They’re the Serbian girl-group that should have represented their country at Eurovision 2020 in May. Despite the contest’s cancellation, Hurricane have continued on with their other musical endeavours. And now, the trio have dropped the new single “Folir’o” (“Foolin'”).

Hurricane – that’s Sanja Vučić, Ivana Nikolić and Ksenija Knežević – have developed a large following in Serbia and have become one of the biggest contemporary music acts in the country thanks to their mix of Balkan pop and R’n’B.

Earlier this year, the group released “Roll The Dice” in honour of those fighting COVID-19 and later featured on “Tuturutu” by turbo-folk singer MC Stojan. However, for “Folir’o”, the girls are switching things up a bit.

Hurricane take a traditional approach with “Folir’o”

“Dear friends, we are pleased to present our new song called “Folir’o” … which is definitely different from everything we have done so far”, Hurricane noted on Instagram upon the song’s release.

“Folir’o” does retain elements of the modern production and Balkan pop sound that their fans will have fallen in love with. However, there’s also the distinct inclusion of more traditional-style singing and instrumentation in the final part of each chorus. It’s not an overload of new sounds by any means. Instead, it’s a sprinkling of something different that helps this newest release stand out amongst the trio’s catalogue of songs.

This contrast is highlighted in the music video, which has amassed almost two million views in two days. During the verses, we see Vučić, Nikolić and Knežević fully living their modern lives and relaxing by the pool. But, during the last part of the chorus, the video cuts to clips of the girl-group out in the countryside. Here, they can be seen wearing more traditional Serbian clothing, including floral garlands.

Hurricane – “Folir’o”

Lyrically, “Folir’o” sees Hurricane singing about a former lover. While the girls gave their all to the relationship, this other person was only fooling them to get what they wanted: “You were foolin’ me / sabotagin’ our love / you were blockin’ me, me / and bluffin’ so well, oh well”.

It appears the break-up of this partnership was the talk of the town and now leads to some very awkward moments when the trio are walking about by themselves: “When I walk around alone / the whole city stops / Nobody breathes”.

During the more traditional breaks in the song, the girls sing about the different things that their parents told them when they were younger. While the Serbian stars grew up believing in fairytales thanks to their mothers, their fathers warned of the consequences of not having one foot in reality: “I believed in fairytales / I learned that from my mother / But my dad was right: / “You’ll fall in love with a fool””.

Lyrics: Hurricane – “Folir’o”

Serbian

Doterana, svakog dana
Šetam istim ulicama
Znam da svako mene gleda
Ali nikom sebe nedam

Samo tebi sve sam dala
Slepo sam ti verovala
Uzeo si što si hteo
Otkinuo srca deo

Kada sama prođem
Tada stane ceo grad
Niko tad ne diše
Svako zadržava dah
Nisi mog’o da izdržiš
Takav pritisak
Mislila sam da ćeš moći
Da ćeš biti jak

Ti si me folir’o
Našu ljubav sabotir’o
Mene, mene si blokir’o
Dobro, dobro si blefir’o

Ti si me folir’o
Našu ljubav sabotir’o
Mene, mene si blokir’o
Dobro, dobro si blefir’o

Verovala u bajke
Naučila to od majke
Ali tata je u pravu
Zavolećeš ti budalu

Nisam znala da si takav
Udarila sam o dno
Nisam znala bolje sama
Nego s tobom zajedno

Kada sama prođem
Tada stane ceo grad
Nitko tad ne diše
Svatko zadržava dah
Nisi mog’o da izdržiš
Takav pritisak
Mislila sam da ćeš moći
Da ćeš biti jak

Ti si me folir’o
Našu ljubav sabotir’o
Mene, mene si blokir’o
Dobro, dobro si blefir’o

Ti si me folir’o
Našu ljubav sabotir’o
Mene, mene si blokir’o
Dobro, dobro si blefir’o

Verovala u bajke
Naučila to od majke
Ali tata je u pravu
Zavolećeš ti budalu

Ti budalu

Ti si me folir’o
Našu ljubav sabotir’o
Mene, mene si blokir’o
Dobro, dobro si blefir’o

Ti si me folir’o
Našu ljubav sabotir’o
Mene, mene si blokir’o
Dobro, dobro si blefir’o

English Translation

All dressed up every day
I walk the same streets
I know that everyone’s looking at me
but I give myself to no one

I gave my all only to you
I trusted you blindly
You took what you wanted
and ripped a piece of my heart

When I walk around alone
the whole city stops
Nobody breathes
they all hold their breath
You couldn’t keep up
with that pressure
I thought you could
and that you’d be strong

You were foolin’ me
sabotagin’ our love
you were blockin’ me, me
and bluffin’ so well, oh well

You were foolin’ me
sabotagin’ our love
you were blockin’ me, me
and bluffin’ so well, oh well

I believed in fairytales
I learned that from my mother
But my dad was right:
“You’ll fall in love with a fool”

I didn’t know you were like that
I hit the bottom
I didn’t know that, but I’d rather be alone
than with you

When I walk around alone
the whole city stops
Nobody breathes
they all hold their breath
You couldn’t keep up
with that pressure
I thought you could
and that you’d be strong

You were foolin’ me
sabotagin’ our love
you were blockin’ me, me
and bluffin’ so well, oh well

You were foolin’ me
sabotagin’ our love
you were blockin’ me, me
and bluffin’ so well, oh well

I believed in fairytales
I learned that from my mother
But my dad was right:
“You’ll fall in love with a fool”

You, with a fool

You were foolin’ me
sabotagin’ our love
you were blockin’ me, me
and bluffin’ so well, oh well

You were foolin’ me
sabotagin’ our love
you were blockin’ me, me
and bluffin’ so well, oh well

What do you make of Hurricane’s new song “Folir’o”? Do you want to see them return to Eurovision with something similar? Let us know in the comments below!

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Pontus
Pontus
2 months ago

Do anyone know how a balcan women looks like without heavy make up? its very rare to see one i feel.

Mitch
Mitch
2 months ago

“Folir’o” (short for “Folirao”) is a Serbian slang for “Faking”

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
2 months ago

If they go to Eurovision next year I hope they compete with something like Brzi Prsti which is in my opinion their the most powerful and best-produced song. Hasta La Vista is quite trashy and the lyrics is just meh. (When I saw the title of the song it gave me winner vibes) The good thing is that Sanja has nice relations with public broadcaster which makes them likely to be chosen directly for Eurovision. Also, choosing an artist internally will ease a lot to broadcaster as they won’t have spend money for organising a mediocre national selection, yet they… Read more »

kor
kor
2 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Aaah yes! I think Brzi Prsti is one of the best songs I heard this year globally. I never get tired of it and it suits them great. I really hope they make more and more content like that

Poppy
Poppy
2 months ago

I hope they are back in 2021. They would be beyond entertaining to see at the big stage

Nekki
Nekki
2 months ago

Loving this! Perfect summer bop!

Nobody Important
Nobody Important
2 months ago

Queens! I’m really hoping they return next year! ?

Petar
Petar
2 months ago

Three queens ??

EscFan
EscFan
2 months ago

Please change the lyrics to “Zavole?eš ti budalu” instead of “zavolet ?eš”. This is Croatian.

Milan
Milan
2 months ago
Reply to  EscFan

Also, “folir’o” is bad spelling – it should be “folirô” (and this was not intentional, people simply don’t know that). Anyway, if you are launching a video intended for an audience of millions, the least you can do is check your spelling or hire someone to do it for you if you are not competent.

kor
kor
2 months ago

They are queensss!