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. Starting off this second week of releases are The Rasmus. Their entry “Jezebel” has now emerged from the shadows and is available for all to listen to.
The song is written and composed by the group’s lead singer Lauri Ylönen alongside world-renowned producer Desmond Child – he’s previously worked with Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper and Kiss among others.
The Rasmus – “Jezebel”
“Jezebel” is a song for strong, independent women, who blaze their own trail.
“Jezebel was a biblical troublemaker, who did things her own way and really shook things up. We wanted to introduce her to the modern-day world. The song is also a bit tongue-in-cheek, which is pretty unusual for The Rasmus”, says lead singer Lauri Ylönen.
The Rasmus are one of Finland’s most internationally successful groups, having sold 5 million albums worldwide since forming in 1994. Their biggest hit is “In The Shadows”, which became one of the top-selling songs in the world at the time of its release in 2003.
The group’s current line-up features vocalist Lauri Ylönen, bassist Eero Heinonen, drummer Aki Hakala and guitarist Emilia ‘Emppu’ Suhonen.
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 “Jezebel”? Do you think The Rasmus will win UMK 2022 and represent Finland at Eurovision? Let us know in the comments below!