimiros Sofianides, Kostas Topouzis, Elias Kesides and Alekos Papadopoulos headed to the set of Studio 3, where they were set to discuss their song, their ESC participation and much more.
We also know more information about what will happen in Stockholm. The staging of the act will be taken care of by Maria Lyraraki, who also staged the Greek entries in 2007, 2013 and 2015. In addition, the Eurovision live shows will again have commentary by Maria Kozakou and Giorgos Kapoutzidis, the regular commentators since 2013.
It was back in August that Greece confirmed they would participate in Eurovision 2016, but the process of getting there has been anything but smooth sailing. After a marathon of proposals and rejections and a lot of rumors, ERT finally found their Eurovision 2016 representatives on February 9th — and it was the band Argo.
So what do you think? Can Greece surprise us all in Stockholm? Share your thoughts below…