Last Friday saw the release of a brand new album History from the Danish 2013 Eurovision winner, Emmelie de Forest. Following a two-year break from the music scene, Emmelie came back to the spotlight in November with her new single Sanctuary. However, we are now delighted to enjoy one more complete recording work from her.
History is the second personal album from Emmelie, after her Only teardrops one, released in 2013. She had also unveiled one acoustic EP and five singles.
Coming back with changes
The album’s release came true after a crowdfunding process, which managed to collect a 150% of the necessary amount of money for its production. Through this album, Emmelie de Forest is joining the pop music genre, leaving behind the folk style of her older hits and is returning to treat her fans with her characteristic warm voice along with a brand new look that she has adopted.
Regarding her comeback after a 2-year hiatus, she has made the following statements, revealing more details about her new recording work:
I’m so proud having made this album that I’ve worked on for so long. I wrote some songs, like ”Any Less” and ”Rabbit”, as early as 2015 and I feel as if I’ve had enough time to be able to experiment and decide which songs, out of quite many, to end up on this album. I could determine everything by myself, the length, production, artwork, video – I could be in full control of it all.
On the first record, everything went so fast and there was no time for me to consider what kind of artist I wanted to be or how I wanted my debut album to sound like. But I’ve had plenty of time this time and I’m convinced people are gonna notice.
History album consists of 7 new songs, all in English language and is available on Spotify and all download stores. Here you may enjoy it:
Emmelie at Eurovision
When she was 20 years old, the raised between Denmark and Sweden Emmelie de Forest partook and was crowned the winner of the Danish national selection Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2013, with her folk special entry Only teardrops.
Having been the absolute favorite for the victory, Emmelie went on to fly the Danish flag on neighboring ground, at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013, held in Malmö, Sweden. From the first minutes of the voting procedure, it was clear that the predictions would finally get confirmed. Thus, Emmelie took the Eurovision trophy back to Denmark for the 3rd time in its history, earning 281 points.
Below you may recall her 2013 Eurovision performance:
Emmelie is now all set to perform her winning entry at the Grand Final of the Icelandic national selection show Söngvakeppnin, scheduled to take place on 3 March in Reykjavik.