After wooing fans with the cool retro sounds of his Eurovision entry “Play” and the drum and bass pop of Cartoon’s “I Remember U”, Jüri Pootsmann returns to his roots with his new single “Nii või naa” sung in Estonian.

Juri Pootsmann, Ni voi naa, single cover“Nii või naa”, which roughly translates to “For better or worse”, has a fresh modern Estonian sound that sounds like something right out of Eesti laul. The song uses chilled-out electronic sounds which compliment Jüri’s deep, rich and expressive vocals.

The song tells the story of a relationship in its final days, when a hot summer has brought the end. In the chorus, Jüri sensually murmurs, “Nii või naa/Kuskil saabub hommik/Nii või naa/Täna meid siin ei ole” (For better or worse/Somewhere it comes a morning/For better or worse/We’re not here today”.

The song is out now on digital platforms, but Jüri also gave a live performance on Estonian radio. While he and his band were crammed into a small corner of the studio, they delivered an energetic performance, with Jüri giving a seductive vocal performance that melted fangirls around Europe.

“Nii või naa” will be included on Jüri’s debut album, which will be recorded in Estonian and is due to be released in October.

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karminowe.usta
karminowe.usta
4 years ago

This song is better than Eurovision song. Juri should have been represented Estonia with this song.

Ben Rafter
Ben Rafter
4 years ago

Still can’t believe he finished last – last in the jury and 3rd last on televote. 9 from jury. 15 from televote (12 from Finland though)!!!. Disgrace really.

thisisballetnotwilddances
thisisballetnotwilddances
4 years ago

Genuinely love this guy. He deserved to make the final. Hope he does some more stuff in English… I struggle with most non-English languages, but Estonian is a whole other league of hard.