Earlier this week, Roxen announced she would debut her entry for Eurovision 2021 on 4 March. That day has finally arrived, and fans are eager to hear what the Romanian star will perform at the contest. The official announcement of Roxen’s song will made at 20:00 CET on TVR1. However, a new song, titled “Amnesia”, has been released on streaming services under the singer’s official accounts as of midnight on the 4th.

Fans have begun speculating that “Amensia” could indeed be Roxen’s entry for Eurovision 2021. It is possible that the Romanian star’s team accidentally set the release of her Eurovision song to midnight local time, rather than coordinating with the time of the official announcement.

But, we’ll have to wait until the official announcement later on for confirmation of this.

Roxen releases new single “Amnesia”

Roxen has been one of the Eurovision 2021 acts that fans were most excited to hear from again after her popular offering in 2020, “Alcohol You”. Should “Amnesia” be her song for the contest this year in Rotterdam, then Roxen could have provided the goods once again.

“Amnesia” features her famous raspy tones, with a slice of modern and stunning energy. The vocals fit perfectly with the tone of the song. Roxen’s youthful sound also contributes beautifully to the modern vibe of the song. Fans of her 2020 entry will certainly love “Amnesia” despite it’s differences.

As with “Alcohol You”, there is the same vulnerability and delicate nature to “Amnesia”. Both songs are extremely personal with their lyrics and brutal at times. The gentle sound to Roxen’s voice compliments the subject matter stunningly on both, with “Amnesia” providing a sensitive yet powerful moment once more.

Roxen – “Amneisa” (Official Audio)

What is Roxen’s “Amnesia” about?

“Amnesia” has the same dark edge to it as its predecessor, but isn’t as slow and feels more dramatic throughout with a pulsing heartbeat sound. The track begins with Roxen lamenting over her younger self, who was “shining like a pearl”. She “could push the night so far away”, and it becomes clear this isn’t the case anymore. Roxen has lost herself through trying to have it all and is longing to go back to who she was.

The tone is one of sadness and confusion, as she’s forgotten who she used to be – hence the title statement of the song. There’s a longing and pain in her voice, especially as the song builds into a thumping finale.

Roxen’s Eurovision journey

Roxen was due to sing “Alcohol You” at Eurovision 2020. Not long after the contest’s cancellation in March 2020, it was announced that she would be re-selected as Romania’s representative again for 2021.

In 2020, Roxen took part in a solo edition of national final Selecția Națională. Five songs were performed by the Romanian star, with the public choosing their favourite. However this time around, there was no selection, with broadcaster TVR internally selecting Roxen’s entry.

No doubt she’ll bring something special to Rotterdam now she finally has her chance to compete.

What do you think to “Amnesia”? Do you hope that it is in fact Roxen’s Eurovision 2021 entry? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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AllThingsNordic
AllThingsNordic
1 month ago

It is not that strong as last year’s ANTHEMIC song (for me at least). My 12p last year went to Alcohol you. This one is a quality song, mainstream, contemporary, not that catchy but a good staging (and vocals hopefully) might save the day.

Héctor
Héctor
1 month ago

Two listens into it I kinda like it. It’s strong. Maybe a bit repetitive. I’m not sure yet if I like it more or less that “Alcohol You”. Don’t get why some are that disappointed.

xxx
xxx
1 month ago

Definitely like this, especially after two or three listens. I think this could go top 5. Especially if they capture the power of the message with the staging, and if her voice is where it needs to be. This is really special.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

I’ll admit I am a little underwhelmed, especially with the high quality of the songs last year. I’m surprised she didn’t go more on the “Cherry Red” route since it was a fan favorite last year (even though it didn’t win the national selection). I mean it is a nice song but nothing special like last year’s

Candy
Candy
1 month ago

douze points I love her

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
1 month ago

The trouble I have with this song and video is that I really don’t get any sense of who Roxen is. Her outputs are very stylish but they’re stylised in a way that seems to mask her personality and makes it hard for me to connect with her and her music. This song’s lyrics reinforce this point for me, when they say that she is lost and longs to go back to a version of herself that she recognises.

Last edited 1 month ago by Jimmy Smit
Dope
Dope
1 month ago

It’s nice but that’s about all for now, might need to listen to it more.

Azaad
Azaad
1 month ago

It’s on the ESC youtube channel, it’s the official song.

Abletron
Abletron
1 month ago

I fell in looooove with the music video! Beautiful contemporary dancers mingling their bodies within each other and Roxen singing gently to it. With a similar staging this could work very well

Last edited 1 month ago by Abletron
Benny Hill
1 month ago

Something between Walking Out and Skeletons. So who knows how it may place.

Is that her voice or is this song heavily auto tuned?

Florin
Florin
1 month ago

The video was released and is amazing.

