Heleza 6 Eesti Laul 2021

Estonia’s Eesti Laul 2021 line-up offers a good mix of Estonian and English. The genres also vary, ranging from piano ballads to synthpop to punk rock. However, newcomer Heleza (Helena Põldmaa) brings something fresh with “6”, which features French lyrics and dreamy indie-pop synths.

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Eesti Laul 2021: Heleza “6”

Helena Põldmaa, also known as hxllup, is a young rising talent from Tallinn. After gaining moderate fame with her hardcore rap duo HOAX, she now releases music as Heleza. Her new material expands into more experimental sub-genres within the indie-pop spectrum.

Heleza is participating in Eesti Laul for the first time, but garnering a lot of support from fans. She co-wrote “6” with Karl Killing. He was the fifth runner-up at Eesti Laul 2018 and will also be competing as an artist again this year. Heleza will perform from the eighth spot in the second semi, between Uku Haasma and Uku Suviste. Being the only song with French lyrics, she’ll try to stand out between Uku one and Uku two and earn her place in the final.

What do the “6” lyrics mean?

The “6” lyrics deal with the fleeting nature of life. In the song, Heleza reflects upon the mistakes of the past and ponders about the future. There seems to be a devil-may-care attitude going on in her approach to looking forward.

Much like the childhood-memories/honey-nudity-realness music video, the lyrics of “6” aren’t easy to understand. But while Heleza’s appearance in the video doesn’t leave much to the imagination, the text certainly does. For example, the lines “It was a long time ago / when I didn’t need / to do all of this / I’m doing this for myself” seem to tell a story that has an end and no beginning.

The entry, both lyrically and musically, leaves a lot of thought and answers very little. This adds to the mysterious vibe of the song, that is likely the reason why so many fans connect with it. And if you want to go mysterious, or sexy, or a mixture of both – French is a good choice. A saxophone solo also wouldn’t hurt.

“6” lyrics — Heleza (Eesti Laul 2021)

Songwriters: Helena Põldmaa, Karl Killing

French and Estonian text

English translation

C’est moi maintenant, qui je suis demain
Je ne sais pas
C’est moi maintenant, qui je suis demain
Je ne sais pas

Kuid ma
proovisin ja nägin vaeva,
iga päev ka andsin alla,
tühja raiskasin ma
aega, palju möödas sellest ajast,
mil viimati ei vajanud
teha seda kõike
Enda pärast teen seda, enda pärast
Kogu maailm on minu päralt
ja su kummitus mu lemmiklaulust
Unustada tahan väga, tahan väga

C’est moi maintenant, qui je suis demain
Je ne sais pas
C’est moi maintenant, qui je suis demain
Je ne sais pas
C’est moi maintenant, qui je suis demain
Je ne sais pas
C’est moi maintenant, qui je suis demain
Je ne sais pas

Aasta
möödus juba
Kuidas kõik võib muutuda
Kui vaid ise tahad siis sa
suudad
unistada, võtta vabalt,
olla kõike, mis sa tahad
Milleks muretseda
homse pärast, homne mure pole täna
Mõnus mõtteid mõlgutada,
mäletada
Mis oli ja mis sai, aga homme on nüüd täna
ja aeg on alustada

C’est moi maintenant, qui je suis demain
Je ne sais pas
C’est moi maintenant, qui je suis demain
Je ne sais pas
C’est moi maintenant, qui je suis demain
Je ne sais pas
C’est moi maintenant, qui je suis demain
Je ne sais pas

This is me right now, who am I tomorrow
I don’t know
This is me right now, who am I tomorrow
I don’t know

But I
Tried and worked hard
Every day I gave up as well
I was wasting my
Time, it was a long time ago,
When I didn’t need
To do all of this
I’m doing this for myself, for myself
The entire world is open for me
And your ghost from my favorite song
I want to forget so hard, so hard

This is me right now, who am I tomorrow
I don’t know
This is me right now, who am I tomorrow
I don’t know
This is me right now, who am I tomorrow
I don’t know
This is me right now, who am I tomorrow
I don’t know

A year
Has already passed
How everything can change
If only you want it yourself then you
Can
Dream, take it easy
Be everything, that you want
Why be worried
Of tomorrow, the worry of tomorrow isn’t today
It’s good to think
To remember
What it was and what it became, but tomorrow is today
And it’s time to start

This is me right now, who am I tomorrow
I don’t know
This is me right now, who am I tomorrow
I don’t know
This is me right now, who am I tomorrow
I don’t know
This is me right now, who am I tomorrow
I don’t know

What do you think of the “6” lyrics? Do you think it can win Eesti Laul? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Adrian Trujillo
Adrian Trujillo
2 months ago

French is in my opinion the most musical and beautiful. French with Estonian makes this song that much more marvelous. I hope she doesn’t decide to replace Estonian with English. It would lose its uniqueness.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 months ago

It is because of entries like this that I love Eurovision and related National Selections shows. Just when you think I would get tired after 30+ years of listening, watching and reviewing, some French indie-pop from Estonia comes along and genuinely surprises me. It’s so different for Eurovision; sexy but artistically tasteful, and memorable. My only concern is that it can’t be done well live; best wishes to all involved in this one.

Kenny03
Kenny03
2 months ago

Only just got round to listening the to Estonian selection and really lovely this song. No idea if it would work at Eurovision until I see the performance, but it’s definitely a song I’ll listen to for a long time 🙂

Last edited 2 months ago by Kenny03
Euro fans
Euro fans
2 months ago

Anyone knows why the title “6”?

raw
raw
2 months ago
Reply to  Euro fans

heleza has lived in France for 6 months, I think the title comes from that.