Their music video for Eurovision 2018 amassed more than a million views in less than a month. And to celebrate the milestone, Macedonia’s Eye Cue released an acoustic version of “Lost And Found” on Friday.
Taking to Facebook, the duo write:
Massive thanks for the first million views and your support , since you send us so many good vibrations we’re sending you back some acoustic vibrations on “Lost and found”. We truly believe that you will enjoy this strict version of the song!
Moto of the day: Less is more
Lots of love
And less really is more.
The studio iteration of “Lost and Found” snakes through a number of genres, most notably reggae and EDM. However, here the mix of styles is slightly less prominent. Instead the focus is entirely on Marija’s live vocal. And what a vocal.
Acoustic performances can be notoriously hit and miss as the performer has nowhere to hide should they mess up. But the Macedonian songstress has no such problems. She’s flawless throughout.
Bandmate Bojan accompanies her on guitar and lends a hand with supporting vocals.
The end result is as mellow and flowing as the original. But the absence of electronic elements and digital flourishes allow us to appreciate the track all the more.
And it’s not just Marija’s vocals that are effortless. The woman is on point sartorially too. Donning a salmon-coloured pantsuit with a black top she exudes casual chic. In a leather jacket, t-shirt and jeans, Bojan is simply casual.
Eye Cue “Lost And Found” (Acoustic)
Macedonia at Eurovision 2018
And after all the behind-the-scenes shenanigans, Macedonia revealed Eye Cue as their act for Eurovision 2018 in February. The duo’s entry “Lost and Found” followed a couple of weeks later.
The band, who usually work within the pop-rock genre, consists of Bojan Trajkovski and Marija Ivanovska. They have been performing together as Eye Cue since 2008, so have 10 years worth of experience to really bring the song and live performances alive.
In 2017, Macedonia were represented by Jana Burceska with the 80s tinged “Dance Alone”, which was a huge favourite with the fans. Unfortunately the song did not translate quite as well in the arena in Kyiv, and Jana came 15th in her semi-final.
Jana still stole the show anyway with arguably one of the cutest postcards Eurovision has ever seen, announcing her pregnancy by showing her scan. She then was proposed to by her then-boyfriend Alexander – and she of course said yes!
What do you think of “Lost And Found”? Do you like the acoustic set? And can Eye Cue finally break Macedonia’s non-qualifications streak? Let us know in the comments below.