Tim: THIS. IS. BRILLIANT. It’s the new single from the lady who did the also, but not quite as, excellent Je Ne Sais Quoi for Iceland at Eurovision this year. Stylistically, it’s not far removed from Malena Ernman with a mix of dance and opera (or that Charlotte Church track, come to think of it).
Tom: And it’s a style I very much like. When it finally kicks in properly, a minute in? That’s glorious.
Tim: The first few seconds remind me a bit of My Heart Will Go On. (Still love that song, don’t care what you say.)
Tom: Yes, well, we all have our crosses to bear.
Tim: The verses are great, and the final few notes in them as they build to the chorus are utterly fantastic. The bridge is entirely wonderful, the vocal and the instrumentation going unexpectedly yet perfectly together, and demonstrating one hell of a vocal range.
Tom: Couldn’t agree more.
Tim: And then there’s the chorus. And oh. Oh, boy. What a chorus it is. What a chorus.
“Take the chance you’ll never know”
YES. YES, HERA, I WILL. EVEN THOUGH I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS I WILL DO IT. BECAUSE YOU ARE USING THIS SONG TO TELL ME TO DO IT.
“Fly, release your inner glow”
I WILL LEARN HOW TO FLY. JUST FOR YOU, I WILL LEARN. AND MY GLOW WILL BE RELEASED.
“There is no-one in your way, trust that you will be okay”
I WILL BE OKAY. YOU HAVE ASSURED ME, HERA, AND RIGHT NOW I TRUST YOU MORE THAN I TRUST ANYONE.
“Take a chance, take your future by the hand”
FUTURE! COME HERE! HERA HAS ORDERED IT AND SHE MUST BE OBEYED.
“Because you can.”
YES! YES I CAN! DAMMIT, I CAN DO ANYTHING! I LOVE YOU HERA. I REALLY REALLY LOVE YOU. THERE, I’VE SAID IT.
Tom: I’ll leave you two alone. Tim Jeffries there, ladies and gentlemen.