If you have been caught up in the fever of the Euro Cup, you couldn’t have missed the action-packed music video of its official song, Endless Summer. Oceana, the singer of the uptempo track, says she is living the best time of her life now.
“It’s an honour for me to sing this song. Since it’s a peppy summer song, working on it was a lot of fun. This song was my way of showing my love for football. And I am very excited to see how well people are responding to it!”
Talking about how she bagged the opportunity to represent the sporting event through her song, she says, “When I was working on my last record, I received a lot of support from Poland and Ukraine and toured there a lot. UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) liked my music and that’s how I got a chance to sing the anthem for them.”
Currently performing across Europe, the German singer reveals that coming to India tops her wish list. “It is my dream to come to visit India. It is such a colourful country and I really look forward to meeting the people there.”
Oceana was born to a German mother and a Caribbean father and her multicultural roots influence her music heavily. Not surprisingly, she also happens to be a fan of Indian music.
“While hosting a TV show called Arte Lounge, I got a chance to meet Anoushka Shankar. Her music is so beautiful. Also, in Martique in the Caribbean, where my dad is from, I grew up around a lot of people from Indian roots,” says the singer, speaking to us from Spain.
As her new album, My House, releases tomorrow, the singer is gearing up for more tours to promote her brand of multi-generic music. “This album is different. It has a bit of everything, from blues to pop, reggae and soul. The title of the album itself is symbolic of the diverse traditions I grew up with in my own home.”