After ‘All of my Love’, and after the Rona cancelled Eurovision 2020, Destiny is back with Malta’s Entry for this Year’s Eurovision Song Contest which will still be held in Rotterdam! Ladies and Gentlemen, this is Je Me Casse!
Je Me Casse is an uptempo song which has an instant good feel factor impact on the listener. It encompasses various musical twists , from the electro swing vibe to the pop pre-chorus showcasing the sassy aspect which is then followed up with a four-on-the-floor rhythm. An unexpected twist appears in the middle section with a 3 part section starting from an Acapella gospel bit, followed by an empowering vocal soul delivery which unexpectedly goes to a very cool drop with lots of attitude just before the end chorus outburst.
Excuse my French. ‘Je Me Casse’ is about the empowerment of a strong woman and empowering other women. Lyrically we hear the story of a guy who tries to do what he can to get together with a woman from using unoriginal pickup lines, to buying drinks, but the woman has no interest at all and frustrated just wants to get away from the guy. She is assured in herself, as someone who is out to have a good time, and knows what she wants. The song then reaches out to other women to feel confident and shine bright for themselves, with the support of each other, we see this message blossom with a beautiful mighty choir.
Inspiration for the song was taken from powerful soul voices like Pattie LaBelle, especially the song Lady Marmalade. There was a beauty in the song with the use of French phrasing, and with all the powerful women who have since covered it, we wanted to replicate the French language element, with a modern lyrical take, and turn the tables on the guy with the phrase ‘Je Me Casse’. The slang phrase means making a quick exit with a bit of attitude, possibly due to frustration, it’s simple, concise, and sums up the release of tension that happens in the chorus. Ladies if you feel like flaunting tonight, it’s all right!
Je Me Casse is written by Malin Christin, Amanuel Dermont, Nicklas Eklund, and Pete Barringer and composed by Malin Christin, Amanuel Dermont, Nicklas Eklund, and Pete Barringer
Malin Christin is an artist/songwriter signed at Sony Sweden. She has written songs for big artists in Asian pop with highlights including; Red Velvet, TWICE, (G)I-dle, Weki Meki, ONEPIXCEL, and Cherry Bullet. She debuted last year as an artist with Swedish pop songs that have influence from RnB. Malin has also been a featured singer for American artists like Disco Fries, and Landis.
Amanuel Dermont is a multi-platinum songwriter and producer who has worked with international artists such as M Pokora (FR), Corneille (FR) Alesha Dixon (UK), Da Beatfreakz (UK), Alvaro Estrella (SWE), Sergey Lazarev (RUS), DJ Gromee (POL), DJ Mendez (CHILE) Timati & L’ one (RUS), Norlie & KKV (SWE), Cherrie (SWE), Maria Illeva (BUL). and Aleks (SWE).
Nicklas Eklund is a multi-platinum songwriter and producer who has worked with some of the biggest artists in Asia. Examples of artists include Tohoshinki/TVXQ, Sexy Zone, V6, Zoom, Kinki Kids, Johnny’s West, Spexial, Double s 301, Johnny’s All Star Island, Fumika and Meimi Tamura. He has had songs in Melodifestivalen (Swedish Eurovision selection show) and worked with Eurovision artists such as Sergey Lazarev. Credits include: Frida Öhrn (Mello 2019), Scilla Hess, and Caroline Wennergren, Kristofer Greczula, Camryn, Jen Armstrong, Erik Linder, Sara Sangfelt, Browsing Collection, Bella & Filippa, Michael Fannon, Isak, and Self Deception.
Pete Barringer is a multi-platinum writer and producer, writing and producing many hits for the DWB team such as; Kumi Koda, Kasia Mos (Polish Eurovision 2017), Martina Barta (Czech Eurovision 2017), TVXQ, Girls Generation, Shinee, Kate Ryan, Debi, Alexander Shulgin, Riskee, Anna Tsuchiya, 2PM, Boa, Abi F Jones and 2AM.
Watch the stunning music video below, and start looking for those Maltese flags! Eurovision, here we come!