Saturday, March 19, 2011

Ilia Darlin - Greek Goddess

I have to admit I feared for the safety of my eyes and ears when Ilia Darlin was described to me as the Greek Gaga but like Tanya, the self-proclaimed Russian Gaga, this stunning diva is so much better than that 47 year old American tranny. Where to begin with Ilia? She has been hailed the next big thing in Greece (Anna Vissi, your time is up!) and is considered a veritable style icon across the Mediterranean. Which isn't surprising given her penchant for beaded bodices and neon string bikinis! After conquering her homeland, Ilia has her sights set on the UK and plans to unleash her debut single upon unsuspecting pop fans in April.

I guess you could describe "Car Crash" as a break up song. For serial killers. Most of us stop at deleting our bad boyfriends from Facebook but Ilia takes a slightly different view, declaring "you cheat on me but can't cheat death, I'll burn you like a cigarette" before singing about disposing her lover's body in a lake. Don't mess with this bitch! It's easy to dismiss the track as a gimmick but "Car Crash" is a great pop song. Ilia's bored delivery is absolutely intoxicating and I can't get enough of that demented chorus. With different lyrics and less twisted production the song would stand a better chance at radio but I love that Ilia has taken a risk.

If you need further proof that this isn't your average diva, check out the amazing video (below). She camps it up chopping meat in a Butcher's shop, dances in a barely there leotard and scowls like she's just chugged a schooner of lemon juice. I'm in love!

12 comments:

Alex said...

Fantastic new one to be posting about Mike! Nice don't fuck with me song.

Anonymous said...

Cool!

Mike said...

I'm glad you like it, Alex. I'm obsessed with Ilia. She is defining.

Anonymous said...

She rock!

Anonymous said...

''this stunning diva is so much better than that 47 year old American tranny. Where to begin with Ilia? She has been hailed the next big thing in Greece''

nice

Anonymous said...

try to improve your pronunciation :S .
a bit...

- .feels like lady gaga

Calen said...

I think it's catchy and I liked some of the outfits, but I couldn't get over how manly she looked.

She's giving Fergie a run for her money.

Mike said...

I love her accent and think she's the picture of femininity!

the writer said...

Omg, I live in Greece but I haven't heard of her! Anyway, I hope that she will make us forget losers like Anna Vissi and Despina Vandi because I am fed up with those sluts! Go Illia!

Κλεπτομνήμων said...

My friend Ilia you really Goddess from Greece, I like this and wish you the better.Dinos from face

Rob Bruin said...

WTF, this girl is not even slightly known in Ellada (or anywhere else, for that matter)! In fact, singing in English is like a big faux pas if you really want to establish yourself as a serious artist in Greece. If you really care about what's hot in Greece, then take in the latest albums of Eleni Foureira, Nikos Gkanos, Pegky Zina, Kostas Martakis, Nikos Oikonomopoulos, Mixalis Xatzigiannis and Sakis Rouvas! Even the latest album of Anna Vissi isn't doing that bad (although it's nothing compared her earlier success). Also, NEVER forget or underestimate Greek princess of pop (she's already been named the new Anna Vissi and/or Despina Vandi): Elena Paparizou! :D

And in the underground scene of synthpop, Marsheaux has been a fan favourite since the beginning (strangely, they are quite big in Germany :s).

Really, do your homework next time!

PS I do have to admit, however, that this is the trashiest girl/song/video I have seen/heard in a long time.

Nasty G said...

OMG, I finally just watched this vid and I'm beyond in love!!!! This will be on repeat like FOREVER! You've outdid yourself this time, gurl!!!