Following the grand reveal of the seven acts competing in Finland’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) 2022, it’s time to hear their songs one at a time. First out the gates are Cyan Kicks. They’ve released their entry “Hurricane”.
The song is written and composed by band members Niila Perkkiö and Susanna Alexandra, as well as Amaranthe vocalist Elize Ryd. Music producers Chris Walla and Zakk Cervini have also been involved in creating the final product.
Cyan Kicks – “Hurricane”
“Hurricane” is a powerful song that praises those who pursue courage and self-realisation.
The track is a fusion of styles, with electronic verses and a rockier chorus. Cyan Kicks’s Susanna Alexandra notes this is what makes the band’s unique blend of modern rock: “We aren’t afraid to combine different elements to make our own, distinctive sound. One song might be completely electronic, while another will be seriously heavy, but, at the end of the day, it always sounds like Cyan Kicks.”
Cyan Kicks are an alternative rock group comprised of members Susanna Alexandra, Niila Perkkiö, Leevi Erkkilä and Pietari Reijonen. They formed in 2016 and have since released two studio albums, accumulating over 10 million streams.
“Rock’s always been around, and it’s always been mainstream music, even if it hasn’t always been the centre of media attention. We want to do our part in really keeping rock in the limelight,” the band says.
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UMK 2022 song release schedule
The UMK 2022 songs are being revealed one every weekday starting from 13 January. They’re set to be released at 00:00 EET on the dates listed below:
Cyan Kicks – “Hurricane” (13 January)
- BESS – “Ram pam pam” (14 January)
- The Rasmus – “Jezebel” (17 January)
- Younghearted – “Sun numero” (18 January)
- Olivera – “Thank God I’m An Atheist” (19 January)
- Tommi Läntinen – “Elämä kantaa mua” (20 January)
- Isaac Sene – “Kuuma jäbä” (21 January)
UMK 2022 will take place on Saturday 26 February, starting at 20:00 CET / 21:00 EET.
The show will be held at the Logomo Arena in Turku, where the seven acts will perform their songs live for viewers at home and the jury.
What do you make of “Hurricane”? Do you think Cyan Kicks stand a chance of winning UMK 2022? Sound off in the comments below!