Benjamin Ingrosso’s new release is kitsch defined – it’s very retro and cheesy, but I think the world needs some of that right now.
”Musically, ‘Shampoo’ is inspired by old cuban 70’s music, and is very playful, organic and based on feeling! It’s about how you’re preparing for an upcoming date, but you’re just standing in the shower, thinking about all the things you have to do but you never get to it…”
Let’s get this straight first – Eurovision (to those who aren’t familiar, this is a huge annual TV contest that Europe takes part in every May where one European country – or Australia – tries to win with a song) is notorious for showing off more cheese than edgy music. This year though, truth be told, there is a decent selection of some fun pop tracks…
Sweden – Dance You Off
Good – This is probably as edgy as Eurovision gets this year. Also, it’s from the team at the hugely successful TEN music production company.
Bad – Sweden do so well in this contest that the expectations are always so high for them.
Cyprus – Fuego
Good – Catchy, sassy sound.
Bad – Probably won’t translate well on a large arena stage.
Israel – TOY
Good – Easy, fun pop.
Bad – Chicken sounds?
Belgium – A Matter Of Time
Good – Belgium is forging a reputation for performing well-produced, minimal pop to this contest.
Bad – It’s probably too understated for a show that relies on big performances.
The show goes live on the 12th May from Lisbon. Here’s more.