Back in September, the Nordic trio and winners of the Eurovision 2019 televote KEiiNO announced they were bringing their mega-successful Electric Passion tour all the way from Norway to Australia – and they’ve planned to jam-pack their itinerary down under.
While the trio are set to take to Australian stages by storm, they’ve also announced a very special collaboration with fellow electronically passionate artists and Australia Decides runners up, Electric Fields.
KEiiNO’s Tom Hugo told Australian publication The Confidential they were introduced to Electric Fields from Australian Head of Delegation, Paul Clarke:
“We were starting to plan our album, which is about bringing light to indigenous music and languages around the world… and then the head of the Australian delegation said we should work with Electric Fields.
So we reached out and they liked our idea, it was all very natural. We just think they rock”.
Electric Fields debuted on Australia Decides to much fanfare, placing second amongst the public vote and jury with their entry “2000 and Whatever”. A heady dance mix of indigenous sounds, thumping bass and vocal fabulousness, the duo sent shockwaves on the national final stage, creating something that was genre defining.
Alongside KEiiNO, working alongside the trio from Norway seems to be an alignment of both their modus operandi – to explore indigenous sound in a modern telling. They might just rewrite history with a mix of Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara language and some Sami joiking!
KEiiNO will be taking the most of the Australian sun and hospitality, taking the time to record more music to accompany their recent release, “Dancing in the Smoke”. Recently, wiwibloggs caught up with the band’s female singer Alexandra Rotan to spill the tea about their plans down under:
“We have been so excited to announce it, and we can’t wait to visit Australia for the first time! We will also use our days in Australia to write music for our album, which will be released in February 2020. We are happy to finally get to meet our Australian fans and to get to thank them for supporting us and voting for us during Eurovision!”
Are you excited to hear KEiiNO’s collaboration with Electric Fields? Who else would you like to see the trio from Norway collaborate with? Let us know in the comments below.