The premiere clip #KUPALA, breaking records in views, was recorded by Ukrainian artists Jerry Heil and alyona alyona together with the German singer Ela. Focus examines a new Ukrainian pop phenomenon.
#KUPALA is the fourth collaboration between singer Jerry Heil and rapper alyona alyona, recorded abroad. Their success in Germany is on the rise. Prior to that, they together performed the compositions “Prayer”, “My Dear”, “Why?” And now – the track dedicated to the holiday of Ivan Kupala, which was recorded with the German Ela, is rapidly gaining momentum.
In fact, Jerry Heil and alyona alyona have become the most popular pop group abroad, reminiscent of the duet of Potap and Nastya in structure.
Why did Jerry Heil and alyona alyona sing so well
July 7, on the holiday of Ivan Kupala, singer and video blogger Jerry Heil (“Security_cancellation”) and rapper alyona alyona (“Pishka-Pushka”) released the fourth joint track #KUPALA. They recorded it together with the German singer Ela, performing her part of the composition in German.
Why a collaboration with a German? Yes, because Jerry Heil and alyona alyona emigrated to Germany after the start of the Russian-Ukrainian war. And there would be no happiness, but misfortune helped: our stars began to actively cooperate and become more and more successful: the puzzles, as they say, coincided. What?
26-year-old Jerry Heil (Yana Shemaeva) is gentle, shy, if not timid. Once she admitted that she completely invented the plot of her super hit “Protection_cancellation”. This timidity and lack of great stage experience did not allow her to win Eurovision 2020, although the song Vegan was a hit. Yana is an excellent composer.
31-year-old rapper Alyona Alyona (Alena Savranenko) is the complete opposite of Yana, she is domineering, strong-willed, sharp. In tracks like “Pushka”, she just positions her strong character.
And when the artists began to cooperate, it turned out to be an almost perfect pop duet, reminiscent of the Potap and Nastya group in structure: only in the role of a conditional “male rapper” here is a strong-willed alyona alyona, and in the role of a conditional “lady” – gentle Jerry Heil.
In addition, the Ukrainian public does not really like hard hip-hop recitative itself, and Yana Shemayeva is great at composing hit choruses, which Savranenko appropriately “sets off” with her rap. This is how the ideal pop group developed in Germany, producing hit after hit. And the girls took the singer Ela in order to give success an international touch – their track, despite the purely Slavic theme, sounds quite organic in German.
A few words about the track #KUPALA
The arrangement is international class. At the level of the best things of the French Deep Forest – the founders of the world music style – ethno-electronics. By the way, folk-pop music appeals best to our audience – remember the success of the bands KAZKA and Go_A.
In addition to Jerry Heil, Anton Chilibi, the arranger and co-author of the Ukrainian funk star Dmitry Monatik, is also the author of the music. Anton is a person from a very professional team. By the way, Monatic is also now cruising abroad and has already released a remarkable anti-war album.
In the comments to the clip, the idea is indicated: the connection on the screen (and at the Kupala festival) of four elements: fire, water, earth and air. Rock classics Pink Floyd had the same idea on the cover of their top album Wish You Were Here (1975). And the same thought is at the heart of the plot of the popular American cartoon “Avatar” (2009). Digging deep!
As for the visuals, the clip beautifully uses footage from the Soviet film adaptation of Gogol's story “Evening on Ivan Kupala” (1968) by the studio. Dovzhenko, where the first Ukrainian film beauty, actress Larisa Kadochnikova, starred in the title role.
In general, #KUPALA by Jerry Heil and alyona alyona is an impeccable job.
Focus predicts further successful cooperation between two talented Ukrainian performers. If they do not quarrel, they will have a great future. Usually the division of money leads to quarrels, but given that alyona alyona and Jerry Heil in Europe are still giving charity concerts, there is no ground for misunderstanding. Now the girls have a period of pure creativity.
Jerry Heil and alyona alyona collaborate
Their first joint video “Prayer” was released on April 1. To date, it has gained 366 thousand views.
The premiere of the second clip of Jerry Heil and alyona alyona “My Dear” took place on Easter – April 26th. It has 4.8 million views.
The third joint video “Why?” artists released recently – June 19. And it has already been watched by 1.2 million viewers. The pop duo of Jerry Heil and alyona alyona continues to give out hits on the mountain.