Elvir Pelesevic, who lives in Denmark and is originally from one of the ex Yugoslavia countries wrote about a new song released by LAKA who presented Bosnia and Herzegovina at the 2008 Eurovision song contest in Belgrade, Serbia. Roy from ESC Covers met Laka and really thought he was a nice person and had a good song. So that is why this new release is of interest to ESC Covers.
On his 50th birthday, Elvir Laković Laka has released a new song today titled “Ostarih”, which deals with the issue of getting things done before it’s too late.
Ostarih, which in English translates to ‘I Got Old’, is a love song about how important it is to get things done before it is too late.
The video for the song has been filmed in the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo. Edvin Kalić, who has collaborated with Laka many times before, directed the video for Ostarih. Laka performers his new song with the inseparable member of his band – his 14 years younger sister Mirela.
Hari Mata Hari and Elena Risteska have got together to release Jos Me Plasis (I’m still afraid). It is a classic Balkan collaboration of two great singers with an upbeat pop rock sound. The music is by H.Varešanović and text by Alma Abdagić, Alen Lemešević and Fahrudin Pecikoza. The arrangement is by Darko Dimitrov.
The video clip was recorded at the Hotel Russia in Skopje and is a Jukebox production.
Hari Mata Hari represented Bosnia-Herzegovina with Lejla at the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest and Elena Risteska represented FYR Macedonia also at the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with Ninanajna.
You can see the video for Jos Me Plasis below.
Source: ESC Covers; ELENA RISTESKA YOUTUBE CHANNEL
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Hari Mata Hari were the representatives of Bosnia-Herzegovina in the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Lejla and finished in third place. The song was composed by Željko Joksimović (2004 ESC Serbia, 2012 ESC Serbia).
Now Hari Mata Hari return with a brand new single and video clip entitled Cilim. It is perfect for the summer days with a nice ethnic rhythm and feel good vibe. The official video was shot in Northern Cyprus.