Fresh from the delicious delights of “Chocolate”, our favourite Russian girl group is back with “Slomana” or “Broke”. The single sees Serebro return to the more melancholic sounds of “Otpusti Menya”, with Olga Seryabkina — the sole survivor from the band’s Eurovision 2007 line-up — gobbling up the bulk of the limelight.
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Serebro’s last remaining original band member, Olga Seryabkina
As the title suggests, “Slomana” is heartbreak central. The ladies’ mournful vocals ride an unhurried EDM beat that never speeds up. They’re broken, singing of silent nights and lonely dawns. They want to repeat everything but worry it’s too late. And while there are three people in the group, Olga is undoubtedly the star. She carries the song, with Polina Favorskaya and Katya Kischuk merely acting as harmonious support. It’s not quite a Nicole Scherzinger and The Pussycat Dolls scenario, but one suspects brand Serebro would collapse should Olga ever leave.
All of the above applies to the music video. Olga is flanked by the other two, as they form a ghostly trio atop a desolate roof. Meanwhile, the song’s message is delivered through the eyes of a young couple, with their love represented by a video game style life-bar. Obstacles chip away at the relationship, causing the virtual life-hearts to eventually disappear, taking the love affair with them. Just like every Serebro video, the imagery is often weirdly abstract — we’ve got bloody noses, giant light bulbs and pink teddy bears. Although, they seem to have put a cap on the more salacious sides of their personalities. The usual writhing bodies and naughty flourishes are noticeably absent.
Serebro “Slomana” Official Music Video
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