It is no secret that Greta Salóme will represent Iceland again at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with the song Hear them calling. Now, we can hear the final version of the song that will be sung on the stage in Stockholm.
This is the third arrangement of the song as the Icelandic vesion, Raddirnar, featured a different arrangement than Hear them calling had at the final of Söngvakeppnin 2016.
The new version features more beat, violins and electric bass, in order to enhance the ‘roadtrip’ feeling given by the song.
“We’ve been working day and night on the final version and it’s taken a new shape. Thorvaldur Bjarni, who produced Never forget and All out of luck in 1999, recorded this song with The North Iceland Symphony orchestra which really lifted it. We then tracked so many vocals and I improvised a lot of violin which we then used a lot of actually, so even though my violin won’t be on stage it will be present in the track. We took the track to a renown producer in London, Ash Howes, who has produced for many of today’s leading artists like One Direction, Ellie Goulding and Kylie Minogue. He actually wrote Ellie Goulding’s song Lights. We took the production a lot further with him which resulted in the final version of Hear them calling. I think it’s a perfect mixture of indie/contemporary folk pop, mixed with symphonic elements and then a dance beat, which makes it into an exciting fusion.”, explains Greta
The official video as uploaded today with the new version is combined with the national final performance of Greta.
Iceland will compete on the second half of the first semifinal on 10 May.