Following her legendary duet with Greek Eurovision star Sakis Rouvas, Armenian songstress Sirusho has released another song, but this time she doesn’t want you to dance.
“Antarber Ashkharh”, which translates as “Indifferent world”, is a soulful ballad, and a far cry from the club tracks Sirusho is known for. In it she prays to Mother Mary and asks her to bring love and kindness to everyone, including the cruelest of the cruel. As she says: “You apathetic world, look at the people, they are calling for love.” The strings are as stirring as the single’s cover art. Sirusho gives peace an inviting and dramatic rhythm.
Sirusho produced the track herself, and Srbuhi Stambolcyan wrote the lyrics. The tender message of the song may stem from Sirusho’s personal life. It is widely rumoured that she and her husband Levon Kocharyan, the son of Armenia’s former president, are expecting their first child, reportedly a boy. She obviously wants her newborn to grow up in a less indifferent world.
What do you think of the song? Do you like when Sirusho slows the tempo and lets her voice shine?