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🇸🇪 Samir & Viktor release new single ‘Arbetslös’

Three-time Melodifestivalen participants Samir & Viktor, have released a new song. However, don’t get too excited, as the duo has announced that their new song ‘Arbetslös’ (Unemployed), will be their last one as a duo.

Listen to ‘Arbetslös’

You are now able to listen to Samir & Viktor’s single via the following streaming platforms


Apple Music

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Their final single as a duo

With the release of ‘Arbetslös’ the duo has revealed that this will be their last single as a duo. Upon this revelation, Viktor had to clarify via social media, reports that him and Samir argue. In a long post on Instagram, Viktor explains his gratitude and his plans going forward.

Samir has expressed nothing but gratitude for the achievements hismand Viktor were able to achieve and what his future plans are.

It has been an absolutely fantastic year with Samir & Viktor. Many probably thought we were a “one hit wonder” but we have always proved the opposite – we have released 16 singles, delivered Sweden’s summer hit year after year and participated in the Melodifestivalen three times. We have been number one on Spotify three times, not many Swedish artists have done so. Our songs have been streamed over 270 million times on Spotify, it’s completely crazy! But now it’s time to move on. I am training to be a broker and want to focus 100% on it

Samir on the final single as a duo

Viktor on the other hand, explained that the track is about, and that this song is for everyone who has been affected by the current situation.

The song alludes to the situation we are all in now, with covid-19. Many of our friends and fans have lost their jobs, and we want to give them pepper and hope with this happy party song. We hope everyone is ok out there, despite the circumstances, we know it’s tough!

Viktor on what ‘Arbetslös’ is about

Samir & Viktor at Melodifestivalen

The duo have participated in Melodifestivalen three times. In 2016, they made their debut with the song ‘Groupie‘ which placed 8th. Samir & Viktor returned a year later, where they participated with the song ‘Bada Nakna’ which placed 12th.

After taking a break for one year, the duo returned to the contest with their song ‘Shuffla’. Samir & Viktor managed to make the final directly, and managed to place 4th overall. Their best result in the competition to date.

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