Norway: KEiiNO team up with Sordal in their new single ‘Transarctic Lover’
KEiiNO, the Norwegian ESC 2019 representatives, release their first single since the release of debut album OKTA, teaming up with Sordal on ‘Transarctic Lover’.
Inspired by the 80’s queer-pop spiriit of the 80's KEiiNO drop their new single titled ‘Transarctic Lover’. Confirming the fact that music builds bridges between acts, this time they have joined forces with countryman and folk/Americana singer Sordal (Stein Roger Sordal), who wrote the song with KEiiNO.
“Transarctic Lover’ is a modern Beauty & The Beast story about falling in love with someone you cannot picture yourself with,” explains Tom Hugo from the band and goes on saying:
“It’s literally about falling in love with an alien sea-monster with an impressive mojo.”
Transarctic Lover is written by Alexander Olsson, Stein Roger Sordal, Alexandra Rotan, Fred Buljo and Tom Hugo. Produced by RÜUDI and Sordal, mixed and mastered by Christer A. Cederberg.
The following retro pixellated music video is made by Lincktendo, a young animation artist from El Salvador:
KEiiNO in Eurovision
Keiino is three member group formed by Alexandra Rotan, Tom Hugo and Fred Buljo. The group was formed especially for Melodi Grand Prix 2019 and Eurovision to follow, while their name in the language of Sami (from who Fred comes from) means “road” and according to Fred Buljo it stands for the road that brought the members together as a group.
The trio won the Norwegian national final 2019 and flew over to Tel Aviv for Eurovision 2019 with their entry " Spirit in the Sky" . Spirit in the sky is α Rhythmic pop dance song with Joik elements, the traditional music of Sami. The biggest part of the song is written in English with the addition of the sentence, ” Čajet dan čuovgga” which in the language of Sami means “Show me the light”. The song is inspired by the fights made for equal rights regarding either national or religious minorities, or gender equality or for the rights of the LGTB community.
KEiiNO made a powerful energetic performance in Tel Aviv and achieved to top the televoting while in the overall score fiinished at the honorable 6th place in the grand final. Lets remember their amazing performance on ExPo Tel Aviv stage: