He’s the Swedish heartthrob who stole many a heart upon winning Eurovision 2015. And Måns Zelmerlöw has continued to churn out the hits ever since, including “Hanging on to Nothing” which dropped in August 2016. Now, almost a year later, he’s finally given us the official music video.
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“Hanging On To Nothing” — the second single from his seventh studio album Chameleon — ended up being one of our favourite songs of the year. We even ranked it 19th in our top tracks of 2016 countdown.
Like a lot of Måns’ songs, “Hanging On To Nothing” tells a story of relationship turmoil. He sings, “Calling you up at night/I think I f***ed up” – and yes, he happily drops the F-bomb which is such a Swedish thing to do.
Måns sings of a trouble relationship. His bae is in love with him, but he’s a bad boy who “can’t be tamed”. Despite all the drama and with all evidence pointing to a break-up, Måns is still hanging on. It turns out he loves the drama – “Cos every time that you leave me I’m loving it/And every time that I’m set free I’m hanging on to nothing”.
Like previous single “Fire in the Rain”, “Hanging on to Nothing” is about weathering stormy relationships. But while “Fire in the Rain” took a more positive outlook, “Hanging on to Nothing” is revelling in the misery.
In an attempt to build on his burgeoning popularity in France, Måns also released a French version — “Rien que nous deux“.
Better late than never, the official music video landed last week. Directed by Mikeadelica and filmed in Warsaw, the clip cuts between scenes of the “Heroes” hitmaker singing to camera, gigging, and admiring the Polish capital’s panoramic skyline.
The love affair between the Eurovision 2016 host and Poland is nothing new. His Melodifestivalen 2007 entry “Cara Mia” was a huge hit in the country, paving the way for his debut album Stand by For… to be released there.
Måns Zelmerlöw “Hanging On To Nothing” (Official Music Video)
Måns Zelmerlöw “Rien que nous deux” (Official Music Video)
Hopefully we can expect more videos like this from Måns in future.
The 30-year-old — who will celebrate his 31st birthday on 13 June — kicked off his Chameleon tour in Stockholm on Thursday. He’ll travel across Sweden, with additional stops in France, Latvia and Finland.
Chameleon Tour 2017 dates
- 8 June: Stockholm, Sweden
- 10 June: Furuvik, Sweden
- 14 June: Paris, France
- 7 July: Båstad, Sweden
- 14 July: Svedala, Sweden
- 15 July: Docksta, Sweden
- 20 July: Kalix, Sweden
- 23 July: Jurmala, Latvia
- 28 July: Turku / Åbo, Finland
- 2 September: Rättvik, Sweden
- 30 November: Västerås, Sweden
- 1 December: Helsinborg, Sweden
- 2 December: Jönköping, Sweden
- 5 December: Malmö, Sweden
- 7 December: Stockholm, Sweden
- 9 December: Karlstad, Sweden
- 13 December: Gothenburg / Göteborg, Sweden
- 16 December: Lidköping, Sweden
What do you think of the “Hanging On To Nothing” music video? And will you be seeing Måns on tour? Let us know in the comments below.
Måns Zelmerlöw — “Heroes” live at the Wiwi Jam 2017
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