Markus Riva, the runner-up from Latvia’s Supernova 2015, is back with a new single — and a Robin Thicke inspired music video. It’s called “Too Beautiful” and we have to agree.

Riva takes cues from the early 90’s for the song and video, drawing on house music culture of the time. The Latvian star tells wiwibloggs that he wanted to capture an era of “good times”. The video is very easy on the eyes, featuring fashion models and a cameo from Real O, a Ukrainian girl group managed by the superstar Natalia Mogilyevskaya. Arthur Dennys, a prominent Ukrainian production team, produced the track. The video may give you “Take Me Down” vibes: once again Riva has called on Alan Badoev to serve as visual director. This video was clearly very expensive — and it oozes polish and glam as a result.

At times the high fashion video resembles a GAP commercial, but it carries a powerful message. The video encourages every girl to look in the mirror and reflect on what she sees. Riva believes that will reassure many about their beauty. Markus, I ain’t a teenage girl, but Ima grab my mirror right now!

As you’d expect, Riva works all his camera angles to perfection. He’s had a lot of practice, as he routinely posts sizzling images to his 98,000 Instagram followers.

Are you loving the song and video as much as us? Let us know below!

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Adam
Adam
5 years ago

not to pull a Mario buuut…hes way too hot to be straight! Haha but thats irrelevant, I love the song, its definitely so 90s and glam. He better get to represent Latvia some year in the future!

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
5 years ago

Almost thought this was The CW….so much white.

I like the beat of the song, very 90s.

Oostenrijk
Oostenrijk
5 years ago

Call him Mr. Vain

Huh
Huh
5 years ago

Latvia (or Ukraine), choose Markus Riva to participate in Eurovision someday

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
5 years ago

Also – the video vaguely reminds me of the iconic L’Oréal Studio Line ad from the mid ’80s.

https://youtu.be/yOXabVLsb3Q

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
5 years ago

I love this song so much! Both for its blissful early ’90s sound, but also because the video is Markus at his hottie babe finest.