This year’s Eurovision 2018 winner, Netta (who represented Israel 🇮🇱) has created one heck of a monster song, ‘Toy’.
The track itself is wonderfully bizarre and the type of perfect pop song you would expect to hear at Eurovision, with her odd vocal sounds and interesting instrumentation. I particularly love the references to Japanese culture and odd chicken noises…so quirky.
Some critics have claimed that the live performance of the track, at Eurovision, was cultural appropriation of Japanese imagery (due to her kimono and buns, with Maneki-nekos as stage props) however Netta herself has been quoted as being a keen follower of Japanese popular culture (particularly the Pokémon franchise). Personally, I think the Japanese would appreciate the admiration of their culture; what you make of this?
The music video is a bit of fun too; she seems like a fun and interesting character – someone you could have a good laugh with.
Whatever you make of the track, she won this year’s Eurovision; was she the right winner for you?
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‘Toy’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/%D7%98%D7%95%D7%99-single/1358448327