From a young diva to a disco diva, PAULINI has released her much anticipated entry to Eurovision – Australia Decides 2022, titled “We Are One”.
The disco track, which is PAULINI’s first single since 2020, is a song about celebrating humanity, and focusing on the things that bind people, rather than separate. It’s a theme seen previously as the Eurovision Song Contest slogan back in 2013, but it’s relevance is no doubt timeless. The Fijian-born singer’s flawless powerful vocals are backed by a group of backing singers who chant the slogan alongside PAULINI throughout the chorus. Their vocals blend smoothly, transporting the listener to a place not unlike an up-on-your-feet choir at a church service. “We Are One” is affirming, bonding and bound to get you clapping along.
PAULINI releases “We Are One”
“We Are One” is written by singer and songwriter Rick Price and composer and producer John Capek.
Speaking about the song, PAULINI said:
The world is hurting so it’s time to bust out with a little hope, unity and joy. There’s no better way to do that than with big sounds, and some big notes.
I’m tired of being the person of colour, Australians are tired of lockdowns due to the pandemic, and the world is tired of being divided by religion and fear. It’s time to remind everyone that we are all humans standing on the same Earth, breathing the same air.”
PAULINI joins other entrants, duo Isaiah and Evie Irie, pop newcomer Charley, the fabulous Seann Miley Moore, Perth’s metal quintet Voyager, singer-songwriter Jude York, avant-garde performance artist Sheldon Riley, six-piece girl group G-NAT!ON, charismatic pop star Andrew Lambrou, powerhouse entertainer PAULINI, Tiktok wildcard Erica Padilla and multi-media artist Jaguar Jonze. Eurovision – Australia Decides 2022 airs on February 26 on SBS.
What do you think of PAULINI’s disco track? Do you want to see Australia bring a song to unify Europe in Turin? Let us know down below!