Participating in the Eurovision Song Contest is a milestone in the career of our artists and using it as a platform for a whole new audience is the best reward they can get from this experience, regardless of their results. Continuing from last year we follow on our Life After Eurovision series where we'll bring you updates on our Eurovision Song Contest stars. This time we focus on Mørland from Norway.
This year Norway finished in the Top 10 of the Eurovision Song Contest, for the third year in a row, with the song A Monster Like Me written by Mørland and performed in Vienna in a duo alongside Debrah Scarlett.
After the contest Debrah and Mørland have done a couple of gigs together and, while they don't rule out future collaborations together, both have also been working on solo material. In fact Mørland just released his first solo follow-up, the self-written and produced No Firewall which will be part of an album next year.
"I intentionally wanted to do something quite different from A Monster Like Me as a follow-up, something a bit more upbeat. It's still got a melancholic sentiment though, I guess I find it hard escaping that when I'm writing - there's always that little bit of loneliness creeping into the room", says the Norwegian artist.
Mørland explains about the song, "the song is inspired by a close friend of mine who recently got dumped by his longtime girlfriend. Starting from square one, and suddenly without the safe environment to go home to. You don’t know we’re the road leads next – it’s exciting and scary at the same time. It's not a pity song though - as the lyrics depict already in the opening line: If I had the key to every kingdom - would I still want you back..."