She was the bookies’ early favorite to win Krajowe Eliminacje — and possibly Eurovision — back in 2016, and went to clinch the wiwibloggs’ award for the best national final entry…even after crashing out.
And now the “Cool Me Down” starlet continues to serve her signature Caribbean heat with the release of “What You Do” — we needed a cool down after just the first listen!
The Polish stunner guides us through a beautiful yet deadly video game world, with nothing but a bedazzled gun, a bright Jeep and a bit of denim to spare.
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Musically, the track is just what we’ve come to expect from Margaret – and that isn’t saying that it’s a letdown. Featuring Margaret’s standard, almost casual vocals, along with a heavily processed hook, the track’s slick production is clearly the product of many hours behind the scenes.
From the first listen, what’s most noticeably different between “What You Do” and “Cool Me Down”, is how Margaret has chosen to modernize. Instead of opting for another earworm chorus, she jumps straight from the pre-chorus’s build into an electronic instrumental break. That’s right — she’s latched on to the infamous pop drop.
Beneath its flashy production, “What You Do” carries an inspirational message: when you fall down, it’s always worthwhile to get back up. Sometimes a bumpy ride inevitably lies ahead, but Margaret reassures her listeners that all they need to do is “hang on and be proud.” Yes, queen!
In what could easily be her most visually impressive music video yet, Margaret brings the theme to life by weaving her way through a video game landscape. Full of speeding cars, lurking gunmen, and even realistic checkpoints, this is a gamer’s ultimate fantasy.
Beyond its visual appeal, though, the music video does a phenomenal job of making the song pop. When Margaret says “when you fail”, we see her getting attacked or leaping off a cliff. When she asks “What you do?”, the answer is obvious: reload the game and keep pushing on from the last checkpoint.
Keeping with video game theme, it would be wrong to review this music video without acknowledging its superb filming and locations. The camera angles chosen, the quick first-person pivoting, the overhead building shots – they all capture the vulnerability that “What You Do” is going for.
We’re pretty sure Margaret has done anything but cool down with “What You Do” — this is hot, hot, hot! But what do you think? Comment below, or use the wiwibloggs app to let us know!