Maneskin released a new single for the first time since winning the Eurovision Song Contest on Friday.
In the English-language song
, the Italian band refers, among other things, to the fuss that arose when frontman Damiano David was wrongly accused of drug use during the final of the event.
is the first song we wrote after we won the Eurovision Song Contest. We had a few days in the studio together and this song came into being in a few hours. That was a sign for us that it would be a blast David told an online press conference from Berlin on Thursday.
"It's a funny song, we had a lot of fun making it and were overflowing with inspiration," said bassist Victoria De Angelis.
In the song, David sings, among other things, "I swear I am not drunk and that I have not taken drugs."
This is a reference to the Eurovision final, when twittering TV viewers thought they saw the singer
This was denied by the band and it was later proven with a negative drug test.
'Wanted to make a nice reference'
"We thought we had done something fantastic, but there was a lot of commentary," said David.
"We didn't understand that and we wanted to make a nice reference to that with this song."
is the band's first new music since winning the Eurovision Song Contest.
With the singles
Zitti E Buoni, I Wanna Be Your Slave
there were hit listings in the Netherlands, among other places, but these singles were already released before the Eurovision Song Contest.
The new song, like all of the band's music, was written and produced by the foursome.Keywords: