When it comes to Belarusian band Litesound, it seems that their fans always find a way to expose the truth. Back in 2012, Alyona Lanskaya was declared the winner of the Belarussian pre-selection for Eurovision, only to have President Alexander Lukashenko overturn the vote. This year, a similar scenario unfolded during the selection of the 2014 World Hockey Championships theme song. Aura were declared the victors, but after a thorough investigation, it emerged that Litesound had won the public vote. Déjà vu, y’all.
Their song “Brothers” revolves around unity and teamwork, themes that will resonate with hockey fans at the championships, which take place in Minsk from May 9 to May 25. It has a powerful chorus that will echo in stadiums and arenas during and after the event. Although the song builds to a fine chorus, the verses leading up to it are slightly sloppy, particularly when it comes to pronunciation. This should be ironed out before its video-version release, as it could really improve the marketability of the song.
This track was written with hockey in mind, but the idea of overcoming challenges as a team works well with any sport. “The most important idea behind this song is that we are a team,” says lead singer Dmitry Kariakin. “The real winner of any championship is the team that embraces brotherhood. The song is the perfect anthem because it is dedicated to team unity. The team that is united is always victorious.” Even when they have to overcome voting irregularities…