Norweigan singer-songwriter Ulrikke has unveiled the brand new single “Honestly”, which will take part in the upcoming Melodi Grand Prix 2023, for the chance to represent Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, in Liverpool, UK.
After winning the right to represent Norway on the Eurovision stage in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic, unfortunately, led to the cancellation of the contest. Now, Ulrikke is back in MGP & looking to win the hearts of audiences once again.
This latest composition reflects the events that followed the climax of the Melodi Grand Prix 2020. During this time, Ulrikke was living with her manager & best friend, Christoffer Gunnestad & the day after the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 was cancelled, Christoffer’s father passed away from cancer & she struggled to know how to help him.
This latest song guides listeners through an emotional journey that explores the way everyone individually deals with grief & the uncertainty that comes from not knowing how to communicate those thoughts & feelings with the people closest to you.
The song begins with a sultry piano backing that slowly builds towards an energetic pop power ballad, which will captivate your full attention.
Ulrikke delivers a stellar powerhouse performance that echoes the heartfelt message of this song & showcases the incredible emotional energy her remarkable vocals possess.
Overall, I strongly admire how this song highlights the perspective of grief from multiple sides & features a powerful message that listeners can wholeheartedly relate with. This is honestly an incredible anthem that will be creating some serious waves in the near future.
You can check out “Honestly” on Spotify below or via further platforms here.