In a recent interview, you said that the main thing in your repertoire is more lyrical compositions than your father. Like, Oleg Gazmanov has a lot of funny songs. Is this reflected in real life? Is it possible to say that you like to mourn and philosophize?
Yes, I am lyrical, I like to mourn and reflect. My father and I have different energies. He has a lot more dynamic songs, but he also has wonderful lyrical compositions in his repertoire. In a fun direction, I’m still looking for myself. I have dance songs, but they are much less than sad ones.
Do you communicate with half-brother Philip? You once said that your parents sent you to study in London, despite your protests. But Philip stopped training at his own request. For you, parental authority still plays a serious role?
I communicate with Philip, of course. We don’t meet very often, but we always do it with pleasure. For me, parental authority is certainly important, but when they try to once again direct me on the right path, I joke that the child is already over 40 years old and it’s too late to have an abortion. Seriously, we never have a heated argument about my actions, because mom and dad respect my sovereignty and give me the opportunity to determine my own life. I’m an adult guy, you can already decide for yourself.