Intelligent Music Project Intention Bulgaria 2022

Rock supergroup Intelligent Music Project will represent Bulgaria at Eurovision 2022. The group were the first 2022 act to release their song, already pumping us up for an amazing show in Turin. Rock and roll never dies!

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Bulgaria in Eurovision 2022: Intelligent Music Project “Intention”

Intelligent Music Project was founded by Bulgarian business man Milen Vrabevski, the CEO of Comac Medical. He is a well-known philanthropist who established Intelligent Music in 2010 with the hopes of popularising contemporary Bulgarian music. The rock supergroup was created soon after. They released their debut album, The Power of Mind, in 2012. Various well-known musicians, such as John Payne from Asia and Carl Sentance from Nazareth, have worked with the project.

Currently, the lead vocalist for Intelligent Music Project is Ronnie Romero, of Lords of Black and Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow. The other members are Bisser Ivanov, Ivo Stefanov, Dimitar Sirakov, X Factor Bulgaria winner Slavin Slavchev and Eurovision veteran Stoyan Yankulov. The drummer represented Bulgaria twice before with folk singer Elitsa Todorova, placing fifth in 2007 and failing to quality in 2013.

“Intention” debuted on 5 December. BNT has internally selected every entrant for Bulgaria since their comeback in 2016, to great success. After six consecutive non-qualifications from 2008 to 2013, Bulgaria has qualified to the grand final every year they competed since 2016. Intelligent Music Project have big shoes to fill, but they look ready to take up the challenge!

What do the “Intention” lyrics mean?

“Intention” is a classic rock song about confronting the challenges of life. The first verse sets the stage, describing a troubled youth, “Younger days run so clear, through my mind, replaying my crime”, and trauma, “Tearing me up, spreading fear, obsession in our own time”. But in the pre-chorus, Ronnie sings about how he’s come to terms with his past, “What life’s taken away, I’m not missing, will I sit back and sigh?”

The chorus demonstrates a feeling of strength at having overcome so much adversity, and how it prepares you for everyday life, “And in the time I’ve always known, I’m never in the safety zone, I took the fight but was I right? They were sending me to war”.

As the song carries on, the lyrics are more positive and forward-thinking. The message of the song, about the power of intentions, is carried through in the second verse, “My intention is strong and real, only power steels my will”. In the final bridge, Ronnie declares, “The more freedom I gain, the less real life I’m recalling”. To escape the demons of the past, it’s important to look forward into the future. Rock’s success at the contest is written in history, so a song like this with a powerful message could easily do very well for Bulgaria.

“Intention” lyrics – Intelligent Music Project (Bulgaria ESC 2022)

Written and composed by: Intelligent Music Project

And I can move on from here
How simple, life goes on
Humble, that’s how I feel
Sparking hot flames, holding on
Younger days run so clear
Through my mind, replaying my crime
Tearing me up, spreading fear
Obsession in my own time

What life’s taken away, I’m not missing
Will I sit back and sigh?
A thunder of thoughts, I’m dismissing
Too scared to even try

And in time I’ve always known
I’m never in the safety zone
I took the fight, but was I right?
They were sending me to war
And in time I’ve always known
I’m never in the safеty zone
I took the fight, but was I right?
They wеre sending me to war

My intention is strong and real
Only power steels my will
The illusion of safety’s surreal
Don’t let it go for the kill

What life’s taken away, I’m not missing
Will I sit back and sigh?
A thunder of thoughts, I’m dismissing
Too scared to even try

And in time I’ve always known
I’m never in the safety zone
I took the fight, but was I right?
They were sending me to war
And in time I’ve always known
I’m never in the safеty zone
I took the fight, but was I right?
They wеre sending me to war

I don’t want to take on the pain
So, I go seek inner signs, or a calling
The more freedom I gain
The less real life I’m recalling

And in time I’ve always known
I’m never in the safety zone
I took the fight, but was I right?
They were sending me to war
And in time I’ve always known
I’m never in the safety zone
I took the fight, but was I right?
They were sending me to war

I took the fight, but was I right?
They were sending me to war

What do you think of “Intention”? Do you predict more success for Bulgaria? Let us know below!

