Latest single | Lieka Štuka

The song “Lieka Štuka” was initially written almost two years ago, but “Citi Zēni” were awaiting the right moment for releasing it. “In response to rising fuel prices, record high gas costs and massive inflation, it seems that a more accurate moment for a song about value for money is unthinkable. ‘Lieka Štuka’ as a concept is something unattainable, but it is worth striving for and dreaming about. I’ve never met a person who says he has too much money. Everyone has a desire that additional funds would help to bring closer to reality, ” about the group’s latest single says singer Jānis Pētersons.

Dagnis Roziņš, the band’s saxophonist, has taken on the role of singer in this single. He he has the following to say about the sound of the song: “This single is noticeably different from our other songs, so sometimes we get the feeling that this song in particular wasn’t written by ourselves, but it was rather rented to us by some higher forces.” The overall structure of the song is also commented on by the band’s bassist and producer Roberts Memmēns: “When creating the arrangement of the song, we looked for solutions to surprise our listeners. Until now, ‘Citi Zēni’ had never collaborated with a choir, but it seems that this song fits the sense of togetherness that singing in a choir provides. This time we could not afford a choir, so I sang all the men’s parties myself. In total, there are 190 voices that can be heard at the end of the song at the same time.”

Along with the latest single, the band is also presenting a video created in collaboration with Creators 22. The director of the clip, Mārtiņš Goldbergs, comments on the idea and realisation of the visualisation: “Although the lyrics of the song are full of irony and satire, in the video we tried to take artistic seriousness in order to visually create the same contradiction as in the title of the song. “Lieka Štuka” is an oxymoron, and that’s what we tried to portray.”

Lyrics:
If I had a spare thousand euros
Then I would know how to spend it
If I had a spare thousand euros
Then I would know how to spend it

Time is more valuable than gold to me
When I have some – I spend it
Friend – spread the butter on my bread thick
Because in life, just like in an old saying
What is saved by a saver, is lost away by a lack of character

But if suddenly it would happen
That on a sunny day
In my leather wallet would come the long awaited
happiness
Then all of you would see, what resides in
a good person just like me

If I had a spare thousand euros
Then I would know how to spend it
If I had a spare thousand euros
Then I would know how to spend it

Friend – I am not asking for anything
There is no happiness in stores
But nonetheless – it hurts a little bit
Maybe because I do not know how to save?
Or maybe because I am afraid to screw others over?
Could a thousand euros save me?

But if suddenly it would happen
That on a sunny day
In my leather wallet would come the long awaited
happiness
Then all of you would see, what resides in
a good person just like me

If I had a spare thousand euros
Then I would know how to spend it
If I had a spare thousand euros
Then I would know how to spend it

Members of “Citi Zēni”:
Jānis Pētersons vocals
Dagnis Roziņš vocals, saxophone
Reinis Višķeris keyboards
Krišjānis Ozols guitar
Robert Memmen’s bass
Toms Kagainis drums

“Lieka Štuka” authors:
Music by Roberts Memmēns
Music by Toms Jēkabs Kagainis
Production by JJ Lush (Jānis Jačmenkins)
Lyrics by Dagnis Roziņš
Mix & master by Pauls Davis Megi

Video:
Mārtiņš Kivlinieks operator, montage
Mārtiņš Goldbergs director
Loreta Danche makeup
Edijs Elksnis best boy
Ieva Filatova art Department
Marta Kalnins art Department
Emilija Podgaiska art Department
Renāte Saulīte artwork & social media
Jānis Kļaviņš single producer
Published by Forte Production

Special thanks to:
BBrental
Eliza Jordanane
Ermīns Baltais
“fonFilms” – Māris Lagzdiņš, Dita Nitiša

Publisher:
“Forte Production”


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