He’s fresh from giving the Czech Republic their best result ever at Eurovision, and Mikolas Josef shows no sign of slowing down. Today he has released the fresh and tropical “Me Gusta” — his first single after his Eurovision success and signing a worldwide record deal with Sony Music and RCA Records.
“Me Gusta”, released the day after Mikolas’ 23rd birthday, is the perfect sister single of “Lie To Me”, but decidedly distinct and a track that slays on its own. The Czech idol has definitely found his winning formula, bringing his full charisma to the table, combining it with fresh, summery beats while he tells to his girl that she don’t need Balenciaga or Gucci on the ‘gram, displaying all signs of a worldwide record hit. And Mikolas isn’t alone in this, as he collaborated with heavyweights Joacim Persson and Sebastian Arman, names you might know from iconic hits such as “If Love Was a Crime” and “Beautiful Mess”, as well as working with the likes of Lady Gaga and Kylie Minogue. We Gusta!
The music video also keeps a fair amount of parallels to the hit that put the now ice-blonde Mikolas on the map. Between models and smooth break dancing, we can see the Czech star has graduated from camels all the way to a stunning white stallion, all happening inside the beautiful baroque interiors of the Clementium in Prague, making the whole shoot feel classy and luxurious. Fun fact: mere hours after Mikolas’ 50-strong international team left the premises, the film-making crew of “Spider-Man: Far From Home” started to work on the site. Putting the Republic in the map!
Mikolas knows that he has to think what his next post-Eurovision steps should be. In a statement sent to wiwibloggs he said:
“I needed to take some time after Eurovision to prepare the new track. I felt the pressure of everyone waiting for you to confirm your previous success all the time, everywhere. I kind of felt that I can’t just take any song from the drawer and just release it.”
There are good intentions and inspiration behind the new song.
“Similarly to the most of my peers I use social networks. I am often struck by the charms of presented photos that are improved by many various filters, apps and tools to manufacture an artificial beauty. This I feel is an enormous problem of our time. The imperfection is so much more beautiful after all, that is the thing that makes us special.”
“I succeeded in putting together a team of people, with whom we all put into the video a piece of ourselves. Now it’s up to the audience if they like it.”