Okean Elzy and Odyn V Kanoe bands presented a video clip for a song about Lviv called “The City of Spring.” it is the first song Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, the frontman of Okean Elzy, wrote about Lviv.
“Okean Elzy" has been around for 27 years and during this time I haven't written a single song about Lviv, although I really wanted to. I just can't write songs about “most burning issues of the day.” I don't believe that it's possible to create a song that will live in such way. And now in my life is the time when, due to various circumstances, I have gained a new view on the importance of my native Lviv for me. When the attitude to the city crystallized over the years into a quiet but eternal love, when you just understand that this is the best place on Earth for you, it was, is, and will be,” Vakarchuk said.
He added that he could not imagine any other performer to sing it with besides Odyn V Kanoe.
“When I started thinking about collaboration, with whom it would be organic to record such a song, with an artist who is completely Lviv style, who I also associate with Lviv and the song was acoustic from the beginning, it was impossible to imagine someone other than Odyn V Kanoe. I respect and appreciate them; I really like their work. And I thank Ira and Ustym for their response, " the frontmen of Okean Elzy band explained.
The video was directed by Viktor Pryduvalov.