Serbia’s Eurovision 2020 representatives Hurricane stunned us all at Beovizija earlier this year with their big Balkan banger “Hasta La Vista”. Their killer dance moves and unmatchable looks helped them to a landslide victory. While the contest may have been cancelled, the group are not slowing down and have now released three new songs and music videos all in one day – “Čaje Šukarije”, “Lopove” and “Want Ya”.

As we enter the Eurovision 2021 season, Serbia haven’t yet decided who will represent them. Speaking to wiwibloggs in June, the group’s publicist said: “We do not yet have official information about this from [RTS]”. They also said that they expected to know about Eurovision 2021 in “September or October” – this has come and gone, but still no word.

In the meantime, Hurricane – that’s Sanja Vučić, Ivana Nikolić and Ksenija Knežević – have well and truly shown the Serbian delegation what they are missing. The Balkan beauties have not only released one new song, they have released three – all on the same day!

Three women, three new songs, let’s have a closer look.

 

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New music from Hurricane

1. “Čaje Šukarije”

“Čaje Šukarije” (“Pretty Girl”) is a fast paced, pop banger with Middle Eastern flavours that could grace any club in Belgrade. It’s a cover of the song from Roma icon and “Queen of the Gypsies”, the late Esma Redžepova. Esma also has Eurovision links after she represented North Macedonia at Eurovision back in 2013 together with Vlatko Lozanoski.

The music video is directed by Dejan Milicevic and is one huge party. The pulsing beat is aided with a cascade of vibrant, fluorescent colours, smoke and dancers. After 24 hours, the video has already clocked over three quarters of a million views.

2. “Lopove”

Their second release, “Lopove” which means “Thieves” in English, is another dance club hit with Asian influences.

The music video is another creation by director Dejan Milicevic. It is monochromatic, psychedelic, and retro all at the same time. The girls have lost the colour and the dancers, instead going it alone whilst teasing around a thief  who has a chain around his neck. After one day, “Lopove” has racked up over half a million views.

3. “Want Ya”

Hurricane’s third and final song is called “Want Ya” and is the only song sung in English. Although it’s the shortest song of the three at only two minutes and fourteen seconds, “Want Ya” is still very much a track that you can’t help dancing to.

The music video, which is directed by Đorđe Obradović, gives us an American feel, set on a basket-ball court. The trio transports us back to black and white televisions, tie-dye t-shirts and cartoony graphics – a true retro feast. “Want Ya” now has over 300,000 views on YouTube, which means Hurricane’s three new songs have in total amassed over one and a half million views in only 24 hours.

What do you think of Hurricane’s new tracks? Which is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.

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Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
1 day ago

They look fabulous but honestly from the headline photo I thought it was another article about the three UK drag queens and I had to scroll back to see if I saw it right that it was an article about Hurricane

filipko54
filipko54
3 days ago

Lopove reminds me of that Inna house music era, I love it

Ralf0711
Ralf0711
3 days ago

“Lopove” reminds me a lot of “Love unlimited” by Sofi Marinova (2012 Bulgaria).

AM2PM
AM2PM
4 days ago

Three great tracks.
Did anyone else think they look like Trinity the Tuck, Raven and Jujubee in the Lopove video

Nekki
Nekki
4 days ago

God, these 3 songs can’t be more different, and I absolutely love every single one! Go, girlies!

Colin
Colin
4 days ago

All three of these songs are under the 3 minute limit, so I have a hunch that Hurricane might be doing the same thing as Victoria with testing the waters before announcing anything official. I also think that Caje sukarije is the most interesting one out of three.

Btw, ”Lopove” isn’t exactly ”thieves” in plural. It means ”Oh, you thief!” in vocative case. Just like in Damir Kedzo’s ”Divlji vjetre”, which would more literally be translated as ”Oh, wild wind!”. Serbian and Croatian have cases which make the end of the noun change based on it’s role in the sentence.

Last edited 4 days ago by Colin
Leo
Leo
4 days ago
Reply to  Colin

As mentioned above, the first is a cover of the infamous song from NM’s 2013 entry Esma Redzepova (and used in the Borat movie without her consent), but the other 2 should go into a public or private selection, so fans could decide in which language any first refusal for Hurricane is in.

Eugeny
Eugeny
4 days ago

Guys, “?aje šukarije” are words in one of roma (gipsy) languages. And it means “pretty girl”, not “sugar teas”.

FanESC
FanESC
4 days ago

“Caje Sukarije” is really good, these girls have lots of potential for the ESC2021.

Pandaman
Pandaman
4 days ago
Reply to  FanESC

Yup, it’s a good version. Though it’s a cover, so the song definitely won’t be the one for ESC.

FanESC
FanESC
3 days ago
Reply to  Pandaman

Oh, I didn’t know, I was hoping this song could potentially be the one for Serbia, sad.

sally
sally
4 days ago

They are amazing. Three songs, three completely different styles, and they are rocking it all. Btw I love the dance in Caje Sukarije – looks a bit like Bollywood!

esc2021rotterdam
esc2021rotterdam
4 days ago

I think Hurricane will be in eurovision 2021. If RTS would’ve decided to do Beovizija so they would’ve already announced it to us. I just wonder I RTS is so silent about them (or maybe RTS is too busy with the participation in the junior eurovision and will announce about Hurricane after the contest).

Leo
Leo
4 days ago

I expect all 7 to be given first refusal Armenia: as I think I have said, the reason why Armenia haven’t done so yet is because they want Athena to be able to travel in person, and I was told by someone on insta that a rumour said she was waiting to sign the contracts until the COVID situation is better. I also read on wiki the relevant direct flights for her are unlikely to be available until too late. However, the will from both sides is very clearly there, and this entry deserves to be handled correctly. AMPTV should… Read more »

Leo
Leo
3 days ago
Reply to  Leo

She now appears to have implied that the ballad that will be released is a song that she performed in public in the past, so cannot be her entry.

Ashton
Ashton
3 days ago
Reply to  Leo

somehow, someway, you managed to bring up Armenia and Athena in an article and a comment about Serbia and Hurricane

Leo
Leo
3 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

Two reasons: 1) I was just listing what I expected the 7 remaining acts, including Hurricane and Athena, to do. I expect all of them to return, but I focused on her because, aside from her being my fave, her first refusal is one with the strongest will but has the biggest obstacle (Greece to Armenia travel) even though it’s the most obvious one that everyone wants, and I agitate about it being screwed up, as Armenia has sometimes had form with this, ie in 2019. 2) I was wondering if choosing the right choice of language and getting a… Read more »

Last edited 3 days ago by Leo
esc2021rotterdam
esc2021rotterdam
3 days ago
Reply to  Leo

You’re so obssesed with Athena if you didn’t realize it (look how much you wrote about Armenia and Athena compared to other countries). I know that it’s possible to travel to Armenia and that you just need a negative covid test done 72 hours before the arrival without quarantine to enter so there is no problem for Athena to go there.

Last edited 3 days ago by esc2021rotterdam
Leo
Leo
3 days ago

Mea culpa. I am a very opinionated guy who likes to express opinions on this year’s field strongly. I know It’s just a song. It is however, one I, for reasons I have stated, feel strongly about, and feel has been put too far under the radar, and I dislike why people think it would place below Norway or Albania, fare worse than Genealogy, or get slept on by the juries, who made it an entry in the first place. I also worry about any first refusal not being treated properly, and/or giving her the wrong song, rather than allowing… Read more »

Last edited 3 days ago by Leo
Luce
Luce
4 days ago

Hurricane Girls are killin it!