Nathan Trent Walking on Air video

His Eurovision 2017 song “Running on Air” leaked on Spotify late on Sunday evening, keeping fans up late into the night as they tapped their feet and bobbed their heads to the simple and endearing track.

And now Austria’s Nathan Trent has us swaying once more with the release of his gorgeous music video, which shows off the beauty of Austria and Nathan’s own telegenic face. Anyone else seeing Justin Timberlake?

The video sees Nathan traversing a series of stunning landscapes as he makes an ascent up a snow-capped mountain.

He starts his journey alone, but gets a little help along the way from a jeep driver and a kind stranger who helps him up after a fall and gives him directions.

It all fits with the themes of perseverance found in his song. As Nathan sings: “I’m taking all that struggle — reminds me what I’m fighting for. I’m living it up, not gonna stop until I make that final score.”

Nathan is clearly overjoyed to have the video out. Writing on his Facebook page, he said:

“The day has finally come! #RunningOnAir is the official song which will represent Austria at the #Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv this year. I’m proud, happy overwhelmed and incredibly excited!
Thanks everyone who made this possible! #ESC2017”

On Monday Nathan uploaded an Instagram video addressing the leak of his song.

“As some of you probably might have noticed, the song is out on several streaming platforms. That wasn’t planned, that happened. But we’re staying positive and going with the flow.”

“I want to thank everyone who is supporting me and supporting the song. Thank you for liking and sharing and giving good comments. It means a lot to me and I really appreciate it.

Are you loving Nathan’s song and its feel-good spirit? Does the video make you want to book a trip to Austria? Do you think he is beyond adorable in his Instagram video? Let us know in the comments box below and by using the video, audio and text comments on our app.

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Jon and Aninia for Sweden
Jon and Aninia for Sweden
6 years ago

Written by himself for Austria. He was so lucky to escape from that German selection. Look Germany this is how you do it, let the artists to create, don’t force them to sing what you want.

Richard
Richard
6 years ago

This surprised me, it’s actually really nice, fresh and catchy and Nathan appears to be a very likeable fellow. Good choice.

Alvaro Pan
Alvaro Pan
6 years ago

This is great, Nathan don’t change the season, winter is great, it remembers me of the feeling from the video ”Milk and Toast and Honey” from Roxette, that atmosphere of morning that does NOT have to be in the summer. Keep the winter.

Iberian
Iberian
6 years ago

@can doga: in this case, as he is so handsome, there will be a lot of men voting for him. check your boy-girl-heteronormative concept. Thanks.

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
6 years ago

Sounds like Spain finally has a rival hmm

can doga
can doga
6 years ago

Austria well down! Of course in my top 5 and I hope you will qualified fourth times in fourth years.and you are handsome so girls probably vote you congratulations NATHAN

Iberian
Iberian
6 years ago

Not sure about the song… it’s a bit bland to me. But, wow, Nathan is so extremely attractive. I’m watching the video over and over again, not to listen to the song, but to see him, his beautiful face, his incredible eyes, his smile. And he’s a hunk in a hot leather jacket too.

Chris (frostyw)
Chris (frostyw)
6 years ago

The video makes me want to visit Austria and hike a mountain, like Nathan does in the video. However, the song does not make me want to vote for it. On its own, it’s a good song, and I’d download it, but there are so many more captivating songs in the contest that I’d vote for first.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
6 years ago

Really great voice but the lyrics to the song are pretty bad in places.
I guess it is a little similar to Spain’s song in places but is much better. I know that’s not saying much but well done to Austria.

chicken kyiv???
chicken kyiv???
6 years ago

If anyone says they can hum it back to you after the first listen, they are lying 😛

atm829
atm829
7 years ago

Actually, there is a real woman named Beatrix von Storch having similar opinions. Don’t know if the poster here is her or just used the name. But it’s quite a coincidence.
check her out: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatrix_von_Storch
By the way: She once said, speaking of refugees coming to german borders, that border control had the right to use their guns against them.
And there where allegations against this person for using donations for personal purposes.

Zebb
Zebb
7 years ago

Ah the chorus bursts build-up a little and slightly out of my taste. Anyways it’s good, cosh and carried by sweet person if trust a video, which is never bad.

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
7 years ago

his eyes omg
also the song is a little underwhelming

Zack
Zack
7 years ago

@Aria, I get what you mean about cute vs hot. For me…
CUTE: OMG I wanna cuddle you.
HOT: OMG I wanna F*** you.
😉

Zack
Zack
7 years ago

Frau’s xenophobic comments are extra special when you consider that they were posted WiwiBloggs, you know, a site created by someone who is the product of a multi-cultural family (#euroasianpride). We don’t even need to go into the heteronormativity.

Aria
Aria
7 years ago

Well I’m tired of reading Nathan is hot.He is not.He is super cute. Cute is not equal to hot. Both equal likable though.
He looks like a puppy like some user said and puppies are cute.
The song is cute.

