Ever since their televote win at Eurovision, Norway’s KEiiNO have gone from strength to strength. In June, they had us “Praying” for an album after their first new music since “Spirit in the Sky”. And in September they threw us all back to the 90s with their cover of “Vill ha dig” by the Swedish synth-pop group Freestyle.
Now, the Norwegian trio have released their third original track, “Dancing in the Smoke”, returning to their familiar dance and Europop style. It’s the style that they owned when Europe fell in love with them following the more chilled-out vibe of “Praying”.
In a press release, the band highlighted their intention to “bring serious subjects into engaging pop music”.
“Dancing in the Smoke” focuses on climate change, an issue that is increasingly coming to the general public’s attention. Whether discussing Greenland’s melting ice sheet or Greta Thunberg’s activism, the subject is now a staple of the evening news from New York to Nairobi and beyond.