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!”
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