Nina Sublatti – powerful, independent, oximated. These are the traits we know and love her for, and she displayed all of them perfectly during her Eurovision 2015 campaign. But listening to her new single “Locked Box”, I’m struggling to access those qualities I love. It’s almost as if the Nina Sublatti we know isn’t singing this song.
Nina Sublatti – “Locked Box”
What does this locked box hide inside? Perhaps it hides her crisp voice and sense of rhythm. Nina might be experimenting, but this ambient trap/techno mishmosh ain’t right for her, y’all! It lacks the direction and drive of Eurovision entry “Warrior”.
Nina told us that “Warrior” was written in the middle of the night in a flash of inspiration. “Locked Box” might have been conceived in the same way, but while “Warrior” was a vivid dream, this was just a haze. Simply put, it’s an avant-garde effort that needs to be forgotten.