The artist admitted that it was in 2014, but he preferred to make music in his native language.
The leader of the Kalush Orchestra, Oleh Psyuk, is currently touring America with the band. In an interview with the YouTube channel “Olytska”, he said that even before 2014, he was asked to rap in Russian, but he refused.
“My friends said: ‘If you’re already doing some kind of rap, then do it at least in Russian, like everyone else does.’ This really annoyed me. I had a goal: to show that it’s all possible,” said Oleg Psyuk. .
He is very glad that now there is an opportunity to bring Ukrainian culture to the whole world. Oleg added that many of those who advised him to create in Russian have already “changed their shoes” today.
The frontman of the Kalush Orchestra admitted that he likes to be creative and see the appreciation of the audience, but he does not want to compete with anyone.
“We don’t have a goal to be better than someone else. We have a goal – to do cool things, so that when a foreigner hears Ukrainian music, he says: ‘Wow, Ukraine is wonderful,'” Oleg Psyuk summarized.
What is the Kalush Orchestra known for
Kalush Orchestra is a musical group that took part in Eurovision 2022 from Ukraine. The artists won with the song “Stefania”. As the leader of the group admitted, Stefania is the collective image of a Ukrainian mother. Psyuk chose this name for the song not by chance, because his mother’s name is Stefania.
We will remind you that Kalush Orchestra recently released a new song with Polish rapper Szpaku.