Gor Sujyan is in a good place. Since taking Armenia back to the Eurovision final along with his band The Dorians, he recently got married. The band has also played a series of live gigs, and opened for international rock stars such as System Of A Down. As a thank you to their loyal fans, they threw a free open-air concert in Yerevan to mark International Children’s Day.

His solo adventures aren’t for everybody, but he remains committed to making honest music. With his new single “Out of Control” he once again takes the creative reigns. Similar to his previous rock offerings, the video that accompanies this single sees him playing all the instruments working in the studio. Although much of this reads like a demo, the video offers something of a deconstruction of the creative process. In the video you see close-ups of Gor drumming, strumming, and singing all in one shot. (Note: Gor appears to have a chihuahua who is a big fan of his music).

Armenia is one of those countries that always manages to attract controversy in the contest. When the Dorians got together and recorded last year’s entry “Lonely Planet”, it generated a lot of press—not only because of Tommy Iommi of Black Sabbath’s songwriting involvement, but also because of the political angle of the lyrics. I caught up with the Dorians in Malmö for a brief chat, and was impressed by their warmth and sophistication. Despite pessimism from the bookies and the critics, the song advanced to the finals.

Rating: 2.5/5

Deban Aderemi contributed this report from the U.K. Follow him on Twitter @debanaderemi. Then follow Team Wiwi on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page.

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8 years ago

I kinda like it more than Lonely Planet o;

8 years ago

Cool. A bit demoish of course but still a fine listen.
“Acid jazz” must be all the rage in Armenia this year, what with them sending Aram as well 🙂