Daði Freyr, the Icelandic artist who finished fourth at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, has now released a Christmas song. “Something Magical” sees Daði’s catchy synth-pop be combined with a festive holiday feel. A lyric video was released with the song.
About “Something Magical”
The song features a great upbeat, danceable melody reminiscent of Daði’s other songs. Lyrically, “Something Magical” is about how there is something special about Christmas time, even though he can’t quite explain what it is. In a press release to NME, Daði Freyr said the following:
“I like Christmas for the most part. But there are certain aspects of it that I love, but others that I really don’t like. The obligatory time spent with family and friends is beautiful and the food is so good, but do we really need all the presents and decorations?”Daði Freyr
He went on to say:
There are a handful of Christmas songs that we listen to every single year. For one month every year we hear Christmas music, that’s 1/12 of our lives spent listening to the same songs over and over again. So I decided to make a Christmas song, then we have some more to choose from.Daði Freyr
NME reports that the press release went on to tease upcoming news about Daði’s debut album.
Listen to “Something Magical” on streaming platforms
You can listen to Daði Freyr’s Christmas song “Something Magical” on the following streaming platforms:
Daði Freyr’s Eurovision Journey
Daði Freyr first tried to enter Eurovision in 2017, competing in the Icelandic National Final with his band Gagnamagnið. Their song “Is This Love?” finished second in Söngvakeppnin 2017. Daði og Gagnamagnið returned to the 2020 Icelandic National Final, and won it with “Think About Things.” Following the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest, Daði and his band were reselected for the 2021 contest. Their performance of “10 Years” received 378 points, finishing 4th.
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News Source: Samlist, NME
Photo Source: Daði Freyr’s Twitter