The 9th edition of Eesti Laul in Estonia is gearing up with it’s first semi-final is scheduled for the 11th February and the second semi-final is scheduled for the 18th February and the final is scheduled for the 4th March 2017. The group Daniel Levi are one of the participants and they found time to talk to us today.
Hello Daniel Levi
First of all thank you for your time talking to us. How are you ? Can you introduce yourselves ? What can you tell us about yourself?
Hey! Thanks for asking!Daniel Levi is a group of friends that have known each other for ten years. But we started to make our own music in 2013. And now the main goal is to keep writing even better songs, make people happy with our music and attitude and enjoy ourselves in the process.
This is your second time at Eesti Laul. How was the experience the first time?
First time we didn’t know what to expect. Being selected was awesome. And from there on every little victory just blew our minds. Getting the second place was more than we had dreamed of.
Your song that you will be presenting for the Eesti Laul is “All I need”. What can you tell us about the song? How do you compare it will “Burning Lights”?
“All I need” is something that me and Ago have put a lot of effort in. We believe that it speaks to people in Estonia as well as in the whole Europe. The vibe of this song is somewhat different than it was in Burning Lights. But it definitely makes you feel good and maybe even try out some dance moves.
What was the inspiration for the song, and did you write it specifically for Eesti Laul and Eurovision?
The song is inspired by my younger brother Josh who is also part of the band. I was so moved when we went back to the place where he first met his girlfriend and I heard their story. We recorded a demo version of the song and loved it! Eesti Laul is just a great way to share it with people.
What is your impression of the Eurovision Song Contest in general? Do you watch it every year? What is your favourite entry?
It is such a good reason to get together with friends, have some good time/food and make our bets on the winning song. So yeah, we usually watch it every year.
Apart from the Eurovision Song Contest , where would you dream to do a performance?
We have been playing on bigger and smaller stages, but we’ve found that the best shows happen in places where we can get close to the people and connect with them.
Do you think performing at the Eurovision Song Contest will have a positive impact on your career?
The audience at the Eurovision Song Contest is massive! So definitely it will give some boost to our music, and we hope that more people will get familiar with what we do outside Estonia as well.
Can you tell us about your first experience with music?
Very first experience?Hard to say. Probably my mom playing the piano. I remember being so mesmerised by it. It was the only time I could sit in one place for more than 5 seconds!
How do you describe your music to people?
Our songs may vary in style but all of them have something in common – we love to play them and we believe our music can bring joy to others as well. Good energy, heartfelt lyrics and a lot of “Oh-oh’s”!
What is a typical day like for you?
Right now there is a lot going on with Eesti Laul and other projects. So I wake up, go to a gym, work on my computer and spend most of the day meeting people and trying hard not to forget anything. And yeah, whenever I have some spear time I pick up the guitar and work on the ideas running around in my head.
You can listen to Daniel Levi’s entry All I Need on this link below