What’s this? The latest single (her third) from Swedish artist Elina. ‘Champion’.
What’s it like? A beautiful ballad that’s brimming with emotion and heartbreak to the extent that it’s somewhat devastating for the listener – much in the same sound and style as her killer debut single from earlier in the year, ‘Wild Enough‘. She’s brilliant at conveying what she means in each and every lyric, each and every time.
What does Elina say? “To me, Champion is about fear. Personally, when I get scared of losing someone or if I feel inadequate in a relationship – any relationship – I tend to disguise that fear with rejection. Sometimes even with anger. The meaning of “break my heart like a champion” is basically a request to your loved one not to break your heart slowly or gently. Sometimes the fall hurts even more than actually hitting the ground – it’s easier to know what will happen instead of fearing it and to live in uncertainty.”
Written by? Elina herself, along with Anton Hård af Segerstad.
You can find ‘Champion’ on our Best New Pop playlist.