West
West
1 month ago

I really really hope this is the song ’cause I love it!

Benny Hill
1 month ago
Reply to  West

It is.

Pancake
Pancake
1 month ago

Amnesia will compete so yeah, no surprise here. Super excited for Roxen

Last edited 1 month ago by Pancake
Moonstar
Moonstar
1 month ago

Nothing new, nice, harmless song. The vocals are a bit high… would benefit with better mixing. 🙂

Florin
Florin
1 month ago

I’m disappointed. Just the staging act can save her from audience amnesia.
I wait for tonight to see the video release.

Last edited 1 month ago by Florin
Joe
Joe
1 month ago

I’m so pleased with Romania and Belgium today! Both have great lyrics and production. If there’s any justice in this world, they’ve both booked their tickets back to the grand final.

Rumpelstiltskin
Rumpelstiltskin
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Belgium yes. Romania might struggle.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago

not yall hating it…..this is a sure qualification and a likely top 15 depending on the staging.

Jake
Jake
1 month ago

I still can’t tell the difference between a Roxen and VICTORIA and it’s been a whole year for me to figure it out

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 month ago
Reply to  Jake

Simple. Roxen is the one whose singing doesn’t make you suicidal.

Last edited 1 month ago by Mr Vanilla Bean
Pancake
Pancake
1 month ago

The biggest irony of your statement is that sad music (like VICTORIA’s) actually does help people who feel upset feel better. Here are some articles about it
https://bdspotlight.com/arts-entertainment/2018/08/10/the-rise-of-anti-pop/
https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/4/18528349/depression-music-sad-emotion-psychology-health

Last edited 1 month ago by Pancake
Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
1 month ago

If anything, this suggests that Victoria’s music makes you feel something and strikes a much stronger chord than Roxen’s.

AM2PM
AM2PM
1 month ago
Reply to  Jake

VICTORIA is the one who had the good song in 2020 and Roxen is the one who has the good one in 2021.

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago
Reply to  AM2PM

Agree with you.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
1 month ago
Reply to  Jake

There’s not much point comparing these two any more than comparing them with anyone else—they’re both talented girls with good voices—and don’t deserve to be pitted against each other by Eurovision stans.

Last edited 1 month ago by Jimmy Smit
xohxoh
xohxoh
1 month ago

It’s an ok song, but in the context of Eurovision this is pretty much chanceless in my opinion. It’s too dull for a song contest.

Grft
Grft
1 month ago

This is really forgettable :/ rip ?

Cristian
Cristian
1 month ago

I think this song sounds/feels more mature than “Alcohol You”. It feels more perfected, and cohesive, and I love the subtle ways it builds up, without sounding like every other cheap song in Melodifestivalen. Whereas there were things in “Alcohol You” that I found annoying, I don’t find anything annoying in “Amnesia” and love the message of the song a lot more. It doesn’t feel cheesy, compared to other empowering songs, where you can’t help but cringe sometimes.

Ohi
Ohi
1 month ago

*Romania tumbles in the odds*

ESC8
ESC8
1 month ago

I expexted something more like ‘Wonderland’ or ‘Cherry Red’, BUT I didn’t like Alcohol You at all, so this is a big improvement for me and I like it quite a lot. It is one of the best entries not only for semi 1 but in general, at least for me.
Good luck to Romania! (If this is the chosen entry of course, I think that this is it though)

Nats
Nats
1 month ago

At least she improved English ¯\_(?)_/¯

Last edited 1 month ago by Nats
Vytautas
Vytautas
1 month ago

Roxen was one of my favourites last year before she picked “Alcohol You” as I was lining more to “Cherry Red”. The sad part is “Amnesia” is not even close to “Alcohol You”, not to mention “Cherry Red” which was a masterpiece. Way too fake voices, less autotune might help since the melody has some appeal, we will see.

Reus
Reus
1 month ago

It’s a good attempt. But… like everyone else said, I’m underwhelmed. Roxen brought out SO MANY bangers this year and then chooses this for her Eurovision song?

Escjesc
Escjesc
1 month ago

Probably will noy reach the final. Can’t see thia doing well. I don’t get it. You had almost 1 year to find a song and you bring us this?

GrantK
GrantK
1 month ago

Very underwhelming.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
1 month ago

I want to hear a version with less autotune, then I’ll make an opinion about Amnesia. I want to like it, but the autotune just makes it less enjoyable to listen to.

eha
eha
1 month ago

Sadly much weaker song than Alcohol You or Cherry Red.

waitaminuteholdon
waitaminuteholdon
1 month ago

Considering most Eurovision artists are one-hit-wonders (even most of the winners), so far the returning artists are making the most of their talents and the fact that hits as big as their last year’s entries come 2 or 3 times in a lifetime, and definitely not in a period of a year (unless you’re The Beatles or Joni Mitchell). I don’t know what the fans were expecting, but I knew 90% of artist were going to have weaker songs than last year – which is also why I was supporting them to keep the same songs and a bit uneasy… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by waitaminuteholdon
Wok
Wok
1 month ago

The song is not bad.. But it needs some sound remastering. It sounds so one level, even on good speakers. There’s no contrast, lacks the oomph. Kind of like a half baked cookie.
But hey we can work with this 😀
Also, yes.. the enunciation is painful at times.

