Anyone who saw how Conchita Wurst performed “Rise Like A Phoenix” on the Austrian national selection show in 2014, knows that she sure likes to shock people and prove them wrong, and boy did she do just that when she won Eurovision and brought it home for Austria for the first time in over 50 years. Now, Thomas Neuwirth is killing the bearded lady and creating a new persona, with the release of his latest singles “Trash All The Glam” and “Hit Me”, the latter of which was released this week.
We all remember Conchita Wurst in that stunning golden dress at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 singing “Rise Like A Phoenix” beautifully and with so much emotion and passion. That was the height of the bearded lady, and she has gone on to release an album, Conchita, and a few singles, then she staggered on a different path, collaborating with the Vienna Symphony (Wiener Symphoniker) for a couple of singles and an album, From Vienna With Love. It’s clear Thomas Neuwirth enjoys taking different paths, surprising us and being experimental, and that’s certainly the word we’d describe this new era as he heads in a brand new direction with his third album.
According to Spotify, both “Trash All The Glam” and “Hit Me” were written by Albin Janoska, Conchita Wurst, and Eva Klampfer. The concepts of the music videos are credited to Thomas Neuwirth with André Karsai acting as the director and producer of both. If you’re wondering who the bearded guy in “Hit Me” is, he is played by Clemens Niebieszczanski.
Watch Conchita Wurst’s Music Videos To “Trash All The Glam” And “Hit Me” Here:
Conchita Wurst’s first release of 2019, “Trash All The Glam”, is an interesting concept, prepared to shock us so that we know that this era is something completely different. The music video is freakishly weird, but we respect the art form, and the song is on the addicting side, we hate to admit.
Leading right into “Hit Me”, it worked well, and hearing “Trash All The Glam” previous to “Hit Me” certainly prepared us for an unforgettable track. This song, alone, is a hit single as Conchita Wurst shows off brilliant vocals and a sense of empowerment, which is certainly found in the music video. Strut that stuff!
The third studio album from Conchita Wurst is quickly approaching, and although we’ve had to adjust to the new sound, we’re more than prepared for it. If the new playlist on YouTube, under Conchita Wurst’s channel, is anything to go by, the new album is set to be titled Truth Over Magnitude. We have a feeling this is going to be a highly personal and conceptual album.
“Trash All The Glam” and “Hit Me” are available to download and stream right now, through Sony Music Entertainment Austria.