Russia: Dima in apocalyptic new release

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2013 is shaping up to be a busy year for former winner Dima Bilan. Fresh on the back of winning a prestigious pop award in Russia, he is releasing a new album amidst a flurry of promotion and hype.

Muz-TV, Russia’s answer to MTV, has been rewarding the country’s most popular artists with prizes since 2003. This year, Dima scooped the Best Male Singer trophy after selection by the channel’s jury and SMS voting. This cements the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest winner’s position as one of Russia’s continuing big names in pop.

On the back of this success, Team Dima is unleashing its latest musical project on the charts: a brand new album Dotyanis (Reach). This is Dima’s eighth album to date, and he celebrates this with a bang in an apocalyptic video for the title track. Described by his label as a real ‘doomsday’ of a film production, the singer was smeared with soot and had to brave smoke bombs to complete the shoot. Directed in epic blockbuster-style by Gosha Toidze, it also features Julia Sarkisova, who also appeared alongside Dima in the video for Zadykhayus.

The album concerns itself with a lyrical treatment of the passing of time, and all the sadness that is associated with that. Marketed as “the final of a series of lyrical images of the artist”, it features the melancholy pop-ballad sound Dima has come to dominate in the Russian pop world. Click here for the album on iTunes.

To top all of this, Dima has also been active on YouTube recently, in a series of reality TV clips detailing his day-to-day life. Click here to visit Dima’s official feed for more.

Watch Dima in the official video clip for Dotyanis below!

See Dima receive his Muz-TV award here:

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