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If you are a fan of Eurovision, then Victor Crone is an artist that you remember. The Swedish singer represented Estonia with the song “Storm” at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv and he finished in 20th place. This experience was a milestone in his musical career so far, and Crone continues his interesting creations based on dance pop and pop-rock genres. Prior to this performance, the 29-years-old artist had already released some singles and recently he presented to us his song “Rains”.

On the occasion of this release, we took the opportunity to talk to him about his progress so far, but also his future plans. Although Victor Crone is quite sparing in words, this doesn’t mean that we won’t hear new material from him soon. As a young singer, Victor has many dreams and Ed Sheeran is one of the artists he would like to collaborate with in the future.

Quite down to earth and moving steadily in the music industry, Victor Crone gave an interview to SounDarts.gr and you can read it below.

Photo by: Per Kristiansen

Recently you released your new single “Rains”! What is the story behind its writing?

It got written very fast. I was in a session with Herman Gardarfve and David Zacharias Lindgren finishing another song. We had a few hours left of our session so David sat down by the piano and me and Herman grabbed a guitar and we wrote it. One of those songs that basically wrote itself.

Is this song part of a new full-length album? If so, can you share with us a few more details about it?

I’ve never written this much music before, I feel some of the songs are the best I’ve ever done. Can’t say if it’s an album or not though

You represented Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv with the song “Storm”. How do you recall this experience?

It was an amazing experience; I learned a lot and would love to do it again with a more relaxed feeling.

Did you hear the songs for this year’s Contest? Which are among your favorite ones so far?

I haven’t heard many yet, except Sweden and Estonia. But looking forward to Rotterdam.

Are you a fan of the contest? Which are your favorite Eurovision songs of all time?

Definitely, there’s many

In the past you have collaborated with acclaimed artists such as Diane Warren, Desmond Child and Eric Bazilian. What did you learn from collaborating with such big names of the industry?

It was a great experience to meet them. I only wish I would’ve met them when I was older and more experienced myself. But I learned to see songwriting as a process just like painting where you use different colours and shapes.

If you had the chance to collaborate with your favorite artists, who would you choose and why?

Jon Bellion, Ed sheeran, John Mayerto name a few. Just great artists and songwriters.

What was the most difficult decision you have had to make throughout your career so far and how did it affect you?

To keep on going, there’s been many times I almost quit music for various reasons. So the decision to really go for it and stick to it no matter what. has sometimes been hard, But I am so happy for it and through music I’ve met so many new friends and have had amazing experiences.

Do you believe that you have learned to protect your soul in the music industry?

Yes, I’ve stepped on some mines but that has only helped me. You live, you learn 🙂

What are your next professional steps?

New songs and hopefully live shows.

What is your motto in life? 

“To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.”. – Alan Watts

What would you like us to wish for you?

Balance.

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