Go_A released their new single “Kalyna”. The song is composed by Artem Iefimov, Kateryna Pavlenko and Taras Shevchenko. All funds of the song will go to the Ukraine and the group calls on support through the Return Alive Foundation here.
Kalyna (guelder-rose) is a symbol that has been a part of Ukrainian culture since ancient times. Its meanings were transferred through the ages in legends and songs. A broken kalyna tree was a sign of trouble and tragedy; abuse of this tree was a shameful act. Ukrainian people carefully protected it because there was a belief that kalyna grew only next to good people. According to our ancestors, kalyna has a power that brings immortality and can unite generations to fight evil. The song “Kalyna” is a message to the World that should be united for the future of humanity.GO_A about “Kalyna”
Go_A is a band that consists of four members: Kateryna Pavlenko, Ihor Didenchuk, Taras Shevchenko and Ivan Hryhoriak.
The band was formed back in 2012. Their first song was released the same year. In 2016 they released their debut album. The band entered the national final in 2020 and placed second in their semi. At the final of the show, the band managed to won on both the televoting and the jury voting.
Their 2020 entry “Solovey”, which means nightingale was composed by Taras Shevchenko and Kateryna Pavlenko and reached the 16th place on the country’s charts.
After 2020’s contest cancellation, Ukrainian public television internally selected the group to represent the country in 2021. Their song “SHUM” was composed by Taras Shevchenko and Kateryna Pavlenko. “SHUM” qualified to the final of Eurovision, where it placed 5th with 364 points, but 2nd in the televoting.
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