Jeangu Macrooy has released “Birth of a New Age”, which will be his competing entry for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest.
Tonight, on a live stream hosted by the Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS, this year’s Dutch Eurovision entrant Jeangu Macrooy finally revealed his competing entry for this year’s contest, “Birth of a New Age”. The song follows “Grow”, which would have been Jeangu’s entry to the 2020 contest. It is performed in English, but also features phrases in Sranan Tongo, a creole language spoken in Suriname.
The video clip for “Birth of a New Age” will be released at 12:00 CET on 5 March. In the meantime, you can listen to the song here.
Who is Jeangu Macrooy?
Jeangu Macrooy was born on November 6 1993 in Paramaribo, Suriname. In 2011, he formed the band Between Towers with his twin brother Xillian. He moved to the Netherlands in 2014 to study songwriting at the ArtEZ Conservatory in Enschede.
During his studies in Enschede, Jeangu met with music producer Perquisite and signed to his label in December 2015. He released his debut EP “Brave Enough” in April 2016 and his debut single “Gold” was used in an advertisement for HBO. A year later, he released his first full-length album “High on You”. His second album “Horizon” was released in February 2019. He then went on his first headline tour of Germany.
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The Netherlands debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 and has gone on to compete in all bar four contests. To date the Netherlands has won the contest on five occasions; 1957, 1959, 1969, 1975 and most recently 2019. Prior to Duncan Laurence’s victory in Tel Aviv, the Netherlands had been waiting 44 years for their next victory. Duncan Laurence won the contest in Israel with the song “Arcade”.