In a world where drag queens lip sync for their lives, Conchita Wurst is a stunning one-off.
And on Wednesday she proved it yet again when she shared the demo version of her upcoming single “Blue Bloom” — a collaboration with Austrian singer-songwriter Maria Burger.
Showing off the stunning vocals that catapulted her to victory at Eurovision 2014, Conchy seems to feel every single note of this folksy number, which weaves through themes of love and the power of remembrance.
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In the song Conchita offers a salvo to someone experiencing loss.
“Only the beauty should remain, that’s what I wish for, I wish that your smile stays the same, although she’s no more,” she says. “I’ll send you the silence that you need to hear her laughter, the most beautiful echo on repeat throughout the hereafter.”
Flowers seem like an apt vehicle to convey the song’s message — they sprout, they flourish and they inevitably die, hopefully experiencing the “love that never stops” that Conchita invokes in the song.
Variety defined Conchita’s self-titled debut album, which included 12 tracks that spanned electro-dance (“Firestorm”), pop-swing realness (“Where Have All the Good Men Gone”) and orchestral-baroque pop (“You Are Unstoppable”).
“Blue Bloom” goes in yet another direction, serving up delightful harmonies and a heartfelt, folksy quality.
Conchita, who recently performed at Amsterdam Pride, has clearly been busy behind-the-scenes and preparing new music. Are you looking forward to hearing the final version of this track? And which genre do you most want to hear Conchita tackle on her next album? Let us know in the comments box below.