Please check my new happy tune! It may become a new song in the future. Happy tune for a happy day!
Thanks for the patience of my neighbours and silent support of Vincent van Gogh, Mona Lisa and Marilyn Monroe, I filmed myself singing with my mini synth, vocal processor BOSS VE-20, and MacBook Air. ‘Street Of Roses’:
Don’t worry about, about, about, about
Oh my sweetheart…
This is my 2nd music video – LONDONIGHT, with which I wanted to show my respect to London and the journey I had to get here for doing music.
Singing at clubs at the age of 16 I was told that I wouldn’t have a chance to progress with my music by people much more older than me.
When I was a child, adults didn’t believe I would play instruments starting 1 year later than other children.
When I was born, the doctor didn’t believe I would survive.
And now I am here, in London, doing music as I have always wanted. LONDONIGHT is a dot in that story or a ‘black square’ in my work.
Have you ever heard Madonna’s hit ‘Like a virgin’ in Russian? Of course, NO! Because I am the first one who has done it! 🙂
I saved almost the whole meaning of the English original, as I hate when singers do covers in their first languages by writing absolutely different lyrics.
My brother redesigned a bit the backing track to make it sound more up-to-date, and then I decided to increase the speed of the backing track to make my vocal sound brighter and the song faster.
Now you have a chance to hear what ‘Like a virgin’ sounds in Russian like by Flaviyake.
Recorded by Johannes Heel.
When I was a teenager, I had some mysterious dreams about Madonna. In those dreams we were in Great Britain, where she would always take my hans and show me the right path saying: ‘Go ahead!’ I interpreted those dreams as signs of my destiny, and that’s why I am in London now. So, with this cover, I want to show my respect to Madonna.
When I practice my songs with choreography I have to split the rehearsal in two days in order to practice all of them, because I find it too much for my voice to repeat each song several times in order to improve movements. ‘The Magic Hit’ is the trickiest one, as there are no gaps in my vocal part and dancing at all, which always makes me thrifty on stage.
Practicing choreography without singing is not an option, as it feels absolutely different, while the memory of feelings is very important for a live performance…
Nice footage from my upcoming film:
I visited over 100 stores + internet shops to make this outfit!
Amazingly these colours are trendy now! So I am very in time!
Video ‘Living on my own’ from which I took inspiration. When I watched this video, I imagined myself wearing the same legging as were worn by Freddie Mercury and then decided to make a similar outfit.
In my songs, I appear as a womanly woman, little girl, anime girl, androgyne, the Mother Nature,… so people ask me ‘Who is Flaviyake?’. You can find the answer in my song LITTLE GIRL. It’s very me!
They think that I’m a little girl
With eyes of blue that shine like pearls
And only you, only you
Know that I’m a woman.
I dropped my fear with every tear.
Now let them dry and disappear.
‘Cause only you, only you
Know that I’m a woman.
I’ve found the star that lights my road
I’m here to start
I hope, hope, hope
And only lo-o-ove
Makes me feel alive
Some people think that I am just another one foreign student in the UK, but when I tell them why I came to London, it makes them really amazed and surprised. I am not just another one student and not just another one singer. I had a very long mysterious journey following my dream, struggling and crying.
It was a sunny sumer day when I was playing with my toys and suddenly I heard a voice of intuition that told me that my mission is to become a famous artist, and I was just a little girl, as young as 4 years old… Then, 3 years later, that voice of intuition told me that I would live in London in the future. I asked my mother to allow me studying at a bilingual school to learn English very deep, but my mother didn’t believe in me at all. So I studied at a music lyceum instead in my first language. Who does believe 7 years old children??? But I have always had a voice of intuition.
I performed my original songs at clubs when I was 16. Soon after the smallest club I appeared on the stage of the biggest club in the city of my origin, but I had two mysterious dreams about Madonna who showed me my destiny – to establish my music project in London. In those dreams, she took my hand, showed me right ways and helped to overcome obstacles. I interpreted those dreams as sings of my fortune. That’s why I always say that being a singer is not my desire, it’s my mission. I like to show people something they haven’t seen yet.
When I moved from Chisinau to Moscow, one day I walked in the city centre, and suddenly I got a feeling deep inside me or maybe it was my voice of intuition that told me that I will not stay in Moscow for longer than 5 years. It was a very difficult time for me and I cried almost every night, but every morning I woke up and told myself that my life will be completely changed in 5 years.
I did different kind of jobs before I started to produce elegant dresses for petite women as I am, which were sold at a well-establish fashion show-room and on the internet as well. One of my loyal clients bought 37 garments. Despite those results, I felt that it wasn’t my place and not my life destiny. The key element of my production was to design unusual necklines as a focal point of a dress. Due to that experience, I realised the importance of neckline design and that was a turning point in my life. I decided to research this topic deeply and moved to the UK. After getting an MSc in Fashion and Textiles Management, I wrote a book about fashion collars using materials from my dissertation on collars and necklines as a brand identity, which hopefully will be published in the nearest future. In the meantime, you can visit my blog FASHION COLLARS.
Finally I reached my dream to sing in London, and my fashion knowledge helped me to create my unique artist name Flaviyake and my recognisable style. That’s why my music project is so much connected to fashion. I like to appear in accessories designed by myself in my videos and on stage.
A lot of musicians say that the audience pays attention to them only when they play covers. In this case, I think, they should think about the quality of their originals. I always sing my original songs. The reaction of the audience can be heard on my videos, you don’t need my comments )))
Beautiful name of the venue I sang last Wednesday – PARADISE, and a beautiful date – 21.11.12