Ukraine’s Gaitana hits the dance floor with new single “No Matter How It Hurts”

Gaitana — our favorite Congolese-Ukrainian dance-floor diva — is back with a brand new single called “No Matter How it Hurts.” Sung in Ukrainian, this techno-dance track serves summer party realness. The pain has never felt so good!

The Eurovision 2012 singer — best-known to Eurofans for her synth-pop dance entry “Be My Guest”, which placed 15th — is once again bringing the beats. But it updates Gaitana’s sound with some added R&B electro-flare.

The song melds Gaitana’s smooth and buttery vocals with a pinch of R&B flavor and a club-ready beat. It doesn’t have the catchy hook of her Eurovision 2012 entry, but the song could slip seamlessly into the playlist of a summer rave near you — probably without you even noticing.

We are huge fans of the Ukrainian diva, but the track seems a tad over-produced and targeted toward an elitist cohort of DJ’s rather than the radio-listening public. But whatever. Our girl still slays!

GAITANA – “NO MATTER HOW IT HURTS”

Lyrically Gaitana is devastated over the loss of her love, but she’s not going to let that stop her from living her life. She’s a strong, independent woman. So she dims the lights on the pity party and instead dances the pain away. Gaitana sings:

“No matter how it hurts — I take off again, no regrets. No matter how it hurts — There’s no one and nothing I can’t replace.”

GAITANA – “BE MY GUEST” EUROVISION 2012