Sevdaliza “Human”[Intrepretation]

This music video is on the deep side. O-O If you pay attention to more than a woman in jeweled pasties dancing in the dirt.

She’s in a horse arena.
Usually horses are groomed and dressed in jewels just to be presented in this area.
The grooming for this sort of event usually takes so long.

Just like how an artist/performer takes a very long time and lots of effort to present their art piece.

But a lot of times people don’t see all the background effort that goes into that along with thinking of these artists/performers as a kind of super human. When really they are just human beings.

When she takes off the robe and you can see the jeweled pasties(?) the lyrics at that part are:
“I am sweat, flaws
I have veins, scars
I am human
Nothing more than human.”

Also, Sevdaliza is Iranian-Dutch, so looking at this video I also thought of: Whatever differences we may seem to have aren’t what makes us more or less of a human. We all are the same thing inside.

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Iskui Abalyan (Искуи Абалян)

Note: “Искуи Абалян” is copied and pasted from the video title. I do not know how to speak Belarusian or Russian. 

Iskui Abalyan, (Beluarusian singer) new single “Геометрия“~ I wonder what genre this would be? hmm…

Unfortunately, I do not have much to state for this post due to my very low knowledge of Iskui Abalyan, the country of Belarus and me being unable to find more knowledge currently. (It seems not many people from the U.S listen to music from this country in general.)

NOTE: Belarus is neighbour countries are Poland (west border), Lithuania (northwest), Latvia (northwest), Ukraine (south) and Russia (north east).

Melanie Martinez “Gingerbread Man”

The most interesting song that came out during the holidays. (The song was specifically released on Dec 23, 2015)

Nevermind the fact of Melanie’s soft sounding voice. (Which I love! But then again I have a soft voice myself….) This song is far from your usual jolly and holly Christmas tune.

I’d like to state that this song seems to be the Krampus of Christmas songs. Sure quite an amount of people know of this song and Krampus, but Krampus isn’t like Santa and seemingly not as well known or commercialized.

Which makes sense, this companion of St. Nick is the one that doesn’t look very jolly and it seems his main job is to punish those naughty children along with being an incentive to keep children from doing bad things. 

There’s a sort of darkness to “Gingerbread Man”, specifically the picture within the video and the sound. Combine it with the chimes and the girl in the picture the song also has a touch of “innocence” to it. With some parts definitely not being innocent.

This combination of innocence and darkness definitely reminds me of Melanie Martinez’s “Dollhouse.”

 

Martinez’s music style seems to be a good match for Tim Burton movies. A lot of Tim Burton movies have darkness, but also this combination of innocence and non innocence. 

Overall, I feel like I could get my friends that aren’t a huge fan of Christmas to listen to it. Well more likely to get them to listen to this than Christmas carols. XD 

Some information about Melanie Martinez:

-She was on The Voice (Season 3)

–She was part of Team Adam. And ended up being one of the most popular singers for that season.

-American singer AND songwriter

-Her song “Carousel” was used in a preview for FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show

 

Gulnara Koshenovo [Гульнара Кошенова]

I do not speak Russian or Kazakhs.

I copied and pasted her name written like this: “Гульнара Кошенова” from one of her videos.

Gulnara Koshenova is a singer from Kazakhstan.

A country who’s neighbours are: Russia (north), China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

I would guess that her ethnicity is Kazakhs, however I am very open to being wrong to that due to Kazakhstan’s multiple ethnic groups.

Ethnic groups in Kazakhstan: Kazakhs, Tartars, Ukrainians, Germans, Russians, Uzbeks and Uyghurs. 

Just recently Gulnara Koshenova’s song Сезим (Чувство)” came out. It was uploaded on the channel Ello.

The song was sung in Kazakhs. To me the music video seems pretty abstract style wise. It features many shots of Gulnara, capturing her beauty well in multiple outfits. The music video while capturing the singer’s physical beauty doesn’t let the singer’s voice and the music be covered by it.

 

Gulnara Koshenova can also sing in English as seen in this cover:

 

Apparently she also has a YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPs0_1mYzT1at3LFm7KCtw