A few weeks ago Sheppard said they have the perfect Eurovision song. And now the indie-pop group have teased that song with a 15-second snippet that sounds, well, perfect. Judging from fan reaction, the snippet is definitely building positive hype as we all prepare for Eurovision – Australia Decides in February.
While most of Australia’s other national final songs have already been revealed, Sheppard are making us wait until February 1. That’s ten days from now! Thankfully their snippet is here to help us pass the time…and it comes with their signature anthemic feel.
In the snippet we hear a choir of voices singing two variations of the lyrics “I’m on my way, on my way”. Visually the sound comes with two people kissing each other — in silhouette form — among brightly coloured clouds and plumes of smoke. In the second variation they appear in a big “10”, which is as colourful as the cloud. The snippet features a deep bass sound — a proper boom. Set against the choral voices, it’s very powerful. You can already pre-order the song on iTunes.
Kate Miller-Heidke’s “Zero Gravity”
But Sheppard isn’t the only act flagging their release among Eurovision fans. Multi-platinum selling and award-winning singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke has shared a snippet of her Eurovision song as well.
“Zero Gravity” will be available on 25 January via her Instagram and Twitter. That’s in three days!
There’s not much to hear as the snippet only teases an instrumental, where one can hear violin and xylo harmonies in three guises. But we can definitely say it’s teasing some drama.
Australia’s finalists for Eurovision 2019 are Sheppard, Aydan, Mark Vincent, Electric Fields, Leea Nanos, Courtney Act, Kate Miller-Heidke, Alfie Arcuri, Ella Hooper and Tania Doko. Australia Decides will be presented at the Gold Coast Convention Centre on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 February.
Are you hyped by the songs and snippets? What’s your gut telling you? Let us know in the comments section below!