Sam Ryder Releases New Song “Mountain”
British singer-songwriter Sam Ryder released a new song “Mountain” on May 12, 2023.
The song is the follow-up to “You've Got The Love” released back in March.
He first performed the song during his UK and Ireland Tour 2023.
Also, he will perform the song at Eurovision Song Contest 2023 on May 13, 2023.
The final of the contest will be held at Liverpool Arena in Liverpool, United Kingdom, after Ukraine, winner of the 2022 contest, was unable to meet the demands of hosting the event due to security concerns caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Sam Ryder said, “It is an honour to come back to the Eurovision stage. I can't wait to be back amongst the beautiful chaos of it all and to watch the incredible artists perform this time around, while bringing you a special performance of our own.”
The track was written and produced by Sam Ryder with production by Jimbo Barry.
Sam Ryder told METRO about the song in an interview, “It's a song called Mountain. I wrote it on my couch. It was inspired very much by a lot grander things than sitting on a couch. This whole project since Eurovision and since before that has started because of people, whether it was me singing in the corner of my shed during lockdown – people did that. Eurovision – people did that. The Jubilee, the Taylor Hawkins show, the number one album – people did all of it. They lifted this whole team up.”
He continued, “The song is reflective of that. After having a lot of conversations with people that have been coming to the shows over the last year and a half, it's incredibly striking to hear of where people have come from and the resilience that they've had to garner to make it to this point in life today.”
He added, “We often say that something is a mountain in our path, but from my experience now meeting and chatting to some of these people that have been willing enough to share their stories, it's completely the other way around. We are the mountain and down in the valley below is all that we've overcome. This performance at Eurovision is meant to signify that while we all have trauma in our life, that does not define our life. It's about inclusivity without identifying someone by that which has caused them suffering.”
- source : Spotify