“Oblish” (Leave Me) marks something of a departure for the Eurovision 2009 star, being the first time that she’s released a single in her native Ukrainian. There’s not a “sexy bom” to be heard, as Loboda tackles the serious issue of violence against women. She sings of the sacrifices they make for men. Women love, they give themselves up and stand by the opposite sex until the very end. It’s a powerful message, and is sure to leave an impact on Slavic speakers. Alas, the emotional connection is lost to the rest of us. And all we’re left with is a typical ballad.
But let’s face it, we don’t come to Svetlana just for her songs. The woman is the queen of music videos! We’ve already listed some of her past exploits, and the clip for “Oblish” is no exception. It takes place across three rooms — the conservatory, the bathroom and the kitchen. These are supposed to depict a sense of emptiness and abandonment. Loboda is broken and completely submissive to the men which surround her. But then she makes the ultimate sacrifice in order to save woman-kind. Yes, just like Christ was crucified to save humanity, so too is Loboda. Is someone developing a slight Messiah complex… or should we say Madonna?
The lengthy description which accompanies the video, boldly declares that this will be the “apotheosis” of her career. Do y’all agree? Let us know below.
Loboda “Oblish” Official Music Video
Watch our video review of Loboda’s previous single “Pora Domoy” at 3:20 in the clip below.