Check out our interview with Ukrainian refugee and Pop singer-songwriter Natisa Gogol and her touching new single and video, “Wind of Hope”. The triumphant song, inspired by the terror-stricken experience of fleeing her home in Kyiv with her young son, delivers a powerful message about holding onto strength and hope, even in the most disastrous and dark of times.

“Wind of Hope” is a courageous pop ballad filled with expansive vocals, lush string arrangements, and colorful shades of classically inspired landscapes that reach an anthemic emotion-filled chorus. She passionately sings, “Love will rescue us / Ukraine lives in our heart.” Produced by Prague based and US born Gregory Darling (Julian Lenon), the two collaborated on a transformative and cathartic musical masterpiece that is sure to impact listeners around the globe.

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Natisa Gogol - Wind Of Hope

Hi Natisa, tell us a little bit about yourself?

I love life very much. Ever since I was born, I’ve had one passion: music. I can’t imagine myself without singing. My family is very creative and I dreamed of being Madonna when I grew up:)

Describe yourself in three words?

Dreamy, kind, constantly in love.

How did you get into the industry?

I started out as a soloist in a jazz orchestra in Kyiv. Then I was a vocal coach in a TV project called “Children’s Voice”. And only then the Natisa Gogol project happened. I have come a long way from that.

How has music changed your life?

Music hasn’t changed my life, music is my life.

Describe your sound (your style) in 3 words?

Sensual, powerful, inspiring.

Who influenced you and why did you decide to make music?

The first person who influenced me was my father. He taught me to sing and put me through music school.

Tell us about your new single and video “Wind of Hope”?

The song “Wind of Hope” has a very powerful message about staying strong and hopeful even in the darkest hour.

In the video we tried to convey the victory of light over darkness, the victory of Ukraine in this unjust, bloodthirsty and senseless war.

What is the most enjoyable part of your work?

The process of recording in the studio and the final result, and the reaction of the audience.

What advice would you give yourself in the past and why?

Stay true to yourself, don’t be afraid, work harder and believe in yourself.

How would your best friend describe you?

My best friend thinks I’m talented, a little crazy and full of love.

If you were a book, what would you call it and why?

“Knowing God Through Yourself.”

What does the year 2023 hold for Natisa Gogol?

I hope and believe that this year is the year of my maximum fulfillment, of realizing my full creative potential.

What is your favorite healthy food?

I’m into nutrition, and I’ve been following a healthy diet for years. I like baked vegetables with fish or seafood the most.

How would you describe your clothing style?

Romantic, sporty, casual.

What is your own definition of happiness?

To love and be loved, to realize one’s purpose, to be rich spiritually and materially.

Where do you see yourself and your career in 5 years?

Oooh, I’m very ambitious! But I rely entirely on the Universe for that, it knows better where I should be.

Where can we follow news about you?

Instagram / Facebook / TikTok / YouTube

What is your favorite:

Book: “Dead Souls.” Nikolai Gogol

Quote: “What’s inside us is stronger than what’s outside.”

Film: “The Devil’s Advocate.”

Television series: “Game of Thrones.”

Food: Fish

Place to travel: Of the ones I’ve been to, Switzerland.

Sports team: Rams. Blue and Yellow