Czechs who play together, stay together.
While deep in preparation for Eurovision next month, Dominika Hašková, Casper Hatlestad, and Benjamin Rekstad of We Are Domi teamed up with their old friends (of friends) in Lake Malawi to record the new single “High-Speed Kissing”, an upbeat and optimistic synth-pop love song. The single’s music video premiered earlier today. You can watch it below:
As ESC United previously reported in the 5 Things to Know article on We Are Domi, this year’s Czech representatives were first inspired to audition for the Eurovision gig after performing as invited guests at a live stream concert event with Lake Malawi last April. Lead singer Albert Černý and bassist/keyboardist Jeroným Šubrt spoke fondly of their time spent in Tel Aviv in 2019 and encouraged the electropop trio to throw their hats in the ring. The rest is history.
We Are Domi celebrated the single’s release on an Instagram live with Albert today. During that live, Albert, calling in from vacation in Portugal, revealed that he co-wrote the song nearly two years ago but hadn’t found a suitable artist to feature on the track until now. The song was recorded a few months back, but the music video was shot recently, while We Are Domi were preparing to gearing up to hit the pre-party circuit.
In addition to discussing “High-Speed Kissing”, Albert and We Are Domi commiserated about their Eurovision experiences, reflecting on their favorite pre-parties and, in We Are Domi‘s case, revealing that they have new music scheduled for release soon after this year’s contest ends. Dominika, Casper, Benjamin, and Albert also collectively discussed their favorite Eurovision entries from this year-Greece, Sweden, The UK, Portugal-before wrapping up and making plans to collaborate on music again.
For links to stream and/or buy “High-Speed Kissing”, click here. The song’s music video was directed by Ruy Okamura, the filmmaker also responsible for the “Lights Off” video released last month.
Are #YOU excited to see Czech Republic’s Eurovision representatives, past and present, making music together? Who else from that country’s contest past would #YOU like to see these two groups collaborate with? Personally, I’d love to see what Lake Malawi and/or We Are Domi would whip up with Gipsy.cz on board. Just me? Sound off in the comments below, in our forum, or on social media @ESCUnited
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