They’re the four-piece boyband ready to represent the Emerald Isle in Liverpool. And now, Wild Youth are amping things up. The Irish rockers have released a new revamped version of their Eurovision 2023 entry “We Are One”.
On Wednesday evening, Wild Youth — that’s David Whelan, Conor O’Donohoe, Ed Porter and Callum McAdam — premiered the newly revamped version of “We Are One” alongside the official music video and a perplexing new look.
In their new music video, the boys don silver hoods covering their faces. Their fashion choice symbolises the themes of unity present throughout the song — the people we share the planet with aren’t all that different.
Ireland Eurovision 2023: Wild Youth release “We Are One” revamp
This revamped version of “We Are One” changes up the momentum of the song, bringing in some light drums in the first verse. The production is more polished, with each instrument having its own place in the mix.
The boys formed the band in 2016 in Dublin, and released their debut single “All Or Nothing” in 2017. Following the success of their first single, Wild Youth went on to tour with superstar names including Niall Horan, Westlife, and Lewis Capaldi.
They earned the prestigious Irish Eurovision ticket upon their victory at The Late Late Show Eurosong. They picked up top marks from the national jury and the public televote and placed second with the international jury, scoring a grand total of 34 points and beating out fan favourite Connolly by a slim two point margin.
Wild Youth will perform “We Are One” at the first semi-final of Eurovision 2023 on Tuesday 9 May.
What do you think of the “We Are One” revamp? Do you prefer the new version or the original version? Share your thoughts in the comments below.