The following post is about a music band and their new album. I have 4 reasons to write about them in this blog:
1. I love their music
2. I published an article about them on the portal of the media copany I work for
3. The record company that releases their albums belongs to a friend of mine
4. Both their new album and the song I’ll show you have something to do with flying.
Zagar kicks in
First time I saw the band playing was at the so called Sziget Festival that takes place every year in Budapest attracting a lot of people from other countries and a lot of high quality performers. At that time I was almost sure they were from abroad, but it turned out they were a fresh Hungarian band. Some of their members earlier played in the band of Yonderboi, who had been very popular at that time outside of Hungary as well. I liked their unique electronic-jazzy sound and that little bit psychedelic visual they always project at their concerts. The next day I immediately collected their songs and I listened to them every now and then.
I was on my way to work sitting in the car in the usual morning traffic jam trying to get from Pest (where Ilive) to Buda (where I work) listening to the radio, when I heard the following: “and now the brand new song of Zagar that you can only hear on our radio station. The song is called: Wings of love”. By instinct I increased the volume of the radio and when I heard the first sounds of the violin playing I felt that shiver down my spine that you can only feel when music touches your soul.
About the band
Zagar was formed in 2001, the band received its name after Balazs Zsager, founder of the band, author of all songs, pianist, graduated at the jazz faculty of the Hungarian College of Music. The song Wings of love featuring 6 excellent Hungarian vocalists – all memers or former members of underground music bands – has become a number one hit on this radio station in Hungary.
Balazs Zsager aka Zagar > keys, electronica, vocal, producing
Andor Kovacs > guitar
Tibor Lazar > drums
Dj Bootsie > scratches
Akos Zsager-Varga > bass
The Underground Divas
Sena, Edina Kutzora, Judie Jay, Bori Peterfy, Eniko Hodosi, Juci Nemeth
I really recommend you to listen to this fantastic song and purchase their album if you like it.
ZAGAR – Wings of Love
Lyrics by Zsófia Hutvágner
Wings of love at the end
Will give us shelter again
We’re gonna hide under
When our protest is over
With our answers unsaid
We will walk hand in hand
We wont’t talk, we won’t cry
We’ll be just sharing what’s left of us