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He topped the Eurovision 2016 televote with a mid-noughties throwback. Now, for his latest release, Russia’s Sergey Lazarev is taking us right up to the present day. Because “Idealniy Mir” is so 2016.

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Live versions of the track, which translates as “Perfect World”, have been knocking around the internet since at least 2015. But both sonically and lyrically this couldn’t be more now.

Combining electro elements with pure pop and the tiniest splash of tropical beats, the single is easily Sergey’s most current sounding song for a long time. And it’s a real earworm too. It might be sung in Russian, but the “idealniy mir…” refrain is infectious in any language.

With Brexit, Trump and who knows what else looming large, the song is particularly timely. The “You Are The Only One” hitmaker sings of a utopia where men and women are both strong and gentle. His world is “imperfectly perfect”, but difference and risk-taking are encouraged as ultimately all is forgiven.

In contrast to the song’s worthy message, the official music video is complete light-hearted fun. We see Sergey play God and create a woman from scratch, using an array of bits and bobs from his high-tech laboratory. Who knew you only needed a butcher’s knife, a drill, a smartphone and some cosmetics to make a beautiful model?

He then sends the woman down into his “Idealniy Mir”, where she meets an equally attractive male he made earlier. Alas, the two set about re-creating the mistakes of Adam and Eve, much to poor Sergey’s frustration.

Sergey Lazarev “Idealniy Mir” (Official Music Video)

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What do you think of Sergey’s “Perfect World”? Does it merit a spot in your own musical Utopia? Let us know in the comments below.

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seagull
seagull
3 years ago

@Charles
‘I can see how many times he will show his naked torso during this song’s live performances … as usual.’

I’m sorry to disappoint you but you won’t see his naked torso onstage :p
He has left this thing in the past.

Charles
Charles
3 years ago

Very MF-Amazing-esque … and he’s behaving very Danny Saucedo in 2012 … “focus on me because you all love me” … and from wanting to be #1 to act like a God this guy really does not know what humility is … I can see how many times he will show his naked torso during this song’s live performances … as usual.

Ern
Ern
3 years ago

I love Adam’s reaction when Eve lands in the garden.

Overall, a cool video.

seagull
seagull
3 years ago

English translation: Perfect world In the perfectly wrong world Of strong women and tender men The shadows of the best hopes got frozen On the buttons 911. Sometimes you want so much to straighten the life. To be a pivot for yourself and for us. Not to be afraid, that the time is pointless Not to be shy of cut off phrases. Light in the eyes, there in the distance, Zone of risk, we are clean (innocent). And we burn as sparks. Refrain : My reality lights up like hundred of bonfires. Imperfect – perfect world. I correct it, as… Read more »

Schumpeter
Schumpeter
3 years ago

@fikri OK. And choosing blue eyes is blue supremist? What about blond hair? Is he blonde supremist? Don’t be so racist. It’s all about preferences.

esc
esc
3 years ago

lol @fikri what do u expect it’s russia guess what russian people are white… do you expect people in life to intentionally pick someone of a different race for the sake of diversity? because when you walk down the street of moscow i’m sure there’s one person of every race 😛

fikri
fikri
3 years ago

the choosing of skintone and settling for a white girl is a little white supremist for me but other than that, solid music and video from sergey. I WANT MOAR!

Pollaski
Pollaski
3 years ago

@Jonas

Taio Cruz. And yeah, I hear it too. Also hear a bit of “Message in a Bottle” by the Police in the opening guitar riff.

karminowe.usta
karminowe.usta
3 years ago

“Perfect Word” is great song. I heard this song at 2015 at Sergey`s Instagram. I hope Lazarev will soon release new album.

HubertZnajomski
3 years ago

I found this song one week ago and it’s great. I love it. Perfect!

Jonas
Jonas
3 years ago

Great video. Song okay. The instrumental interlude sounds like that song “Dynamite” by (?).

cheesecake
cheesecake
3 years ago

I love this song. I wish Russia would send something in Russian next year.

Pollaski
Pollaski
3 years ago

You gotta give credit to Sergey. He always looks like he’s having a tremendous amount of fun no matter what he’s doing.

Romb'bomb
Romb'bomb
3 years ago

It is more interesting how he was creating Adam.

ss
ss
3 years ago

love it ,song and video so funny and cool!
segerey always slay!!