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.
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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