Just two months before Eurovision 2018, Sony Music and SBS have announced the release of Jessica Mauboy’s Eurovision song.
Mauboy will perform “#We Got Love” at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Lisbon, Portugal and broadcast exclusively on SBS from 9 to 13 May.
Jessica Mauboy said:
“I love the Eurovision Song Contest. I have since I was a little girl watching it with the family in Darwin. I wanted to write a song that captured that instinctive sense of joy of how a great song can change the darkest of moods into happiness. ‘#We Got Love’ is also about how music can lift the human spirit. You can always rise above in the hardest times with something as simple as a great song.”
Michael Ebeid, SBS managing director, said:
“SBS has been bringing Eurovision to Australians for 35 years, but Jessica introduced homegrown talent to the world stage in 2014 when she became the first non-European solo artist to perform. She wowed the global audience and showcased what Australia is made of – and SBS is thrilled to invite her back to compete for Eurovision glory this year.
“At the heart of Eurovision is a celebration of diversity through music – a universal language that transcends culture – and ‘#We Got Love’ really resonates as a song about overcoming barriers and bringing people together.”
Denis Handlin, chairman & CEO, Australia & NZ, president Asia, Sony Music Entertainment, said:
“Jessica is an outstanding Australian artist who will no doubt capture the world’s attention and the hearts of Europe, with the brilliant song she has written with DNA Songs, ‘#We Got Love’.
“Being selected back in 2014 to be the first to showcase Australian talent at Eurovision highlighted her amazing abilities as a world class performer. For all of us at Sony Music, we are delighted to be partnering with Michael Ebeid and SBS along with Paul Clarke from Blink TV again this year to provide Jessica with this wonderful opportunity to once again showcase her incredible talent at Eurovision.”
Paul Clarke, Australian head of delegation and director of Blink TV, SBS’s Eurovision production partner, said:
“From the first time we took Jessica to Eurovision, we really hoped we could return with her to compete. ‘#We Got Love’ is the culmination of that four-year plan, and the song so fits her beautiful soul voice. It’s a song of belief and overcoming the status quo, and I love the passion of it. I’m sure it will lift your heart. We hope you all love it and hope Europe gets behind Jessica and ‘#We Got Love’.”
“#We Got Love” is written by Australian hit makers DNA Songs duo David Musumeci and Anthony Egizii in collaboration with Jessica Mauboy. DNA also worked on Dami Im’s 2016 Eurovision hit “Sound Of Silence”, which saw the singer land second place, and Isaiah’s “Don’t Come Easy” placing him in the top 10 at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017.
“#We Got Love” has been released globally and is now available to stream and download. It will also be available as a physical CD single on May 11 through Sony Music Entertainment Australia.