Fresh from his singing and hosting schedule at the European Games, Eurovision 2011 winner Eldar Gasimov has dropped a sizzling new video to accompany his latest release “Closer.” From woman-on-woman kissing to steamy shower scenes, this is Eldar as you have never seen him.

A mid-tempo pop number similar to his Eurovision winning number, it’s a  departure from his recent dance efforts, and it really looks within. As he explained to wiwibloggs in a recent phone call, Eldar wrote “Closer” to capture a moment in his life when love and pain felt inextricably tied.

“I was facing frustration every time I changed partners, because I was still in love with the lover that caused me too much pain,” he says. “I have come to understand that true love can break walls, but sometimes you can’t do everything to be with the one you love. That’s it. That was my inspiration. It’s always like that. Love is the greatest thing that we’ll ever have in our lives. Love is what makes me breathe and continue to perform on stage.”

Perhaps his steamiest video yet, “Closer” was directed by Ukrainian video director Alexei Lamakh. The music video serves as a reminder that Eldar can do sexy as he is courted by the sexiest chicks in the Land of Fire. Toward the end Eldar hots up in a shower scene. It’s a flash of naked brilliance. The girl-on-girl action conveys the universality of love.

CLOSER LYRICS — Eldar Qasimov

The light slowly fades away
You slowly start to play
Our favorite game
Take my feet off the ground
Show me the way you sound in the moonlight

I wanna fall (with you)
Hold me tight don’t let me go
Uh your body’s getting me high
I wanna play (tonight)
You just stay, let’s make it right
Make me want you for the rest of the night

CHORUS:
Closer, I wanna feel your breath
Closer, tonight you’re the one I care
Speechless, you got me so high
Oh baby baby
Closer, step into my world
Closer, breaking all the walls
Hold me and tell me you’re mine

Tell me what’s on your mind
The feeling I can’t deny
Turns my heart on
I see you right next to me
Lady do you believe
No, I won’t leave you alone

I wanna fall (with you)
Hold me tight don’t let me go
Uh your body’s getting me high
I wanna play (tonight)
You just stay, let’s make it right
Make me want you for the rest of the night

CHORUS:
Closer, I wanna feel your breath
Closer, tonight you’re the one I care
Speechless, you got me so high
Oh baby baby
Closer, step into my world
Closer, breaking all the walls
Hold me and tell me you’re mine

There’s only one desire
Tonight is to be with you
And I can’t help oh baby yeah
Light up your passionate fire
And let it burn, and let it burn tonight

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Annie
Annie
6 years ago

the song is terrible and wow he’s trying hard to stay in the closet

Margaret
Margaret
6 years ago

@Mario bad news. Elnur isn’t gay.

Charles
Charles
6 years ago

I agree the song sounds very amateurish production wise but what makes it even less polished to me is his own vocal performance is so below what he actually did before. It seemed as if he can’t sing a single note properly. Very disappointing. Plus: I like his usage of the word “lover” in the interview … it just showcases mystery on what kind of love he is addressing to in his wheel of romantic experiences. But considering he comes from Azerbaijan he could never ever showcase gayness in his music and videos to such a explicit degree. Using women… Read more »

Huh
Huh
6 years ago

Tooji has more balls than Eldar…

Liana
Liana
6 years ago

Well the sound is very cheap. The video is bizarre. I loved Ell’s song “I’m free”, but this is totally awkward.

Anna
Anna
6 years ago

Can we leave the gayness please and focus on writing on music

Daniel
Daniel
6 years ago

@Mario
So you’re claiming they are gay? Fine. But you cant say that since you’ve purely based it of stereotypes. Just because they may act feminine proves nothing. Being gay has to do with your PHYSICAL biology. But they are still human so what does it matter?

Diane
Diane
6 years ago

My god, can we just leave the gayness behind and start focusing on the music?

It’s a catchy pop song, might do well as a summer radio hit. But maybe it’s a bit “manufactured” and less authentic if you know what I mean.

They ARE!
They ARE!
6 years ago

@ Because they A.R.E.!
It is really obvious!
On Eldar? It is easy to figure out..
On Elnur? Just look the video with his meeting with Loic Nottet of Belgium..It was obvious that Elnur had a crush on him & ate him with his eyes full of rwa erotic lust!
Very much gay..
On Farid? I sensed from his vibes & body language that he is gay too…Or at least bisexual..

I can’t get wrong that they do like men…Even if they are possibly not fully homosexuals…Im not 100% sure about that though..

Nott
Nott
6 years ago

Quote
“Who would have thought that a muslim homophobic backward country like Azerbaijan that would had sent not only just one homosexual singer in our Vision but to have Azerbaijan’s all male singers to be gays.”

I’m just curious, Mario, could you please provide us with the exact source of the following information or is it just another one of your filthy fantasies.
Be sure to reply in a nice manner.

Mario
Mario
6 years ago

Well it is certainly more than maybe that Eldar is GAY..
Like Helloooooo?? 😛 😉

Who would have thought that a muslim homophobic backward country like Azerbaijan that would had sent not only just one homosexual singer in our Vision but to have Azerbaijan’s all male singers to be gays.. 😉
Pretty much scandal.. 😛 hehe..

About the girls…Nikki,Safura,Aysel,Sabina,Dilara..
I guess that all of them must be straight…Not even bi..But you never know on the other way..

Listener
Listener
6 years ago

This song really sucks. And yes, Eldar maybe gay but we cant pressure him to say so.

Rashad
Rashad
6 years ago

Well done Eldar! The song is so catchy that I’ve been mumbling it since I first heard it. I also like the Azeri version.
I’m not sure if I’m a fan of the music video though. That lesbian kissing scene could be done more emotional rather than sexually objectifying women.

Mario
Mario
6 years ago

Well its pretty obvious to us that Eldar is homosexual.. Its up to him when he will decide to reveal in public that he is gay.. He can just present us his boyfriend & go to a party/event with him and thats all without stating that he really likes men…We will get the picture 4 sure 😛 😉 After all everyone knows that Eldar is not straight & doesn’t like women.. [ No one of the 3 Azerbaijani male participants of Azerbaijan are straight actually….Eldar – Farid- Elnur ] ———————————————————————— *Running Scared* was really beautiful song & GreAtY winner indeed… Read more »

Dar
Dar
6 years ago

eldar is not interested in girls ..