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 final act to reveal their entry is Isaac Sene, but “Kuuma jäbä” is now finally out for public consumption.
The song is written and composed by Isaac Sene himself alongside producer Yrjänä.
Isaac Sene – “Kuuma jäbä”
“Kuuma jäbä” (“Hot dude”) aims to be simultaneously thought-provoking and entertaining. Isaac notes: “You might blush a bit listening to this song, but we don’t want to just shock people for the sake of shocking”.
Ultimately, the Finnish singer wants to help people escape from the workaday world with his music.
Hailing from the North Savo region of Finland, Isaac Sene grew up listening to a wide variety of music, including Mozart, Bob Marley, trance and Finnish heavy metal. All of these come together to form his eclectic style: “My music is pretty pop-oriented, but I love to mix different genres. I’ve always loved rock – the same goes for rap”.
UMK 2022: Competing songs
All seven UMK 2022 songs have now been revealed. They are:
- Cyan Kicks – “Hurricane”
- BESS – “Ram pam pam”
- The Rasmus – “Jezebel”
- Younghearted – “Sun numero”
- Olivera – “Thank God I’m An Atheist”
- Tommi Läntinen – “Elämä kantaa mua”
- Isaac Sene – “Kuuma jäbä”
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 “Kuuma jäbä”? Does Isaac Sene have a good chance of walking away with the UMK 2022 trophy? Let us know your thoughts on all seven songs in the comments below!