On the eve of the New Year holidays a famous performer Manvel Pashayan visited the office of the music publishing house “Zvuk-M” to talk about the results of the joint work in the past year and outline plans for the upcoming 2019.

Our journalist met with the performer to find out what the artist is currently working on, what new items are waiting for listeners in the future and what is the secret of successful projects ...

- Manvel, among your most popular works, you can separately mark the song and clip "tearing the soul". Video from April 2017 of the year gained a huge amount of views, which is now approaching 50 000 000. We hope that your new projects will be no less successful and cash. Tell us what are you working on now?

- A new song was suggested to me by rapper Eric Shane from the USA. After listening to all my songs and watching my videos, we decided on the phone to record a joint track. I also got acquainted with his work, noted that he often performs rap compositions with various Armenian singers and decided to try it. I wrote the music, sent it to him, he liked it. Then the author Lusine Grigoryan created a text for us, and we got down to work. The arrangement was made by the musician MG, who also lives in the USA. He made arrangements for many famous performers. And now we are at the stage of filming the video. For two days I have been shooting at my place, and Eric at my place. Then, during editing, all this will be assembled into a full-fledged clip. The song is called "Chka-chka".

- What does the name mean?

- Literally the lines of the chorus are translated as "There is no equal to you." The song itself sounds in Armenian, and the rapper inserts are recorded in English.

- When is the premiere of the video expected?

- I think, at about the beginning of the coming year: January-February.

- This is the first of the new projects, but I know that the second is on the way, please tell us more about it.

- The next song will be called "Don't Cry, Mom." A video will also be filmed on it. This is a very touching song, emotions are going through the roof!

- At what stage is this project?

- We are waiting for warm weather. We need to shoot shots of scenes that should not be played on the street.

- Did you write the music for this song?

- Yes, my music, arranged by Arthur Gazaryan. Harut Tevosyan will shoot the video.

- What other creative plans do you have for the next year?

- I have a lot of new songs in my work, we will do it. After all, if a person stops, this is the beginning of his end. So in any area. If you stop like that, you are lost. Many musicians are very arrogant, they will release one song and think "I am the king!" But time goes by, the public constantly needs to give something new. So I released "Tearing Your Soul", I got millions of views. Farther? Next is the next clip. People are now running around buying New Year's gifts, and I called all this, ordered, decided, and I myself am on the set. It's already the fifth day here. First, they filmed in one studio in Pyatigorsk, then in another. We want it to be interesting, varied, and of high quality.

- It is obvious for our viewers that the clip “You Tearing Your Soul” has an extraordinary success. Not every video even gains a million, let alone a few ... What is the secret of this video?

- It was such an idea, a strategy - to hurt a person's feelings. This was exactly my idea. It was I who, when I suggested it to the author of the words Igor Blotsky, suggested a couple of lines, because the melody itself was soul-breaking. I just said that the chorus should be: “My soul, you are tearing my soul. You are breaking my heart, my heart ... ”. He took these two lines as a basis and added the rest, saying "I am writing and I understand that the girls will cry." This is a story from life, people go through it and recognize themselves in the song. This is a good example of the fact that mistakes can be fatal. After all, you cannot sit on two chairs, as they say. One mistake can make you lose everything. I am often asked to film the continuation of the video so that there is a happy ending. But the point was precisely that you cannot make mistakes if you love a person. Because the consequences are harsh. But if I connected the characters in a new video, I would be asked “why did he have to collect things? To arrange this whole circus? Allegedly to leave ... ". No! So he left, left her. For what? For betraying him. This is a vital moment. This both touches and gives people thought. I looked at the statistics, how many countries watched the clip, this is an excellent result.

- The clip "A tear rolled" is also rapidly gaining views ...

- Yes, already more than 12 views. This suggests that people enjoy witnessing love dramas. Therefore, I try to sing about something close to life.

- Manvel, thanks for the conversation! Since the New Year is approaching, what are your wishes for your readers, fans?

- I thank the fans for being there, following my work. This inspires the creation of new songs and projects. After all, if there are no views, then there will be no desire to do something. Thanks for the fact that they like my work. And I always try to surprise and delight the audience with each new time. I wish everyone the very best in the New Year!

- Thanks! Well, we, in turn, wish you good luck and creative success! So that interaction with the publisher always takes place only on a high note!