Belarusian group Intelligency presented the song "Leta" - a detailed review
Intelligency is a Belarusian musical group based on the techno style (or “techno-blues” as the members of the band themselves say ...) At the end of April 2021, the group pleased its fans by releasing a new single called “Leta”: Lyric video appeared on the official YouTube- channel Intelligency on April 30, and in 3 days gained more than 10 thousand views! “Leta” is a light techno track with hints of blues, with acoustic guitar, with an instantly sticky tune and seemingly so simple, but at the same time quite skillful arrangement… Will this song become a summer hit? Will show time. In the meantime, we bring to your attention a detailed review of the new single of the Belarusian group! Let's go...
A bit about the band: who are Intelligency?
Intelligency is a Belarusian techno band formed in May 2013. The team from Minsk released their first full-length studio album at the end of 2015: the work was called “Doloven”. The second disc - "Techno Blues" - was released in the summer of 2017. Fans of television music shows and projects probably know this band from the second season of "Songs" on TNT! Then Intelligency reached the selection stage ...
In 2019, the group presented their third studio album "Renovatio": all the attention of the listeners was riveted to the track "August", which soon became a popular hit on TikTok and Shazam! And so, at the end of April 2021, Intelligency presented a new single, in which many have already seen a potential hit ... We are talking about the song "Leta".
Background, recording, inspiration
Intelligency vocalist, Vsevolod Dovbnya, commented on the band's new single, stating that "this is the true style of Intelligency: it existed before August, it remained after..." The measured and incredibly light motive played on the guitar was invented by Mikhail Stanevich. Actually, let's listen to Vsevolodv himself:
“At the moment, Misha is just learning to play acoustic. Perhaps that is why interesting games are easily given to him! His slightly offbeat style of playing gives the band simple but very effective melodies... His ideas always sound fresher and more interesting than mine. And it's actually great! I myself have not written anything on the guitar for several years now, since the release of "August". At the same time, we completed the entire arrangement together ... "
According to Dovbnya, the song "Leta" is really special! It turns out that initially it included 5 independent parts! However… the group thought about it and decided that it would be better to leave only two of them: as Vsevolod explained, this was done in order not to oversaturate the composition.
"What will happen to the rest of the pieces? We don't know yet. But most likely we will use them for a new track ... "
When listening to “Leta” (and even when looking at the title of the track alone), many listeners are sure to catch flashbacks — or, to put it more simply, they experience a summer vibe… Actually, the members of Intelligency were betting on this! According to Dovbny, the group could not come up with a suitable title for the song for a long time. And yes: the mistake in the word “summer” (meaning the end) was made for a reason ...
“Initially, this song was called “Summer Vibe”, but later it became clear that there were already a huge number of songs under this name ...”
Intelligency members quickly realized that there was no point in calling the song "Summer Vibe", if only because the track would be constantly confused and lost ... Vsevolod Dovbnya continues:
“We really like the Russian word “summer”, but we liked the version of “summer” much more! And the Belarusian language does not play a role here. You could say it's an amazing coincidence. We just chose the word “Leta” as the name, as we decided that it is more harmoniously combined with the sound range of the composition itself…”
Some listeners have already compared the track “Leta” with the sensational hit of 2019 “August”. Well, these compositions really have something similar, but at the same time they are completely different... Here is what Vsevolod Dovbnya says about this:
“There is not and never was a single instrument, thanks to which you can churn out viral hits ... Yes, our songs have similar styles, different techniques ... But each track sounds special, unique ... In our tracks you can hear incomprehensible whistles, pipes and even just detuned guitars… We were always looking for fresh ideas and long-playing parts. But at the same time, we never tried to make each of our new singles look like the previous one. Our sound is etched into the memory, and the listener gets the feeling of vibe… Maybe that’s the whole secret…?”