Daði Freyr’s 2021 Eurovision song, titled 10 Years, is about his relationship with his wife Árný Fjóla. The two discussed how they met and started dating in a recent television feature on Icelandic broadcast network RÚV. The song will be released on March 13.
“I kissed him first”
Daði and Árný met in school in their hometown of Selfoss, South Iceland. They acted together in a musical titled Grease Horror, but didn’t become a couple until two years later, when they attended Roskilde Music Festival in Denmark with a group of friends. “Then all of a sudden I realise that he’s maybe a bit more than a friend,” Árný stated. “I kissed him first, he can’t take that away from me. He was always so shy.” Daði insists, however, that the smooch was mutual. “I want to say that it was a joint decision. I kissed her too. We kissed.”
Song Features Fans’ Voices
In January, while writing 10 Years, Daði Freyr reached out to fans on social media, asking for their help in creating a choir for the song. He invited fans to send him recordings of several different vocal parts he had written, promising to include every recording he received in the tune’s final version. Hundreds of recordings were sent in and have been worked into the track. Daði recently announced his band Gagnamagnið completed a dance choreography for the tune as well, to be featured in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.
Eurovision Favourite in 2020
In 2020, Daði won Iceland’s song contest Söngvakeppnin last year with his song Think About Things, s. The song later became an international hit, catapulting him to stardom. He was considered a frontrunner for the 2020 Eurovision contest before it was cancelled due to the global pandemic. After the cancellation, Iceland’s national broadcaster RÚV invited Daði to represent the country the following year with a new song. The songwriter apparently likes to keep his creative topics in the family: Think About Things is about Daði and Árný’s baby.
Bookmakers have predicted that Iceland will win the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest.