Conchita Wurst – the bearded sensation who put Austria back on the Eurovision map in 2014 by scoring it’s second victory with the James Bond-esque hit song “Rise Like A Phoenix” – has re-branded himself as WURST for the two new singles “Hit Me” and “Trash All The Glam”.
With a new look and a new thumping electronic sound, Tom Neuwirth is yet again pushing the boundaries of his alter ego.
WURST – “Hit Me”
“Hit me with the bullets you make up in your head” is the new chant of empowerment in his latest track “Hit Me”, written and produced by Eva Klampfer and Albin Janoska respectively. Bold, sassy and unapologetic, WURST gives his fans a deeper insight into his private life. He takes the reign of control by serving as the creative director for his video releases, and providing self-styling.
At first, this dance track seems unusual for WURST. He has often performed big ballads. But, the lyrics here nod to his familiar offerings: “You don’t get to point the gun and you don’t get to force my hand, cause I don’t get to mend the matters, I don’t get to fight back.” Even though there are guns and projectiles pointing at him, WURST remains firm that no threat has the power to harm him.
“Hit Me” is the second single off Tom Neuwirth’s upcoming third album Truth Over Magnitude. This release is showcasing a more masculine version of the Austrian star, and sparks a new musical direction. Though we caught our first glimpse of his platinum blonde look at the Life Ball last summer.
WURST – “Trash All The Glam”
“Trash All The Glam” served as the first cut from the album. The dance performance of the music video was our first hint at the artist’s newly developed body control.
A strong visual and sound departure from his previous work, but very courageous in tone. Sparse and eclectic, yet at the same time hooking you in without relying on a predictable formula. This is a different Conchita, y’all!
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