Norway

Mørland & Debrah Scarlett

Country
🇳🇴 Norway
Song
A Monster Like Me
Written by
Kjetil Mørland
Composed by
Kjetil Mørland
On the internet
on Facebook
Broadcaster
Norsk rikskringkasting

Early one November morning an SMS appeared on Debrah Scarlett's phone. She was asleep in a hotel room in Switzerland where she was on tour. The message was from Kjetil Mørland who wondered whether she would like to collaborate on a music project with him. Now the pair will represent Norway at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest with the song A Monster Like Me.

Kjetil Mørland

Kjetil Mørland comes from Grimstad in Southern Norway but has lived in the United Kingdom for most of his adult life. This has had a huge influence on him as an artist and songwriter. With the British band Absent Elk, Kjetil released the album Caught In The Headlights, produced by Toby Smith from Jamiroquai.

In the autumn of last year, Kjetil moved to Oslo in order to establish himself as a solo artist using the name Mørland. At the moment he is working on his first solo album which is set to be released during 2015.

A Monster Like Me is a dark love ballad written by Kjetil. It is about confronting something unresolved from the past, and about having to let go of the one you love.

Debrah Scarlett

Performing the song with him is Debrah Scarlett. Of Norwegian and Swiss origin, Debrah lived in a town called Nittedal north of Oslo until she was five years old, but has lived for the majority of her youth in Switzerland. In the autumn of 2013 she made an impression on many people with her unique voice by taking part in The Voice Norway. Since then she has performed for many people in her two homelands. In August last year she moved back to Norway and is now seriously hoping to kickstart a music career there.

Things you should know about Mørland & Debrah Scarlett

Three most impressive facts about you?

  1. Kjetil Mørland and Debrah Scarlett did not know each other before this song brought them together.
  2. Debrah has lived in Switzerland for most of her life and Kjetil Mørland has lived in England for a long time. So they are truly an international act.
  3. Kjetil Mørland has played the O2 arena as opening act for Girls Aloud and Debrah Scarlett placed second in the Norwegian edition of The Voice in 2013.

Lyrics of A Monster Like Me

  • English
  • French
Honey, I'm telling the truth I did something terrible in my early youth My mind went blank, I lost control I was just a little boy, I did not know I better let you go... To find the prince you thought you found in me I better set you free and give you up Just wave and say goodbye and let you live Without a monster like me Honey, what am I to you Now I have pulled the trigger on this awful truth Oh hold me now, cause I'm burning up Sing me something beautiful, just make it stop I better let you go... To find the prince you thought you found in me I better set you free and give you up Just wave and say goodbye and let you live Without a monster like me
Chérie, je te dis la vérité J'ai fait quelque chose d'horrible dans ma première jeunesse Ma tête s'est vidée, j'ai perdu le contrôle Je n'étais qu'un petit garçon, je ne savais pas Mieux vaut te laisser partir … Pour trouver le prince que tu croyais avoir trouvé en moi Mieux vaut te libérer et t'abandonner Te dire adieu d'un simple salut et te laisser vivre Sans un monstre comme moi Chéri, que suis-je pour toi? Maintenant que j'ai dévoilé cette horrible vérité Oh, serre-moi dans tes bras, car je brûle Chante-moi quelque chose de beau, fais que ça s'arrête Mieux vaut te laisser partir … Pour trouver le prince que tu croyais avoir trouvé en moi Mieux vaut te libérer et t'abandonner Te dire adieu d'un simple salut et te laisser vivre Sans un monstre comme moi