As Eurovision season reached its climax in Tel Aviv a week ago, we almost let the new music released by Eurovision alumni pass us by. But not quite! Sweden’s Benjamin Ingrosso, who danced all of us off back in Lisbon last year, has been one of the busiest of our former Eurovision stars.
He’s released three new tracks over the past few months, two of which feature on a deluxe version of his album Identification, and another which is a duet with fellow Swede Felix Sandman. Take a listen to Benjamin’s collection of offerings and let us know your thoughts about the tracks in the comments. You can even vote in our poll to tell us which of the songs is your favourite!
The first of Benjamin’s new releases is “1989”, which throws back to happier times when 21-year-old Benjamin was negative eight years old. Much like “Dance You Off”, the track is a chilled out pop song that draws on synth to compliment Benjamin’s unmistakable vocals. It’s a fun song which is guaranteed to get stuck in your head!
The second of Benjamin’s solo offerings is about a girl who may be too “Fancy” even for Benjamin, as her “daddy is famous” and she “flies to the moon on vacation”. I mean, goals? The track is in keeping with Benjamin’s signature pop sound, with the chorus of this track packing a particular punch. He knows the formula and he sticks to it, y’all!
“Happy Thoughts” (with Felix Sandman)
Benjamin’s duet with Sandman, “Happy Thoughts”, is accompanied by a music video that features the pair strutting along the Swedish skyline, throwing two fingers up to the sky as they lament about getting over an ex. We’ve all been there, right? The song is about a relationship that was destined to fail, but they just can’t seem to forget about it.
Which of the new songs is your favourite? Are you bopping to one of these new tracks, or is “Dance You Off” still at the top of your playlist? Let us know in the comments!