Daði Pétursson and his band Gagnamagnið will compete in the second semi-final of Söngvakeppnin 2020 on Saturday with their song “Gagnamagnið” or “Think about things” as it is titled in English. And now the band has released the music video.
The video drop was somewhat of a surprise for everyone but count on Daði and Gagnamagnið to keep us on our toes one way or the other. The singer and his band appear at a traditional family gathering and perform their song in the most non-traditional way.
Wearing oversized green sweaters emblazoned with their own faces, they attempt to shake their assets — much to the shock of some of the mature women in the room. Their synchronised hip sways are at once geeky but also hilariously cool. If those dance moves appear on stage in Háskólabíó, they may well start a national trend!
The video was created by the Andvari production company: director Guðný Rós Þórhallsdóttir and cinematographer Birta Rán Björgvinsdóttir.
It is clear that Daði and co had a blast making the video. From their head bobs to their coordinated foot wiggles, they move as one. And while their expressions are deliberately muted, they’re very clearly concealing a whole lot of laughs and joy.
The running order for Saturday’s semi-final two:
- Daði & Gagnamagnið – “Gagnamagnið/Think about things”
- Hildur Vala – “Fellibylur”
- IVA – “Oculis Videre”
- Nína – “Ekkó/Echo”
- Matti Matt – “Dreyma”
Do you think that their quirky dance moves give the song extra life? Do you hope that they keep this fire alive when they the stage this weekend? Let us know in the comments down below!