Late last month, 2019 Eurovision: Australia Decides alumni Leea Nanos released her first post-Eurovision song, “Don’t Call Me”, proving she’s a woman who does things on her own terms.
And while the song itself is a radio banger, Leea has accompanied the track with a visually pleasing music video to match.
The music video launches with the feature artist Caleb.therapper two-timing Leea with another girl by text, all while taking Leea on a date to the arcade. We’re confronted with red shades and hues as Leea sings and pops in camera, coming to realise she is no longer the focus of this relationship. She confronts her other half in a lobby, telling him to “don’t call me no more” and will not play second fiddle to another woman. It’s a video full of young love, tension and drama.
Leea Nanos ft. Caleb.therapper — “Don’t Call Me” (Official Video)
She spoke to wiwibloggs upon the release of the song, telling us of the creative process behind “Don’t Call Me”:
“Recording this single was a super fun process like always. I went into the studio with my awesome producer and we worked on the single for a couple of days. Going back and forth with ideas on how I wanted the track to sound. This time I wanted to create a song that was dark yet still upbeat and something you can dance to.
“Don’t Call Me’” is about a relationship with someone who is being disloyal or suss and breaking up with them so you can move forward and find someone who will treat you right. I’ve always wanted to write a sassy song and this is it – telling your ex “don’t call me” because you have better things to do!”
While her new single won’t be eligible to enter Eurovision in 2020, Leea has teased the idea of entering a Eurovision selection again, telling us earlier:
“I am very interested in representing Greece or Australia (at Eurovision). One of my biggest dreams is to compete at Eurovision. When I had the chance in 2019 (at Australia Decides), I was so incredibly grateful and shocked – I felt like I was in a movie! Bot Australia and Greece are my home and I want to make them proud.”
Leea might just get the chance to do just that for Australia, with broadcaster SBS announcing a return of the national selection process Australia Decides for 2020. Submissions have now opened for all songwriters to enter the contest.