Serbia: Jelena Tomasevic to release debut album

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Jelena Tomasevic, who represented Serbia in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest, will be releasing her debut album by the end of this month in Serbia. The album is called Panta rei and it will contain songs composed by Zeljko Joksimovic and penned by Dejan Ivanovic, Fahrudin Pecikoza-Peca and Jelena herself.

At the end of this month, Jelena Tomasevic's debut album will be released in Serbia. It will be called Panta rei, a phrase which derives from Greek meaning Everything changes. As can exclusively reveal today, the album is currently being mastered in New York by the same team behind the Lord of the Rings soundtrack. It will contain 9 tracks by Zeljko Joksimovic and Jelena herself has written the lyrics to five of the songs and was personally responsible for the production of one of them. Dejan Ivanovic (B&H 06, Serbia 07) and Fahrudin Pecikoza (B&H 1993 and 2006) have also contributed to the album, having written the lyrics to two of the tracks.

Jelena is set to surprise her fans as the album will not only include her usual sound but also many songs with distinct latin influences. There will also be strong ethnic elements throughout the album as well as many live instruments. This Friday, the video for Okeani, the first single from the CD, will be shot in Serbia.

Balkan Routes Vol. 1, the latest compilation album Jelena participated in together with Zeljko and the song Nikola Tesla has done very well so far in Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, the UK and Russia. The album was released for the first time by a Greek label for the entire world, even Serbia. You can listen to the song here.

An article by Aleksandar Kesic.

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Stella Floras

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