Here’s everything you need to know about Lake Malawi:
Who is Czech Republic’s Eurovision 2019 entry Lake Malawi?
Not to be confused with a great lake on the border of Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique, Lake Malawi are a Czech indie pop band formed in 2013 by the very smiley Albert Černý. Their name was inspired by Bon Iver song Calgary.
Černý’s musical epiphany came, like most artists, when playing Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2. Apparently, after hearing Coldplay’s The Scientist in the background, he vowed to one day perform on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury festival.
As a band, Lake Malawi have supported the likes of The Kooks, Mika, and Thirty Seconds to Mars in Prague. In 2017, they released their debut album, Surrounded by Light.
What is Czech Republic’s Eurovision 2019 song called?
Lake Malawi will perform Friend Of A Friend at Eurovision 2019. It’s a song about – get this – friendship.
As Černý explained to Czech radio: “The song is about a friendship, about the idea that it’s enough to have three or four friends to reach anybody in the whole world.” Because who doesn’t want a song about the six degrees of separation theory?