The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — continues to listen to and rank the 20 songs competing in Eesti Laul 2018. Next is Frankie Animal with “(Can’t Keep Calling) Misty”. Did it make us want to have them on speeddial? Read on to find out!
Frankie Animal – “(Can’t Keep Calling) Misty”
“(Can’t Keep Calling) Misty” reviews
Angus: There is the sense that in another universe “(Can’t Keep Calling) Misty” might have mimicked a theme for a 1960s espionage thriller. Unfortunately any allusion to Bond is lost in the dull lyrics and duller transition to lounge music. Elevator music has no place on a Eurovision national selection stage.
Chris: Cool, throwback sound with a gorgeous Elle King-meets-Halsey vocal? Sign me up. But why, oh why, would you throw in such a prolonged guitar solo in a song like this? It feels like it’s almost there exclusively to ruin the song’s chances of making it to Eurovision.
Deban: There’s a fragility to Marie’s voice which is beautiful to hear. Unfortunately, pairing it with a lounge beat presents a missed opportunity. Strong verses here, but the unfortunate electric guitar and the limp chorus upstage the song’s merits.
Robyn: There’s a lot of like about this. Lead singer Marie delivers a fragile vocal, but one with simmering emotion threatening to emerge. The chorus delivers a cool loungey feeling and the sense that Marie has a posse there to back her up as she deals to her straying lover. And just at the right time, an obnoxious guitar solo comes along to throw a handful of sonic gravel into the mix. If this song achieves anything, it will ensure Misty never gets phoned again.
Sebastian: “(Can’t Keep Calling) Misty” is pure Topshop change-room sound filler. It’s there to create an audible sound, but really doesn’t achieve much more. It’s clearly a song not designed for Eurovision – although incredibly easy to listen to, could never translate into a stage performance. Maybe more your local fashion show.
Steinunn: This song has a loungy feel to it which is boosted by Marie‘s raspy voice. It starts strong with a cool verse that makes you want to keep listening. However the verses are fairly stronger than the chorus, which is a rather bland repetition of the same words with no real impact to speak of. Too bad that the song dies out in a rather weird blend of a weak chorus and guitar riffs, that one could think that were put in there to give the song a bit of a boost but in fact does quite the opposite. Still a good voice and good verses.
In our Eesti Laul Wiwi Jury, we have 16 jurors but only room for 6 reviews. The rest of our scores can be found below:
Before calculating the average score, the highest and lowest scores are dropped. This is to remove outliers and reduce potential bias. We have removed a low of 3 and a high of 8.