In 2018, she set the Eurovision stage alight in Lisbon. We fanned the flames of “Fuego” and Eleni Foureira burned bright enough to finish second. Now she’s packing her bags and jetting off as a Gypsy Woman on a mission. And she’s setting more than just the Eurovision stage on fire in her new five song EP. The EP was released in May, with the lyric video for lead single “El Ritmo Psicodélico” landing today.
“El Ritmo Psicodélico” — Eleni Foureira
Eleni dropped the lyric video for “El Ritmo Psicodélico” today, which serves as the lead single of Gypsy Woman. Sticking to her guns, the lyric video even features a cartoon Eleni popping, locking and dropping to the psychadelic rhythm.
It certainly doesn’t require a lot of effort to picture the real Eleni making our jaws drop with some fierce choreography to this track. It’s also a perfect expansion of her discography, building on the success of “Fuego” and subsequent hits “Caramela” and “Tómame“.
The Latin flavour is prevalent in the song and throughout the EP as Eleni sticks to her strengths. A psychadelic pop drop isn’t out of place and is also heavily infused with Latin influences. The goddess of fire topped the charts in Spain and “El Ritmo Psicodélico” has Spanish summer hit written all over it.
Gypsy Woman — Eleni Foureira
Gypsy Woman was released in May featuring five songs and more Latin spice than a South American telenovela. When she isn’t meeting a boy in Ibiza, she’s jetting off to Barcelona, leaving a trail of ash in her wake. There is a clear identity throughout the EP as Eleni tackles accessible subject matter over infectious beats. While the title track sets the pace nicely, “Barcelona” is a particularly banging track, as Eleni is “soaking in the summertime”, delivering another summer hit. She stumbles across love in Barcelona, declaring “who needs California, for me it’s Barcelona”.
“Maria” and “Call Ya” also fall in line with the whole package. In “Maria”, Eleni wishes she was the eponymous Maria, as her man only has eyes for her. Eleni even sings the word “fuego” repeatedly, a touch her fans will doubtlessly appreciate. In “Call Ya”, Eleni declares “I am not your misses, I only call ya when I’m bored”. All of this, naturally, is set over big beats and deep drops. In short, Gypsy Woman is a series of dance floor bangers that is bound to get you moving to el ritmo.
“Sirens” — KAAN ft. Snoop Dogg and Eleni Foureira
Gypsy Woman hasn’t been Eleni’s only work in 2019. In addition to a jaw-dropping performance of “Dancing Lasha Tumbai” in Tel Aviv, she even found the time to partner with some big names earlier this year. Eleni sings the chorus of “Sirens”, which are the lyrics from “Sweet Dreams” by Eurythmics. When our girl isn’t ravishing in red, she’s rocking a leather jacket in a series of A-list looks. The red queen holds her own and melds the song together with her sizzling choreography.
What do you think of Gypsy Woman and all of Eleni’s recent releases? Are you feeling the physchadelic rhythm? Let us know in the comments below.