New Tomorrow

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This article is about the Danish 2011 Eurovision song. For New Zealand television series, see The New Tomorrow. For Irish Stew of Sindidun album, see New Tomorrow (album).
"New Tomorrow"
Single by A Friend in London
Released 25 February 2011
Format Digital download
Genre Alternative rock, Pop
Length 3:03
Label MBO
Writer(s) Lise Cabble, Jakob Glæsner
Producer(s) Frederik Thaae[1]
A Friend in London singles chronology
"New Tomorrow"
(2011)
"Calling a Friend"
(2011)[2]
Denmark "New Tomorrow"
Eurovision Song Contest 2011 entry
Country Denmark
Artist(s) A Friend In London
Language English
Composer(s) Lise Cabble, Jakob Glæsner
Lyricist(s) Lise Cabble, Jakob Glæsner
Finals performance
Semi-final result 2nd
Semi-final points 135
Final result 5th
Final points 134
Appearance chronology
◄ "In a Moment Like This" (2010)   
"Should've Known Better" (2012) ►

"New Tomorrow" is a 2011 English language song by Danish pop/rock band A Friend in London. It represented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, held in Düsseldorf, Germany. On 26 February 2011, the song won the Danish preselection contest Dansk Melodi Grand Prix in 2011. It is the first single from their yet-untitled debut album.

Immediately after, the single was released in Denmark, making it straight to #3 in its first week of release (chart dated 4 March 2011).

The song was used as the Labour Party's anthem for the 2013 Malta elections.

Controversy[edit]

"New Tomorrow" was written and composed by Lise Cabble and Jakob Glæsner. However, even before it was chosen to represent Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest, it was accused of plagiarising several different songs, e.g. "Herz an Herz" by German NDW band Paso Doble, "Sing for Me" by Swedish singer-songwriter Andreas Johnson, "Face 2 Face" by Future Trance United, "Super Star" by Taiwanese girl band S.H.E., "Silk Road" a Chinese folk tune interpreted by Kitaro, "Yasashii Uta" by MUCC, and "Shine" by Take That.[3]

One of the co-writers Jacob Glæsner commented that "the song is very popular in its expression and consist basically only of five tones. It is unavoidable that it doesn’t remind of a song one has already heard".[3]

Performance[edit]

A Friend in London performed the song during Eurovision 2011 finishing fifth overall with 134 points, including 12 points from Ireland, Iceland and the Netherlands and 10 points from Sweden and Estonia and 8 points from Slovenia.

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[4]
  1. "New Tomorrow" – 3:03

Charts and certifications[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[5] 48
Denmark (Tracklisten)[6] 2
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 58
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 9
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 39
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 78
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[11] 10

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[12] Gold 15,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format
Denmark 25 February 2011[4] Digital download
Worldwide 8 March 2011

References[edit]

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