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago

Not worth a second listen. This year is really butchering returning artists.

Diabolo
Diabolo
1 month ago

I haven’t listened to the song yet and will listen to it later when the song comes out fully, but based on the song title and cover art I can’t help, but think of the Amnesia game… They have a similar atmosphere lol. Hopefully, I will like it, but I really hoped “Wonderland” would have been her song for 2021.

Last edited 1 month ago by Diabolo
Tom
Tom
1 month ago

I have never understood why some artists in Eurovision is so obsessed with having to sing in English, when their English is soooo bad :,)

She has such a bad pronunciation of words and mumbles all the way through the song.. It ruins the song, cause I really like the song it self, but her English and way of singing is so disturbing. And she sings in cursive

David
David
1 month ago

Can’t they send wonderland. I love that song by her.

elena
elena
1 month ago

I actually love it! Alcohol you was in my top 3 last year so that was gonna be hard to beat but Ive had this stuck in my head since the leak yesterday and it’ll probably grow on me even more! I hope she worked on her staging/vocal strength because the nf last year was uhm..yeah..but she has created awesome visuals over the year so I have faith!!

Timi
Timi
1 month ago

Roxen, darling. This song is really nice. I’m enjoying it. The first listen was a little underwhelming, but the second one was far better. She has a very beautiful voice and I can imagine magic on stage.

Erasmus
Erasmus
1 month ago

am I the only one who actually enjoys her accent, it gives the songs a special feel. And sorry this is still a banger of a song, if we exclude Romania 2020 it’s the best Romanian entry since like 2010.

canada_piano
canada_piano
1 month ago
Reply to  Erasmus

this is definitely one of the best since 2010, i love most of Roxen’s music anyway

EProduc
EProduc
1 month ago

Alcohol You has the instant impact and feels you need on a Eurovision stage. Amnesia might be a grower but it misses something that sticks and it isn’t memorable enough for being on stage only once (or twice). Alcohol you was actually in my top 3 last year but I fear Amnesia won’t even be in my top 10… It’s sad cause Roxen is such an amazing artist. Let’s hope she’ll surprise us with something better tonight.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

Can we not criticise Roxen’s accent while singing?

Jessey
Jessey
1 month ago

I know you all want a alcohol you but guess what
amnesia is way closer to roxen personal music that she released out side of Eurovision
Top 10 for me girl

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

This is a good song and I think it will do well in Rotterdam. End of discussion.

Pancake
Pancake
1 month ago

I love it. It kinda stays true to herself while at the same time reinvents her sound. Not only that, the R&B and Electropop sound perfectly clashes with each other.
Good job, Roxen.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 month ago

Is it really that bad or did people just assume she would come with *the* winning song? I kinda like it. Then again i’m a sucker for piano ballads so she already had me with those first seconds.

Mircs
Mircs
1 month ago

I heard it and it doesn’t had the same impact as others songs Roxen gave us. However, I do had the thought that – in relation to her Promo-Video – this is meant to be an Interlude between Roxen then and Roxen now and not the official entry. Therefore I do believe it’s a systematical prelude of today’s coming announcement.

EurofanSF
EurofanSF
1 month ago

Thanks for calling out Wonderland. I hadn’t heard it before and it quite good.

EurofanSF
EurofanSF
1 month ago

Alcohol You was my favorite song for ESC2020. Amnesia is good but not in the same league. I really hope there is a stronger song selected for Roxen this year than Amnesia.

Una
Una
1 month ago

I don’t like it at all: it has not grabbed me. The voices is slurry at times and I can barely understand the words. One key change too much. The title is terrible. From “Alchohol You” and “Beautiful Disaster” and basically all five songs in 2020 to this?

Wikipedia says it’s the song (as per footnote) but this article says it’s not been confirmed whether it is or not. I will await the official announcement/confirmation. But is that at 20:00 CET? Srsly?

Nya
Nya
1 month ago

I hope not, it’s good but seriously…semi 1 is so stacked, without a good concept or even a revamp this would get lost, looks like we don’t really want to qualify anyway.

Plus, in the description it says warner music poland, and also where is viky red listed as a songwriter? Wasn’t he supposed to be writer for her song?

And if this one will be chosen then i’m sorry lol

Edit: Wait, victor bourosu is viky red nvm

Last edited 1 month ago by Nya