Photo: AMPTV / Robert Koloyan

Brunette will represent Armenia at Eurovision 2023 with the song “Future Lover”.

Brunette’s entry is the first song featuring the Armenian language at Eurovision since 2018. Should she reach the final, it will be the first song featuring the language to qualify since 2009.

Scroll down to read the “Future Lover” lyrics.

Armenia at Eurovision 2023: Brunette with “Future Lover”

Brunette is an up-and-coming artist, with several songs to her name. This includes the chilled lounge track “Smoke Break“, which has recorded over three million views on YouTube.

Hovhannes Movsisyan, the Executive Director of AMPTV, stated that selecting a younger, fresher act was part of their game plan when Brunette was revealed as the competing artist. They felt that this decision could yield great success, particularly after the global commercial success of last year’s entry — Rosa Linn’s “Snap”. On the selection of Brunette, he said:

“Last year, sending a young artist to Eurovision was justified. The song is still successful and captivates millions of fans. I hope this year we will surprise the European audience with a unique Armenian artist.”

What do the “Future Lover” lyrics mean?

Brunette sings about a lover she hasn’t met yet. Throughout the opening verse, she tells us that she wants to find someone with whom she can do things like visiting old bookstores and drinking smoothies.

After a quiet opening, the song explodes into life and Brunette reveals that she is “so hypnotised by someone that I’ve never ever met”. Her emotions swell up like a maelstrom and she feels like “a volcano that is going to explode in a sec”.

Throughout the song, Brunette repeats, “I decide to be good, do good, look good”. This suggests that our girl decides to put her best foot forward every day, even when she may not necessarily feel like doing so. We all have those days but Brunette finds the inner strength to persevere.

The song concludes with an outro in Armenian, where Brunette reflects upon feeling that her future lover is so far away.

Brunette — “Future Lover” lyrics (Armenia Eurovision 2023)

Original text (English and Armenian)

English translation

I just wanna make art
Read books and just find someone
Who likes me enough to kiss my face
I wanna explore with him and visit old bookstores
And cute little things, like drink smoothies at near cafés
Oh-oh-oh
Drink smoothies at near cafés
Oh-oh-oh

Oh, future lover, I hope it all comes naturally
I hope our love is quiet outside, but loud inside, oh baby
Oh, future lover, this song I wrote for you
This song I wrote for you, my future lover

I decide to be good, do good, look good
I decide to be good, do good, look good
I decide to be good, do good, look good
I dеcide to be good, do good, look good

It’s like a daydrеam, but I got some other, better plans
I wanna scream and shout, my heart caught in chains
Cold heart, cold hands, fire in my veins
Fire in my veins, heart in chains
I’m a volcano that is going to explode in a sec
I’m so hypnotised by someone that I’ve never ever met
Don’t wanna forget, am I dreaming yet?
Poetic dream, I don՚t want it to end, oh
Three minutes of making impossible plans
Seven minutes of unnecessary panic attacks
Here I go with the coldest hands
Here I go with still no plans, oh, still no plans
I can’t cool off, no I can’t relax
Lord, what I’m gonna do, my pain just attacks
I still have the coldest hands
Oh my Lord, my Lord, my pain, my panic attacks, oh

I decide to be good, do good, look good
I decide to be good, do good, look good
I decide to be good, do good, look good
I decide to be good, do good, look good

Oo tu indznits herou
Lkvadz es herou, herou es tu
Yerazoums yes oo tu eyink loor
Molorvoom eyink herou, herou, hervoum

I just wanna make art
Read books and just find someone
Who likes me enough to kiss my face
I wanna explore with him and visit old bookstores
And cute little things, like drink smoothies at near cafés
Oh-oh-oh
Drink smoothies at near cafés
Oh-oh-oh

Oh, future lover, I hope it all comes naturally
I hope our love is quiet outside, but loud inside, oh baby
Oh, future lover, this song I wrote for you
This song I wrote for you, my future lover

I decide to be good, do good, look good
I decide to be good, do good, look good
I decide to be good, do good, look good
I dеcide to be good, do good, look good

It’s like a daydrеam, but I got some other, better plans
I wanna scream and shout, my heart caught in chains
Cold heart, cold hands, fire in my veins
Fire in my veins, heart in chains
I’m a volcano that is going to explode in a sec
I’m so hypnotised by someone that I’ve never ever met
Don’t wanna forget, am I dreaming yet?
Poetic dream, I don՚t want it to end, oh
Three minutes of making impossible plans
Seven minutes of unnecessary panic attacks
Here I go with the coldest hands
Here I go with still no plans, oh, still no plans
I can’t cool off, no I can’t relax
Lord, what I’m gonna do, my pain just attacks
I still have the coldest hands
Oh my Lord, my Lord, my pain, my panic attacks, oh

