Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Inna Is Amazing

I first wrote about Inna back in February. At that stage the Romanian superstar had already conquered much of Europe with "Hot" but was preparing to unleash her cheap and cheerful brand of Hi-NRG pop upon the UK. And - as expected - the Brits proved defenceless to her charms. In fact, the only nation to turn its back on this stunning talent is Australia. Which is just offensive. Anyway, the diva is gearing up for her second UK single and I actually think it surpasses her previous effort. "Amazing" really does live up to its title. The production is a little less Romanian techno on crystal meth and Inna shows a softer side. I particularly love the guitar sample and pretty chorus. It's a shame then that both of those qualities have been butchered in the UK remix. What the fuck is going on with AATW/3 Beat Blue and two minute radio edits? The original version (below) is so much better. If you're going to overhaul a record to that extent at least keep the best bits! At least the classy video remains relatively intact. Basically, Inna walks around looking sexy in a swimsuit but it suits the anthem's summery vibe perfectly and makes me want to jump on the next plane to Faro (where I think it was filmed). Fingers crossed it's another hit for the Bucharest beauty!

8 comments:

Craig said...

Hot was better but i like it

Mike said...

Really? I prefer "Amazing". It's a bit less harsh Eurotrash to my ears.

Oliver said...

I agree Mike, this is even better than hot! I was very pleasantly surprised to discover that her album is actually rather good! Very samey, but every song is consistently good and the On and On chillout mix is beautiful!

D'luv said...

Everytime I see this transman's face, I get weirded out because it looks like his face got stuck in a vice grip. Maybe she got stuck in one of those warehouses like in Hostel, where some rich American guy paid fifty grand to fly over and blow torch her snatch?

the writer said...

I have some good news for you, Mike! Amazing is a radio and club hit here, in Greece. Hot is also a big hit here. I think those facts will please you very much.

Mike said...

Oliver - I'll have to listen to the album. I'm ashamed to say I've only heard the 207 singles she's already released from it!

D'Luv - You're so cruel. It's not easy going from gonzo porn to pop superstardom. Where is your compassion?

Writer - I love your blog and will have to add it to my links. I'm also going to move to Greece. It seems you all have amazing taste!

the writer said...

Oh, thank you, but really, do you love a blogger which hates Heidi's Superficial more than hell? I think you should not move to Greece because of economical crisis. It will be more painful than listening 24 hours a day for a whole year to Leona Lewis' two albums, believe me. But i cannot say that a country where Despina Vandi and Anna Vissi are so popular has a good taste. Anyway, Australia is one of the best countries as far as its music is concerned. There is no reason to move to another country!

Me said...

Has the writer looked at the yank shite polluting the ARIA charts lately?

Inna is annoying, but an improvement on the cheap talentless 80s track mutilator SLUTtember. Which isnt that hard.