Today Netta has dropped the new music video for her recently released song “Cuckoo”, as well as the announcement of her brand new EP, titled Goody Bag, which is set to be released on 25 June 2020. She continues to make a global impact with her releases and although this song shows a different side to her, she still touches hearts around the world.
Netta Barzilai has had a whirlwind two years, from entering HaKokhav HaBa, the Israeli national selection show to Eurovision, to going on to win the contest and getting the chance to represent Israel at Eurovision 2018, to then going on to win with her song, “Toy”. The song became an international success, even reaching the US Billboard Dance and US Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs charts. The music video has reached over 100 million YouTube views, becoming the first and only video to reach that milestone on the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel. Then, in early 2019, she followed the Eurovision song up with “Bassa Sababa” which is just as addicting and has an incredible bubble-gum visual to accompany it, she then released “Nana Banana” which she performed at Eurovision 2019, and then followed that up, this year, with the awesome track “Ricki Lake”. Netta is going to continue to be someone to watch in the coming years, and she’s proven herself to the world that she can do a stripped-back ballad with her most-recent powerful single “Cuckoo”.
The song has been written by Bert Elliott, Krysta Marie Youngs, and Netta Barzilai, whist it has been produced by Bert Elliott and JR Rotem. As for the recently released music video, that has been directed by Roy Raz with Roman Harten acting as director of photography. Starring alongside Netta, in the visual, are Litay Marcus, Gigi Komai, Nadav Svirs, Niv Fridman, Pazit Shelf, Yarden Tarkai, Ori Bihonski, Yanai Menin, Darya Frishman, Sergey Shmayevsky, Izhak & Avi Baron, with dancers Londiwe Khoza & Igor Ptashenchuk also making an appearance. As for her upcoming EP, Goody Bag will include all her hits and recent releases including “Toy”, “Bassa Sababa”, “Nana Banana”, “Ricki Lake”, and both the studio version and the music box version of “Cuckoo“.
Talking about the music video in a press release, Netta said: “Cuckoo is about being stuck, and the chance we all deserve to escape it, to reflect, and to be un-stuck. The music video presents a possible solution – what if we can fix our lives like we can fix a clock? The people in the video are stuck in an actual loop. They can’t stop, doubt or reflect. Time passes, all the clocks keep ticking – and the loop just keeps ongoing. Only when the clocks magically stop – time stands still. In this window of opportunity, the loops stop, and change is suddenly possible. Everyone can reflect on their lives, their love. What will happen if one time they will find the strength to break their habits?”
Watch Netta’s New Music Video For “Cuckoo” Here:
This music video is powerful and hauntingly clear. Netta brings her bright, high-octane performances to highlight an important issue found in “Cuckoo”. The song is a new style for Netta, and yet it just shows her versatility. The visual continues to represent her, her image, and what she stands for. Once again, we enter a Netta dream world where various actors can be seen in isolation, repeating their movements. This is going to be one of those music videos we’re all going to look back on and claim that that is what lockdown felt like at times. This visual really has captured the essence of how we’ve all been feeling recently.
“Cuckoo” is available to download and stream right now via Tedy Productions under exclusive licence to BMG Rights Management. Look out for her upcoming EP, Goody Bag, which is expected to be released on 25 June 2020.