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!