Stereo Love – Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina

Now is time for some modern music that I actually like. 😀 Well, from 2009, I guess that’s modern enough.  This is “Stereo Love” from the Romanians Edward Maya and Vika Jigulina. It was a big international hit back in 2009 with over 200 million views on this video alone. The lyrics are simple, but the melody and rhythm are pretty and complex. I especially like the Romanian beat that is included in there. I’m not sure what instrument it is, I think it’s accordion, but that same kind of beat is commonly used in the ex-yu area and all throughout the balkans. I think it’s origin is from the beat of traditional folk dances from the balkan, such as the kolo. The music video is shot in Greece by the way, very pretty.

Does anyone know any similar modern songs to this? Like with a well-composed rhythm and melody such as this one? Most modern popular music leaves me so jaded because of the lack of effort and originality that seems to go into it – just the same party beats and empty lyrics with some overdone music videos portraying typical scenes of some contrived party life and hedonism.. all so superficial and commercialized, but perhaps they reflect the current values and ideals of our society? Maybe I don’t like it because I don’t share the same mentality, I don’t find those portrayed yacht party and mansion scenes desirable.

Comments? Any recommendations? And your thoughts on modern music, what it may reflect about society, or even what an individual’s music taste may reflect about them? Thanks for reading as always. 🙂

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