Another day, another track. On Wednesday evening, superstar singer-songwriter VICTORIA revealed “The Funeral Song” — the fifth song in the running to represent Bulgaria at Eurovision 2021. The track is taken from VICTORIA’s upcoming EP a little dramatic.
Listen: VICTORIA – “The Funeral Song” (Potential Eurovision 2021 song)
Though its title is rather macabre, “The Funeral Song” is about learning to love yourself and celebrate life. In the words of the legendary Ms. RuPaul Charles, if you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else? “The Funeral Song” is the fourth track taken from VICTORIA’s upcoming EP a little dramatic. It’s also the penultimate song on the shortlist to represent Bulgaria at Eurovision 2021.
“What happens when we lose everything? What should we actually appreciate most while we are here on Earth?” VICTORIA asks. “With this song I want to tell people that they should take care and live in the moment. We all need to love and cherish ourselves.”
The track features the songwriting talents of Helena Larsson, Chris Samuels, Nellie Fors and Oliver Björkvall. The Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra assisted with the final arrangement of the song — just as they did with “Phantom Pain” and the upcoming “Growing Up Is Getting Old”.
Coming soon: VICTORIA’s final potential Eurovision song
On Thursday 18 February, VICTORIA will release “Growing Up Is Getting Old” — the final track on the Bulgarian Eurovision 2021 shortlist. The lyric video will premier at 19:00 CET on eurovision.icard.com and VICTORIA’s YouTube channel.
Soon, the Bulgarian Eurovision team will launch a special online platform to allow music fans around the world to leave comments and feedback about VICTORIA’s six potential songs for Rotterdam. This will be part of Bulgaria’s internal selection process and will ultimately inform the song decision for Eurovision 2021. Additionally, VICTORIA and her team will also look for feedback from focus groups of music, TV, radio and Eurovision experts to make their final decision.
What do you think of “The Funeral Song”? Should this be VICTORIA’s song for Eurovision 2021? Let us know what you think in the comments below.