Two of the most exciting artists of the Danish music scene, singer Anna David and Jimmy Colding from the pop group Zididada – known for many years and even more for their famous hits – took the EHF EURO 2010 as an occasion to team up and to record a sports anthem with international potential.
The theme “Out of the Dark – Into the Light” is about embarking upon the task of fighting and ultimately being able to celebrate the triumph. So even if the song does not deal specifically with handball, there are obvious thematic parallels to situations that the handball players at the EHF EURO 2010 will face.
Anna David, who turns 26 five days before the opening of the EHF EURO 2010, got her first record deal already as a 14 year old. Nowadays she can look back on solid experience with her immense talent that later came to full maturity on the album “Music Is Taking over” released October 2010.
Jimmy Colding (41) has celebrated a decade of success with his band Zididada. Very few have escaped being infected by the joie de vivre that Denmark’s probably best live band shares with tracks like “Rock My Boat”, “Sugartop”, Zididada Day”, “Los Reventados” and “Walking on Water “.
Together, Anna and Jimmy turned the song “Into the Light” into a fantastic sound, and the two artists are very happy with their cooperation.
“Women’s handball has always filled a part of my life since my mom is a big fan of handball. It is therefore an honour for me to help backing up the cool chicks,” said Anna David. “I am impressed with the girls fighting spirit and their will and I am extra excited to be part of the EHF EURO 2010, and then even to see the girls up close.”
Jimmy Colding added: “The song was already written in September together with Lars Quang and we were allowed to present it to the Danish and Norwegian national teams in the NRGi Arena in Aarhus on 24 September in a 100% acoustic version. The response was tremendous, and with that very positive mood we felt, it was really great to do a studio session.”
The lyrics in “Into the Light” are meant as a manifestation of being courageous, independent and headstrong. When we in the chorus sing “Crazy” it is meant in the sense that the ones who take the lead, initially often appear to be crazy, but as success becomes a reality, it’s just the crazyness that made the success.” said Jimmy Colding.
So the next twelve days starting from 7 December 2010, there is not much more for both players and spectators to say than “Into the light, let’s go crazy!”