Sabina Babayeva will have the honour of representing her home country Azerbaijan at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Baku with the song When The Music Dies. Sabina is thrilled and honoured to fly the Azerbaijani flag in Baku next May.
When the Music Dies is a dramatic love story with sincere expression of the strongest and most secret feelings of the singer. The tender yet intense melody is filled with bright emotional blasts that showcase and emphasize the great vocal skills, vocal intensity, and unique colourfulness of Sabina’s timbre.
When the Music Dies is an exceptional blend of cutting-edge European music trends and Azerbaijani traditional music. The song was recorded with ethnic Azeri instruments: kamancha and balaban; it was also decorated with sounds of a variety of local percussion instruments – davul and ghawal. On top of everything the song includes elements of the unique vocal style called mugham. The studio work gathered together top Azerbaijani musicians: Ogtay Sharifov, Sarkhan Vahabov, Shirzad Fataliyev, Yashar Bakhish and mugham legend Alim Gasimov.
The song was written and composed by Stefan Örn, Anders Bagge, Johan Kronlund and Sandra Bjurman. Stefan Örn and Sandra Bjurman were also the authors of the already well-known hit Running Scared, the winning song of the Eurovision Song Contest 2011.
The official music video for When the Music Dies will be launched on Monday, the 19th March on the website Eurovision.tv webpage and at the official entry’ website sabina.eurovisiontalents.com