Finland, the country that brought us masked heavy metal band Lordi in 2006, return to their Eurovision rock roots this year with their 2015 song ‘Aina Mun Pitaa’ by punk band PKN. Read on for the full review of the song.
‘Aina Mun Pitaa’ has the tropes of any punk song; Anti-Establishment lyrics (the song’s title when translated into English is ‘I Always Have To…’), angry, shouty vocals, and men dressed in leather waistcoats with spikes and badges. PKN therefore seem to represent the voice of anarchy with literally the middle finger stuck up at ‘The System’. The band head bang to their music, mock choking themselves with the electric cord of their mircrophone and even throwing the microphone down at the end of the song in their video.
Punk isn’t really something we have seen in Eurovision before, or at least if it is I can’t recall. This leads me to think that perhaps the genre isn’t necessarily something that will resonate with traditional Eurovision audiences. While the song isn’t my cup of tea, it is refreshing that they have steered away from the lovey dovey let’s hold hands and pray for peace nonsense that quite a few stereotypical Eurovision entries churn out.
At a meagre one minute and forty one seconds the song is one of the shortest Eurovision songs in recent years and it will be interesting to see how it fares. I believe that it is in with a good chance, I think it will finish in the top ten.
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