Chi-Li is not your typical popular Russian group – and here’s why.
*Showing the vocalist’s pic only because I can’t be arsed to find the whole group’s pic lol.
Please listen to this song without watching the clip for a few seconds:
Then look up again.
“HOLY CRAP!!” yeah? That’s Irina Zabiyaka for you, Chi-Li’s vocalist. I have the habit of not watching music videos, so when I was multitasking when my Russian friend sent me this clip, I was shocked to find out it wasn’t a voice from a guy. Irina has one of the deepest contralto voices I’ve heard in a while, and I admit, I was a bit taken aback to her voice so getting used to Chi-Li’s songs took me a while! I’m glad I stuck to it because if not I wouldn’t have found these gems, plus her voice is a fresh contrast to all of the squeaky-high-pitched female pop singers out there!
A bit of background info of them:
How they got the name of their band “Chi-Li” (Russian for “Chile”) was because Irina’s mother didn’t want to tell her her dad died, so she made up a story saying he was a Chilean revolutionary. The young Ira believed the story and was proud of who she believed her father to be, with this influence going onto later see her band named “Chi-li”.
My favourite “slow” song of theirs:
Fave upbeat song:
Her collaborations with Gosha Kutsenko is fucking amazing.
Also, apparently she likes breaking stuffs in here:
And in here:
She looks so weird in black and blonde! 😮
Another slow, catchy emotional song:
One of my favourites of her “recent” stuffs:
I got my sister singing this song along subconsciously/unwillingly HA.
Now dance along with these!
See I TOLD you I had to make a separate blog for them since I listen to their songs so much. 😛
What did you think of her voice? Love it? Hate it? Feel free to comment down below!