Nina Kraljic has finally released the official music video for “Lighthouse”. It avoids a nautical setting, and instead gives us sci-fi fantasy, with an earthy Nina communicating with her alien doppelgänger in the skies above.
The video debuted this morning on Croatian television. It has been directed by prolific Croatian music video director Filip Filkovic.
Nina Kraljic – “Lighthouse” (official video)
The sci-fi theme of the video reminds some fans of M I H A I’s “Paradisio” video, although with much higher production values and, it could be argued, a much more successful result. Others are reminded of the lyrics to “Laika” by the Hungry Hearts, though this time it’s a Croatian girl not a Soviet dog that’s in space.
The video takes place on a dark and stormy night. Rocking an edgy gothic look with a clear PVC raincoat, along with her trademark asymmetrical hair, Nina gazes up at the night sky, searching. She’s waiting for someone.
That someone is an alien Nina, floating in a space pod in the dark skies above. The cosmic Nina is dressed in white with swirly shapes shaved into her hair. She’s given an other-worldly look with bold stripes of white eye makeup.
But there’s trouble coming. Along with the rain, the authorities arrive. Nina obviously knows too much and they’ve come to take her away. Will earth Nina make contact with space Nina? You’ll have to watch to find out!
Nina is due to perform on Saturday at Eurovision in Concert, and then the following week at the London Eurovision Party. And we’ll be there reporting from both events!
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