Aino Elina – Saippuaa (Video Premiere)

Watch the new video for Saippuaa by Edinburgh-based Finnish electro pop act Aino Elina

Video by Music Team | 05 Apr 2018

Originally hailing from Lapland in Finland, Edinburgh-based synthpop songwriter Aino Elina is back with Saippuaa, taken from her debut EP Unissa. Elina combines electronic sounds with emotive Finnish lyrics – Saippuaa being Finnish for soap – and her eccentric visual style is on full display in this latest video. Watch the video for Saippuaa, by Edinburgh-based videographer Dale R Murray, in the player above or on YouTube here. You can also read Elina's translation of the track's lyrics at the foot of the page.

Introducing the song, Elina says: "Saippuaa is a reminder of that moment when you feel the joy of being you – no matter what – when you feel reborn, invincible. It’s a reminder to shine your light and embrace your weird.

“I’m not very good at writing songs when I deliberately make time to write them. They just come to me whenever they want! One morning I woke up feeling really happy, and the melody for Saippuaa was already in my head. Then I took a shower and suddenly the idea for the lyrics was there – surprise, surprise!”

Elina's debut EP Unissa is out now on streaming platforms, and is also available on a climate-neutral, organic cotton T-shirt which comes bundled with a copy of the EP. Aino Elina plays Eden Festival, Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway, 7-10 June.

Saippuaa (Soap) lyrics:


Peace and quiet
my fingers on my ears

tired of your endless hints
I pack my suitcase on the floor

You’re replaced in my memories
fading away
like smoke
like smoke

Maybe you still echo in my dreams
Maybe I still carry you with me
but I don’t want to
I don’t want to

I’m soap, you can’t get a grip on me
I’m soap

I’ve forgotten yesterday
I wear out the carpets dancing

This freedom is weird
I just giggle to myself

Somewhere you are
Unaware that
I don’t want to hear from you
I don’t want to

Well, sometimes I see you
I turn away
But I don’t mind, I don’t regret it
I don’t

I’m soap, you can’t get a grip on me
I’m soap

I shine this light that no one can kill
your shadow won’t reach me here
You’re not even close

I wonder if you’ll ever know
When dancing on roses
I don’t hurt
I don’t hurt