Saturday, August 12, 2017

Poland - My Słowianie - Donatan Cleo

14 - 62 pts / 8 - 70 pts in semi 2
Promo cds
Original digital  release 
Welcome back Poland. After a two year absence Poland returns with My Słowianie (We Slavs) by Donatan (and) Cleo (Witold Czamara and Joanna Klepko).
My Słowianie had already been around for a few months and is a huge hit in Poland, reaching no. 1 on several charts and clocking almost 40 million Youtube views by februari.
The song was officially released November 4th through Urban Records (digital release)
Watch the video here.

The English version, Slavic Girls is also released.
At the contest the song is performed in a mix of Polish and English.
The Eurovision version on the official Copehagen CD is titled My Slowianie - We Are Slavic.

Remixes are released through iTunes. Both the Jaro Dubstep remix and the Teka Trap remix have been released for the Polish and English versions.
The remixes are also on Spotify.
A new English version titled Slavica is also available on Urban rec's Youtube. Also out now on iTunes.

My Słowianie - We Are Slavic - Eurovision version in Polish/English
- on the official Copenhagen CD, promo
My Słowianie - Polish version (original 3:49)
- digital release
My Słowianie - Polish version (edit 3:10)
-  promo
Slavic Girls - English version long (3:49)
- digital release
Slavic Girls - English version edit (3:10)
- promo
My Słowianie - Jaro Dubstep remix
My Słowianie - Teka Trap remix
- both remixes in Polish on promo
Slavic Girls - Jaro Dubstep remix
Slavic Girls - Teka Trap remix
- all remixes: digital release
Slavica - Remix / Alternate version in English
- Hyper/Chimera album
Slavica - Remix / Alternate version in English (longer)
- digital release
My Słowianie - We Are Slavic - Karaoke
- on official karaoke album, digital release
My Słowianie - Instrumental edit (3:10)
- re-issue 2CD of the Hyper/Chimera album
Slavica - Intrumental
- re-issue 2CD of the Hyper/Chimera album

Video and original versions are longer mainly thanks to some farmyard animals like pigs and chickens.

A promo cdsingle in pop up sleeve features 5 versions.
My Słowianie - Polish version (edit 3:10)
Slavic Girls - English version (edit 3:10)
My Słowianie - We Are Slavic - Eurovision version in Polish/English
My Słowianie - Jaro Dubstep remix
My Słowianie - Teka Trap remix
The promo was used in Copenhagen and also given away (for one weekend) with items bought of the Slavica brand clothing and merchandise (who sell Donatan Cleo stuff)
pic from Urban records
Hiper Chimera
Donatan and Cleo have released their album Hiper/Chimera. Tracklist includes My Słowianie and Slavica and follow up singles Cicha Woda and Brać.

Tracks on Hiper/Chimera
1. Introdukcja
2. Hiper/Chimera
3. Brać (with Enej)
4. Sztorm
5. Ten Czas (with Kamil Bednarek)
6. Slavica
7. Tłusty czarny kot
8. Cicha Woda (with Sitek)
9. Cofnąć Czas (withMiuosh'
10. My Słowianie
11. Papierowy Ład
12. B.I.T (with Waldemar Kasta'
13. Nie pozwól (with Kamil Bednarek)
14. Efekt Motyla
A digital release features instrumentals of all songs including My Słowianie and Slavica.
15. Nie Lubimy Robić
16. Vinylova
A 2CD re-issue of Hiper/Chimera has two extra tracks (15 & 16) and en extra CD with instrumental versions of all 16 tracks.

V-Unit, Polish rappers, have recorded a 'parody' (Youtube here also has a free download link). It deals with a whole other set of prejudices than the Donatan Cleo version, involving testosteron and stealing wallets. And instead of boobs there's muscles. 
The track was also remixed as My Słowianie (Odpowiedź mężczyzn) and that one is released on their CD Bękarty Internetuon (also on Spotify).
V-Unit facebook

A rock'n'roll version of My Słowianie was recorded by Late Again. I don't know if it has been released officially, but here's a Youtube of the studioversion.
Late Again facebook

A highly recommended Full Growl Metal version is recorded by Sławek Wyłup and Mateusz Trojak. And if the growling is too much for you, you can also listen to the Metal version with Cleo's vocals. (Here at Youtube)
For more visit this Eurocover post.

More Poland
The last time we saw Poland Jestem by Magdalena Túl (2011) got stuck in the semi ending last. Magdalena's predecessors did a little bit better, but still didn't make it to the final. Lidia Kopania (2009) was 12th and Marcin Mrozinski (2010) was 13th.

Links and sources
Donatan and Cleo FB's
Thanks to Jean-François and to Marcin.

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