Belgium: Iris returns with new single Heartbreaker

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Airis, who represented Belgium as Iris at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan, has released a new song, Heartbreaker.

Heartbreaker is an up-tempo drum & bass song, and marks the musical return of Airis. The Belgian pop- and country artist represented her country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, taking on the stage-name Iris for the event. She was only seventeen at the time, and since her Eurovision-adventure she has been working on her musical career. Heartbreaker has already reached place 22 on the Belgian iTunes-chart. Airis decided to release Heartbreaker within her own control.

Check out the official videoclip for Heartbreaker:

Airis (born Laura Van den Bruel, Morkhoven, 1995) is a Belgian pop-, folk-, and country singer. She was discovered at the age of fifteen, when she won the talent competition Joepie Talent Booth, and released her first single Wonderful. The young artist was internally selected in 2011 by Flemish broadcaster VRT to represent Belgium at Eurovision 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. For the event, the singer adapted her name to Iris. On 17 March 2012, Iris presented two potential songs to the public, Safety net and Would you. The viewers eventually chose Would you as the Eurovision-entry, with 53% of the votes.

In Baku, Iris performed Would you during the first semi-final. Unfortunately, Iris did not reach the grand final, earning place 17 out of 18 contestants, with 16 points. Since then, the singer has steadily worked on her career, releasing her debut-album Seventeen in 2012. In 2013 she signed with a new record label, Mostiko. Airis is working on new material, and has released Heartbreaker in self-management.

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Watch Iris perform Would you during the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku:

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