Monday, June 04, 2007

You're my superstar

Have you been wondering what it would sound like if Russian singer Dima Bilan worked with Timbaland?


Well, wonder no more.



Dima performs "Number One Fan" at an awards show

And if your answer was no (as mine would have been)--sorry, but apparently Dima's been off in the U.S. working with Timbaland and Jim Beanz on his new album. I am--again (I'm saying this a lot lately)--in shock. Granted, I haven't listened to all his material (I love some of what I know, though; "Lady Flame," which I know I've posted before, is especially worth listening to, as is his Eurovision song "Never Let You Go" and earlier single "It's Not That Simple") and some of his early material has R&B hints, but his English language songs that I know are nothing like this. (And are much better than this--though I reserve the right to arbitrarily change that judgement at any time.)

7 comments:

Trash Addict said...

Dima is great and I am rather shocked by how much I like "Number One Fan". I'm sure it's just some piece of old rubbish that Justin Timberlake or Nelly Furtado rejected but it's fun. I'd love to hear a proper studio version.

La said...

I don't hate it; it's different for him and has a nice beat, but he's gotta let that mullet go.

Poster Girl said...

Knowing me, I'm sure I'll like it (probably love it) once I have an actual version of the song--give me a danceable beat and someone who's not singing in falsetto over the whole thing and I'm happy :) And I agree on the mullet, but I can't even imagine what hairstyle he'd get to replace it--maybe leave the rest the same and just trim off the back? I don't know. It's like part of him now ;)

J'ason D'luv said...

Trash Addict is probably right in that it's a Justin Timberlake throwaway, but too bad for him -- this is a great song!

And what an odd pairing...

faithe said...

...Wow, I like this about a billion times better than all of his other English songs (aside from NLYG, because that one just rocks). Definitely need to get it when it's actually recorded- haha, oh, man, Dima + Timbaland.
Perhaps this means we'll see a small surge of Russian music popularity in the U.S.

Poster Girl said...

They do make an odd match looks-wise, don't they? I can totally see what the powers-that-be were thinking, though--one of the US's biggest hitmakers (at the moment) + one of Russia's biggest stars = success! At least in Russia. Lets Timbaland in on a big market with another artist.

I'm already listening to it a lot--I wasn't instantly blown away, but being drawn back to a song again and again must be a good sign :)

vix said...

I personally believe that "Na Beregu Njeba" is his best song, or "Between the sky and heaven" as it's called in english