In “Ten Czas”, we praised Cleo and Donatan for their versatility and for breaking away from the tired sexualization shtick and folk-hop while remaining true to their roots. Well, let’s say we’re not going to say the same thing about this one.
Yesterday, Cleo and Donatan released “Brac”, a collaboration with Polish-folk band “Enej”. The song itself is quite fun. It’s appropriate for a club as well as your oversized and convoluted Eastern European family reunion (there are enough vodka references to go around). It’s as playful and biting as “My Slowianie” and “Cicha Woda” (we hear various references to Europe and see multiple signs throughout the music video, so we’re guessing that there is a political message).
The video is glossy and colourful and admittedly a lot of fun. Even so, we can’t find too many nice things to say about it. Again, Cleo manages to find a way to unnecessarily oversexualize a song. But I have to give her credit for doing so with a tractor. Very creative! Yet Cleo is always hesitant to get on the same choreography. Let’s not mention how in the beginning everyone is going out of a car like a bunch of clowns. And the unnecessarily foul-mouthed grandma.
We advise Cleo and Donatan to find a smarter, classier way to express the beauty of Poland, because this shtick is getting old. Please, Cleo: We love you so much!
Song: 4/5 (Get the vodka out! My jam’s on!)
Music Video: 2/5 (So tired… YAWN!)