“Culpa” is Javiera Mena’s entry for Benidorm Fest. The song is all about forgetting feelings of guilt and letting go. Do not blame yourself for enjoying your life — just dance to Javiera’s electronic organ.
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Benidorm Fest: Javiera Mena “Culpa”
Electropop icon, singer and songwriter Javiera Mena is originally from Chile, but resides in Spain. Her song “Culpa” might not be new for some fans, as her song was available from October. She describes it as a “pop/dance purge with a French House twist on the feeling of guilt.”
This electropop piece would be one of the most original and unique candidacies with which Spain has participated in Eurovision, and it has undergone a revamp for Benidorm Fest. The original was above the three minute rule.
What do the “Culpa” lyrics mean?
“Culpa” reflects on the feeling of guilt but in a light and accessible setting. In an interview, Javiera explained she was very interested in this concept, as she feels she’s managed to stop blaming herself for enjoying life ever since she moved to Spain.
“Nietzche also dealt with this concept, but this is pop”, she said. That’s why she set the song on the dance floor: “It’s five in the morning, time has no end…Let life free us from this bloody guilt, far from what’s good and from what’s bad.”
She also asks her lover to let go and to “surrender to her will”. The song’s lyrics are a constant debate between light and dark, good and evil. “Let’s escape, we both want to, and surrender to my will.”
“Culpa” lyrics – Javiera Mena (Benidorm Fest 2022)
Written and composed by: Javiera Mena
Es la hora cinco
It’s hour number five
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