She’s frolicked with Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams on “Blurred Lines”, walked the runway for Marc Jacobs at New York Fashion Week, and played Ben Affleck’s mistress in Gone Girl. Now, British-American actress and model Emily Ratajkowski is undertaking her greatest role yet — that of Dima Bilan’s love interest.
She joins an illustrious group. Dima’s past co-stars include an Olympic figure skater, a human-piano hybrid and Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova. The unlikely coupling takes place in the official video for the Eurovision 2008 winner’s latest single “Inseparable”. Filmed in Los Angeles, Dima is a photographer and Emily is his muse. The pair ooze sartorial glamour as they lounge about a massive mansion and cavort in its luscious grounds. Overtime they grow apart, and eventually Dima is only left with his pictures and memories. Despite the storytelling, the project feels more like a summer campaign for a high-end fashion brand rather than a music video. It doesn’t help that the whole thing appears to have been shot through an array of Instagram filters.
The song itself is typical Dima. Typical in the sense that we’ve heard it countless times before. For a non-Russian speaker, oblivious to the subtleties of the language, its virtually indistinguishable from vast chunks of his back catalogue — a languid mid-tempo ballad sung well. The “Believe” hitmaker is much more exciting when he ventures away from this pop balladry template, as we experienced with his Alien 24 side-project.
Dima Bilan “Inseparable” (Official Video)
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