In Rotterdam, Vincent Bueno missed out on making the grand final with his Eurovision 2021 entry “Amen”. Now the Austrian singer-songwriter has released demos of “Parachute” and “Dumb Human Bias” — two songs he had written as potential Eurovision entries.
Vincent introduced the songs with a post on his Instagram. He explained, “These were my favorite demos amongst my own songs I’ve submitted last year. I wanted to release these songs not as singles but together as a mini EP, because I want to have closure with the projects I literally created for the Eurovision Song Contest.”
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The two songs are released as an EP titled DEMOS. And indeed, the tracks are demos — early recording of the tracks, not the final polished studio version that would have ended up if either had been selected as Austria’s entry for Eurovision 2021.
Vincent Bueno – “Parachute”
Track one is “Parachute”, a funky track with 80s influences and echoes of Justin Timberlake. The song also includes a pre-chorus that dips into a classic ballad style that is closer in style to Vincent’s Eurovision song “Amen”.
“Parachute” has uplifting lyrics, singing of a supportive long-term relationship. The main chorus hook includes the line “As long as I’m with you, I’m your parachute”.
The demo of “Parachute” is only 2:16, suggesting that if it had been selected for Eurovision, Vincent and his team would have expanded it into a longer version, closer to the three-minute mark.
Vincent Bueno – “Dumb Human Bias”
With “Dumb Human Bias”, Vincent brings out his edgier side. The song has a darker electronic feeling and Vicent delivers social commentary in the lyrics.
With the funky verses of the song, Vincent examines the world he lives in and the sort of ways people act. When the chorus comes, he isn’t holding back. Vincent sings: “I’m not here to rain on your party / But I came to spread no more violence / I just cannot take all this silence / This dumb human bias”.
The song also takes advantage of the Eurovision 2021 rule that allowed pre-recorded backing vocals. During one part, a deep electronic voice intones “Dumb human bias”.
The song is more of a dance track, including a pop-drop part. Perhaps Vincent felt that a more lyrical song like “Amen” would better show off his talents as a Eurovision entry.
Which Vincent Bueno song do you prefer?
What do you think? Would either of these songs have been better Eurovision picks for Vincent? Should more Eurovision artists release their demos?
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