Greece released its song on Wednesday night that will feature in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Katerine Duska’s Better Love will attempt to emulate last year’s Cyprus success with Eleni Foureira’s Fuego.
Better Love represents a song about the eternal quest and struggle to attain an ideal state of love. According to the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation’s (ERT) viewpoint, Better Love symbolises a love that originates from within, deep inside our hearts, is revolutionary, unconditional and unapologetic in character. Mrs. Duska claims on the song:
‘I wanted to write a song that would sound like an invitation, feel like an embrace. A tender song with a fighting spirit about a word we profusely use, but rarely actually mean. It really is the way to love, whomever you love.’
Better Love was co-written by Katerine Duska and the Scottish singer and songwriter David Sneddon. The music is composed by Leon of Athens, while the video was directed by Efi Gousi.
You can listen to the song here
Katerine Duska’s Biography
Katerine Duska is a Greek-Canadian singer and songwriter, living in recent years in Athens. Her debut album called Embodiment was marketised in 2016 by Minos EMI/Universal Records. In 2018 Duska issued another single called Fire Away. Songs from the single were selected to feature commercial ad campaigns on Canadian TV Channels. Katerine’s lyrical origins emulate the tones of Lykke Li and cannot be overstated that her musical influences step on the rich heritage of Amy Winehouse. Besides, there is a reason behind her recognition as Greece’s Amy Winehouse!
One in a Million represents one of its greatest songs and her Amy-sque cover of Arctic Monkeys’ Do I Wanna Know represents another feat in her music portfolio. She has made extensive collaborations with foreign bands and artists, including among others the pop Swiss band Kadebostany. The Greek singer has participated in renowned festivals around Europe including among others the Rockwave Festival and has featured in important music venues of the world such as the O2 Academy in London and Megaron Concert Hall in Athens.