Earlier this year, Sergey Lazarev returned to Eurovision with the power ballad “Scream”. And just like in 2016, when he competed with the more upbeat “You’re The Only One”, the Russian star placed third and took home the bronze medal. Now, Sergey is switching up musical styles once again for his new song “Lovi” (“Catch”).

This new track is definitely something many Eurovision fans may not have expected from the Russian singer. Although his Eurovision entries have both been on the dramatic side, “Lovi” is instead calmer and more easygoing.

Despite being more laid back, the track is very much still catchy. There’s a nice 80s vibe running throughout, with synths aplenty.

Sergey may have brought thunder and lightning to the Eurovision stage, but here he’s providing a lovely summer breeze.

Sergey Lazarev – “Lovi”

Lyrically, the song sees Sergey wanting to spend the night with his lover, as he sings passionately: “Catch with me / these waves of the night city”.

It becomes apparent that their love may be forbidden, but the Russian star doesn’t want that to hold them back: “Dance with me / To hell with all the rules / What can hold us back?”.

This love has become almost like an addiction to Sergey. Although their time together may only last for one crazy night, the Eurovision alum already knows that he won’t be able to get over it. “To forget about you in the morning / It will be like a shot in the head / I won’t be able to / I’m hooked”.

Sergey finishes by asking where he can find his lover after the night they shared together: “Where can I find you?…I know you’ll be there / Where the breeze began / We’ll want to do it all over again”.

Whether Sergey will continue in this new musical direction is yet to be seen. But we won’t have long to find out. Commenting on Instagram, the star notes that we can look forward to both a new EP and album before the end of the year:

Thank you all for the comments! I’m glad you like it! This is only the beginning … there are still a lot of awesome songs ahead … from which you will go crazy … in the summer (maybe July, or maybe August- EP), and in the fall the Album !!!

We can’t wait to see what Sergey has in store for us!

Sergey Lazarev – “Lovi” Lyrics

Russian lyrics

Лёгкий ночной бриз
Как дорогой парфюм
Мне выпал сектор приз
Я тебя украду
В свете неонов фар
Я отыскал твой шарм
Ты для меня танцуй
К чёрту все правила
English lyrics

A light night breeze
Like an expensive perfume
I hit the jackpot
I’ll steal you away
In the light of neon headlights
I discovered your charm
Dance for me
To hell with all the rules

Что нас сможет сдержать?
Только зажжёт искра
Жаркое визави до утра
Мы улетим с тобой
Куда не купить билет
Я так хочу сгореть к тебе
What can hold us back?
As soon as the spark lights up
A hot vis-a-vis ’till morning
You and I will fly away
Where you can’t buy a ticket to
I so want to burn down for you
Лови со мной
Эти волны ночного города
Огни в темноте
Забыть на утро тебя
Как выстрелом в голову
Не смогу
Catch with me
These waves of the night city
Flames in the dark
To forget about you in the morning
Will be like a shot in the head
I won’t be able to
Я подсел
Я подсел о-о
Я подсел
I’m hooked
I’m hooked oh-oh
I’m hooked

Нас сожгут лучи
Их принесёт восход
Как мне теперь забыть
Эту шальную ночь?
В блеске густых волос
Не сосчитать карат
Цвета морской волны
Её сумасшедший взгляд
Rays will burn us
The sunrise will bring them
How can I now forget
This crazy night?
In the shine of lush hair
Innumerable carats
The colour of the sea wave
Is her smashing gaze
Где мне тебя искать?
Может это был сон
И недоступен твой телефон
Знаю ты будешь там
Где начинался бриз
Мы захотим всё повторить
Where can I find you?
Maybe it was a dream
And your phone is unavailable
I know you’ll be there
Where the breeze began
We’ll want to do it all over again
Лови со мной
Эти волны ночного города
Огни в темноте
Забыть на утро тебя
Как выстрелом в голову
Не смогу
Catch with me
These waves of the night city
Flames in the dark
To forget about you in the morning
Will be like a shot in the head
I won’t be able to
Я подсел
Я подсел
Я подсел о-о
Я подсел
I’m hooked
I’m hooked
I’m hooked oh-oh
I’m hooked
Лови со мной
Эти волны ночного города
Catch with me
These waves of the night city

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Adam Jones

Do you think he would ever come out of the closet? Or being Russian, that’s a death sentence?

Austrian
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Austrian

Love his voice!!

Loin dici
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Well…

*Lenny face*

Ahoy
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Ahoy

The man who performed an average song hidden behind a flashy performance in ESC. And placed high thanks to corrupt disapora televoting. The song has flopped in the charts while the rest of the top5 have been successful which says it all

Sophie
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Sophie

And what has this got to do with Lovi or this article?!

VlaD
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VlaD

What have the charts have to do with a song contest? He had a very strong song and he is one of the 4 artists in history of eurovision that managed two top 3 placings.

TheDrMistery
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TheDrMistery

Lys Assia, Isabelle Aubret, Cliff Richard, Gigliola Cinquetti, Anne-Marie David, Johnny Logan, Linda Martin, Carola, Elisabeth Andreasson, Wind, Chiara, Elena Paparizou, Dima Bilan, Zeljko Joksimovic and Sergey all have 2 placings in Top 3. Katja Ebstein even has 3 (1970, 1971 and 1980). I might forget someone, that’s only from my memory.

I guess the research could have been a little bit better.

Ksenija
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Ksenija

As you can see only western european acts are doing well on charts, why? Spotify isn’t avaliable in ex-yu countries, ukraine, russia, belarus. If it was avaliable sergey would be placed better

Ahoy
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Ahoy

That is BS. Eastern countries charts high every year on the charts.. Sergeys song was only a disapora voting song.. after the contest no one cared anymore

Ksenija
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Ksenija

No, they don’t. Tell me what eastern country or countries from past years did well on charts as in, ranked in top 5?
If your opinion about diaspora is true then why didn’t they help yulia to qualify to the final?
Some songs are not radio friendly like jamala’s and she won. None of your points make sense.

Ellen
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Ellen

You Western folks are so obsessed with diaspora stuff… It’s kinda racist, isn’t it?
Anyway,, Sergey has the career that most of Eurovision artists (and even winners) can only dream about, he doesn’t need “disapora” to get points. And in Eurovision you need points, not charts.

Ahoy
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Ahoy

Sergey is a disapora vote singer.

NatashaWAYTOESC
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very nice track, it reminds me of Modern Talkind and Depeche Mode!

Sophie
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Sophie

Same!