Cyprus: Minus One take to the waters in “Save Me” music video

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The hottest rock band at Eurovision 2016, Cyprus’s Minus One keep growing from strength to strength. Since qualifying in Stockholm, they teamed up with Eurovision alums Evridiki and Ivi Adamou to perform an alternate version of “Alter Ego” at the MTN Madwalk. And now they’ve released a new single – “Save Me”.

It’s a rock offering that shows off Francois Micheletto’s broad vocal range. The instrumentation is full throttle, and the video directed by Emilios Avraam dives into deep waters — literally! Speaking exclusively to wiwibloggs, the band said:

“‘Save Me’ can be interpreted in numerous ways according to who is listening to it, and what personal experiences the person has had. For this reason, in the video clip we wanted to cover a range of situations that one can experience, that would make the person ask to be saved. The ego, the disorientation, the safety (both psychological and physical), the time that is running out on you that you have to use wisely so that you won’t have regrets, the gambling factor that is addictive to many and can destroy lives. You can see all these scenarios in there.”

On working with Emilios Avraam, the band said:

“We had a few meetings with Emilios Avraam since he directed “Alter Ego”. We brainstormed and ended up in Protaras (a town in Cyprus), on a dock and in the ocean. This is how we work with Emilios and his team. Minus One are very happy with the result because we all seem to be on the same page. Our team is a well-oiled engine, and Emilios knows how to capture the message of the song and make it look good. 

And yes, it looks ruul ruul good! The boys are in great shape and the message of the video connects with the visual imagery. When they sink underwater, I just wanna throw them a lifeboat.

Minus One – “Save Me”

“Save Me” – Minus One (Lyrics)

I was hoping for a better day
Until I saw you walking away
I’ve been hanging from a memory
Even though it should be called yesterday

‘Cause tonight
You’re haunting my mind
I can’t tell the truth from the lie
Only you can…

Save me
I’m becoming my worst enemy

I’ve seen many place, many faces
Nothing can wash off your name
All that we had may be gone
But I still feel the same

‘Cause tonight
You’re haunting my mind
Fire is burning inside
Only you can…

Save me
I’m becoming my worst enemy
Only you can save me
I’m becoming my worst enemy

Pull me out and
Hold me closer now
Now

Pull me out and
Hold me closer now
Only you can

Save me
Save me

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