The circus is officially in town. After delaying the premiere, Georgia’s Circus Mircus have now shared the official music video for their Eurovision 2022 song “Lock Me In”.
The video features the minstrel who we were first introduced to when the mysterious group were revealed as Georgia’s act for Eurovision 2022.
He’s joined by four other circus performers. However, he also appears to be spreading the joy of Circus Mircus across the entire globe and has video tape recordings of many people singing along to “Lock Me In”.
There’s no clear view of Circus Mircus themselves. We can only see silhouettes of the group being projected onto a wall.
Circus Mircus – “Lock Me In” (Official Music Video)
The music video for “Lock Me In” was supposed to premiere at the same as the song release, but the plan was changed due to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Circus Mircus wrote at the time:
“Due to the war in Ukraine, we feel that it is not the right time to release our happy and colourful music video. As per ESC guidelines, the submission deadline is near, so we decided to release only audio, while using the black background instead of the official music video footage, to express our share of solidarity towards our Ukrainian sisters and brothers.”
“We hope to post our music video in the near future, when these terrible events are over and our societies start getting back to normal.“
Circus Mircus say they are a movement that brings together dozens of professionals from different fields to create an unprecedented audio-visual experience. The cornerstone of their philosophy lies in the complete neglect of musical frameworks. The group note:
“Every singer or band has musical frames – a specific genre to which they are devoted. But we released, on some days we may be in mood for rock, French pop, or even music for a weather forecast. The visual side is as important to us, as the audio one. And most importantly, they are equally diverse.”
Circus Mircus’s stage performance at Eurovision 2022 will be directed by Emilia Sandquist. She is an international creative who has created successful performances in the past for Swedish artists at Melodifestivalen. She is also a member of the Jean Baptiste Group.
What do you think of the “Lock Me In” music video”? Are you excited to see if Circus Mircus use similar themes on stage at Eurovision 2022? Let us know in the comments below.