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
What do you think about “Lovi”? How does it compare to his Eurovision entries? Let us know in the comments down below.