As you know, the Kazantip republic has always been extremely open to everything new, so it regularly grants visas to thousands of new tourists, refreshes the corporate identity and announces the new national anthem. According to the Constitution, any never previously released piece of music from any genre can become an anthem, provided, however, that it is able to give the PreZident and Cabinet goose bumps.
This year we have even declared a global contest, in the hope that among several thousands of bidders, we could find the one, ingenious, goose bumps giving melody we might live the coming year to. However, all we found, after monitoring of 3 500 tracks were unfounded ambitions, stereotypes, and only a few truly beautiful and talented compositions. But alas, unanimous goose bumps were never found. Well, that’s anything but simple hard to warm up coldblooded Government
While arguing what should be done, we were accused of corruption, threatened, offered bribes, continuously sent out of competition tracks and so on. In the end, all we came up with was to make a government garage band and to write something of an anthem by ourselves, with the aim that nobody can blame us for just criticizing, promoting a paid-for candidate or not knowing what we want. To write something of an anthem took us about 3 days, to shoot a music video – another 4. Not that we put on too much side – quite the contrary, looking at the work of our hands on the seventh day, we sincerely think: “Not that bad, what..?”
A consolation prize to all contestants who were on the shortlist: to mark the 20th anniversary of the project we are making a feature documentary about the evolution of the Kazantip Republic and we’d be happy to use your music as a soundtrack. Provided that the track will remain unpublished. If you agree, let us know.