At Eurovision 2006, she finished 12th with the Dalmatian inspired “Moja Stikla”. Now, over a decade later, she remains the Balkan Queen of Pop.
Her latest single “Otrove” (Poisons), was released just last week and will be featured in her upcoming album. But this time, Severina is heading to the Eurovision talent pool and fishing our another ESC star. Jala Brat — the rapper who, along with Dalal, Deen and Ana Rucner represented Bosnia and Herzegovina last year — joins Severina on the track.
“Otrove” increases the intensity when compared to “Kao” with the music video and song showing an edgy and urban side to Severina which we have not seen before. Filmed in Tito’s Blue Train in Belgrade, Severina looks stunning in some hip hop inspired outfits.
Jala and the extras seen in the video look the part too. Lots of shades of flourescent colours throughout the video make everything pop and stand out.
The song and lyrics are all by Jala himself. About the song and her co-star, Severina says “When I heard the song “Otrove”, I heard a poet, I heard above average talent, which they are not aware. And that’s what gives it charm and why people love it. Thank you, Jala brother, fly high.”
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