The winners of the public vote in Eurovision 2019, and the runner-ups of this year’s Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix – KEiiNO, have just released their brand new single “Unbreakable”. This song is part of their plan for this year’s Eurovision season, which will feature another two singles.
Tom, Alexandra and Fred of KEiiNO may not have won this year’s edition of Melodi Grand Prix, but they came up with a big Eurovision plan that they are sticking with. They are going to release a total of four new singles in the run up to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, and the first one, “Unbreakable”, was released earlier today. Fred stated:
Regardless of the result in this years Melodi Grand Prix we had a plan bigger than just “Monument”. We know that a lot of people in the Eurovision-community would get together to celebrate this years new songs «in a normal year». And we would have loved joining all the pre-parties possible. But we feared this year would be different, so we planned a 4-step musical rocket to contribute in lifting the spirit. Our new single released today, “Unbreakable”, is the second of the four songs we’ll release leading up to Eurovision in May.
Tom added that they are disappointed that they didn’t manage to win this year’s Melodi Grand Prix, and added:
This was our big dream, and we really felt “Monument” would have great chances of doing well in Eurovision. However, it is time to get behind TIX and cheer him on in Rotterdam. We have already offered him our best tips for how to represent Norway the best way possible. We have seen a lot of hate and negativity towards TIX after the Norwegian final. We understand that the fans are disappointed, so are we, however we urge everyone to remember to spread love and not hate. Lets show TIX what an amazing bunch of people the Eurovision-community is made up of.
The guys of KEiiNO say that their brand new single “Unbreakable” is a celebration to all those people who don’t feel like they fit in with others. Neither Tom, Alexandra, nor Fred were the “cool kids” when they were growing up, and they say that didn’t really fit in with the other kids. Alexandra said that she believe that is part of the reason why they like the entire Eurovision bubble so much, and added:
Eurovision is a sub-culture that includes all types of people, where everyone is accepted for who they are. And in the end we all gather to celebrate our love for music and grand productions. We want everyone to feel seen and appreciated in our little musical universe that is KEiiNO, and our new single “Unbreakable” is a celebration to everyone who feel they don’t fit it. The song is inspired by the novel the Bear and the Nightingale, which is again inspired by Russian fairy tales like “The Snow Maiden”.
Give a listen to KEiiNO’s brand new single “Unbreakable” right here: