Dutch Eurovision 2008 representative Hind Laroussi hits the spotlight again with a new song, Lost, featured on her forthcoming album A+.
Dutch-Moroccan artist Hind is back with a new single and a new stage name: Laroussi, which is actually the singers’ surname. The vocalist is ready for a fresh start since moving to Los Angeles, and is proud to present Lost, her first release in three years.
Laroussi has been diligently working with a team whose résumé includes stars such as Beyoncé, Justin Bieber and Rihanna. She recently shared on Facebook:
Lost is truely a new start for the artist. A break from her usual ethnic influenced pop, soul and fado style, Lost is an alternative electropop tune. The official music video reflects the singer’s transformation, exhibiting a uniqueness reminiscent of Björk or Sia.
Lost was written by Philip Lawrence, Davy Nathan and Blush, produced by Brody Brown. Mixed and mastered by Chris Tek O’ Ryan, Grundman and Joe Bozzi, the music video was directed by Voyeurized.
Hind at Eurovision 2008
Hind Laroussi Tahiri (Gouda, the Netherlands, 1984) is a Dutch singer-songwriter of Moroccan descent. She had her major breakthrough when she participated in the first edition of the Dutch talent show Idols in 2003, in which she placed 3rd as second runner-up.
Known for her eclectic style which includes pop, R&B yet also Arabic influences and Portuguese fado, Hind received a prestigious Edison Award for Best New Dutch Artist in 2004, and has released several critically acclaimed albums and singles.
Hind represented the Netherlands at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade, Serbia, with the song Your heart belongs to me. Unfortunately, she did not go through to the Grand Final, placing 13th out of 19 participants in semi-final 1, with 27 points.
Hind looks back at her Eurovision experience with joy and positivity: