Saturday, 13 January 2018

Belarus 2018 - Shuma - Chmarki

Of course, Belarus wasn't entirely about the friki stuff, and there were some proper gems hiding in among the wonky thirty second kids. And this one even managed to come right out of left field and battle their way to the final eleven. And as ridiculously pleased as we are we're still pretty surprised, as it could be seen as a smudge difficult to the more regular ear.

A sparse, educated spot of deep electronica, it floats about edgily, before kicking into one heck of a groove, and some glorious laid back warbling. It's the kind of thing that you'd expect to come from the Baltics or maybe even Belgium at a push, so it's extra refreshing to see this style permeating into the lesser expected nations.

A quick flick through their YouTube videos suggests that they could offer up quite the show, too. So although those in the know reckon it's Alexseev's to win, this understated little marvel should lively up the Belarussian final just lovely. And we just can't wait to see it.

1 comment:

  1. Reports coming out that if Alexseev wins, he'll have to chance songs - not that this is uncommon with Belarus anyway but might affect how everyone votes for him in the NF...

    This is sublime and far more interesting that all of the other entries but it is really unlikely to win such a Contest...