Music critic noted the high level of the song «Putin»

© AP Photo / Invision / Chris PizzelloАмериканский composer Randy Newman. Archive photoMusic critic noted the high level of the song «Putin»© AP Photo / Invision / Chris Pizzello

A satirical song about the Russian President Vladimir Putin, which brought an American composer and performer Randy Newman’s seventh Grammy nomination of his career, on the verge of kitsch, but done at a high level, according to music critic Alexander Belyaev.

The song «Putin» from the latest Studio album Dark Matter Newman received the award in the category «best arrangement, vocal and instrumental performance». Music critic Alexander Belyaev said that the main thing in this composition is an ironic text.

«The text seems to be such a laudatory ode, but an ode to the opposite. In fact, music is and highlights. Randy Newman — great film composer, among other things, so he is very well able to articulate what is happening. Here’s a song «Putin» begins as a kind of being a Soviet/Russian national anthem, then continues with playful melodies in the spirit of contrary — whether the early jazz and musicals, whether of European cabaret. There is the female vocals… It’s all such a musical pastiche, a mosaic, which is all the time on the verge of kitsch. But made really, really good — usually, funny songs are not done,» — said Belyaev.

As previously admitted in an interview with Washington Post writer and performer, known for sharp and ironic songs on the topic of the day, a song about the Russian leader was born a few years ago and was inspired by the story throughout the world with photos of the Russian President bare-chested on horseback.

On account of Newman, who is also known as a composer for films, 16 nominations, a Grammy and seven wins.

The award «Grammy», which is considered one of the most prestigious, especially in the world of popular music, has established and is awarded by the Academy of recording USA, more than 13 thousand of whose members voted for the winners online. To qualify for a Grammy can record, published from 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017.