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. We’re now halfway through the releases and up fourth are Younghearted. The trio have dropped their entry “Sun numero”.
The song is written and composed by Younghearted themselves, with additional contributions from singer-songwriter Vilma Alina plus composer-producers Joonas Keronen and Ilkka Wirtanen.
Younghearted – “Sun numero”
“Sun numero” (“Your number”) is a song about remorse and regret following a break-up. The group look at the situation from the point of view of someone who regrets separating from their partner and wishes they could be back together. However, their ex-lover has already moved on and found someone else.
Younghearted are also exploring a new avenue of music with their UMK 2022 entry, as guitarist Emil Korkiakoski explains: “The song really shows the direction Younghearted is heading. Before, we had a more acoustic, smaller sound. Now, we’re going big right out of the gate.”
High school friends Reeta Huotarinen, Atte Ranta and Emil Korkiakoski comprise pop group Younhearted. After forming in 2015, they’ve released two albums – the first went platinum and the second earned Younghearted a nomination in the Emma Gala Music Awards (Finnish equivalent to the Grammy’s) for Band of the Year.
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 “Sun numero”? Do you think Younghearted will win UMK 2022 and represent Finland at Eurovision? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments below!