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Efraim
Efraim
8 months ago

Stepping off topic for a moment: Sara Deop’s Make You Say is the only Benidorm Fest song yet to be released on streaming platforms at this point, and her record label has seemingly vanished off the face of the earth: their social media feeds have been inactive since New Year’s Eve, their website is reportedly closed, and the song release for last Monday was seemingly called off at the last minute.

Do you think Deop will have to withdraw?

ete sech
ete sech
8 months ago
Reply to  Efraim

The song’s not my cup of tea but I feel bad for her, it’s an unfortunate situation

brunowskii
brunowskii
8 months ago

Sadly null points for Bulgaria…. just after so many blockbusters…. The end of an era?

Im so fab
Im so fab
8 months ago

Only 3 songs released and I already have a toilet break. That’s not a good omen, is it?

blahm
blahm
8 months ago

honestly the song is just mediocre in my opinion (not as atrocious as people described), the disappointing thing for me is that it’s coming from bulgaria
since its return in 2016 bulgaria sent iconic quality entries every single year and now this entry is just a huge letdown considering bulgaria’s standards in previous years… i thought this song was just a normal bottom 10 song until i realized that it’s from bulgaria
huge sigh

Nils
Nils
8 months ago

rock ‘n’ roll never dies, yet this song is pretty much dead on arrival.

Efraim
Efraim
8 months ago

Not exactly growing on me; rather the opposite. Quite possibly one of the most uninspired entries in recent years: the lyrics hardly make any sense, even the guitar solo sounds played on autopilot, and over all the feel is of a bland, play-it-safe track poorly attempting to masquerade as edgy. I highly doubt it’ll make the finals.

ete sech
ete sech
8 months ago
Reply to  Efraim

As I said in the last poll, it isn’t atrocious, but it will look worse and worse as new entries are revealed

musica
musica
8 months ago

The thing I find most odd about this entry is that apparently there’s a super rich business man behind it… well if that’s the case, why didn’t he spend his money on a decent song?

Whisker
Whisker
8 months ago
Reply to  musica

He probably spent it on the participation fee and the song came afterwards.

musica
musica
8 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

There’s a few really expensive session musicians in there, Toto’s drummer for example. He could have easily saved that money because no one will recognize them anyway.

Michael
Michael
8 months ago

Can someone enlighten me why on earth this song gets to be called “rock”? It has nothing to do with rock. It might be washed down Disney Channel lever pop-rock at best. It isn’t enough to look rock-y and have a couple of guitars to make a rock song. ffs, half of the Mello cast is more rock than this entry.

Stan
Stan
8 months ago

The group – a JOKE, the song – a JOKEx2! I saw the comments on facebook (BNT Eurovision Bulgaria)…and…NOBODY from Bulgaria like the group or the song! You should withdraw, mr.”business man”.
Bulgaria have so many good and talented pop artists or even pop-folk/chalga divas (if they want to send something really different).

Safiya
Safiya
8 months ago

You know when there’s a cheesy teenage show or family drama on TV and for some reason the directors want to include a rock song, but they are afraid that rock is not family friendly enough and will scare off the audience, so they compose something bland and with no edge? This is what this song sounds like.

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
8 months ago

Somehow I’m still thinking that this is not really Bulgaria’s entry… That they’ll come up with their real entry somewhere in March. I simply cannot believe that Bulgaria is taking this road after their superb entries in the last couple of years.

Bill
Bill
8 months ago

This needs a revamp for sure, there’s still plenty of time, that’s my advice

Marco
Marco
8 months ago

Bulgaria doesn’t need a revamp… Bulgaria needs a new song, plain and simple. If they keep this then they should be prepared to receive in Turin their worst result EVER! And that’s a lot to say having in mind that Illusion of Krassimir Avramov have that title since 2009.

okanial
okanial
8 months ago

well you won’t feel in the safezone when it comes to finals either

vess
8 months ago

I still can’t believe this “group” or whatever it is, will get the chance to “represent” Bulgaria at Eurovision… everyone wanted Dara & some of the young artists we have to go on that show! the money won’t buy you the win in May, business man!!

