OI VA VOI is apparently Yiddish for ‘Oh My God’, which is perhaps an appropriate reaction to the band’s new single, ‘Yuri’.
Someone has had the foolish notion that employing a Cyber Man to sing vocals with a traditional Jewish band is the way forward for music.
And the lyrics are equally as cringe-worthy – ‘There’s no need to watch my back because my friends have got it for me’… Enough said.
Apparently the single is a tribute to Yuri Gargarin which is quite strange. If its tongue-in-cheek comedy, it’s not funny. If its irony, then I missed the point.
The truth is it’s a bad idea expressed with equally bad music.
Oh My God indeed.