Zero Gravity (Kate Miller-Heidke song)

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"Zero Gravity"
Kate Miller-Heidke - Zero Gravity.png
Single by Kate Miller-Heidke
Released25 January 2019 (2019-01-25)
Format
GenrePop-opera
Length2:57
Label
Songwriter(s)
Kate Miller-Heidke singles chronology
"You've Underestimated Me, Dude"
(2016)
"Zero Gravity"
(2019)
"Ernie"
(2019)
Australia "Zero Gravity"
Eurovision Song Contest 2019 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
  • Miller-Heidke
  • Nuttall
Finals performance
Semi-final result
1st
Semi-final points
261
Final result
9th
Final points
285
Appearance chronology
◄ "We Got Love" (2018)   

"Zero Gravity" is a song performed by Australian singer Kate Miller-Heidke. It was released as a single on 25 January 2019, and was Australia's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 after it won the jury and public vote on Eurovision: Australia Decides on 9 February 2019.[1][2]

In an interview with broadcaster SBS, Miller-Heidke said she has always known of Eurovision, but became more invested since Australia became involved. She said "I think what I love about Eurovision is the permission to go a bit bonkers and I love how it embraces all different genres and different levels of experimental music and performance. I love how theatrical it is."[3]

The song was performed during the first Eurovision semi-final on 14 May 2019, and qualified for the final.[4] It finished in ninth place with 285 points.

Background[edit]

"Zero Gravity" has been called a pop-opera song. Miller-Heidke wrote the song following her experience with post-natal depression after the birth of her son, Ernie, and how she felt "weightless" as she recovered.[5] "Miller-Heidke said "For me, after the birth of my son, Ernie, I went through a long period of feeling like I'd lost my identity and feeling very sort of foggy and down in a lot of ways, and it took a couple of years after he was born for me to feel like I was regaining my strength and clarity, and motivation, and a sense of who I was as well. And that was just an amazing feeling and so that's what this song tried to capture."[3]

Critical reception[edit]

auspOp reviewed the track, calling it "cute, danceable, quirky, edgy and just a little bit bonkers. It blends pop, dance and even opera and allows Kate to showcase her extraordinary vocal ability. So pretty perfect, it seems."[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Kate Miller-Heidke, Keir Nuttall and Julian Hamilton, with lyrics by Miller-Heidke and Nuttall.

  1. "Zero Gravity" – 2:57
  2. "Zero Gravity" (Acoustic) – 3:38
  3. "Zero Gravity" (Radio Edit) – 2:39
  4. "Zero Gravity" (7th Heaven Remix) – 3:55
  5. "Zero Gravity" (Where It's ATT Remix) – 3:13
  6. "Zero Gravity" (Donatachi Remix) – 2:59

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[7] 95
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[8] 62
Sweden Heatseeker (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 2
UK Download (Official Charts Company)[10] 57

Release history[edit]

Region Date Release Format Label
Various 25 January 2019 Original[11] Digital download, streaming Universal Music Australia
19 April 2019 7th Heaven Remix[12]
19 April 2019 Where It's ATT Remix[13]
26 April 2019 Radio edit[14]
3 May 2019 Acoustic[15]
14 May 2019 EP[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kate Miller-Heidke takes out Australian Eurovision spot after public vote". News.com.au. 9 February 2019. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  2. ^ Holden, Steve (11 March 2019). "Eurovision 2019: The acts to look out for in Tel Aviv". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Kate Miller-Heidke, on 'plumbing the depths' for 'Zero Gravity', and her love of all things Eurovision". Special Broadcasting Service. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  4. ^ "First Semi-Final: 10 acts qualify for Eurovision 2019 Grand Final". Eurovision.tv. 14 May 2019. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  5. ^ Richards, Natalie (9 February 2019). "Kate Miller-Heidke will represent Australia at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest". Perth Now. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  6. ^ "KATE MILLER HEIDKE REVEALS EUROVISION TRACK". auspOp. 25 January 2019. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  7. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #526". auspOp. 25 May 2019. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker, vecka 21". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Zero Gravity – Single". iTunes Store. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Zero Gravity (7th Heaven Remix)". Spotify. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Zero Gravity (Where It's ATT Remix)". Spotify. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Zero Gravity (Radio Edit)". Spotify. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  15. ^ "Zero Gravity (Acoustic)". Spotify. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  16. ^ "Zero Gravity – EP". iTunes Store. Retrieved 15 May 2019.