oh what a joy to behold

A new one, only out a few days.


likely the most stylish video I’ve ever seen

And the song feels somewhat Russian, in a good way. I’m not the biggest fan of our music tradition, be it folk, classical or Soviet, but when it was good, it was great. The similarity is hardly intentional – more like an effect of neighboring cultural spaces, still it’s cool. The b&w video also makes me think of our WWII movies, where the best Soviet songs came from.

for someone who rises and goes to bed…

…to the tune of war reports streaming from the Ukrainian Southeast – and whichever side you choose in that conflict (supposing you are brainwashed enough to ever choose sides in any war!), the truth is: innocents are dying, for no worthy reason – for someone like that, i.e. me, lately some songs have taken on a new, personal meaning.

So this new song by the amazing Haloo Helsinki says what I want to say. Better than I ever could.
The song is in Finnish, but for those who don’t understand it, if you click here and then check out “traductions: anglais” (which is “translations: English”, in French), you will get the gist of the lyrics (I suggest reading both versions).

Rauhaa nyt.