She’s the Croatian stunner who is saying goodbye to toxic relationships in her Eurovision 2021 number “Tick-Tock”.
And now Albina is adding more fire to her message with a glossy music video that sees her transition from off-duty model to queen of the ball, all in three minutes.
The video opens with the Dora 2021 winner walking down the middle of a road in a hoodie, thigh-skimming plaid skirt and a pair of knee-high platform boots. She soon enters a yellow door which helps her leave her troubles behind as she morphs into a high-fashion diva.
The centrepiece of that transformation is a floor-sweeping black gown with a very deep thigh split, through which Albina shows off an embellished piece of footwear, whose straps snake from her perfectly pedicured toes all the way up her leg.
In an Instagram post, she nodded to the sparkly shoe with the simple caption: “Diamond of the season.”
The diamond theme continues with her rather large ring — worn above long black gloves — and her ornate headpiece, which rests on top of her blonde tresses and matches her oversized earrings. There is so much metal on our girl she may well be picking up TV signals!
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“Tick-Tock” — a song about letting go of toxic relationships and people — requires major attitude. And that isn’t always best served in a ball gown.
So, during the horn-heavy sections of the song, Albina reprises her look from the Croatian national final, re-purposing those parachute pants with black fasteners. But this time she pairs them with a leather top and a whole lot of fringe, giving her the look of an avant-garde raven on the dance floor.
This sequence seems to take place in an underground parking lot. The cars may have stopped, but Miss A is kicking it up to third gear.
As Albina moves past the negativity of her troublesome relations, she steps out into the light in a chic pantsuit. We see her duplicated in mirror form — she’s got double the power now that she’s set herself free.
By the end of the video, though, we realise it was all but a dream. As Albina walks away with a teddy bear — a memento of her fantasy of freedom — we can only hope it encourages her to make the changes she’s just imagined.