Meet Eesti Laul 2016 participants Cartoon feat. Kristel Aaslaid
The 2016 edition of Eesti Laul kicks off this Saturday with the first semi-final. The fifth act to perform will be the collaboration between EDM producers Cartoon and singer Kristel Aaslaid.
'Immortality' by Cartoon feat. Kristel Aaslaid may have just reached over a million views on YouTube, but the song's creators are downplaying the significance of this achievement.
"A dancing chimpanzee can have ten million views, it really doesn't say much," said bandmember Ago Teppand.
Cartoon consists of Teppand, Joosep Järvesaar and Hugo-Martin Maasikas, who after being friends for a long time started making music together and eventually became Cartoon.
The trio of producers share the workload between the three of them while collaborating with singers to create their signature sounds.
Cartoon invited actress and singer Kristel Aaslaid, who had previously collaborated with Cartoon on the track 'Made Me Feel,' to work with them again.
Aaslaid, who is known in Estonia for her role on teen drama 'Padjaklubi' as well as participating in the Estonian franchise of 'Your Face Sounds Familiar,' selected the song 'Immortality' to go to Eesti Laul from a pool of demo songs that Cartoon offered her.
"We had about 20 ideas for her," recalled Teppand.
The creation of 'Immortality' came from a number of sources, including a writing credit by Estonian superstar Kerli.
"Immortality was written by a lot of people, by six of us. We put it together in bits and pieces," said Järvesaar.
The band, who won the newcomer producer award at the 2015 Drum & Bass Arena Awards in London, were ambitious when it came to their goal in Eesti Laul.
"We want to make history, because our show is something that has never been done before," said Järvesaar before adding, "we also hope to just have a good time, too."
After Eesti Laul, the band will release a song with fellow competitor Jüri Pootsmann, including a music video that is expected to be released on 4 March.
Otherwise the band promises that they will continue to have a good time performing with other releases and performances both locally and abroad coming soon.
Cartoon feat. Kristel Aaslaid will perform in the first semi-final on Saturday 13 February.