Friday, 13 January 2017

Latvia 2017 - Linda Leen - Who Is In Charge

The Supernova line up was announced this morning, and already the songs are begining to creep out across the popular video networks. There's not too much to get overly excited about just yet, but this familiar face has delivered us a left-handed doosie of the strange.

Linda Leen seems to have been trying her hand in this contest for about as long as I've been wearing shoes, and her attempts seem to get slightly more odd with each passing contest. And this surely has to be the video of the season so far - if you like your clips to be packed with fish sperm and slightly unnatural forest pursuits.

The song itself quite a thing, too. Starting off with difficult jazz rock chords and time signatures, it builds jarringly, before hitting full swamp blues in the chorus. There's even a menacing Rammstein-style pregnant build in the middle that raised the hairs on the back of my neck for the first time this season.

But despite all that, I'm still not sure if it's any good. I'm dead curious to see how she performs it on that tiny Riga stage though.


  1. Wow, I like that! Can't imagine it getting anywhere near Kyiv though...

    She shouldn't lick strange rocks in trees though - even the hound knows to stay clear of those... ;)

  2. Pretentious shite, if you ask me... try-hard and annoying. I can see some fanboys considering it to be really cool and edgy, when in actual fact it's nothing more than a half-baked demo. #meow

  3. You had me at fish sperm. Really mixed vibe on this one. They're playing into the whole Game of Thrones visual look that would work really well for a particular kind of big sweeping Euroballad, but does absolutely nothing for this.