Dutch artist Duncan Laurence is transferring up the charts along with his cinematic track “Arcade,” with its memorable refrain, “Loving you is a dropping recreation.” He lately carried out it on NBC’s As we speak present and on Ellen DeGeneres, and tells ABC Audio he’s delighted that American followers are simply now discovering the monitor, which received the 2019 Eurovision Music Contest.
“To see all of the reactions from new folks listening to it within the U.S., however additionally individuals who knew it already from issues like Eurovision and stuff right here in Europe and say, ‘Lastly it’s occurring!- it’s simply a mixture of all kinds of reactions,” Duncan tells ABC Audio. “It’s simply a lot enjoyable to learn them. It’s actually encouraging.”
Duncan, who was additionally on the Dutch model of The Voice, is definitely shocked that “Arcade” has hung round lengthy sufficient to turn into successful within the U.S. — however it’s partly resulting from TikTok.
“After doing Eurovision…I form of thought, like, that was the height — that was the perform of ‘Arcade,’” he recollects. “Like, ‘It’s achieved its half in my profession, and now we are able to transfer on and make some new music.’ And then hastily out of the blue, there it was on TikTok! And it was shared so many occasions.”
To Duncan, that implies that he’s achieved one thing essential.
“It simply confirmed that it resonates with folks…folks need to connect with it, need to share it, need to discuss it,” he gushes. “And particularly in these occasions the place…it’s not doable for me to do concert events…it’s so encouraging to see everybody love the track and simply share it. And it makes me really feel like what I’m doing is true.”
“Arcade” is on Duncan’s debut album Small City Boy, out now.
By Andrea Dresdale
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