INTELLIGENT MUSIC PROJECT ARE A FRAUD
INTELLIGENT MUSIC PROJECT ARE A FRAUD
8 months ago

How much did BNT pay you to post this?

Nancy G
Nancy G
8 months ago

They write a lyrics post for every country every year….

Lollipopmonster
Lollipopmonster
8 months ago

That song needs a large … a huge …… a giant revamp if they want to survive the Semi-Final.

Apollo
Apollo
8 months ago

What a shame. Hoping Bulgaria returns to their usual high standard in 2023.

DonutLover
DonutLover
8 months ago

Rock n Roll never dies…
With this song, it just might did….

Tom
Tom
8 months ago

The lyrics still confuse me because most of them aren’t even proper sentences, but I assume that’s just their style of writing. My main issue with this song is that it sounds the same all the way through, they’re isn’t any sort of key change that’s significant enough to keep the song interesting which causes it to become boring 1 minute through.

Pancake
Pancake
8 months ago

Rock n Roll never “dies.”..
… But this band sure did murdered it.

Preuss
Preuss
8 months ago

Yes because instead they’re in the danger zone of not getting through their semi

Last edited 8 months ago by Preuss
Thanos
Thanos
8 months ago

I don’t think this deserves the hate it gets. It’s a solid rock song. Nothing extraordinary, but still solid. Just like Czech Republic is a solid and unoriginal yet very good EDM song, Bulgaria has the same characteristics, albeit in the rock genre.

Addie
Addie
8 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

Hmm… Even though your comment made me gasp,(Lights off was my favorite even before it won, so I’m kinda biased) I have to admit that what you said is true…

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
8 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

I think the reason there’s been a harsh reaction Towards Bulgaria entry is because it’s the first disappointing entry Bulgaria has dent since they returned in 2016. It doesn’t quite measure up to the entries they had previously sent between 2016 and 2021. If it was any other country it wouldn’t have garnered such a disappointing reception, but Bulgaria Really built itself a reputation for quality entries And this doesn’t hold a candle to those previous songs. It’s just more disappointing from a country that have been doing so well lately than from a country that’s just middling at best.… Read more »

Rich
Rich
8 months ago

Honestly, the song is pretty bad, but what really makes me dislike them is their name. It’s arrogant.

HarpyDarper
HarpyDarper
8 months ago
Reply to  Rich

Was about to say that! It’s so cringe, calling itself ‘intelligent’, that goes for anything.

Zisk
Zisk
8 months ago

Kinda hoping there’s a revamp. The song itself isn’t bad but the chorus is just so weak.

Ashton
Ashton
8 months ago

These lyrics feel so off. Not because of lyrical content, but because they aren’t technically incorrect English but they feel and read like incorrect English. Like, “And in time I’ve always known” makes no sense, because ‘in time’ implies that you will grow to accept something in the future, but then it’s immediately followed by ‘always known’. How can you always know something in time??? That makes no sense. And then it’s followed by “I’m never in the safety zone”, which works as a sentence by itself but not in conjunction with the previous sentence. You can’t always know in… Read more »

Sabrina
Sabrina
8 months ago
Reply to  Ashton

You articulated better than I could. A casual viewer won’t probably feel that’s anything wrong with the lyrics, but when you read them closely, they’re not just vague, but at times even contraditory. In a sense, they remind me of the ones in “Stay”, the Moldovan entry from a few years ago.

INTELLIGENT MUSIC PROJECT ARE A FRAUD
INTELLIGENT MUSIC PROJECT ARE A FRAUD
8 months ago
Reply to  Ashton

The lead singer does not speak Bulgarian. The lyrics (and the music) were written by the man behind the band who by the way has literal ZERO music knowledge… and English knowledge judging the lyrics. At least someone could’ve read proof them.

Una
Una
8 months ago

Rock on Bulgaria!!

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
8 months ago

It may talk about the struggles of getting through life, too bad it doesn’t talk about the struggles of doing a sound that doesn’t seem extracted from the 80s.

ete sech
ete sech
8 months ago

Nor about the struggles it’ll go through if they do nothing to prevent the potential incoming disaster