t.A.T.u’s Lena Katina “Lift Me Up” Video: Idolator Premiere

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Who among us doesn’t still daydream longingly about the halcyon days when the Russian duo known as t.A.T.u. ruled the world? After serving up such Sapphic iconic smashes as “All The Things She Said,” “Not Gonna Get Us” and “All About Us,” the controversial twosome parted ways toward the end of 2009 and, apart from a brief reunion stint last year on The Voice Romania (because obviously), have continued to work on their own solo careers.

Lena Katina has just released a brand new solo single last week called “Lift Me Up.” The track — which was co-penned by Lena, Jacques Brautbar and Jasmine Ash — is a huge departure from her former dark electro-pop days, veering instead toward sunny, sparkling pop atop a striding beat and uplifting strings.

We’re bringing you the premiere of Lena’s video for “Lift Me Up.”

The breezy clip follows in line with the fresh feel of the track, as we alternate between scenes of Lena hanging up fan photos in her apartment (all of whom are holding “you lift me up” photos — cute!), strolling along the beach with her band and jamming out on the roof — all while smiling, laughing and generally living (and lifting) it up.

Lena dropped her debut solo single “Never Forget” in 2011, followed by 2012′s “Melody” with Clark Owen. “Lift Me Up” is the latest single from Lena’s upcoming debut studio album, which is nearly complete.

It’s clearly a bright new beginning for Lena.

What do you think of Lena’s solo work? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Michael Rango

    wow, good for her. loves it!

  • neonmatt

    its a cute song, but when they dont sing together you can totally tell how bad they sound without each other lol

  • David

    She is so adorable

  • danny

    It’s not bad but I’m not feeling this. After Tatu has been gone for so long, it’s too different in a backwards rewinding kind of way. Their Tatu style was much better than this.

  • Panka

    It is great that she does something different than electropop, but I think Never Forget was her best move since she has started her solo career! :)

  • Allison Christiansen

    As a fan I think it’s a fun song and the video is so sweet. But I still always want t.A.T.u. back together. Neither sounds as good solo as they do in the best musical duo the world has known. But I love this article, especially the opening line! “Who among us doesn’t still daydream longingly about the halcyon days when the Russian duo known as t.A.T.u. ruled the world?” I totally agree and still daydream about those days.

  • Tatu Guy

    I love it amazing

  • lina

    so cool!!! love u lena!

  • Christina Muzio

    I Love it. I love the song and I love the theme of the video. Personally I think her voice is way better and more matured now then it was in tatu.

  • Jose Luis GP

    Lena nos muestra un lado de ella que no conociamos, con Never Forget nos mostro un estilo musical muy original, pero que a los fans no lograba convencerles del todo, esta cancion es muy diferente e inesperada para muchos. Tal vez no tenga la capacidad para convertirse en un Hit por si sola, pero el video musical es muy bueno y positivo, talvez lleguemos hasta la cima de los charts de mtv y billboard U.S. . mUCHO EXITO PARA LENA ♥

  • chechuvlc

    Lena… te quiero. un saludos desde España