Thursday, February 21, 2008

I opened my eyes and finally I realized...

Just a quick note to say that the English version of Eurobandið's "Fullkomið líf," my favorite song in Iceland's national final, has, fantastically enough, been put up for free and legal download by the song's creators. It's worth mentioning, though, that in addition to the language being changed, the arrangement has been changed as well; this version is more Eurodance, a change I'm not entirely sold on yet but we'll see if that changes. Anyway, you can download the English version, called "This Is My Life," here.

Somewhat relatedly, now's as good a time as any to remind you that the creator of "Fullkomið líf" also worked on Páll Óskar's album from 2007, which I still maintain deserves far more attention (outside of Iceland, in Internet circles; inside Iceland, it's launched major hits); if you like that song, it's very much worth at least checking out some of the singles from Páll's album; "International," "Allt fyrir ástina," and "Betra Lif" are all fantastic (and videos for the first two are on YouTube). Páll also wrote the lyrics to "This Is My Life," while we're talking about him.

Also, there's another country's national final that has thoughts brewing in my brain--I'll probably write about it tomorrow.

4 comments:

madforsadler said...

this is such a fabulous song! I almost wish they were performing the english version in the final...just so I can understand it!

Poster Girl said...

I think they are performing the English version at the final! Let me go see if I can find where I got that idea from...oh yeah, their interview with the Schlagerboys--Fridrik says they'll do the English version at the finals! I'm really excited to see them perform it there. You're so right, it's totally fabulous! :D

EuropeCrazy said...

So happy that they won with this - great song! Hoping that they do well with it in Belgrade. :-)

Poster Girl said...

Definitely! The song and Iceland both deserve it.