This March is shaping up to be a busy one for Eurovision fans. Belgium group Hooverphonic have confirmed that they will release their song for Rotterdam on 4 March. The band hasn’t given many details about the song, just an intriguing teaser video.
Songfestival.be reports that Hooverphonic’s song for Eurovision 2021 will be released on the MNM morning radio show, hosted by Belgium Eurovision commentator Peter Van de Veire. On 4 March at around 8.45am, the song will have its first public play. The music video will also be released at around the same time.
There’s already a hint of what fans can expect from both the song and the music video. Hooverphonic have uploaded a teaser clip that appears to include a snippet of the music video.
The teaser video is short — only nine seconds long — but there’s plenty of glean from it. The video is set in an old house that has seen better days. There are two shots, the first of a cluttered corridor, the other of a woman dressed in a bridal gown. It’s spooky and evocative.
The snippet also includes a short piece of music. While it hasn’t been confirmed as Hooverphonic’s Eurovision entry, this is a strong possibility.
The music sounds more upbeat and with a bit more swagger than the group’s 2020 effort “Release Me”. But not much is revealed — just a driving beat with a bit of electric guitar over the top. It seems to be leading up to something bigger — perhaps the haunted bride will have more to reveal!
Hooverphonic’s Eurovision journey
Hooverphonic have been together since 1995 and have built up an audience both in Belgium and internationally. Group member Alex Callier was one of the songwriters behind Sennek’s song for Eurovision 2018, “A Matter of Time”.
Hooverphonic were internally selected to represent Belgium at Eurovision 2020. They were due to perform “Release Me”, with Luka Cruysberghs on lead vocals.
After Eurovision 2021 was cancelled, the group was given the return ticket to Rotterdam. In November, Hooverphonic confirmed that they had ended their “collaboration” with singer Luka. Instead former group member Geike Arnaert would return for Hooverphonic’s Eurovision entry.
What do you think? What sort of song do you think Hooverphonic will have for Eurovision 2021? And what is going on with the music video? Sound off in the comments section below!