Recently, we’ve seen former Eurovision stars perform cover versions of “Volcano Man”, from the upcoming Netflix Eurovision movie. In the film, the song is performed by a fictitious Icelandic duo, but now Daði Freyr — a real Icelandic artist — has given the song his unique synth-pop style.
In the upcoming film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, “Volcano Man” is performed by the Icelandic duo Fire Saga, played by Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams. But now Iceland’s Eurovision 2020 artist Daði Freyr has delivered an authentic Icelandic take on the song.
In his video of the cover, Daði performs the song live in his familiar home studio. The song starts with some funky bass and soon enough smooth synth chords swoop over the song.
Daði introduces his deep vocals and the song bops along. As the short piece of music reaches its climax, things get dramatic. Daði sings the line “A timeless hero must love too….” then leaves a pause before turning to the camera and finishing with “…and I love you”.
Eurovision stars cover “Volcano Man”
Daði’s “Volcano Man” cover is the fourth from a former Eurovision star. Previously Eurovision 2009 winner Alexander Rybak performed along with the song on his violin, adding some energetic string style.
Eurovision 2016 winner Jamala also performed a cover. Accompanied by two musicians on a keyboard and acoustic guitar, she delivered a gentle, soulful version of song which showed off Jamala’s vocal talents.
Most recently, Moldova’s Eurovision 2019 singer Anna Odobescu delivered a disco version of “Volcano Man”, showing off her power vocals along with a revved-up version of the song.
Daði’s cover of “Volcano Man” follows an earlier conspiracy that claimed Netflix was somehow behind the international virality of Daði og Gagnamagnið’s Eurovision 2020 entry “Think About Things”. The conspiracy theory claimed that Netflix was paying people such as Hollywood actor Russell Crowe, the designer of Princess Diana’s wedding dress and a British political journalist to tweet about the song.
However, Daði clearly stated that this was not the case, confirming that “Netflix is not pushing the song in any way. It would be cool if Netflix was actually paying for pushing the song, I — [shrugs] — I would be fine with that and I wouldn’t be ashamed to say it because that would be super cool. But that’s not the case.”
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga will debut on Netflix on 26 June.
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