Margaret has been riding the “Cool Me Down” wave all over Europe in recent months. But her performances at Sommarkryset and the RIX FM Festival in Sweden didn’t stop her from hitting the studio.
At the Polish ESKA Music Awards on Friday Margaret showed off her new single “Elephant”, which she performed along with “Cool Me Down”.
Margaret performs “Cool Me Down” and “Elephant” at ESKA Music Awards
Let’s be clear from the start: Any song that immediately rhymes “douchebag” with “hashtag”, and then “elephant” with “irrelevant”, is a winner.
As a follow-up single to “Cool Me Down”, “Elephant” doesn’t sound like an easy copy. It’s actually much more in tune with some of Margaret’s other work, including “Heartbeat”. Whereas “Cool Me Down” caught you on first listen, “Elephant” is more of a grower that requires repeat listens to fully appreciate its catchy chorus and thrusting beat.
But as far as we’re concerned it’s another hit. There’s real earworm quality once again and we’re pretty sure some of y’all will be doing the elephant trunk dance she busts out in the live performance. We could maybe do without the slightly creepy elephant masks though…
The other reason Margaret was at the show was to see if she’d be picking up any ESKA Awards.
She walked away with the ESKAGO Award for “Best Artist Network”. Margaret actually got a measure of revenge in that category, as she beat out fellow nominee Michal Szpak, who pipped her at Krajowe Eliminacje to earn a spot at Eurovision.
Unfortunately, she lost in other categories, including “Best Hit” for “Cool Me Down” and “Best Female Artist”, which went to Wiwivision favourite Sylwia Grzeszczak. Sylwia also performed her Wiwivision entry “Tamta dziewczyna” at the show.
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