Happy Dimash Day everybody!
I am Nate and we are back with a brand new tune by Dimash.
This is Samaltau. I hope I said that right. Probably not!
But I am going to go with that until I am corrected otherwise, so I am ready for you
all to help me out with that one. I apologize if I am sounding a little weird
today. I am sick. I have a pretty nasty cold. It has been the last couple of days, but I
am going to plow through this to make sure we keep Dimash Day on schedule. Especially
since he has got a new song. This song is apparently about the rise of the Kazakh people
around World War I. I am thinking against the Soviet Union? Or whatever it was called
at that point. Let me see what the captions are like on this. Turkish? We do not want
Turkish. Are there any others? English? Ok, we are going to use the auto-generated ones
which means that they are going to be…NOT GOOD (laughs).
At least it will give me some idea of what the vocals are saying. I am really excited!
There is a lot of new Dimash here coming out and that is a beautiful thing for Dimash Day.
Let just get right to it! Here we go. Samaltau by Dimash
I did that thing where I forgot to plug in my headphones again. See that is the problem
when you are sick. You do stupid things because your brain stops working like mine has been
all day long. I am probably going to say some things that do not make sense, but that is
what it is (laughs) Alright, here we go. Samaltau by Dimash! That is pretty cool! Sounds like a wolf howling That is cool! That is super cool! What is the name of that instrument? Nice! Very nice! That was a beautiful song. It was very powerful.
I was trying to watch the subtitles but the subtitles were completely worthless (laughs)
Very very powerful song in the delivery alone. There is a lot of meaning behind it. It is
very heartfelt and I can see why this song could be or is perhaps dear to the Kazakh
people. If it accurately…and if Dimash is doing it, then I assume it is accurate, so
if it is held in that high of regard then it clearly an important song to the culture.
I think that is cool that he pays homage to that by covering these songs and maybe bringing
them back to the forefront or at least opening people, like myself, up to them that would
not have heard them otherwise. That is one of the things that I do appreciate about Dimash
is that there are a lot of songs that I am now aware of that I was not before because
of him and what he does. Although I begin to kind of run out of superlatives for him
and his talent and his ability to convey his message. I begin to view him as a door into
new experiences, new music, new styles that I am otherwise not privy to, and stories I
would not know otherwise. This song was perfect example of that. I get to immerse myself into
something I do not know and now I am going to look the story up even more. I am going
to try to educate myself on some history that I am unaware of. I love history. I like learning
about the past and I like trying to understand it and how it impacts the future. Gain some
empathy towards the struggles of different cultures that I was not aware of. I am going
to look forward to getting into this one and getting more of the story and put the words
behind the feeling. There is definitely a lot of feeling there. I will be looking for
the lyrics and the deeper story behind the song to understand it. I am going to go climb
back into my bed because I feel like hell! Thank you all. I hope you are having a great
Dimash Day. Obviously, mine is a little bit of a struggle, but here we are. The video
is here. I am not letting it stop me. I hope you all are having a great one. I hope you
enjoyed the video. If you do, as always, hit LIKE. Please hit SUBSCRIBE if you have not
yet already. Join us on our Friday Dimash journey. Next week we will do Ogni Pietra,
the fancam version. I have been dying to get to that one! But a new song has got to take
precedent. At least, it usually takes precedent. That is what happened here and I am glad we
did this because I will have something to do while I am laid up in bed. I will start
looking up this song. Thank you all. I appreciate you all so much for hanging with me every
week. Hopefully. next week I will be feeling a little bit better and my brain will work
a bit more smoothly than it is now (laughs) Thank you again. Thanks for watching and we
will see you next week. Happy Dimash Day, everyone!