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Sunday, 13 June 2010 22:43

Latvia: Lauris Reiniks (ESC 2003) Still Flying High

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Lauris Reiniks’ song “Es skrienu” (I’m Running) was released less than two weeks ago, played simultaneously on several popular radio stations as a premiere, and presented in a video clip only recently, but it has already demonstrated surprising results. During the course of the first day, it was among the top three songs to be downloaded from, and by week’s end, it was in top spot. Indeed, the song has set a record as this year’s most often purchased song during the course of a week.

The musician received particularly joyous news from the world’s most popular Internet video site, YouTube where the video clip, presented as an Official Music Video, was among the most watched videos in a single day, rising to 16th place. During the course of the week, it rose to 82nd place among the world’s most often watched videos. The statistics show that during the course of a single day, the video has been watched, on average, between 8,000 and 10,000 times.

Lauris composed the music for the song and wrote the lyrics together with Mārtiņš Freimanis, who was together with Lauris and Yana Kay the Latvian entry in Eurovision 2003 with the song 'Hello from Mars' Midis was the producer.

The video, as has been reported in the past, was filmed over the course of three days in Lauris Reiniks’ home town of Tērvete, Latvia. It is the most detailed clip that he’s ever appeared in. Some 100 people were involved in all. It’s a romantic and comical story with action elements. It’s set in mid-summer in a Latvian small town, with a girl giving a boy the last chance to save their relationship. The video is being positioned as a short film. The cameraman was Uvis Burjāns, and the screenplay was written by Lauris and his director, Aija Strazdiņa. The MP3 of the song can be legally downloaded on the portal!

Lauris Reiniks took part earlier this year in Eirodziesma 2010 with the song 'Your morning lullaby' but just didn't make it to the super-final of the Latvian selection for eurovision, but it's very clear that latvian audience still love the singer/presenter hugely with this big success as a result! The official clip can be watched here whilst the clip with the English subtitles can be seen here.

Last modified on Monday, 10 October 2011 23:33