VICTORIA’s big decision is well and truly underway. On Sunday she shared the lyric video to “Imaginary Friend” — the first song from her debut EP a little dramatic and her second potential Eurovision 2021 song for Bulgaria.
She chose her timing carefully. In a press release, the singer-songwriter said “Imaginary Friend” works well for Valentine’s Day, as it is “not a typical love story” and focuses “on how unrequited love makes you feel.” If we reach back into our personal histories, that’s an idea that resonates with us all.
“Everyone can relate to this story because we all experience something like this,” she says. “Loving someone with all your heart does not always mean they will love you back. Sometimes the love is unrequited and you just have to move on with your life. The process of moving forward will be told by another song from the album. The stories of a little dramatic are well connected and I am sure when we present all the songs the pieces of the puzzle will come together.”
VICTORIA wrote the song alongside Cornelia Wiebols and Irma Eriksson Wadström, with Cornelia and Oliver Björkvall on production. The song was written during a songwriting session at the Bulgarian seaside in the summer of 2019.
Coming soon: VICTORIA’s other potential Eurovision songs
The Bulgarian team share more details of what’s to come:
“‘Dive Into Unknown’ will be the next release from VICTORIA’s potential Eurovision 2021 songs. The premiere of the lyric video will be on Monday at 20:00 Bulgarian time (19:00 CET) via eurovision.icard.com and via the official YouTube channel of VICTORIA.”
“After all the songs are released, a special online platform will be launched which will allow music fans around the world to leave comments and feedback about the 6 potential songs. This will be part of Bulgaria’s selection process for Eurovision 2021. VICTORIA and her team will also look for feedback from focus groups specialising in music, TV, radio and Eurovision experts to make their final decision.”