During rehearsals at Eurovision 2024, Albania’s Besa has looked like a character straight out of Avatar. And during Semi-Final 2 she hopes to prove that she’s a “Titan” of music with her song about perseverance. 

Besa triumphed at FiK (Festivali i Këngës, Albania’s national selection) with the Albanian rendition of her song, “Zemrën n’dorë.” She has since opted to revamp the track, translating it into English and infusing it with additional dance elements. Despite these changes, the song retains its powerful essence. She wants everyone to unlock their inner titan and slay the shadows to reach the light. 

Scroll down to read the “Titan” lyrics

 

Albania at Eurovision 2024: Besa with “Titan”

Besa Kokëdhima, known simply as Besa, was born in Fier, Albania, into a family with a notable presence in business and politics. At the age of 15, she ventured to the United Kingdom to pursue her academic aspirations. In 2003, Besa made her mark on the music scene with her debut song “Më Beso,” produced by Florian Mumajesi and featuring the emerging Albanian group Produkt 28. This debut earned her the prestigious Mikorofoni I Artë award the same year. Her self-titled debut album, released in 2006, showcased her collaboration with esteemed figures in the Albanian music industry, including Dorian Gjoni, Flori Mumajesi, and Genti Lako.

Throughout her career, Besa has demonstrated versatility and talent, participating in various music competitions and releasing hit singles. Her success in contests like Notafest, where she claimed the top prize for her R&B single “Lëshoje Hapin,” underscored her prowess as a performer. In 2009, she represented Albania in the Selecţia Naţională in Romania for the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Nothin’ Gonna Change,” reaching the semi-finals. Her achievements continued in 2010 when she secured the title of Best Female Singer at Top Fest with her single “Kalorësi i Natës.”

Besa’s musical journey has been marked by commercial triumphs and critical acclaim. Her singles, such as “Fishekzjarre” (2012), “Burning” (2013), and “Zemrën Dot Nuk ta Lexoj” (2014), have resonated with audiences and garnered positive reception. With albums like Besa për Festat and Ti Je Festa Ime, which featured the National Orchestra and garnered praise for its Christmas Version of “Tatuazh ne Zemer,” Besa solidified her position as a respected artist. Her multifaceted talents also extend to her role as a judge on The Voice of Albania since 2017, where her discerning eye and expertise have earned her recognition as Albania’s favorite judge. Besa’s recent foray into the French music industry with her debut single “En Equilibre” marks an exciting new chapter, hinting at even greater accomplishments on the horizon.

 

What do the “Titan” lyrics mean?

In “Titan,” Besa exhibits her resilience and strength. Amidst challenges, she stands resolute, unyielding to anything that seeks to break her. Furthermore, the adversity she faces only serves to fortify her. The recurring motif of overcoming obstacles is emphasized through imagery of standing tall, enduring flames, and refusing to collapse.

I won’t go down
I’ll never break
Like a titan I’ll be brave

The metaphor of being a “titan” suggests an indomitable spirit and an unwavering resolve to persevere, even when faced with doubt or opposition. Additionally, there’s a sense of empowerment and self-assurance, as Besa asserts their ability to endure and thrive, despite any obstacles encountered along the way.

I bet you thought that I would crumble, but I won’t
You thought I wouldn’t make it out here on my own
You thought you’d see me broken, I’m going strong
Still going strong
Got an armor round my heart, it’s unbreakable
Got my feet on the ground, I’m unshakable

Overall, the song conveys a powerful message of resilience and self-empowerment. It emphasizes the importance of not allowing external forces to undermine one’s strength and determination. Instead, it encourages listeners to tap into their inner power and persevere through challenges, ultimately achieving victory despite any attempts to thwart their progress. It’s a reminder to stand firm in the face of adversity and to never let others dictate one’s path or limit their potential for success.

 

“Titan” lyrics — Besa (Albania Eurovision 2024)

Songwriters: Alias Lj, Besa Kokëdhima, Gia Koka, Kledi Bahiti, Gia Koka

Titan

We stand eye to eye
You try and set a fire
Just to watch me burn
It’s like you don’t know

That I will survive
Learned how to stay alive
Come and throw your flames
Cause it’s all in vain

Even if I fall, I’m gon’ get up
I’ll be standing tall, proud, with my head up
Go ahead and give your best shot

I won’t go down
I’ll never break
Like a titan I’ll be brave
Tonight
I’ll rise

I won’t give up
Fight ’til the end
Every tear’s gonna ricochet
I rise
Rise
I’m a titan in disguise

I bet you thought that I would crumble, but I won’t
You thought I wouldn’t make it out here on my own
You thought you’d see me broken, I’m going strong
Still going strong
Got an armor round my heart, it’s unbreakable
Got my feet on the ground, I’m unshakable
And if you think I won’t survive, then you’re so wrong
You’re so wrong

I won’t go down
I’ll never break
Like a titan I’ll be brave
Tonight
I’ll rise

I won’t give up
Fight ’til the end
Every tear’s gonna ricochet
I rise
Rise
I’m a titan in disguise

I won’t go down
I’ll never break
Like a titan I’ll be brave
Tonight
I’ll rise

I won’t give up
Fight ’til the end
Every tear’s gonna ricochet
I rise
Rise
I’m a titаn in disguiѕe

What do you think of the “Titan” lyrics from Besa? Will Albania qualify for the final? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

 

 

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ale
1 month ago

no final for this one