As D-moll, they convincingly won last month’s Montevizija 2019. Now, following a slight rebrand, D mol has dropped the overhauled version of “Heaven” — Montenegro’s song for Eurovision 2019.
The changes are instantly noticeable. The revamped “Heaven” takes a much more Balkan approach, arguably the most out of all the countries competing this year.
Its original simplistic approach is abandoned in favour of rich ethnic production. There are fabulous flares of folk instruments throughout.
Each vocalist has their own time to shine across the verses. The group harmonies provide a bigger punch, avoiding the “wall of sound” effect. D mol went from a group to an ensemble, y’all!
D mol “Heaven” (Official music video) / Revamp
The music video plays up to Montenegro’s signature style: showcasing beautiful landscapes, nature shots and pristine beaches. It sells every inch of the great looking land. Who’s up for a layover in Podgorica post Tel Aviv?
Montenegro at Eurovision 2019
Montenegro selected “Heaven “after a national final which included two rounds of voting and multiple sets of juries . After a duel against runner-up “Nevinost”, the vocal group won with 62% of the popular vote. It has been hard work since then, between the revamp and the confirmation of their appearance at Eurovision In Concert on 6 April.
Montenegro will perform in the first half of the semi-final one on 14 May. They will vie for one of ten grand final spots. They’re hoping to qualify for the first time since 2015.
What do you think? Do you like the new version of “Heaven”? Do you think it has a shot to qualify? Let us know in the comments below.