Back in February, we broke the news that Russian music maestro Philipp Kirkorov and Greek composer Dimitris Kontopoulos were behind Azerbaijani act Aisel. And over the past few months the elegant songstress has been traveling all over Europe recording demos. Some of these demos included songs in her native language, piano-led jazz tracks and mainstream pop tunes.
And today Aisel’s team have revealed that she ultimately decided on the track “X My Heart”. In a statement sent to wiwibloggs, she said:
“X my heart” was my favorite song from the first moment I heard it. The music gave me a positive, uplifting feeling while performing it has a power that made me enjoy every second in the studio. I feel a strong connection with the lyrics of the song, since believing in myself made me overcome several difficulties I had in my life. This is a message I want to send to everyone: believing in yourself can make you “stronger than cannonballs”.
The song is written by two authors who have experienced success at the contest. Swedish songwriter Sandra Bjurman won with her composition “Running Scared” for Azerbaijan back in 2011, and Dimitris Kontopoulos won the viewers vote in 2016 with Russian entry “You Are The Only One”.
Aisel’s song was recorded in London, and arranged by Tim Bran, the man behind the production of Belgium 2017’s “City Lights”. His mainstream credits include production for The Verve, London Grammar, and Bloc Party.
Stage director Fokas Evangelinos will take charge of Aisel’s performance and set design. The Greek guru has powered winning acts such as Helena Paparizou and Dima Bilan. More recently, he worked on Sergey Lazarev in 2016 and Demy in 2017.
The music video for Aisel’s song has been filmed, and we will update you as soon as it is published.
What do you think? Are you excited that the Dream Team is working with AISEL? Would you prefer her to stick to her jazzy roots, or branch out? Share your thoughts below!