Daði Freyr has announced the title of the song he and his group Gagnamagnið will perform at Eurovision 2021. Iceland‘s entry will be “10 Years”. The song’s release date has also been confirmed as 13 March.
Daði Freyr broke the news today on social media
— Daði Freyr ? (@dadimakesmusic) February 24, 2021
He shared a post that also included a close-up photo looking at an embroidered pixel art likeness of his wife Árný Fjóla Ásmundsdóttir.
Daði confirmed to RUV that the song is about the couple’s relationship. He said, “The song is about Árný and I having been together for 10 years. How love grows stronger over time.”
He also confirmed that there’s a connection with 2020 song “Think About Things”. Daði explained “The cover art is a picture of the face on Árný’s sweater, as “Think About Things” was with my face. This song is actually a fairly direct continuation of “Think About Things”.”
Earlier in the year, Daði asked fans to submit vocals based around the lyric “Finds a new way to grow”. This also suggests a theme celebrating of a long-term relationship.
Daði also said he was looking forward to the song’s release. “Now I just can’t wait to see the reaction to the song. I have put everything into this and hope it pays off for people. I’m not kidding about this at all. “
Daði og Gagnamagnið’s “10 Years” will be released on 13 March
Fans won’t have long to wait before they hear “10 Years”. The track is due to be released on 13 March — in just over two weeks. The song will be debuted on Icelandic show Straumar (Streams).
Broadcaster RUV will also screen documentaries on February 27 and March 6. They’ll cover Daði og Gagnamagnið’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’s Eurovision journey
Daði og Gagnamagnið first competed in the Icelandic national final Söngvakeppnin in 2017. His song “Is This Love” made it to the superfinal but placed second.
Daði and collection of family and friends returned in 2020 with the catchy song “Think About Things”. It won the national final and was due to go to Eurovision 2020. While Eurovision was cancelled, the song went on to be a hit in the UK and even made the top 40 singles charts.
Daði og Gagnamagnið were internally selected by RUV to represent Iceland at Eurovision 2021. Their song “10 Years” has also been internally selected.
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