After releasing a string of ballads, Ukraine popstress Mariya Yaremchuk has decided that enough is enough — it’s time to release a pop song. When we say pop, we mean ethnic pop. We’re talking Verka Serduchka-style dance music with Pasha Parfeny-style trumpets. Her new single “My Spring” has it all happening and it’s all kinds of amazing.
The new single is called “Moya vesna” (“My Spring” in English) and it’s all about finding love, life and happiness in the new season. It’s sprinkled with references to Mariya’s love for the Carpathian mountains, where she grew up. She described the single as “the anthem of young lovers” and we couldn’t agree more.
Mariya said on Ukrainian radio that she lives and breathes music, and that’s how she likes it. Returning home to the mountains in springtime gives her the strength she needs to pick up a microphone for the rest of the year; seeing them in the distance is like a warm hug. Mountains give her life and she gives us life with amazing music. May the production line continue forever!
this is not Serdyuchka style, it’s Western Ukrainian folk elements. saying that Serdyuchka invented Ukrainian folk music is a bit misleading 🙂
to understand it better, check Moldavan ESC entry from Moldova, it’s folk, and our cultures is very close for ages.
Nelly Ciobanu – Hora Din Moldova (Moldova)
A bit quirky though. Balkan brass band, unremarkable Ukrainian vocals and a drum machnine with breakbeat elements… Ouch.
this song is nice and cute