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18 May 2020

Little Big

by Andrew MacGregor

Little Big: “Uno” - 3 mins 13s

Russian rave band Little Big prove an ideal fit for the Eurovision Song Contest, as this loose-limbed promo for ‘Uno’ demonstrates. Visually, members Ilya Prusikin, Sonya Tayurskaya, Anton Lissov, and Sergey Makarov evoke Eurovision circa 1974, but the track is very much its own beast.

The lyrics don’t bear a great deal of scrutiny (“All you have to do is to be ready for some action now”) but, like many Eurovision entries, it’s hard to get the bugger out of your head. At least you’ll know how to count to five in Spanish by the end of it.

As with previous Little Big videos, however, it’s the group’s penetrating gaze and off-kilter dance moves that leave a lasting impression. A final, eerily prescient act of social distancing only reinforces the promo's demented charm.

Director: Alina Pasok

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