Darude has come to save the day with his second UMK 2019 song, “Superman”. The international hitmaker has again produced an EDM-style pop track, with vocals from Sebastian Rejman. The song is the second of the three that will compete in Finland’s national final UMK 2019.
“Superman” is an uplifting song, where Sebastian sings of a person who makes him feel “like a superman”. He sings to a person who holds an important place in his life, someone who is there to help him be the best person he can be.
The chorus builds up with the strong hook, “‘Cause only you can make me fly like I’m Superman”, building up a memorable refrain.
The song also features little electronic flourishes that may remind fans of Darude’s iconic single “Sandstorm”. It serves as a reward for long-term fans of Darude and a reminder of his substantial career as a producer.
Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman – “Superman” music video
The single comes with a whimsical music video that sees Darude playing a superhero named “Darude Man”.
His powers are impressive: he saves a fan’s cellphone from smashing to the ground and rescues a runaway skateboard (and busts out some cool skating moves). He even helps out an old woman with her groceries, only to be cajoled into vacuuming her house and unblocking her toilet — just like a superhero would.
In the middle of all this, Darude Man still has time to do a video call with his kid — a reminder of how parents can be superheroes to their kids (and vice versa).
“Superman” will compete alongside “Release Me” and the yet to be released third track, due out next Friday.
The three songs will be performed live at the grand final of UMK 2019 on 2 March. After public and jury voting, the winning song will become Finland’s entry for Eurovision 2019.
What do you think of “Superman”? Is it better than “Release Me”? Which song would you like to see represent Finland in Tel Aviv? Share your thoughts below!