Love in the times of war: Max Barskih and ETOLUBOV release “Римую”

Pop star Max Barskih and singer ETOLUBOV have teamed up for their latest release “Римую” (read: Rymuiu). The song has been described as a soundtrack of humanity and affection – something the war cannot destroy. Barskih’s and ETOLUBOV’s collaboration is a sensual message to all Ukrainian couples who managed to find, or retain, their love despite tragic circumstances. The single and its accompanying video have been released today, 28th October.

About the emotional track, ETOLUBOV says that today, millions of Ukrainians are separated by distance. “The only connection we’ve got with our loved ones is the screen of our mobile phones. “Rymuiu” is a song about everyone who nurtures their feelings and stands up against the test of distance.” Barskih emphasizes that the war is going on all fronts. “In music“, he says, “it is important the Ukrainian word and rhyme find a new form, becoming more natural to the modern youth.”

Listen to the song and watch the video below.

You can stream the track here.

Earlier this year, KALTBLUT interviewed Max Barskih as part of the On The Ground interview series. You can read the interview here.

Follow @max_barskih and @etolubov on Instagram to keep up to date with the latest info on their music and updates from Ukraine.

Cover photo by Ksenia Kargin