He’s the Polish star, known for his flowing long hair and instantly recognisable voice, which melds an angelic quality with sensual grit.

And on Wednesday Michal Szpak put all those attributes on fine display with the release of the music video for “Tic Tac Clock”.

The video sees Michal — shirt frequently undone — singing on the beach and in a boat, slaying scene-to-scene with all the beautiful ladies in his life. But turn up the volume and you’ll quickly realise that not all is well, as Michal seeks to fill the “empty space” in his heart in this slightly melancholic song about leaving a troubled relationship behind.

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“I want to run away from you,” he says, as backing vocalists mimic the clock with the repetition of tic tac, tic tac, tic tac. “Clock on my wall tells me that it’s the truth, I want to run away from this love.”

As with his Eurovision 2016 entry “Color of Your Life”, Michal’s new single is fuelled by nostalgia and more than a bit of wistfulness. But here pain provides the drive as he struggles to separate from his beloved (who, as we see in the video, loves to share laughs and long baths with the androgynous star).

He takes a vintage sound — essentially an 80s synthpop ballad — and updates it for 2017 with clever production that’s cleverly restrained.

MICHAL SZPAK – ”TIC TAC CLOCK” (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

Since Eurovision 2016, where he placed an impressive third in the televote, despite the juries ranking him next-to-last, Michal has seen his star rise in his Motherland.

Google’s end-of-year search rankings saw him named Poland’s most searched-for musical star, and he was also the third-most searched for musical performer (of any nationality) in Poland. He was ninth on Google Poland’s list of fastest-rising searches.

What do you think of Michal’s “Tic Tac Clock”? Are you feeling the vintage sound? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Áustria
Áustria
3 years ago

Great song. I have already played this song more times than any of this year’s Eurovision, except for Salvador Sobral’s.

<3<3<3<3 Poland 2019

Tobi
3 years ago

Amazing artist! I love his voice 🙂

Anna Miles
Anna Miles
3 years ago

didn’t he come out yet???

Bianca Tielens
Bianca Tielens
3 years ago

Love the article,thank you so much for all the wonderful words. Micha? is gaining international territory and I’m sure he will continue to do so. In the meantime, a lot of his international fans go to his concerts in Poland. I know because I’m one of them ?. Micha? is a very unique artist, his voice is angelic, his personality is so loving and positive, his energy is magical and resonates with many individuals out there…

Pati
Pati
3 years ago

Love this video ?

Pati
Pati
3 years ago
Reply to  Pati

<3

Eld
Eld
3 years ago

It reminds me Army of Lovers

ophelia
ophelia
3 years ago

In this video Michal has a watch just like Manel Navarro’s watch.
Are those watches so in fashion?

Marzka
Marzka
3 years ago

Thank you Rezo for all that nice words about Michal. Michal is our treasure , his voice …his heart …..it’s easy to love him …hope one day he became international star.

4li3n
4li3n
3 years ago

Italy and Portugal on his video! <3 His song is so nostalgic and beautiful!

Mous
Mous
3 years ago

Amazing voice,amazing man,amazing artist.

Chatrinne
Chatrinne
3 years ago

I really like this song and the music video. In the vocal part of Michal is very delicate, but he can afford such a voice, because we know the vocal abilities of this young, but how great the Great Artist!
We are looking forward to the new album!

Asz
Asz
3 years ago

Super??

K.W.
K.W.
3 years ago

REZO MAMSIKASHVILI thank you very much for this text! I am Michal’s fan and it was a big pleasure for me to read your article and what is the most important you wrote FACTS about him and his successes, not just about fairytale “how Polish Diaspora lifted Michal on 3rd place”, because we saw during ESC 2017 how “big” influence Polish diaspora has, when Kasia Mos got so much less points in televoting… 😉 so, thank You very much again, you described his new single great and you nailed it! 😀 wish there were more journalists like You, greetings 🙂

Dorota
Dorota
3 years ago
Reply to  K.W.

You are absolutely right K.W. Wonderful article written by competent and very kind man. I’m very gratefull Rezo, too . For every fan it is a pleasure to read such nice article about our beloweg vocalist.

Ed
Ed
3 years ago

Very nice sounds 🙂 Different side of Michal Szpak. I love his voice every time! 🙂

Adim
Adim
3 years ago

Beatiful song

Dorota
Dorota
3 years ago

Good – looking, romantic Micha? among beautiful, elegant girls. And YES, his voice is angelic. The biggest star in Poland !

ol
ol
3 years ago

Amazing Voice!!! love <3

Claudine
Claudine
3 years ago

Michal SLAYS! Tic tac clock is very nostalgic, romantic i sooo calming song… love! ???

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
3 years ago

Pure talent! Love his new product. By the way, Happy Birthday Rezo??

DISAPOINTEDDDDD
DISAPOINTEDDDDD
3 years ago

what about new single It’s complicated from Maraaya(Slovenia 2015) ft. BQL (second at EMA 2017)?? It’s a great song and it will be a great hit. Btw Maraaya is now VEVO!!!