At Eurovision 2018, MÉLOVIN took Ukraine to the Grand Final, and helped to maintain his country’s perfect qualification record. Since then, he has built momentum at home with a steady stream of hits, and toured the length and breath of his nation showcasing his unique style of goth pop.
As he prepares to launch his eagerly awaited LP Octopus which is scheduled for release on October 20th, he teases us with another single: “Expectations“.
Perhaps his most orchestral effort since his hit song “Hooligan”, “Expectations” differs in sound from his previous releases. Tender in delivery whilst remaining fully focused on the strength of his vocals, MÉLOVIN’s voice touches on the emotions of the listener. “Expectations” is stirring, impactful and beautiful.
Speaking to wiwibloggs, MÉLOVIN explains:
“I heard the sounds of the orchestra in my head while sitting at the piano and writing this song, The producer and I tried to find the exact instruments that would make this song sound as close as possible to the way I imagined it. For example, you will not hear so many sounds of a violin in any of my songs. This is a very personal track that attempts to deal with heartaches. It is a song about those who pry into your soul, those who seem to be friends, but then cause you harm. But at that moment of my life, I didn’t want to feel alone and I desired to be needed by someone…”
The message of this song is one that many people can relate to. Therefore, there are plans to release the Ukrainian-language version of the track along with a music video.
What do you think of MÉLOVIN’s latest single? Are you loving it as much as we are? Do you feel the power of his message? Let us know in the comments section below.
Pretending to be sorry
Could not have been more ready
To cut myself out of your life
Too close to hide our feathers
Got caught on fire together
Free-falling for the last time
Looking for somebody
I’m crawling on the ground
Have no expectations
Have no expectations
Who’d crawl with me around
Calm my wounded soul and
Harness has been stolen
I wasn’t sure l’d manage
To think they would come ravage
Walls big enough to lose my rhymes
Kept carrying my burden
Kept saying “Hold this for me”
Still see your shadow next to mine