He’s the Croatian star with a massive voice who won the right to sing for Croatia at Eurovision 2020. And even if Damir Kedzo was denied that chance because of the pandemic, he’s walked away from the contest with a legion of new fans and “Divlji vjetre” (Wild Wind) — a ballad big enough to let him show off all those emotions.

Earlier this summer, we phoned Damir and asked him to explain the metaphor of wild wind. Walking down the street and holding his mobile phone, our man did not hold back, showing what a romantic — and what a thinker! — he is.

“The lyrics of the song…are about someone who is just like the wild wind,” he says. “I think it’s a common topic nowadays with all of us just trying to find love.”

“Many of us approach love like fast food — need to get it and move on. It’s about you as a person being someone who can really love and really imagine being together with someone for a real long time. And that someone is not like that. They are the wild wind who thinks love can change all of a sudden.”

You can hear Damir’s full response in the video above.  You can also watch more of our Eurovision Dictionary videos by scrolling to the end of this post.

“Divlji Vjetre” lyrics in English — Damir Kedžo (Croatia ESC 2020)

Once you forget my name
And the bed becomes cold
Like winters chained by the snow
When nothing is left
I will love you even then,
Wild wind

Leave me in the silence where I am
Every word is mere now
Go away and leave me without knowing
How a man becomes what you no longer are

[Chorus]
Wild wind,
Bring fall leaves on my doorstep
And the rain to leave the trail of
Sadness in the colors of autumn
And it seemed like we were taken away forever, body and soul
I’m left with the sadness in the autumn colors

(What you no longer are)
Cold as ice rain
When you stop loving
And crack the branches untamable
But before you disappear

[Chorus] 2x
Wild wind,
Bring fall leaves on my doorstep
And the rain to leave the trail of
Sadness in the colors of autumn
And it seemed like we are taken away forever, body and soul
I’m left with the sadness in the colors of autumn

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Veta
Veta
17 days ago

And it’s even worse when people approach music like fast food..

Hrvatska
Hrvatska
20 days ago

Kedzo He is very talented, I hope he will go to Eurovision one day, in addition, the media in Croatia reports that on February 13, Dora and HRT will soon collect song submissions for Eurovision 2021

Last edited 20 days ago by Hrvatska
esc2021rotterdam
esc2021rotterdam
20 days ago

It’s off topic but Alicja is 99% representing Poland next year. The Polish broadcaster in a jesc2020 meeting has confirmed that Poland will participate in esc2021 and that they are intended to stick with Alicja for the upcoming contest and Alicja has already said that she is hoping to comback next year. An official confirmation will come after there will be agreements between the Polish broadcaster and her record label.

Last edited 20 days ago by esc2021rotterdam
Colin
Colin
20 days ago

That’s a good news. Good to see Poland back. As someone who loves Empires, I’m glad that Alicja is probably back as well.

Yet to confirm:
– Belarus
– Portugal
– United Kingdom

Last edited 20 days ago by Colin
sam
sam
18 days ago
Reply to  Colin

belarus and portugal are not going with their 2020 artists

Neil
Neil
20 days ago

I liked his song and thought it was underrated… Hopefully he will send a song to DORA 2021.