Once a surprise package on the stage back at Australia Decides 2020, Jaguar Jonze is returning to the national competition for Australia with a proven track record, and her new entry, “Little Fires”.

The song, which is in the same vein as a Radiohead style ballad, is very much a reflection of what has been a reflective and life-affirming few years for Jaguar Jonze, from an early COVID-19 diagnosis back in 2020, to becoming a fierce advocate for change and accountability in Australia’s music industry off the back of her experience of being assaulted at the hands of music producers. Jaguar stood up and fought strong, showing her tenacity and became an advocate for those who couldn’t share their voice. “Little Fires” is moving, it’s liberating and it’s unlike anything you’ll hear in a national final.

Jaguar Jonze releases “Little Fires”

The song should be available at 00:00 on 4 February in your time zone.

Jaguar Jonze wrote the song alongside songwriter and producer PJ Harding, and chart topping songwriter, composer and producer Louis Schoorl.

Speaking about her song, Jonze said:

“”Little Fires” is a reminder about where we’ve come from, what we are fighting for, and what we can achieve when we work together. And, it’s a reminder that we are not alone. I wanted my Eurovision song to be for those moments where it was hard to stay strong, for those times I felt overwhelmed by what I had taken on.

I am constantly defining what vulnerability means to me. Growing up, vulnerability was seen as a weakness, but now to me, I see vulnerability as strength. And I’m seeing this reflect in my lyrics and songwriting. “Little Fires” is a moment for me to share a vulnerable side of me that I haven’t before.”

Jaguar joins ten other acts competing to win Australia’s ticket to Eurovision 2022 in Italy. Eurovision – Australia Decides 2022 airs on February 26 on SBS.

What do you think of Jaguar’s song? Can you feel Jaguar’s fight in “Little Fires”? Let us know down below!

 

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Kaz
Kaz
9 months ago

A very personal song, but also one that a lot of people can relate to. Love it.

Ifty
Ifty
9 months ago

This song will be amazing live.

Adam
Adam
10 months ago

I love this, I think the people that don’t love it don’t necessarily understand her story and how personal the song is for her. With the right staging and good vocals on the night I think this could easily win Ausdecides and go far in Eurovision

FEGYO
FEGYO
10 months ago

This is what happens when a musician adapts his choice to the tastes of the majority. Too far from Rabbit Hole and really too boring. Jonze is my Aussie favorite artist, but the song is not.

KJB
KJB
9 months ago
Reply to  FEGYO

Sounds like you don’t know what else she’s done.

Hillbra
Hillbra
10 months ago

This is my winner so far, because Jaguar is known for the complete visual/musical package, this audio alone lends itself to an amazing visual package (that I can’t even imagine right now). But musically, this is different to what many euro fans might expect from Deena, but it is so raw and emotional, coupled with the aesthetic feast we can expect from a Jaguar Jonze performance, this will win Australia Decides, and do extremely well at Eurovision proper in May. Bookmark this comment now

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
10 months ago

it’s more mainstream than I was expecting from her, but it’s a good song and defo has potential.

Last edited 10 months ago by Leendert Jan
Ifty
Ifty
10 months ago

Europe should take notes and not allow Australia from not qualifying again. They were perfectly fine with sending decent songs and placing decently so far. Now they are pissed and their music is better than ours XD

Kinga
Kinga
10 months ago

Nice song, but I feel I’ve heard many songs like that..

ESC Stan
ESC Stan
10 months ago

The first time I heard this it was on my phone and I was unimpressed. The second time I listened with my headphones and I heard the acoustic, the build up and the lyrics and this has star potential. this will sound ten times better live. With the usual staging that we come to expect from Australia this could potentially grow to be a winner.

Cheerio
Cheerio
10 months ago

Best song out of the selection so far!

Aussie fan
10 months ago

To be honest I was expecting something more quirky but although it’s a nice song, it also sounds very familiar and it’s nothing original sounding or fresh. Voyager are leading to me so far, and I ain’t a fan of their genre.

NickC
NickC
10 months ago

With right staging, that can pop. But i doubt it will win.

Sabrina
Sabrina
10 months ago

I was expecting something more alternative from her, but I like it anyway. Knowing Jaguar’s work, I’m expecting some cool aesthetics to make it pop up on the stage,

Xxx
Xxx
10 months ago

Eh…

James
James
10 months ago

Not what I expected from Jaguar but I like it a lot! Has a bit of a Happier than Ever build to it which is cool. I’ve got faith in her ability to make this look amazing on stage

sale
sale
10 months ago

it’s quite generic tbh

Pearli
Pearli
10 months ago

Hmmm. I don’t think the song represents the best of her.
Dreamer is still in the lead to win this selection so far.

Last edited 10 months ago by Pearli
por no estar
por no estar
10 months ago

Its a little generic, very unlike her other songs

Jo.
Jo.
10 months ago

love it!

Neek
Neek
10 months ago

But did she? Cuz it’s unavailable…

Andi
Andi
10 months ago
Reply to  Neek

Reading helps sometimes: “The song should be available at 00:00 on 4 February in your time zone.” 🙂

Justadude
Justadude
10 months ago

I love it! Raw emotion with a big build up, I hope the rest of the songs in Australia Decides are just as good!

Simple
Simple
10 months ago

Hopefully Voyager wins it all.