Single Review: Sirusho – Tightrope Walking

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Sirusho returns with new English single ‘Tightrope Walking’
Sirusho, one of the biggest pop stars of Armenia, is back with new material in English! The singer first received international attention back in 2008 when she represented her country in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Qélé, Qélé’, reaching the fourth place in the final. After Eurovision, she recorded some more material in English and even Greek, but mostly focused on the Armenian market. Her most recent album Armat was released in 2016 and in the summer of 2017 she had a big hit with the bi-lingual track ‘Vuy Aman’, a collaboration with Armenian-American musician Sebu from duo Capital Cities. After spending lots of time in the studio, Sirusho is now back with brand new single ‘Tightrope Walking’.

Although most of her European fans might remember Sirusho from upbeat folky pop tunes like ‘Qélé, Qélé’, she mixes her Armenian heritage with pop in a totally different manner on ‘Tightrope Walking’. The production is completely stripped back with minimal instrumentation, but a prominent place for the Armenian instrument duduk. Sirusho hits all the high notes, while her warm vocal style elegantly wraps itself around the soaring melodies of this slow burning tune. ‘Tightrope Walking’ is soulful, warm and beatifully fragile. This mix of folk and pop with strong melodies and outstanding vocals is exactly what we need from a pop star like Sirusho!

The singer launched an atmospheric video with studio footage to accompany the track.

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