It was a lovely surprise to see a signed copy of Gaitana’s “SAMYY LUCHSHIY” at my doorstep this morning. Especially since over the last week, we’ve been watching the news in horror as the conflict unfolds in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. Therefore on behalf of all wiwibloggs readers and writers, I’d like to send love and hope to all of those affected by the protests before I start the review. We hope there will be a resolution soon and aid is provided to those who need it as quickly as possible.
Now let’s get started! “SAMYY LUCHSHIY” is Gaitana’s sixth album and it gives us a good idea of what her new album is going to sound like. Unlike her Eurovision song and Euro 2012 album “Viva Europa!”, the CD is purely in Russian language (in case you hadn’t already guessed) and is a far cry from the up-tempo “Be My Guest”. It’s very much a relaxing album, which is actually quite typical of our Ukrainian-Congolese Queen.
Each song in the 19 track album offers something different. Whether it be violins in “khto ty”, acoustic guitars mixed with Bollywood vibes in “kaply dozhdya” or the unnamed man dueting with Gaitana in “ne ydy”, every song is unique. There’s even a karaoke version of “SAMYY LUCHSHIY”! The title track is the first song on the album and is definitely an example of Gaitana at her best. It makes you feel like you’re on a Caribbean island, sipping coconut water without a care in the world!
My personal highlight of the album was the song “zhelanyya”, where Gaitana sings with her children’s choir. She’s always expressed her love for charity work, especially with children and how much she enjoys writing kids music. It’s nice to see her putting her words into song and it’s great to find out how much her philanthropy pays off.
As you can tell, I’d recommend the album. If you’re still not sure whether it’s your cup of tea, you can listen to previews of every track on her official website: http://gaitana.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=298 Go on, get some Gaitana in your life!