The track landed just after midnight on Thursday. And after a morning of speculation, Romania’s Roxen has now confirmed that “Amnesia” is indeed her song for Eurovision 2021.
Roxen will sing “Amnesia” at Eurovision 2021
Speaking to Eurovision.tv, the “Alcohol You” popstar says:
“The last year was a bit of a rollercoaster, filled with really good moments and some low points also. In the end, what kept me going the most was that I had some really great projects. Amnesia somehow manages to give a voice to all repressed feelings and to the people whose voices haven’t been heard, in a way that for me is incredibly pure. I would like to thank everyone who has been by my side all this time and has offered me all the support that I needed. ROXEN is made up of pieces from each and everyone of you.”
“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 its 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 “Amnesia” music video
TVR’s official Eurovision portal explains the meaning behind the “Amnesia” music video which premiered on Thursday afternoon. It tells the story “of a single girl, who struggles with her inner self, with the states that are controlled by her external environment. Although she is constantly surrounded by fears, which have control over her, the artist manages to get rid of them, regains control and becomes increasingly strong and confident in her strengths”.
“In the clip, we tried to convey the message of the song as well as possible and to take into account the fact that it is a personal one for Roxen. I am happy every time we work together and especially that we have resumed work for Eurovision. We really like what came out and we hope you do too “, says the clip’s director Bogdan Păun.
“The year 2020 was so complicated for all of us that many of us would like to forget it, locked somewhere in a corner of our mind. “Amnesia” is a powerful song, with a message to match, and it fits Roxen perfectly. We are severely affected by these times, no matter how much we hide these things. I think the song has a huge potential, it’s the kind you can like or not, but you can’t forget. For us, there is a very busy period, with filming for Romania’s postcard and live-on-tape, the meeting of the heads of delegations and the preparation of the show “, says Liana Stanciu, Romania’s Head of Delegation.
Roxen will tell fans more about the song and the team behind it on TVR 1’s Romania 9 at 20:00 CET.
What do you think of “Amnesia”? How does it compare to “Alcohol You”? Let us know below.