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. The fifth participant to reveal their song for the contest is Olivera. She’ll be singing “Thank God I’m An Atheist”.
The song is written and composed by Olivera herself. Her spouse Lenno Linjama and producer Alpo Nummelin both helped in creating the final product.
Olivera – “Thank God I’m An Atheist”
“Thank God I’m An Atheist” explores the topic of death and the possibility of eternal life. Olivera has been writing music since the age of 11 and this theme has been subconsciously developing since then. For that reason, the Finnish star considers “Thank God I’m An Atheist” to be one of the most important songs she’s written so far in her career.
Speaking of her UMK 2022 entry, Olivera notes: “Nobody knows what happens after we die. What if all the world’s biggest religions are actually right and life never ends? I can’t think of anything that causes more anxiety than the idea of eternal life.”
Olivera has earned millions of streams from her first four EPs. The indie-pop singer has also written for international stars such as DJ Tiësto – Olivera provides the vocals for the song “Affliction”.
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 “Thank God I’m An Atheist”? Do you think Olivera has a chance of walking away with the UMK 2022 trophy? Let us know in the comments below!