Finland: Käärijä – Cha Cha Cha Review

Image – Warner Music Finland

I hate it. I love it. It splits me in two. It makes me feel angry. It makes me feel joyous. It divides me. 

Cha Cha Cha is a one-of-a-kind track. Käärijä, too, is one of a kind. He’s crafted a song that will fail to go unnoticed with its uniquely attention-grabbing intro. You want synths? It’s got ‘em. You want sinister, monotone vocals? It’s got ‘em. 

The chorus rattles round just 30 seconds in, and it’s an attack. The threatening build throughout the first half minute was not pretence. An army of guitars accompany a battalion of voices screaming a chorus of “Cha, cha, cha, cha, cha, cha, cha”. I can feel it in my gut even when I’m not listening. 

As soon as the track cements itself, it turns on a sixpence. The post-chorus is friendly with Käärijä dropping the raspy, rough vocals. Cha Cha Cha is still in top gear, but its comparatively bubblegum pop for the final minute or so. It’s brilliant execution and versatility. 

There is no escaping Cha Cha Cha. It wouldn’t let you escape even if you tried. It commands any environment it appears in. You will feel it.

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