Russian Pop Invasion! New Music From Sergey and Valeriya!
I love me some Russian Pop Music! Ever since I first heard Alsou's attempt at breaking the difficult UK market with "Always On My Mind," Russian Pop stars have intrigued me. Listening last year to Valeriya's "The Party's Over" and "Wild," both of which saw decent club success in the UK, my interest in Russian Pop stars has been renewed. First up we have a new single from 27 year old Sergey Lazarev who's new electro-pop single "Alarm" comes from his aptly titled new album Electric Touch. The song appears to be the fourth single off the album, which was released in his native Russia on March 31st. Very big thank you to ElectroQueer for the heads up on this one. I haven't really been following Sergey's music but have loved what I've heard, namely remixes for his songs "Shattered Dreams," and "Everytime." I like the direction he's going in here, even though everybody seems to be going in the same direction.
Speaking of Valeriya, the biggest selling female pop star in Russia, also has new material coming out. Her new single, "All That I Want" has been remixed for the UK clubs by likes of Michael Gray and DJ DLG. Valeriya is no stranger to club success in the UK, where both of her singles "The Party's Over" and "Wild" both managed to hit Top 5 on the club charts. The single is taken off of Valeriya's upcoming new album which is due out later this year. The album will also include a duet with Robin Gibb from The Bee Gees called "Broken Wings," which will also be remixed for the clubs. Two hot Russian artists I can't wait to hear more from this summer.