I decide to be good, do good, look good
I decide to be good, do good, look good
I decide to be good, do good, look good
I decide to be good, do good, look good

You’re so far away from me
Left alone, you’re far, far away
You and I, silent in my dream
We’re lost, far, far away

What do you think of “Future Lover”? Will Brunette qualify for the final? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Alia
Alia
1 year ago

To me, the start of the song is the ‘poetic dream’ she later references. The first chorus (be good, do good, look good) is about putting in the effort to make herself attractive, both inside and out, for her future lover. Pretty to the point lyrics and superficial stuff. The meaning of the second chorus is different. Even though the lyrics are the same… She seems to struggle with her mental health. Without being in a better place mentally, she won’t come close to love. To get there, she has to be good, do good, look good. Day in, day… Read more »

Ana Karenina
Ana Karenina
1 year ago

bee goo do goo loo goo

Vivian
Vivian
1 year ago

Structurally it’s cool, the song has some interesting things going for it, but its biggest weakness are how absolutely hilarious the lyrics are in the worst way. “Drink smoothies at near cafes” following by some rapid and silly camera movements around her… it’s like they want me not to take her seriously ^^’

Tina
Tina
1 year ago

Since she stole lyrics from Tumblr and Pinterest posts I don’t want this to be more than an absolute NQ, stealing others work without credit isn’t even legal in many countries.

Vivian
Vivian
1 year ago
Reply to  Tina

Funny how that’s basically what Austria’s entry is all about

Joku
Joku
1 year ago
Reply to  Tina

What exactly is stolen? There are some pretty damn generic lines there. Sounds so unnecessarily alarmist to me. Plagiarism is thrown around so much this year it seems people have totally forgotten it’s actual meaning.

Hansen
Hansen
1 year ago

Again something different. Not the magnitude of Rosa Linn, but still good enough for the final. Armenia is doing something right.

cheska
cheska
1 year ago

can’t wait for them to do something like this for georgia hahaha WE ALL NEED IT

Noa Kirel
Noa Kirel
1 year ago

Pretty weak entry after Rosa Linn tbh. Not going in my playlists that’s for sure.

Lucille
1 year ago
Reply to  Noa Kirel

Why are you Israeli noa kirel bot stans so toxic to other songs?
There’s no need

Dylan Williams
Dylan Williams
11 months ago
Reply to  Noa Kirel

It’s much better than the Rosa Linn entry.

Kalla
Kalla
1 year ago

If the performace is anything like in the video, I can see this being a huge underdog this year. It really stands out from the crowd, and gives me a chilling cool feel.

Zanoni
Zanoni
1 year ago

The whole tumblr thing really cemented to me that this is a song about the emotional gaps that social media creates– the feeling of having everyone in the world at your fingertips and being truly intimate with none of them, or of presenting yourself in an idealized way while you’re crumbling inside emotionally. It’s critical, but empathetic when it could easily slip into mean cynicism. It’s a little rocky structurally (a couple too many “be good, do good”s for me) but the Armenian ending ends the song on a strong note. I do hope she fixes that “near cafes” lyric–… Read more »

Zanoni
Zanoni
1 year ago
Reply to  Zanoni

I like the original leaked title “Heru” (“Far Away”) much better for this song.

pink bucket hat
pink bucket hat
1 year ago

Was gobsmacked when I saw that she literally took a big chunk of the lyrics *word for word* from tumblr and pinterest posts, and accidentally misread ‘near cafes’ instead of ‘neat cafes’ and the original writer was like ‘omg’ hahaha

For some reason this sounds like a 2008 ryan tedder song to me
‘i decide to bikurukudukuuuu’, when she starts singing in armenian it’s amazing it should have been that way the whole time

Sol Stevia
Sol Stevia
1 year ago

I love that someone actually sang about this topic; constantly fantasizing and being infatuated by a poetical future lover. Endlessly wondering what being with them would be and feel like and just wanting them so bad and doing everything you can to get them.

Very relatable and quite frankly sad song.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 year ago

From what I see here, what starts off as quite a sweet dream then later turns into angst and darkness. The song could represent an out-of-reach aspiration, or a even a lost future entirely. One question arises from the lyrics: What are the “other, better plans”? I might file this under the heading “hidden topical messages in 2023.”