PRESS RELEASE / SLOVENIA – Slove’n’aid is the first official Slovenian “band aid” supergroup featuring 12 established Slovenian artists. In 2015, the group released their first song En svet, with the aim to promote Slovenia’s Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid. This year, they’re back with a revamped symphonic version of the song under the title One World.
Slove’n’aid features some of the most popular musicians in the country, including Alya, Andraž Hribar, Darja Švajger, Eva Boto, Eva Černe, Eva Hren, Jana Šušteršič, Manca Špik, Nejc Lombardo, Nuša Derenda, Omar Naber, and Vlado Pilja.
Members of Slove’n’aid are no strangers to Eurovision, as Darja Švajger (Dublin, 1995; Jerusalem, 1999), Eva Boto (Baku, 2012), Nuša Derenda (Copenhagen, 2001) and Omar Naber (Kyiv, 2005) have all represented the Alpine-Mediterranean country in the contest. Most other members have taken part in EMA, the Slovenian national Eurovision selection in the past and two of them (Alya and Omar Naber) are in EMA 2017 line up.
The song One World was written and produced by Žiga Pirnat, who co-wrote Time to Rise in the Irish Eurosong 2008, Shine in the Ukrainian Eurovision in 2010, Twilight in the Romanian Eurovision in 2012 and Tip Top in the Slovenian EMA 2016. The co-writer of One World’s lyrics is Lucienne Lončina who also penned Energy (Slovenia, 2001).
The project One World is supported by the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. With the song, Slove’n’aid is joining the global campaign to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
SDGs are part of the 2030 Agenda adopted by 193 UN Member States in September 2015. The Goals aim to end poverty, reduce inequalities, provide progress and protect the environment for current and future generations. They focus on respecting human rights, gender equality and providing prosperity, peace and security for all.