The Swiss Eurovision Song Contest representative Sebalter, who sang Hunter of Stars at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, will be performing his debut solo album for the first time in Switzerland this evening (Thursday 27th November 2014).
The album, which has the title Day of glory, will be played by Sebalter at the Teatro Sociale Bellinzona.
Speaking to Corriere del Ticino, Sebalter describes this concert as a return to where it all began… It was here that I attended the first photo sessions following my Eurovision selection. It’s nice that my Eurovision year will end here, and I will simultaneously start a new and exciting chapter as an artist, characterised by the output of my first album.
Sebalter, who played fiddle in the Swiss folk rock band The Vad Vuc from 2002 until 2012, added that Day of glory will not be released until 9th January:
It was initially planned to release the album before Christmas but the dynamics have changed and my record company and I decided to postpone the release until 9th January. The album is finished and I have been listening to it for a long time… It is a product of which I am proud.
Day of glory is an album of eleven pop-tinged folk songs, from the gentle uptempo charm of Hunter of stars to music that Sebalter describes as more dark and intense… A kaleidoscope that reflects my character and vision of music. Sebalter also drew upon the expertise of the renowned Italian producer Marco Guamerio, who has worked with such names as Jovanotti, Battiato, 883 and many others.
Sebalter represented Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest of 2014 with Hunter of stars. Securing the golden ticket to the Copenhagen-staged show after winning Switzerland’s national selection competition Die Große Entscheidungsshow, Hunter of stars qualified to the Eurovision Grand Final, held on 10th May 2014, finishing in 13th place with a total of 64 points. This was Switzerland’s best result since Vanilla Ninja’s Top 10 placing in 2005 with Cool vibes.
Switzerland has participated at the Eurovision Song Contest a total of 55 times, winning with Lys Assia in 1956 and Céline Dion in 1988. Switzerland’s national broadcaster SRG SSR has confirmed that the country will be competing at the Vienna showpiece in 2015, with Die Große Entscheidungsshow, which will again determine their entrant, to take place in Kreuzlingen on 31st January.