Lyuba ( Ukraine )
The Song ‘Mayak’ by The Hardkiss – Lyuba’s goosebump moment
“Hi. I’m Lyuba and I’m from Ukraine. My goosebump moment is when I listen to The Hardkiss’s songs. Everyone has their own favorite song that gives them goosebumps and some kind of special feeling. So, I want to tell you about the band from which I get goosebumps when I listen to their songs. So, The Hardkiss is a Ukrainian band which is known not only in Ukraine. My favorite songs are ‘Mayak’ and ‘Make Up’. At the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, they performed a small part of the song ‘Mayak’ and it was just incredible! I had goosebumps. During their performance, I not only had mixed feelings and emotions, I was also just proud of our artists that we have in Ukraine, yeah. So, I highly recommend you listen to their songs.”
The Revolution in Ukrainian Pop Music
The song ‘Mayak’, which translates to “Lighthouse”, is a perfect blend of electronic and indie rock with a hint of folk music, giving it a unique sound that resonates with music lovers across the globe.
The lyrics of the song express a powerful message of hope, resilience, and survival. The driving force behind the song is the lead vocalist, Yulia Sanina, whose powerful and emotive voice conveys the true meaning of the song.
The music video of ‘Mayak’ is also a work of art in itself. Directed by Valeriy Bebko, the video portrays the storyline of a magical lighthouse that navigates people through a stormy sea.
It features various metaphors about life, showing how the lighthouse is a symbol of hope and guidance, giving people the strength to keep fighting. The video has won multiple awards, including the Best International Music Video award at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards.
One of the main reasons behind the success of ‘Mayak’ is its originality. The Hardkiss has successfully blended various musical genres, creating a sound that is unique to them.
Their music has inspired countless Ukrainian musicians and has even gained them international recognition. The Hardkiss has established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry, not only in Ukraine but worldwide.
The Hardkiss has managed to capture the hearts of audiences worldwide, not just because of their music but also because of their live performances. Their shows are full of energy, excitement, and theatrics, making them a must-see for anyone who loves live music.
The band has toured extensively around the world and has performed at major festivals, including South by Southwest in Texas and the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
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