AUSTRALIA – At midnight on New Year’s Eve, Electric Fields took to the stage at the Woodford Folk Festival and performed their song 2000 and Whatever for the first time. In February this year the modern electric soul duo will compete in a national selection show for the song contest Eurovision.
The song 2000 and Whatever will be their official entry in the contest and was perfectly fitted with this year’s festival theme We Are All Connected. Multi-award winning Electric Fields create a striking and haunting merging of living traditional culture with electronic music, bringing moments of breathtaking beauty and power to the stage.
Featuring the rare and beautiful voice of Zaachariaha Fielding, who often sings in his traditional languages of the Anangu people, Electric Fields’ music ranges from soulful pop, to epic-scale electronic works, through to intensely intimate story-songs.
“It is a brooding and joyous track about getting over insecurities early in life because this generation is beautiful and has more at its finger tips than any other before,” band member Michael Ross said.
“We belong to a gigantic cosmos and this life is short.”
The duo performed the song to a packed crowd at the Amphi as festival goers celebrated New Year’s Eve. Michael Ross said they’re thrilled to be part of the first ever Eurovision selection show on home soil.
“The Eurovision Song Contest is the Olympics of camp,” he said.
“It’s a flamboyant spectacle.
“We want to tell a story on stage with fierce energy that will hopefully shoot through the cameras and out of the TV screens at home.”
Hosted by radio host and music buff Myf Warhurst, and comedian Joel Creasey, Eurovision – Australia Decides will showcase the best of Australian music and bring the nation closer to the Eurovision action. The Gold Coast will host the event on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 February and will be broadcast live on SBS on Saturday 9 February when voting will be open to the public.
— SBS Eurovision (@SBSEurovision) January 1, 2019