In late 2016, Azerbaijan’s broadcaster Ictimai TV announced that Diana Hajiyeva would represent the nation at Eurovision in 2017, and Diana, as part of her experimental pop group DiHaj has released a new track only a few months before Eurovision.
The new song, titled Eşqini Aşagı Sal, has lyrics written by Uran, who is one of Azerbaijan’s most popular rappers. The song has an edgy sound, which sounds both inspired by traditional sounds but rehashed into a more modern track. Diana, whose vocals we hear through the song has a unique voice which gives the song even more interest.
The title of the song translates to ‘Lower Your Love’, and the video to accompany the track is a playful way to exhibit the ways people demonstrate their love for each other. Diana is absent from the video, and instead it features the Azeri actress Nigar Samadzade, who resides in Copenhagen.
What do you think of the track? Is this the type of sound you expect, or want to hear on the Eurovision stage in May? Tell us below!