At Eurovision 2015 she took Latvia to sixth place in the grand final, even managing to finish second with the professional juries. And now Aminata is marking the five-year anniversary of that achievement by releasing a new version of her hit “Love Injected”.

Dubbed “Love Injected” (Concert Version 2020), the song was, in fact, recorded in the studio. This version features different accents and instrumental flairs that smack of her live performances with her band. At times it sounds more rock. At other moments it’s bringing the bass like never before. Aminata’s on-point vocals still cut through it all.

“The new sound of ‘Love Injected’ has appeared at concerts and performances we had during all these five years, with the band,” Aminata says. “New elements were added to the song by my band members, and I wanted to record this version. We all change. I also change, both as a person and as a musician. That is why this version sounds different, it has new colors and it brings different emotions.”

Aminata “Love Injected (Concert Version 2020)”

Aminata is clearly very grateful to both Eurovision and Supernova for the opportunities it has created.

“I can surely say, that ‘Love Injected’ has completely changed my life”, the Latvian star says. “It’s a strange feeling, because I feel thankful to this song, as if it was a real person. It seems, like I did not write it, but it chose me instead.”

“It has been 5 years since the appearance of ‘Love Injected’, but my listeners are still very excited about this song! Almost every day I receive messages from my followers, or they tag me in their Instagram stories, saying ‘Love Injected’ is still among their favorite songs. I am very thankful to all my loyal listeners! It means so much to me! That is why I wanted to surprise my fans and record a new version of my most popular song!”

Aminata, who we first met on Skype and later at the Supernova final in Riga, has been one of our favourites from the moment she jumped onto the scene.

Ahead of the Supernova final, Deban described her stage show this way:

“By far the strongest contestant in the final, Aminata injects class in her performance. Although she’s mostly stationary on stage, her subtle movement SLAYS! Her deeply emotional story is a believable one. I journey with her as she belts her pain towards the end of ‘Love Injected’.  If quality is what’s being judged at Latvia’s Supernova, she should be handpicked for Vienna.”

I was feeling her too: “Move over Mariah Carey! Li’l Aminata brings the voice of Eurovision selection season and it makes me shiver. Elements of this song bewilder me — cue those long silences — but when she belts out ‘Your looooove’ my body quakes. YASSSS!”

You can follow Aminata on Instagram and visit her official web site.

Are you loving this new version of the song? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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michael
michael
5 months ago

this song really got me at the Final, watching it live. Since them it’s one of my favs.

Borislav Milanov
Borislav Milanov
5 months ago

Still one of the best Eurovision songs ever! I fell in love with this song and the performance of Aminata 2015 the same way like now 2020!

Koen
Koen
5 months ago

This song was released back in the day when I refused to hear any song (if I could avoid it) before the Contest aired on tv in May. I can’t stop myself anymore in recent years. Back then, the power this song has splashed on my tv screen was breathtaking. This was such a major goosebumps moment hearing and seeing this for the first time. I thought this was way too much of a niche to score high, but I was really happy with her 6th place. Along with Loïc Nottet, she was the underdog break-out star of the 2015… Read more »

Zandro
Zandro
5 months ago

The 2015 final was the first time I watched Eurovision and Aminata is my sentimental winner. If I remember it right, she received zero votes in the OGAE voting and she was actually out of the radar before she surprised everyone when the rehearsals commenced. Indeed, Love Injected is a masterpiece and has remained timeless up to this day.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
5 months ago

I didn’t like “Love Injected” that much (it’s not in my top 20 for 2015) but even I have to admit, with her subsequent writing of entries for other artists, what a talent she is. All of her songs have been great!

Indiana07
Indiana07
5 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

I also don’t think the song is very good but that staging + her impressive live vocals + that red dress elevated this. I think it was a bit ahead of the time and would’ve done even better some years later.

Shanfa Chai
Shanfa Chai
5 months ago

Should’ve won over “Heroes” in 2015 in my opinion.

The song was so ahead of its time. I wouldn’t even consider “Love Injected” dated in 2020.

A timeless entry indeed.

michael
michael
5 months ago
Reply to  Shanfa Chai

I agree. Heroes was such a generic pop song. (well produced, but just so common). Love injected instead was magical, unexpected… it still surprises me 5 years later in 2020

michael
michael
5 months ago
Reply to  Shanfa Chai

you said it: timeless.

ESCFanGA
ESCFanGA
5 months ago

Geez I can’t believe Eurovision 2015 was five years ago. It still feels very recent to me.

Toby Lenton
Toby Lenton
5 months ago

Yeah personally I think it should’ve won 2015, I listened to it earlier today not even blowing a revamp was out, her voice is just AMAZING