Conchita Wurst has collaborated with singer Ina Regen for their version of the Austrian German dialect song Heast as net.
Eurovision 2014 winner Conchita and dialect artist Ina Regen have interpreted Heast as net (Don’t you hear it), a song in Austrian dialect originally sung by popular folk musician Hubert von Goisern and his band Die Alpinkatzen.
Heast as net is a bittersweet song, about time that passes by, leaving only memories. Transitoriness and the flow of life. Yet it also celebrates the beauty and diversity of life.
Conchita and Ina both grew up in rural areas, in dialect-speaking families, and were happy to contribute to the tradition of folk music, including yodeling.
Hubert von Goisern praised Conchita and Ina Regens version of Heast as net:
Thank you Conchita Wurst and Ina Regen. What a surprise. Timeless transitoriness. Panta Rhei, everything flows. Best wishes! Hubert.
Der Moment, wenn Hubert von Goisern dich namentlich erwähnt … #priceless #tiefeverneigung #danke
Geplaatst door INA REGEN op maandag 4 december 2017
Conchita was very excited to work with upcoming dialect-artist Ina Regen, who is a personal friend and backing vocalist of Conchita.
Ina Regen has also performed backing vocals for other singers, including former Eurovision participants Natália Kelly (Eurovision 2013) and The Makemakes (Eurovision 2015).
Enjoy Heast as net by Conchita & Ina Regen, arrangement by Florian Cojocaru (ECHOPILOT), directed by André Karsai (KASEE) and filmed by Johannes Dürhammer (JAZZTIME.film):
Conchita and Ina Regen also gave an interview about the song, the power of traditional language songs and the difficulty, and beauty, of yodeling:
For more information about Ina Regen, please visit the artists’ website or Facebook page.