Denis
Denis
7 years ago

Quite good and catchy happy modern song but forgettable. No desire to listen to it again! Not quite like Ed Sheeran..Still I predict lower half of final, to safe to really impress anyone.

cheesecake
cheesecake
7 years ago

I really like the song, however I’m not the biggest fan of the music video.

EUROFAN MEXICO
EUROFAN MEXICO
7 years ago

I CHAGE MY MIND ABOUT THIS SONG WIT THE VIDEO THAT HELP TO APRECIATE BETTER THE SONG, GREAT ENTRY
MY TOP 10 IS NOW
1.- ITALY
2.-FRANCE
3.-HUNGARY
4.- LTVIA
5.- AUTRIA
6.- FINLAND
7.- SPAIN
8.- MOLDOVA
9.- BELARUS
10.- POLAND

AngieP
AngieP
7 years ago

Usually I don’t really like the Austrian entries. But this song is really good! Contemporary sound, good voice, enjoy to listen!

BTW Austria has such a beautiful landscape!!

Marie
Marie
7 years ago

@Frau Von Storch
You clearly don’t understand nothing about Austrian women. And I don’t see anything bad about Nathan’s behavior and appearance, actually, he’s very hot.

Marie
Marie
7 years ago

He’s so cute and I love his voice. Hope he’ll do well in Kiev.

Kris
Kris
7 years ago

He reminded me of a husky puppy….they are so cute.
The song has a feel-good vibe. Better than the screaming women and men.

Chance
Chance
7 years ago

@Frau

You’re a racist piece of trash who needs to shut up, forever.

Alpha ESC
Alpha ESC
7 years ago

@Felix Umm I’m pretty sure they spell their surname like that, I don’t think it’s related to starch in any way ????

Felix
Felix
7 years ago

@Frau Von Storch I think you misspelt your surname, as it should be starch, a nutritional component of carbohydrates. I’m guessing the bakers in the sky forgot some yeast with you, as I know that such opinions often come from dillusional people with delayed social development. I’m not sure why you’re on a Eurovision based website, as as you likely know there is a high profile from the gay community within the Eurovision bubble, a notion, through your utterly disguising posts, that seems to cause great offence to you. We, also as a community are open to people of races,… Read more »

Colin
Colin
7 years ago

Lovely song, feel good video and really hot guy. B-)

Darren
Darren
7 years ago

It’s safe kind of song, and it’s hard to tell if it will qualify or not, but I hope it does. It’s nice and upbeat. It’s not a winner but could really place anywhere.
I like it though, well done Austria. And, as a previous visitor to Österreich, I can say, YES, it really is that beautiful!
My Top so far:
Italy
France
Finland
Austria
Moldova

Chance
Chance
7 years ago

Straight in the bin with the rest of the rubbish.

Esc-Croatia
Esc-Croatia
7 years ago

Hey wiwibloggs!

Croatia full instrumental is out!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DHDh8EFiOU

pi
pi
7 years ago

Very radio friendly song, gives a smile on the face and finally it’s not a ballad!

skrim
skrim
7 years ago

We need sun, not snow.

Mark
Mark
7 years ago

He is so cute

esc1234
esc1234
7 years ago

I like it, final qualifier, top 10 maybe

James
James
7 years ago

I can’t help but notice what seems like remnants of green screen footage in certain scenes at the last part of the video.

But in any case…Nathan is definitely is certainly going all-Sound of Music in this video.

Stephanie
7 years ago

I like the positive vibes of the song, it feels to me like another one of those songs that never fails to put a smile on your face. Could have the potential to pull a Gianluca (Malta 2013) if the Austrian team puts it all together correctly.

Austrian Ari
Austrian Ari
7 years ago

Well, our landscape remains the biggest star in Austria, our Eurovision music isn’t quite on the same high level, to put it mildly.
Not quite sure how fitting the winter wonderland is with the vibe his song strives to emulate. However, given the poor videos that basically all of his Austrian predecessors had, showing some Austrian landscape is actually a big improvement.

Crispycookie
Crispycookie
7 years ago

Lovely song, by far the best radio friendly song we have atm.

Maybe a little bit too safe to make an impact in the contest tho. Although I still expect him to qualify.

Tomas Patrick Davitt
Tomas Patrick Davitt
7 years ago

there’s a lot of single men on this mountain – is this one of Austria’s top cruising destinations?

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
7 years ago

That’s a summer song, the snow feels so out of place lol

Paul D.
Paul D.
7 years ago

This was a pleasant surprise! I expect him to qualify with a good draw and the right performance

Maniac
Maniac
7 years ago

The guy in the car looks like Vince Vaughn

Evy
Evy
7 years ago

It’s so Austrian 😀

Sjodni
Sjodni
7 years ago

Love this song!