Eurovision is in full swing, and last year’s champion, the witchy-genius chanteuse Loreen — whose debut album Heal made such an impression on me that I included it on my best albums of 2012 list, so hey! — has seized the moment to release a new single of her own as she passes the torch onto a new champion. That new track, “We Got the Power,” pounds in the way that her world-class single “Euphoria” did, more pummeling triumph than the gorgeously ambient moroseness that characterized much of her LP.
The lyrics just sound Swedish (“Every breath that you’re breathing is a beautiful song”) and the chorus is somewhere between the rollicking glory of Icona Pop‘s “I Love It” and a lost Heart track. Typically and unsurprisingly amazing. Listen below.
Loreen — “We Got the Power”