A wise old man once said, “If you want your voice to be heard, sing from the bottom of your heart.” Ever since the release of her tell-all book Confession, Marija Serifovic has followed that advice. Good thing: She’s now more popular than ever.
With “Cuvam se”, which can be translated roughly as I Try to Save Myself, she continues her string of personal songs, which include “Ja volim svoj greh” (I Love My Sin), “Sama i nervozna” (Alone And Nervous) and “Svoja i tvoja” (My Own And Yours). Penned by composer and songwriter Aleksandra Milutinovic, her latest effort deals with people’s attempts to save themselves from the “demons of the night”, but also from their own desires and impulses.
Marija shot the “Cuvam te” music video in Los Angeles. “We were shooting in very attractive locations for more than 24 hours,” Marija told Story — one of Serbia’s most popular celebrity magazines — after the shoot. “Although I’m very satisfied with the final product, I was not comfortable with the high temperature.”
Apparently water can’t cool her down!
In the video, as the camera pans in and out of Los Angeles, we see Marija hitting the streets in an open-top convertible and dancing in a parking lot, on the streets and even in a grocery store. The Hollywood lifestyle clearly suits her. And so does the sound, which has an upbeat ethnic vibe guided by plenty of horns.
Lyrically this is all about finding strength in love. As she says: “I’m saving myself from going crazy, my spirits calm down when I wake up next to you.” Get it, girl.
The Eurovision 2007 winner recorded “Cuvam se” as a part of Serbia’s Radio S campaign 5 velicanstvenih (The Magnificent 5), which included five of the most popular female pop singers in the country. Each of them recorded one new song, which was released and promoted through Radio S. All five songs were penned by Milutinovic.
Apart from Marija, the other singers that took part were Jelena Tomasevic (who represented Serbia in 2008), Aleksandra Radovic, Natasa Bekvalac and Emina Jahovic (who competed in the Bosnian national final in 2002 and in the Serbian national final in 2010).
As part of the gig, the five pop stars gave a joint interview and did a photoshoot for Story, one of the most popular celebrity magazines in Serbia.
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