If y’all were quick to label Cleo and Donatan as one-trick ponies, prepare to be surprised!

While we were all debating the merits of “My Slowanie”, Donatan and Cleo released their new single, “Cicha Woda”/“Quiet Water”, featuring Polish rapper Sitek (who just sounds irrelevant, to be honest). The track opens with Cleo singing about how she feels that money is being stolen from the people, and that corruption is rampant. When the song suddenly goes modern, it turns into a money grabber’s anthem (or, to quote Cleo, “get cash/take cash”). To the average listener, this sounds horribly conflicting. Yet, to our ears, experienced to Cleo’s biting sense of sarcasm and political satire, it comes off as effing genius.

This is a major break from what Donatan and Cleo are best known – scantily-clad butter churning and laundry. It shows depth, flexibility, and a social awareness which many other Eurovision singers have not touched on. Given how corruption is so rampant in certain ex-Soviet states, the song is very on-point.

Bow down to the Polish rap queen, y’all

As for the music video, it complements the track nicely. The pair’s first non-hyper-sexual clip starts off with Cleo singing at a very fancy dinner party. Then the rap kicks in, and she wields a gun as her posse get to work, taking jewellery, killing autocrats, the works. While American hip-hop brags about violence and and money, Cleo and Donatan actually talk the talk and walk the walk.

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Priam
Priam
6 years ago

Cleo is the best!

Franco
Franco
6 years ago

I’m absolutely in love with Cleo, her powerful voice, her sassiness, her being so kind off stage and so fierce on stage. I’ve already seen this video before the final and it just gave me more proof of what a great singer she is.
No matter what the juries think. For me Cleo is THE woman of 2014. Period.

Rory
6 years ago

I am a huge fan of Cleo and Donatan since they were confirmed for Eurovision, and I really do like ‘Cicha Woda’, but I think everyone is forgetting that Sitek features in the song there too..he makes the song ever more mainstream – and this is coming from a guy who is almost never interested in mainstream music – and he also emphasises what Cleo sings about at the start of the song, how the world is almost becoming corrupt, although he’s more on about how fame devours people etc..I really do like it, but I feel Sitek deserves recognition… Read more »

Veronica Viss
Veronica Viss
6 years ago

Is Francheska a fan of Cleo? <333

Easpag
Easpag
6 years ago

The song is fantastic, but the rap is really out of place. Of they had left out the rap, I would love this.

PACO
6 years ago

ME RESULTA CURIOSO MIENTRAS EN LA EUROPA EXSOBIETICA,SE ESCANDALIZAN POR LA IMAGEN DE CONCHITA. NO SE PRONUNCIE SOBRE LA IMAGEN ALTAMENTE EROTICA DE ESTE ACTO EN ESC 2014 Y LA PENOSA IMAGEN DE LA MUJER COMO OBJETO SEXUAL.QUE PENA

what+
what+
6 years ago

Actually its a month old Slavica is newer.

sopon
sopon
6 years ago

Can’t wait to hear their future releases! I love this song, but it’s so weird how they released this at the climax of Eurovision season, yet we missed it until now!