Three years ago, they brought their “Moustache” to Copenhagen — and gave France its lowest Eurovision result ever. But French band Twin Twin didn’t let that get them down. After going on an international journey of discovery the trio has released their new single, “Soundsystem”.

While it’s the first new song they’ve released since their Eurovision 2014 entry, “Soundsystem” is anything but a follow-up single. The song marks a new phase in their music evolution: Twin Twin has gone punk.

“Soundsystem” has ditched some of the slicker electropop sounds that could be heard on “Moustache” and the band’s debut album Vive la vie. Instead crunchy punk guitar takes over, but Twin Twin’s sense of rhythm is as strong as ever, as well as their energy, attitude and swag.

While the verses of the song are in French, the song has a shoutalong English chorus that insists, “The only good system is a soundsystem!” The listener is also invited to “Bump that rump!”

Twin Twin documented the making of their new music through a series of short videos on their YouTube channel. The trio relocated to New York City, where they were exposed to new sounds, met new people, and had many serendipitous meetings on the subway. The end result was “Soundsystem” — and the clips promise a music video shot accidentally in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Twin Twin represented France at Eurovision 2014 after winning the national final held as part of the music show Les chansons d’abord. Their lively song “Moustache” earned many fans, with its combination of danceability, social commentary, and facial hair.

However, the group had less success at Eurovision. The combination of rap, non-English lyrics and dizzying staging did not inspire viewers to vote. The song finished in last place with only two points — France’s worst ever Eurovision result.

But as the group has shown with their new release, a poor Eurovision result isn’t the end of the road. Twin Twin have kept on doing what they love and remain true to their creative identity.

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M_K
M_K
4 years ago

Re: New releases

Lena’s new song “If I Wasn’t Your Daughter” is currently at #1 on the German iTunes charts.

DerKai
DerKai
4 years ago

Sorry to be off topic but would you please write something about Lena’s new song If I wasn’t your daughter? So amazing! Maybe her best release ever!
Best wishes from Hamburg!

ledir
ledir
4 years ago
ledir
ledir
4 years ago

I’m happy Twin Twin is making music, so sad that other countries forgets its esc participants, regardless of the rank. There are countries where it doesn’t matter how low is the rank, the sadness lasts only a few days, no career is ruined.
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Now if you want to be angry, watch this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9j1J20SOUE

Yellowman
Yellowman
4 years ago
Reply to  ledir

well some countries take it as a joke, so many should not expect to make a music career out of ESC (UK).

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
4 years ago
Reply to  ledir

The European version of ‘American Idol’??!! Who the #^¢% is he kidding? Not even close to a “sort of” here; and I’m from NYC! I first heard about this contest in 2006, when news reports of a rock band in monster masks won (Lordi from Finland). That was during Idol’s 5th season… …But as the horseplay increased and the production team’s interest in celebrity judges and guests grew, while viewership and the fortunes of the contenders diminished, and the show’s increasing reliance on shenanigans–if not outright dishonesty–annoyed viewers, I decided that I had seen enough of ‘Idol’ after the 2011… Read more »

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
4 years ago
Reply to  ledir

@Ledir: “There are countries where it doesn’t matter how low is the rank, the sadness lasts only a few days, no career is ruined.”

Jemini (U.K. 2003; 0 points) might want to have a word with you.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
4 years ago
Reply to  ledir

@Ledir: But you are right, with regard to Twin Twin. They seem to have found a place in this industry. You don’t necessarily have to go international to have a good career.

Erasmus
Erasmus
4 years ago

Maraaya released new song today! It’s so good! You guys should review it.

fikri
fikri
4 years ago

promising start but the chorus is a letdown.

M_K
M_K
4 years ago

Who would have thought that they’d still be around four years later?