When we last heard from Daði Freyr, he was busy putting the final touches on the Eurovision 2021 song he and Gagnamagnid will perform in Rotterdam this May.
And today Icelandic broadcaster RÚV has confirmed the date when we’ll finally hear the upbeat pop track — which will include some of your voices. The song premieres on the new Icelandic show Straumar (Streams) on March 13.
But there’s more good news! To fill your endless appetite for everything related to the “Think About Things” hitmakers, Iceland will air documentaries on February 27 and March 6. They’ll cover the group’s history — from their 2017 song “Is This Love”? to the unprecedented attention they received in the run-up to Eurovision 2020.
Daði og Gagnamagnið will release their Eurovision 2021 song March 13
The group ain’t coming to play.
“This is a competition so we have the mentality to win this,” Daði tells RÚV. “The emphasis is placed on advancing to the finals so that there can be a good party here on Saturday. I do not quite see the point of competing in a competition if you are not going to see if you can win.”
The father-of-one also confirmed that the song will be finalized in the next few days, and that costumes and staging are being prepared for a music video, which will be premiered at the end of March. He also teased a video game in which Daði and Gagnamagnið will play a key role.
He says that knowing that he’s booked for Eurovision has allowed him to make plans for the next few months — something he couldn’t do last year when it was unclear if he’d pass the national final. “I have a lot ready that I did not have last time,” he says. “You can plan things further ahead instead of going to the preliminary competition without knowing if we will continue.”
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