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Olya Polyakova and Army of Lovers' "Love is Blue": A Dazzling Blend of Pop and Burlesque

The Vibrant Union of European Dance and Ukrainian Burlesque
Promotional image of 'Love is Blue' featuring Olya Polyakova and Army of Lovers, showcasing a blend of vibrant pop and burlesque styles, symbolizing the fusion of diverse musical cultures.
Promotional image of 'Love is Blue' featuring Olya Polyakova and Army of Lovers

"Love is Blue," the latest single from the European dance sensation Army of Lovers and Ukrainian burlesque diva Olya Polyakova, marks an unexpected yet fascinating collaboration. Set to feature on the Swedes' upcoming album, "Exodus," this single heralds the band's first album in a decade, promising a luminous return to the music scene.


Crafted by Alexander Bard and renowned songwriter Anders Hansson, "Love is Blue" was born from a chance meeting between Olya Polyakova and Bard in Stockholm. Impressed by Olya’s charisma, Bard extended the invitation for a duet, leading to this powerful pop anthem that has already begun climbing the European radio charts.


Offering a nostalgic yet contemporary anthem, the piece blends on an epic scale with self-irony. "Love is Blue" resonates as a long-awaited fan favorite, drawing parallels to the band's earlier hit "Crucified." Polyakova's resonant vocals add a fresh dimension to the track, making it a memorable addition to both artists' repertoires.


So, what's to expect? the opening brings an almost calypso opening mixed with 80s pop. As the piece expands and becomes whole listeners can expect something resonant of ABBA meets Steps. It's speedy, it's fun. It has depth, meaning, and desire for change. It speaks to the LGBTQ+ community but it has a message for everyone. There's an authentic sense of diverse togetherness within the piece that makes for community spirit.


Promotional images of 'Love is Blue' featuring Olya Polyakova and Army of Lovers, showcasing a blend of vibrant pop and burlesque styles, symbolizing the fusion of diverse musical cultures.
Promotional image of 'Love is Blue' featuring Olya Polyakova and Army of Lovers, showcasing a blend of vibrant pop and burlesque styles, symbolizing the fusion of diverse musical cultures.

Olya Polyakova is a rising star in Ukraine. Celebrated for her operatic vocals, humor, and burlesque style, characterized by 80s nostalgia and stunning stage productions. Her latest persona, a formidable yet loving Valkyrie, has captivated audiences, including her leading role in the 2023 London Pride march. This collaboration marks a significant step in her expanding presence on the European pop scene, especially within the LGBT+ community.


The awaited album "Exodus," is set for release on November 24, marking Army of Lovers' first album in 10 years. Under the guidance of Alexander Bard, the album is anticipated to be a vibrant comeback, accompanied by an extensive tour, rejuvenating their unique blend of pop, dance, and witty lyricism.


"Love is Blue" is a testament to the enduring appeal of 80s pop vibes, mixed with modern dance and vocal prowess. It represents not just a musical union, but a celebration of diverse cultures and styles, promising to be a highlight of the forthcoming "Exodus."


Genres: Commercial Pop, Dance, 80's Pop

Moods: Epic, Nostalgic, Anthemic, Vibrant



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