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Maraaya

Maraaya are Marjetka and Raay. The name is a combination of their names. They are married and are parents of two boys. Marjetka and Raay formed Maraaya last year, when they released their first single Lovin' Me which was a big success in Slovenia and in some music charts abroad. 

Marjetka graduated at the Ljubljana Academy of Music, and now teaches budding vocalists at her musical workshops. Raay is one of the most prolific music producers in Slovenia, and has been increasingly active abroad in recent years. 

Raay has been the most played Slovene songwriter on annual airplay charts. He has designed Maraaya's music style, which is usually described as "indie pop". 

"What's with the headphones?" is the most common question regarding Maraaya. Marjetka started to use her studio headphones on stage since she wanted to evoke the same emotions she felt in the studio while recording. The headphones became their trademark.

Things you should know about Maraaya

1. What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry ?

Firstly, the type of music - indie-pop that is in the past years more common when we talk about charts and radio hits rather than Eurovision entries. Secondly - distinctive vocal and interpretation in singers own way are something that goes well with this kind of music and we are flattered by people liking our entry. And the third is probably the strong emotion we want to give to people through our song. It's for all lonely, happy or broken hearts.


2. What are the three most impressive facts about you?

We are definitely Eurovision zombies of 2015 due to two small children, career, work and combining everything together


3. Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?

Marjetka: It's more of a routine to get into my world. After putting on both - the in-ear and the big headphones, I travel into my own small world of feelings and pure emotion and I try to stay calm and focused.


Raay: I have fun with backing team (backing vocals, violinist - or other people if we talk wider than the Eurovision Song Contest - joking around and of course doublechecking everything before going on stage.


4. Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?

We are not the crazy fans of the Eurovision Song Contest, but we appreciate how wide it became in past years. It offers everything - from music to messages and stories. For us is the window to Europe, it's an experience we will tell our grandchildren

Lyrics of Here For You

When you're down down low
And there's no place you can go...
When you're down down low
You know that I am here for you...

You came into my life when I was broken
You heated up my heart when it was frozen
And we got the flow
Now it's up we go

And now thast it's your turn you wanna hide it
A million times already you've denied it
You don't have to fear
You don't have to fight

When you're down down low
Sinking in the undertow
When you're down down low
You know that I am here for you

Cause I know know baby
All the hurt you never show
When you're down down low
You gotta let me heal your aching soul

You came into my life when I was broken
You heated up my heart when it was frozen
And we got the flow
Now it's up we go

Cause you released my pain now let me take it
Just leave it at the door and we can make it
You don't have to hide
I am by your side

Everybody else sees in black and white
You look at wrong and make it right
Can't I open your eyes

When you're down down low...
Quand tu es au plus bas
Et tu ne sais plus où te réfugier...
Quand tu es au plus bas
Tu sais bien que je suis là pour toi...

Tu es venu dans ma vie quand je étais toute perdue
Chauffer mon cœur quand je grelottais de froid
Nous nous sommes laissé aller
Ça va, on remonte la pente

Et maintenant que c'est ton tour, tu veux le cacher
Tu l'as déjà nié mille et mille fois
Tu n'as rien à craindre
Tu n'as pas à te battre

Quand tu es au plus bas
Au trente-sixième dessous
Quand tu es au plus bas
Tu sais bien que je suis là pour toi

Car je sais bien, chéri
La douleur que tu ne montres jamais
Quand tu es au plus bas
Laisse-moi guérir ton âme torturée

Tu es venu dans ma vie quand je étais toute perdue
Chauffer mon cœur quand je grelottais de froid
Nous nous sommes laissé aller
Ça va, on remonte la pente

Tu as relâché ma douleur, laisse-moi la reprendre
Laisse-la devant la porte, on finira par réussir
Tu n'as pas à te cacher
Je suis à tes côtés

Tout le monde le voit en noir et blanc
Tu vois bien que ce n'est pas ça, mais ça ira
Laisse-moi donc t'ouvrir les yeux

Quand tu es au plus bas...