Joker Out really are seizing the moment. On Friday Slovenia’s Eurovision 2023 act shared the English-language version of their entry “Carpe Diem,” which is all about making the most of the one life we’re all given.
“Carpe Diem is a call to all who know that life is more than what meets the eye,” their team said in a statement. “This shagadelic indie dance anthem is a reflection of the band members’ year-round gigging and joy of life. The message is simple: whatever life throws at you – music and dance are always the right answer.”
As they sing in this new version: “We’ll dance and play until the stars fade/ Across the sky, we’re writing our names/ Got no regrets, we want it all…”
Carpe Diem! Joker Out share English version of Eurovision 2023 song
The themes of the song will resonate even more clearly for folks who don’t speak Slovenian, though they likely divined the message from the music video already. It takes place in a mystical hotel, “where the seemingly ordinary and boring world merges with the crazy and magical.”
The idea is that every new hallway and door presents an opportunity to surrender to wonder, surprise and magic.
The band recorded the song in Hamburg back in December. They sat with producers Žare Pak and Todd Burke in the studio for ten days.
“We only got out for air every few days, so we didn’t see much of the city at all.” Thankfully for their fans, they’ll have a lot more time to stretch their legs — and show off their vocals — as their pre-party tour continues.
What do you think of the English-language version of “Carpe Diem”? Let us know down below!
Inspite of being a Joker Out fan for over a year now, I’m actually paying proper attention (by that I mean obsessing over them ofc) to them. Funny, isn’t it?
As much as it sounded kinda strange , I must say I appreciate them so much for this. As you can see they’re clearly my winner, which is quite surprising for me. Cause dance-y cute harmless bops like this usually end somewhere in my top 15. But I think we need this in ESC. We all need some serotonin in our lives, don’t we??
I like it better in English. It’s like a completely different song.
A good example of how something that sounds exotic can hide its flaws. They aren’t the greatest vocalists, are they? Slovene version is in my TOP-5. If it were to go for English, Carpe Diem would go right down to 30-ish place in my ranking. DO NOT CHANGE WHAT IS WORKING, wise men say.
They should do the last chorus in English in Liverpool
My winners !!!
I love them but the Slovene version has an energy the English version doesn’t.
Just a pun on the article’s title: “Girl, call Universal, you’re about to be a star”. 😉
I like the Slovene version much better because it feels much more organic but more Joker Out is always good because they are great!
Too many trolls on WiwiBloggs.
Slovenia don’t stand a chance in ESC anyway with whatever song
winner of semi 2: Poland with vocal queen Blanka
the top 2 in the final will be
Someone is just trolling apparently.
Blanka deserves more love, and we all know Slovenia are unpopular in the contest
“We” all know? Who is we? All artists deserve love for representing their countries. Blanka ‘deserves’ also some excellent backing vocalists to carry the song for her. Btw Polish fans are the ones hating her the most so maybe speak with them first 😉
That´s a bad joke. Slovenia really stands out on this semi final and Poland is absolutely the worst one af all entries.
Now now, i mean Blanka doesn’t deserve to be hated either, it has summer hit potential and singing is not her main job, which more is modelling, she tries her best
Sure, but keep your comments for Blanka on the relevant articles. This article is about Slovenia that you don’t seem to like. And that’s fine. Just stop trolling.
This is obviously bait, no one can be this stupid
Im dying seriously :’)
These boys are the definition of charming performers. Can’t wait to see them on stage
Ok, hear me out: they should definitely perform the Slovene version, bit they should do the closing lines in English. They are SO good. Honestly lyrically richer than the Slovene version (which is just the chorus repeated, only in the past tense).
I think that’d be epic, the lines at the end sum up the song perfectly for English speakers and it’s just the best of both worlds. They can go far with that!
It´s already sure that they will perform in Slovene.
I know, but they could maybe change the last few lines into English?
They could and maybe they should. I wouldn’t mind it as long as they keep most of the song in Slovene (which is such a beautiful language). Their English lyrics are good.
I love it!
Bojan’s accent in English is also…very very nice. I hope we hear more of that during the interviews in Liverpool!
I much prefer the Slovene version, but I think it’s a good idea to release it in English, that way people can identify with the lyrics. Funny thing though, having listened to it in English now, I now feel I had already got the message of the song in Slovene. I think that’s the mark of a good song.
I really like the Slovene version, but this English version is really really good too. I think it’s a very clever idea to release it now after their AMA on Reddit and the momentum they’ve built with the fans. Eurovision fans will always appreciate native language versions of songs, but it’s an English version that can cut through to a much wider audience. It’s highly polished and sounds great. I could listen to a full album by Joker Out.
For me it´s not necessary. I like the slovene version a lot and don´t need it in English
Wohoo! An English version! My showers are going to be epic!
Just like last year, the Slovene version is obviously the right choice but still, it’s nice to have the English one for me to sing along to.
It was a good decision to send the original Slovene version to ESC let’s just say that….
I agree. It sounded so strange in English. For me, part of its charm is the fact it’s in Slovene. The English version seems forced or contrived somehow.