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It came as no surprise when Loreen won Melodifestivalen, the Swedish selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, but she did it with record figures; more than 670,000 of the four million viewers called in to vote for her song Euphoria. Afterwards Loreen was simply overwhelmed: ”A fantastic feeling, I almost started sobbing... but now I want to see what I can do better. Two months of preparation can do miracles!” 

Loreen (28) was raised on the countryside outside Stockholm, in a family of Moroccan-Berber origin. She has a very focused attitude to her music. She gets frustrated when she's tagged as an R&B artist: ”It's almost bizarre. I never listen to R&B or soul music!” She continues: ”The music I get inspiration from is music that gets you into kind of a trance. Both musically and vocal wise. Artists like Björk, some of Enya's music, and especially Lisa Gerrard”.

It's fitting that Loreen learned to play the piano by imitating the very minimalistic Michael Nyman score to the 90's film The Piano. Loreen continues: ”I want to make music that really connects to my soul. I think that's when my music affects the most.” She describes herself: ”Somewhat a loner, a seeker that steers away from the information overload of today. I have no TV set. I have a laptop but I only use it for e-mails and music programs".

She then interrupts herself laughing: ”I'm really “impossible” in this age of living your life in the digital space. The people I work with really hates that I'm not even on Facebook!” Her general aim? ”To unite people in the thought that there is much more to life than the materialistic aspects. I know that it may sound hippieish and overblown. But is that really a reason to give up on this ambition? I'm certain the answer to that is no!”

Euphoria, written and produced by Peter Boström and Thomas G:son, is Loreen’s third single release and has already spent three weeks topping the Swedish charts quickly surpassing Platinum status. Neighbouring Norway and Finland were quick to discover this uplifting future anthem and are currently also reporting no.1 positions. Loreen's highly anticipated debut album is scheduled for a September release.

The composers have a double job in this year's Eurovision Song Contest as Thomas G:son co-wrote the Spanish entry and Peter Boström the Norwegian one.

Lyrics of Euphoria

EUPHORIA:

Why,
Why can't this moment last forever more
Tonight,
Tonight eternity's an open door
No
Don't ever stop doing the things you do
Don't go
In every breath I take I'm breathing you

Euphoria
Forever, ‘til the end of time
From now on, only you and I
We’re going u-u-u-u-u-u-up

Euphoria
An everlasting piece of art
A beating love within my heart
We’re going u-u-u-u-u-u-up

We are here
We are alone in our own universe
We are free
Where everything's aloud and love comes first
Forever and ever together
We sail into infinity
We're higher and higher and higher
We're reaching for divinity

Euphoria
Forever, ‘til the end of time
From now on, only you and I
We’re going u-u-u-u-u-u-up

Euphoria
An everlasting piece of art
A beating love within my heart
We’re going u-u-u-u-u-u-up

Forever
We sail into infinity
We're higher
We're reaching for divinity

Euphoria
Euphoria
We’re going u-u-u-u-u-u-up

Euphoria
An everlasting piece of art
A beating love within my heart
We’re going u-u-u-u-u-u-up

Euphoria

Euphoria

We’re going u-u-u-u-u-u-up
Pourquoi,
Pourquoi ne pas en ce moment pour toujours dernier
Ce soir,
Ce soir, c'est l'éternité une porte ouverte
aucun
Ne jamais arrêter de faire les choses que vous faites
Ne pas aller
Dans chaque souffle que je prends je te respire

euphorie
Toujours, «jusqu'à la fin du temps
A partir de maintenant, que vous et moi
Nous allons u-u-u-u-u-u-up

euphorie
Une pièce éternelle de l'art
Un amour dans mon cœur battre
Nous allons u-u-u-u-u-u-up

Nous sommes ici
Nous sommes seuls dans notre propre univers
Nous sommes libres
Là où tout est à haute voix et l'amour vient en premier
Toujours et toujours ensemble
Nous naviguons vers l'infini
Nous sommes de plus en plus en plus haut
Nous atteignons pour la divinité

Euphoria ...

toujours
Nous naviguons vers l'infini
Nous sommes plus
Nous atteignons pour la divinité

Euphoria ...