Eleni Foureira is en fuego yet again.
For those unacquainted, the 33-year-old Greek goddess has consistently dominated the Greek music charts for over a decade, but is perhaps most globally known for her 2018 Eurovision entry representing Cyprus, “Fuego,” as well as her many follow-up multilingual bops, including “Caramela,” “Loquita,” “Yayo” and “Temperatura.”
On Friday (October 30), Eleni shifted away from her more recent Spanish-language vibe and traveled back in time onto the dance floor with “Light It Up,” right in time to ride the ongoing retro disco wave brought upon by acts like Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga and Jessie Ware.
“I am gasoline, and you are my fire,” she declares across fierce disco strings, retro synths and a sexy bassline. (Some things never change temperatura.)
The ARCADE-produced retro track sort of gives me a touch of the legendary Kat DeLuna (that chorus is “Whine Up” adjacent), and the fun vocoded bridge dips into Daft Punk territory. It’s an instant hit.
The Euro legend transforms into a full-on disco diva in the accompanying Giannis Michelopoulos-directed music video as well, riding the disco ball (quite literally), supplying shimmering ’70s lewks and ample armography and giving us the full Farrah Fawcett-meets-Valerie Cherish fluffy hair fantasy.
Deeply obsessed. Boom-baram-baram!
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Photo credit: Mike Tsitas