Following Eurovision 2017, she cut a commercial trail across Europe with her song “City Lights” charting on Spotify in nearly 20 countries and eventually going platinum at home.

And on Thursday Belgium’s Blanche did her best to keep the momentum going with a live performance of her brand new single “Wrong Turn” on Belgium’s Pure.

The song cements Blanche’s place in the dark-pop genre, bringing together a sense of melancholy, longing and digital sounds.

Thematically she sings of feeling like a drifter, clearly lost in the romantic world she longs for with that special someone. There’s a strong sense of unrequited love, which works well with her fragility.

The accompanying artwork, which you can see in the Instagram video below, portrays Blanche as some sort of ice bride.

Her face is seen in close-up with luminous blue-green eye shadow that resembles a smear of paint, and a translucent veil that frames her face beautifully.

WRONG TURN lyrics — Blanche

Should I take any wrong turn?
Any more time, should I?
Did I get any more words?
Will it get worse this time?

[Pre-Chorus]
Maybe I’m a drifter
Maybe I’m a drifter, baby
Never meet your heroes
Never meet your heroes, they say
Maybe I’m addicted
I’m addicted too soon

[Chorus]
Don’t know how to make it up
Baby you should make it stronger
Throw it out and blaze it up
Do it till it wakes the thunder
Real slow
There’s way down
There’s still time to raise it, to raise it up

[Verse 2]
Will I twist any more words?
Lose any more time, will I?
‘Cause I’ve got many concerns
Feels like it bursts inside

[Pre-Chorus]
Maybe I’m a drifter
Maybe I’m a drifter, baby
Never meet your heroes
Never meet your heroes, they say
Maybe I’m addicted
I’m addicted too soon

[Chorus]
Don’t know how to make it up
Baby you should make it stronger
Throw it out and blaze it up
Do it till it wakes the thunder
Real slow
There’s way down
There’s still time to raise it, to raise it up

[Bridge]
Will I twist any more words?
Lose any more time, will I?
‘Cause I’ve got many concerns
Feels like it bursts inside
Not without you

[Chorus]
Don’t know how to make it up
Baby you should make it stronger
Throw it out and blaze it up
Do it till it wakes the thunder
Real slow
There’s way down
There’s still time to raise it, to raise it up
Don’t know how to make it up
Baby you should make it stronger
Throw it out and blaze it up
Do it till it wakes the thunder

Do you like Blanche’s new single? Do you think she’s wise to play in this genre? Let us know in the comments box below!

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InstaKarma
InstaKarma
3 years ago

I never liked her personality. She’s very shy and not very confident.
She can’t speak english either. But good luck 😉

Damian Hodges
Damian Hodges
3 years ago
Reply to  InstaKarma

I love blanche. English isn’t her native language and she’s only 18.

Iain
Iain
3 years ago

Great song but she NEEDS to work on this ‘rabbit in the headlights’ look. I hope she can feel more confident soon!

My2Cents
My2Cents
3 years ago
Reply to  Iain

for gods sake she’s 18, and her melancholic brand is beautiful

Anita
Anita
3 years ago

ok, but I won’t listen to it another time. I hoped for another song made by the composer of citylights.

Escphbelgium
Escphbelgium
3 years ago
Reply to  Anita

It’s from the same songwriter, actually.

Anita
Anita
3 years ago
Reply to  Escphbelgium

Thanks for the information – City Lights was so innovative…

Héctor
Héctor
3 years ago

I absolutely loved “City Lights”! This one it’s not a masterpiece, but I kinda like it. Her marked French accent is what doesn’t quite convince me.

Adam
Adam
3 years ago

Although I found the song slightly underwhelming, compared to the masterpiece of City Lights, upon the first listen, I’m slowly starting to fall in love with this. It’s definitely going on my playlist!

Boycott Jerusalem 2019
Boycott Jerusalem 2019
3 years ago

I love it!

Ay Jo
Ay Jo
3 years ago

Liked it very much. Her vocal techniques seem to improve.

Jim
Jim
3 years ago

underwhelming pretentious indie bs

Escphbelgium
Escphbelgium
3 years ago

Blanche is on her way to becoming Belgium’s answer to Lorde.

Truth Teller
Truth Teller
3 years ago

Meh. City Lights is still my favorite song of 2017, though.