Eden Alene’s “Set Me Free” set for revamp

March 3, 2021

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It seems Eden Alene will be stepping into the studio once again very soon. The Israeli entry for Eurovision 2021, “Set Me Free”, is reportedly headed for a makeover. Local website EuroMix cites people within Israeli broadcaster KAN, who have confirmed a revamp of Eden’s song is in the works, set to premiere later this month. The decision was made jointly by KAN, the song’s writers and Eden’s label, following some occasionally critical reviews of the song.

This, of course, would not be the first time “Set Me Free” is reworked. It was first released, alongside eight other songs, as a demo version in December last year, as part of Israel’s selection process. After it qualified for the country’s national final, the song’s production and lyrics were altered significantly. In a Facebook Q&A session on the KAN Eurovision group today, the song’s creators explained they recorded the demo version mere days before the submission deadline and intended all along to polish its arrangement would they advance to the final. One improvement they added was recording violinists in Turkey (which might be the closest thing to a Turkish Eurovision comeback for now, so we’ll take it!)

These changes obviously helped “Set Me Free”, which decisively won the Israeli final in January with 71.3% of the votes. Now we can only wait and see where the song is taken from here. Stay tuned for more on that, and in the meantime, let us know what you think of “Set Me Free” and what you expect of the revamp in the comments below!

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