“Kalush Orchestra” and “The Rasmus” Released a Collaborative Clip

by Olha Povaliaieva
Sunday, October 23, 2022
“Kalush Orchestra” and “The Rasmus” Released a Collaborative Clip

The winner of "Eurovision Song Contest-2022" and the popular Finnish rock band together sang "In the shadows"

"They say that I have to learn to kill to feel safe, but I do better to kill myself than to become their slave," sings a legendary song.

Finnish rock band The Rasmus released the track In the shadows in 2003. In 2023, this song got its second life and became known as In the shadows of Ukraine. Refresh released as a song and video clip. The performers were a Ukrainian rap group, which took 1st place on Eurovision-2022 Kalush Orchestra and The Rasmus. The updated composition replaced pure rock with a mixture of Ukrainian folk, hip-hop, and rock. Moments with Ukrainian words appeared in the composition. The music video is impregnated with Ukrainian motives, it looks like it represents a country attacked by the same "cancer" from the song.

The video was made in black and white. Ukrainian video director Leonid Kokosovskyy worked on the video. Ukrainian producers Anton Chilbi and Ivan Klymenko also worked on the song's sound.

"Our mission is to make as many people as possible aware of this war and the courage of the Ukrainian people. So we decided to make a video for this song. We believe that "the sun will rise, all enemies will disappear," the Ukrainian group told about the new work." The first time we met the Kalush Orchestra at the ESC in Amsterdam. It was already emotional because we knew a war was going on in Ukraine, and it was a very unfair situation, so meeting musicians was like meeting friends who risked losing their lives. Then in Turin, the Kalush Orchestra approached us with the idea of a mesh version of Stefania, The Shadows, and Jezebel. We played a mix-up at a street concert, and it felt like the magic was happening. I was amazed by the music of the Kalush Orchestra. Playing the flute in combination with beatboxing gave me goosebumps. I've never seen anything like it in my life. It's something incredible. My partners say it's brilliant. So we were all inspired to create something new to record so we could share it with everyone," The Rasmus guitarist Eero Heinonen told a little more.

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