At the start of 2020, Iceland’s Daði Freyr had a pretty clear idea of what the year held for him, he would represent his country, the host country, of Eurovision 2020 and the odds of him winning were very favourable, Daði was named the people’s champion! The contest was unfortunately cancelled but this did not stop Daði Freyr and his entry song ‘Think About Things’ and its infamous dance routine becoming one of the biggest viral hits of the year.
The original version of ‘Think About Things’ has now been streamed over 75 million times with Top 5 single chart in Ireland, Top 40 in the UK and Sweden, Spotify Viral 50 chart in 38 countries and reaching #1 global track on the Shazam Discovery chart. The accompanying video has been viewed over 20 million times and has picked up celebrity fans such as James Corden, Jennifer Garner, Russell Crowe and P!nk! and Hot Chip turned in the ultimate Summer dance-party remix. Through incredible radio airplay, ‘Think About Things’ also hit airplay charts across UK, Europe and US, and has also now reached the airwaves of over 800 million people worldwide!
Daði Freyr’s fame continued to grow with the release of Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, a laugh-out-loud new film released on Netflix, starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams, who play Icelandic singers Lars Erickssong and Sigrit Ericksdottir, AKA Fire Saga, who after a wild twist of fate are chosen to represent their country at Eurovision 2020. Daði recently covered the lead song from the film and it has been said that Ferrell is a fan.
Today Daði ends the ‘Fire Saga’ as he is announced as Iceland’s entry for Eurovision 2021 and has his eyes on the illustrious prize which Iceland have never lifted before.
Daði Freyr signs-off with “Think About Things has changed my life. I never thought the song would ever go as far as it has and I am so grateful for all the opportunities it has lead to. Thank you all so much for listening. These remixes mark the end of a crazy time in my life but at the same time I am getting ready for a crazier chapter. This is not the end of my Eurovision journey because I am coming back in 2021 and so is Gagnamagnið.”
Listen To The ‘Think About Things’ Remixes Here