Norwegian Eurovision heroes KEiiNO made a triumphant return with Monument, their entry into the country’s MGP 2021 (Melodi Grand Prix) – the national final which will select the nation’s Eurovision entry. The Spirit in the Sky hitmakers will be hoping to capture the same magic as their 2019 entry – which would go on to top Eurovision’s audience vote in Tel Aviv.
Monument is a grandiose slice of Euro electropop featuring the vocals of Alexandra Rotan and Tom Hugo with Sami chants added through the contributions of Fred Buljo. The sound is unmistakably very KEiiNO with the fusion of schlager vocals paired with euphoric synth-filled production. The track is a tribute to all the people that we come into our lifecycle – the monuments in our lives.
The track is written by KEiiNO, Rüdiger Schramm and Alexander Nyborg Olsson, with Schramm and Tom Hugo producing. It has pre-qualified for the final of MGP21 and has already been performed to Eurofan delight. It will be competing in the MGP final on the 20th of February 2021.
The trio also dropped the emotive music video for the project in which director Tobias Aasgaarden captures the icy beauty of Norway, whilst exploring some of the heartfelt connotations of the song.