Ivan & The Parazol – Játék

Hungarian five-piece Ivan & The Parazol gained a large audience with their great songs in English. But apparently, this didn’t feel quite good. In a press release, the band state: “During some parts of our ten-year career we tried to be something we’ll never be, mirroring ourselves with our American and English inspirations. We just recently realised that being honest is the key to being authentic – which is the only goal as an artist.”

This discovery resulted in a new album, Budai Pop, which is entirely in their native tongue. It will be released in 2021. Ivan & The Parazol see this fifth album as a celebration of their roots.

Their new single Játék (Hungarian for ‘game’) is a great example of this new direction. If you’re prepared to step aside the fact it’s less of a sing-along affair, you’ll hear a well crafted and very accessible song. Musically, it’s still their interpretation of ‘70s glam-pop, incorporating modern psych-rock instrumentation and a touch of world music. Játék comes with a beautiful arthouse style video.

Recommended as well:
Ivan & The Parazol – Changin’

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