“Everything that I ever wanted has fit in those four minutes”.

That’s how Marija Serifovic describes her new song “11” — a powerful, emotional ballad about eternal love — on her Instagram profile.

The Eurovision 2007 winner — who also celebrates her 33rd birthday today — released the single three days ago. And in that time it’s already amassed more than 1.5 million views and sits atop the list of Serbia’s trending videos. To say she’s still got it is an understatement…

“I have managed to prove that urban does not have to be cold and soulless, and that ‘folk’ and ‘generally accepted’ do not have to be mainstream,” she wrote on Insta. “’11’ is a scream for something bigger, better, different.”

She was even more effusive on Twitter.

“Sometimes all the songs come together in one. Sometimes just a few words are enough to describe a whole life and you just feel that you are a part of something big that will live on long after you are gone. Enjoy!”

Strings, along with Serifovic’s distinctive vocals, accentuate the emotions found in the song, which was written by Bane Opacic — the talent behind most of her recent hits.

Speaking of the meaning behind it, the “Molitva” singer told Serbia Today:

“The song is dedicated to all those first and truly great loves that we go through, and it seems that the audience has recognized this, and I am very pleased with it.”

Marija Serifovic — “11”

The lyrics capture the overwhelming nature of first love. As she sings:

Although you are not my blood, you are my soul,
A flower blooms rebellious when it falls in love
And everything will be only copies of this love
Because they will not know how to deal with you
Everything that is the best in me is a gift to you.

“11” was released on the 11th of November, at 11:11. Speaking to Alo, Serifovic unpacked the signifigance.

“It is a date that has been significant for me on more than one occasion. Also, I was born in November. Eleven is my lucky number. In my life a lot of great things that have happened to me have somehow been connected to that number.”

The music video for the song stars young actors Tijana Pecenic and Aleksandar Vuckovic. It was shot in Paris.

“11” marks the beginning of what will be a busy period for Serifovic. 2018 will see her performing in the United States, Canada and Australia. The dates are:

• 9 February: New York City, New York, the United States

• 10 February: Toronto, Canada

• 14 February: Las Vegas, Nevada, the United States

• 16 February: Des Moines, Iowa, the United States

• 17 February: St. Louis, Missouri, the United States

• 23 February: Detroit, Michigan, the United States

• 24 February: Chicago, Illinois, the United States

• 29 Match: Perth, Australia

• 30 March: Melbourne, Australia

• 31 March: Brisbane, Australia

• 1 April: Sydney, Australia

What do you think of Marija’s latest effort? Do you feel the power of “11”? Tell us in the comments section below!

Marija Serifovic — “11”: Lyrics

Original lyrics

Niko nije vise voleo tvoje mane
I ledio i goreo sve one dane
I bio tu kad niko nije
Da ti osmeh vrati
Znas ti

Volela sam tvoja ludila i izvinjenja
A sve bih ti oprostila pre pomirenja
I znam da to sto dala sam
Niko nece dati
Znas ti

Iako nisi moja krv moja dusa si
Cvet procveta buntovni kada zavoli
I sve ce biti kopije ove ljubavi
Jer te nece umeti
Sve u meni najbolje tebi je na dar
Neko tek kad izgubi srcem progleda
I bices uvek neko moj, moja dobra vest

Znale su nam noci besane iste sate
Kad zagrlim da prestane
Ko sebe znam te
I kad svi prodju ostacu ono sto se pamti
Znas ti…

English translation

No one loved your flaws more than me
And froze and burnt all those days
And was there for you when no one else was
To give you your smile back
You know

I loved your madnesses and apologies
And I would forgive you all before making out
And I know that what I gave you
No one else will give you
You know

Although you are not my blood, you are my soul
A flower blooms rebellious when it falls in love
And everything will be only copies of this love
Because they will not know how to deal with you
Everything that is the best in me is a gift to you
Someone’s hearts starts seeing only when they lose
And you will always be mine, my good news

Those wild nights could have been the same for hours
When I hug you to stop them
I know you like I know myself
And when everyone else leaves I will remain what you will remember
You know…

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6 years ago

I don’t like this song, nor did I like her 2007 winner.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
6 years ago

Very sweet lyrics and beautiful song. I’m glad she still has it after all these years.

6 years ago

serbian queen

6 years ago

des moines is an odd place to go on tour to… but i’m happy she has a large enough base in the US to be able to tour here

6 years ago
Reply to  sam

I googled about it and apparently there are many Serbians living in Des Moines.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
6 years ago
Reply to  Jo

Yeah, the Midwest is full of Balkan immigrants.

6 years ago

It’s beautiful. I really love her, still one of my favourite and most deserving winners.