The second song of Uuden musiikin kilpailu (UMK) 2021 has been released. You can listen to the song I Love You by Teflon Brothers X Pandora here:
Teflon Brothers is a popular Finnish rap-, pop- and dance band. The band consists of three members: Pyhimys (Mikko Kuoppala), Heikki Kuula and Voli (Jani Tuohimaa). The band has released five studio albums between years 2009 and 2017, and many of the band’s songs have been big hits in Finland. Teflon Brothers is also known for their unique music videos, which the band members have usually written and produced themselves. The members of the band have also done successful solo albums, and especially Pyhimys has gotten many music awards of his solo albums.
Pandora is a Swedish eurodance artist, who made her big breakthrough in the 1990’s, when she released many international hit songs. She has released 15 studio albums between years 1993 and 2011, and taken part in Sweden’s Melodifestivalen in 2003 and 2004. Nowadays Pandora lives partly in Sweden with her son and partly in Finland with her fiancé, former ice hockey player Mikko Peltonen. In spring 2020 Pandora took part in the Finnish version of the popular tv show Masked Singer, and ended up fourth with her character Peacock:
According to Yle, the thought of participating in UMK and the song I Love You have been in the artists minds a long time waiting for this perfect moment. Teflon Brothers and Pandora met at the backstage of the same gig place four years ago, and that’s when the idea of the collaboration was born.
Finland has an important place in Pandora’s heart, and she tells that her UMK participation is a way to show Finnish people how much she appreciates the support Finnish people have given her over the years.
Teflon Brothers and Pandora tell Yle that their song I Love You is about the difficulty of showing one’s emotions and encourages people to be more open and brave: ”With our song, we want to bring people together in happiness, joy and love and tell that love doesn’t care what language you speak or how you look like. It’s all about non-verbal cues or, as Pandora likes to call it, mental interaction.”
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