He’s the Ukrainian goth teen idol who gave us a flaming performance in Lisbon that charmed viewers to a 7th place televote finish.
And since then Mélovin has kept the ball rolling with a national tour and the steady release of new tracks, including the recent “Z toboyu, zi mnoyu, i hodi” (With You, With Me, It’s Everything). The laid-back single marks his first Ukrainian-language release since his Eurovision stint.
The stylistic change with his earlier work is prominent and profound. While there’s a hint of darkness in the pulsating beats, the track features more mainstream production, with his rich and resonant vocals complimenting the relaxed demeanour of the song.
Singing of how he and his significant other stick together in a dark, black world, Mélovin oozes a hypnotic quality that pulls you in. You can feel the ease he has in his mother tongue.
The “Under the Ladder” hitmaker sums up his image change well.
“My era of the singing Dracula has passed,” he’s said. “It’s time for fresh breath in both my music and my character.”
And as part of that Mélovin recently released an instrumental of the track, stripping things back to let the music shine on its own.
“Z toboyu, zi mnoyu, i hodi”
What do you think? Are you enjoying Mélovin’s transition? Would you like to hear him sing in Ukrainian more often? Leave your comments down below!