She’s the popular songstress who represented Armenia at Eurovision 2008. To this day, she maintains the honour of holding Armenia’s equal best result at the contest. We are, of course, talking about Sirusho. She won the hearts of many fans around Europe when she brought “Qele Qele” to Belgrade and now she has a new summer single, written and produced by RedOne. That single is “Let It Out”.
“Let It Out” — Sirusho
“Let It Out” is described as “an exuberant celebration of positivity”. Just a few seconds into the music video, we can see exactly why. Sirusho brings her signature style to Dubai — from the pool to the desert, this is one big party.
The lyrics tell the story of letting one’s spirit out, sentiments which many listeners around the world will be able to relate to. As the world slowly begins to open up, Sirusho encourages listeners to “roar so loud, show them you are proud”.
Describing the positive vibes of the song, Sirusho says:
“We spent an entire day locked in the studio with Red trying to come up with a song that would make us wanna dance and eventually become a summer song for everyone to listen to on the beach. By the time we were done recording we were all excited and dancing in the room. Then we shot the video on a beach in Dubai and played the song there, it unexpectedly turned into a big party, everyone joined and we included that mood in the final cut of the video. So this has been the ultimate party song since day 1.”
Sirusho Since Eurovision 2008
Eurovision fans will certainly be familiar with Sirusho’s 2008 entry “Qele Qele”. The song finished fourth, attracting the maximum 12 points from 8 countries. Following Eurovision, Sirusho has released a healthy catalogue of new music, from hits like “PreGomesh” to duets with fellow Eurovision stars like Sakis Rouvas.
Sirusho has recently been on a “creative mission to combine traditional Armenian instruments with modern beats”. This is certainly evidenced on “Let It Out”, which presents a perfect blend of the two in the sands of Dubai.
Nadir Khayat, better known as RedOne, is a three time Grammy Award winner. The Moroccan-Swedish hitmaker has worked with a lengthy list of global superstars, including Ava Max, Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira and One Direction. He is perhaps best known for his work with Lady Gaga, working on hits like “Just Dance”, “Poker Face” and “Bad Romance”.
RedOne is also no stranger to Eurovision circles, having penned Alexey Vorobyov’s 2011 entry “Get You“. He has also worked with Melodifestivalen starts like Mohombi and Molly Sandén. That connection continues with his work alongside Sirusho on “Let It Out”.
What do you think of “Let It Out”? Is this one of your favourite hits of the summer? Let us know in the comments below.