Sirppi - Ruusut

A little shorter review this time:

As much of a metalhead I am, I’m also really into electronic music, preferably anything that I can dance to haha. That’s why this song 'Sirppi' by the Finnish electropop group Ruusut caught my ear when I heard it on the radio a while ago. I don’t follow the Finnish music scene that much, which is why this indie band was unfamiliar to me even though they have been on the rise over the past couple years.

There are many interesting layers in the song. These layers create a sound environment that make me feel as if I’m entering some sort of a fantasy world. The main verses are sung by the female singer and have an interestingly complex harmony (at least to my ear) which is super cool and contributes to this overall surrealistic feeling of the song. At first, I was going to say that the chorus, on the contrary, has no harmony to it but now that I have the song on repeat as I’m writing, I have to say that I heard wrong! There indeed is a subtle harmony also in the choruses sung by a male singer. A good example of the layered structure – you can always find something you didn’t hear before!

I would say that 'Sirppi' is not your basic nightclub dancefloor song, but it has some major trance vibes that make it very danceable. For example, the very culmination in the end at 2:44 gives me flashbacks from my teenage years when me and my friends danced until 3am on the sweaty and loud dancefloors haha. As for the lyrics, they’re very poetic, so I won’t try to translate nor interpret them. Overall, this is a catchy song that’s easy to listen to.


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