She set the Eurovision stage on fire with the song “Fuego” back in May. And on Friday fans had their fire extinguishers at the ready as Eleni Foureira emitted even more heat with the release of her new song “Tómame” (Take me).
Thematically the song revolves around a boy who drives Eleni crazy. The heat rises inside her until she can’t take it anymore. She unleashes her passion through some sensual talk — take me, take me gives the song rhythm, while at times she pleads for him to do it “suave, otra vez” (soft, again). The mixture of English and Spanish gives the song a spin of sun, which takes you back to summer. And it’s already a hit: It reached #1 on iTunes in hours.
— Eleni Foureira (@foureira_eleni) October 26, 2018
A singer who can dance, dance, baby, Eleni also published a music video that reads like a telenovella and sees the Queen of Fire serving non-stop body. She embodies fierce as she dips it low, bends her back and showcases her stunning silhouette on the dance floor, amid bodies splayed out in the Athens subway and even on the top of a bus. Beep, beep!
At times the styling is deliberately mod, as in the opening shot which could come from a 1980s cover shoot or a 2019 fashion spread. Our girl is building bridges through time with fashion. Gone is the glittering outfit and long straight hair from Lisbon. In its place comes tantalising leather and leotards with statement curly hair.
Clearly proud of her latest creation, Eleni has published several Instagram posts that detail the process behind the music video. They show the struggle and strife that go into creating such a masterpiece.
“TOMAME choreography is killing me”, she said earlier this fall in an Instagram post as she practiced her moves, legs akimbo, on the floor. Thankfully all the bruises and scrapes have definitely paid off.
Not just one gold, but two!
“Fuego” is way up and it ain’t coming down. That’s right! Earlier this week, Eleni shared the good news that her Eurovision hit has reached gold status in both Sweden and Norway. Writing on Twitter she expressed her thanks.
Omg gold in Sweden,Norway … thank you ?? pic.twitter.com/UkKtUDTVhQ
— Eleni Foureira (@foureira_eleni) October 24, 2018
But this is only tip of the iceberg. After Eurovision, “Fuego” has also hit number one on Spain’s radio charts. And on top that, Eleni has received keys to the city of Tirana, published the song “Caramela” and performed in different cities around the Europe including London and Madrid. Don’t stop, won’t stop.
What do you think about “Tómame”? And what is your message to Eleni? Let us know in the comments down below.