She took Croatia back to the final after a six-year absence. And now Nina Kraljić is reminding us of her quirks, originality and power with the brand new single “Najljepši Dan” (The most beautiful day).

The Croatian songstress and Eurovision 2016 participant reminds us to enjoy and revel in our own company and encourages us to forget about past tribulations. Moving on from her previous song “Lay You Down”, Nina has used the song to build new collaborations and partnerships. To call them fruitful is an understatement.

Producer Srđan Sekulović, lyricist Aljoša Šerić and director Mare Milin all came together to work alongside Nina in her latest opus. Moreover, she recently signed to Croatian record label “Dallas Records”, who have produced music for other regional superstars including Severina and Doris Dragović.

Speaking to Croatian website “Večernji List”, Nina said: “When I received the lyrics of the song from Aljoša Šerić, they were a near perfect representation of my current emotions. Feeling an increasing desire to grow as a person and leave all negative emotions in the past, the arrival of the song could not have come at a better time. Singing a song preaching such lyrics as ‘There is nothing that I cannot do’ and ‘The most beautiful day is still waiting for me’, had an almost therapeutic effect upon myself. The more I repeated these words, the more they sunk in and became my reality.”

The music video reflects this new-found philosophy and Nina’s personal development. Mare Milin, the director of the video, said that in order to portray this they chose to focus upon the life of a tree. It is a symbol of all that pertains to freedom and in following its journey from a lowly seed to a force of nature, one can see that in spite of past events, it continues to grow no matter what.

The colours of the music video also coincide with the message. Throughout the song, Nina sports numerous wigs spanning the entire colour spectrum. She starts off with a plain black wig but as the song develops, so do the colours. The whole process is meant to represent the movement, growth and development of a person away from the pain of the past towards the felicity of the future.

With regard to the music itself, it contains elements of what made Nina such a unique artist and performer not just within Eurovision but within the Balkan music industry. The song contains subtle and calming verses which slowly but surely build towards a strong, imposing and memorable chorus. Nina’s iconic vocals aren’t to be missed. She builds a haunting yet calming atmosphere with her ethereal voice and those echoing chimes, which give the song another dimension.

There is no better way to sum up this article than with words from Nina herself: “Music, colours and nature are my best healing mechanism, and I have joined these three in this motivational story. I want to thank everyone who was a part of this wonderful project and I hope that you will have a ‘Najljepši Dan’ while listening to this”.

Najljepši Dan lyrics — Nina Kraljić

Original lyrics

Prošlo je već dovoljno dana
Obrisala sam nanovo ploču
Naučila sam kako sama
Voljeti svoju samoću

Tišina mi već odavno prija
Večeri uz zvukove kiše
Šetam bez nekog cilja
Po tebi ništa ne miriše

Nema što ne mogu
Nema što ne mogu
Nema što ne mogu
Sama

Ne postoji to što ne znam
Ne postoji to što ne znam
Ne postoji to što ne znam
Čeka me jos najljepši dan

Upoznala sam nove ljude
Nitko ne zna ništa o nama
Pristaje mi ova studen
Ne plaši me više tama

Kad čujem spori topot vlaka
Il se netko kao ti nasmije
Ne ostanem bez zraka
Ne boli me, bar ne kao prije

Jer nema što ne mogu
Nema što ne mogu
Nema što ne mogu
Sama

Ne postoji to što ne znam
Ne postoji to što ne znam
Ne postoji to što ne znam
Čeka me jos najljepši dan

English translation

Enough days have passed
I have wiped the board clean
I have learned myself
How to love my solitude

I have been enjoying silence for a while
And evenings with the sound of rain
I’m walking without any goal
Around you, nothing smells

There is nothing that I cannot do
There is nothing that I cannot do
There is nothing that I cannot do
On my own

There isn’t anything that I do not know
There isn’t anything that I do not know
There isn’t anything that I do not know
The most beautiful day is still awaiting me

I met new people
Nobody knows anything about us
This cold beseems me
The darkness does not scare me anymore

When I hear the slow rumble of the train
Or when someone smiles like you
I do not get breathless
It does not hurt me, at least not like before

There is nothing that I cannot do
There is nothing that I cannot do
There is nothing that I cannot do
On my own

There isn’t anything that I do not know
There isn’t anything that I do not know
There isn’t anything that I do not know
The most beautiful day is still awaiting me

 

 

 

 

 

 

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hope she gets back cause she deserved better result and better treatment from HRT :'(

Fredrik
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Fredrik

Agree but i heard she was really sick then

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yeah she was but i was talking about 0 money that they gave her for performance…i mean, Jacques and Franka had money and payed everything from their own pocket but Nina was thrown into the fire and the only thing she managed to pay for was that chicken dress

Zebb
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Zebb

Such a good piece. Hopefully her artistic project will be fine under new label

Hrvatska
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Hrvatska

Nowa Nina w znakomitym utworze po Chorwacku