Wed 23 Apr
The Record Stache
Video: Vitya Belan – Fairy World
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/embed/fBLyJMDEpmQ]

I’m going to give my best shot at trying to describe this as accurately as possible. I’ve only really been able to find information about this artist in roughly translated English. Dima Bilan is a huge name in Russia, and also happens to be one of the judges on their X Factor talent show and MTV EMA 2012′s “Best European Act”. Dima has now gone under an alter ego, Vitya Belan, which is actually closer to his birth name, Viktor Belan. Still with me? “Fairy World” is the first single released under the Vitya name and is a taste of his upcoming album expected sometime in 2013. The single itself is a wonderful piece of pop music. The instrumental is playful and constantly evolving throughout the track, and the lyrics and melody are so mature and thoughtful. It’s truly a breath of fresh air. Also worth mentioning, “Fairy World” closes with a sweet, sweet saxophone that is definitely eligible for a Smooth Sax of the Week spot.

- Matt