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!

Rating:

Song: 4/5 (Get the vodka out! My jam’s on!)

Music Video: 2/5 (So tired… YAWN!)

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Michael
Michael
7 years ago

It’s a parody… cool, colorful, fun, catchy. People need to stop bitching. Obviously they know that they’re using stereotypes and seem to absolutely not give a crap what of what others think.

Ola
Ola
7 years ago

Bra? means Brotherhood. First half of this song is in polish and second half in ukrainian.

beccaboo1212
7 years ago

Cool!

Zac
Zac
7 years ago

Brac is great, I had it stuck in my head after listening.

Jordan
Jordan
7 years ago

Here come the politically correct prudes…