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  • Writer's pictureKyriakos Tsinivits

Eurovision star Dami Im releases new single ‘Lonely Cactus’

Dami Im has unveiled her follow up single ‘Lonely Cactus’, after the release of ‘Paper Dragon’ which was initially set for ‘Eurovision - Australia Decides 2021’.

Dami competed at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 where she finished in runner up place with the song ‘Sound of Silence’ giving Australia it’s most successful placing in the contest. At ‘Eurovision - Australia Decides 2020’ Dami revealed that she was putting her hat in the ring for ‘Eurovision - Australia Decides 2021’.

The event of course didn’t eventuate as Montaigne was confirmed as Australia’s 2021 Eurovision representative after the cancellation of Eurovision 2020 due to Covid-19.

The song is Dami’s second official single release with ABC Music, who she signed with last year before the release of ‘Paper Dragon’.

Dami wrote ‘Lonely Cactus’ during 2020 when Covid-19 hit. In an interview with Sunday’s Stellar, Dami revealed more about the inception of the song:

“I wrote it during COVID world. There were days when I felt lonely. I needed to make friends or see my friends. Other days I just wanted to be alone - everything was annoying me; I started to not answer phone calls. "

"We made the lyrics into talking about another person because you don’t want to sound like an arsehole in your own song! But it is about me.”

Check out her official video for ‘Lonely Cactus’ here:

In other news, Dami Im's 'Piano, Songs & Stories' tour has been pushed back to March this year due to state border restrictions in December/January.

Dami Im will also take part in the Adelaide Festival in her own show set to take place at the Adelaide Festival Summerhouse on March 10. Jessica Mauboy will also take part in the event as part of the opening show on February 27 at the Adelaide Oval. Get tickets here.

The Eurovision star is also she is part of the line up for the ‘Blues Fest Byron Bay’ on Sunday April 4, 2021. The line up includes Kasey Chambers, Jimmy Barnes, and Australia’s Eurovision 2019 representative Kate Miller-Heidke. You can get tickets here.

‘Lonely Cactus’ is now available on iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music.


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