The “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga” Netflix film is literally on its way, and we’re more excited than ever, especially since the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 was cancelled earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic – could this film fill the hole that the cancellation of the show caused? In promotion of the film, which is set to be released in June on Netflix, the first official single was dropped on Friday, titled “Volcano Man”, which sees Will Ferrell collaborate with My Marianne (who is actually Molly Sandén, who represented Sweden at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006 and competed on Melodifestivalen in 2009, 2012, and 2016), and later released a short music video which sees Rachel McAdams lip-syncing to My Marianne’s vocals.
The new single that was dropped last Friday has been written and produced by Christian Persson and Gustaf Holter, according to Spotify. The track is very Eurovision-themed, and we wouldn’t be surprised to have seen it sail through the Semi-Finals of Eurovision and get quite a few points in the Grand Final. We don’t think it would’ve won, but stranger things have happened.
My Marianne (who Eurovision fans will know as Molly Sandén, especially in Sweden) sings the majority of the song with her absolutely brilliant voice – how has she not won Melodifestivalen yet, and represented Sweden at Eurovision? Hopefully it will happen soon. The chorus sees Will Ferrell jump in, with the two singers alternating, creating a brilliant ’00s-inspired cheesy club track that we can’t help but love. It so reminds us of the Swedish eurodance musician, E-Type. What’s more surprising is that the lyrical content is super creative, telling the story of a man who is found at the top of a mountain peak who guards the land below.
Stream “Volcano Man” By Will Ferrell & My Marianne Here:
The accompanying music video relates well with the song. Rachel McAdams (who plays Sigrit Ericksdottir in the Eurovision film) lip-syncs to My Marianne’s (Molly Sandén’s) vocals giving off a Eurovision-esque performance, whilst Will Ferrell (who plays Lars Erickssong in the film) shows off his passion for the track. In the aspects of the film, these two are chosen as a duo to compete at Eurovision for Iceland, and they seem to have it down to a tee, and this video alone makes us excited for the film release next month.
The duo are dressed up in winter clothes and are playing keyboards on black rock formations near the ocean. Scenes later see them running by a waterfall and making snow angels in the snow. An additional scene sees an explosion of lava behind Will Ferrell, probably from a volcano. There are no doubts in our minds that they enjoyed being on the set of this video and they had fun with it – we’re pretty sure that this will also be the case for the film.
Watch The Music Video Starring Will Ferrell And Rachel McAdams Here:
“Volcano Man” is available to download and stream right now, via Netflix Studios under exclusive license to Arista Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. The “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga” film is expected to be released on 26 June 2020. Alongside Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams, the film will also star Demi Lovato, Pierce Brosnan, Dan Stevens, Jamie Demetriou, Natasia Demetriou, and many more. Eurovision stars from the past few years are also rumoured to appear.