Listen: Kristian Kostov sleighs in his new single “The One (I Need You)”

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Back in Kyiv in May, he gave Bulgaria its highest placing ever at Eurovision with his song “Beautiful Mess”. Now the talented Kristian Kostov has released his first English-language single since Eurovision 2017, “The One (I Need You)”. Will this song match the success of “Beautiful Mess” for Kristian? Read on to find out.

Kristian Kostov – “The One (I Need You)”

In the video, Kristian — who has recently discovered hydrogen peroxide — is sleighing his way through a Russian Christmas market on a date with a young ingenue. The video teases with the possibility that they’re boyfriend and girlfriend, but all is revealed in the twist ending. BFFs forever, y’all!

The song itself oozes the contemporary pop sound that is dominating the charts globally at the moment. Taking inspiration from the likes of Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Hailee Steinfeld, Kristian absolutely nails his vocal performance on this upbeat pop banger, and shows that he is a young man who suits many genres of music.

And not only is Kristian showing his talents vocally, he actually penned the song himself along with his brother Daniel and his brother’s girlfriend Maria. This song is proof that when family unites, something magical can happen.

Aside from his new single, 2018 appears to be a busy year for Kristian. He will be taking part in the European Border Breakers Awards in the Netherlands later this month, where he will be the first person from Bulgaria or Russia to receive the award. Kristian will also be collaborating with fellow Eurovision 2017 alum Jowst from Norway on a new single, due for release in spring. And Kris’ first EP will be out before Eurovision 2018 in Lisbon.

“The One (I Need You)” lyrics

I’ve done some wild things before
But I’ve never felt nothing like that
You leave me craving for more
And there’s nothing that’s holding me back

Got close to your best friend
Broke the law to let you see that number one band
It’s all, it’s all because

I wanna say it’s “us” instead of “I”
Wanna be like the one to feel what’s it like
Don’t leave me hanging waiting now
I wanna hear you say these words out loud

“I need you!”
“I need you!”
“I need you!”
“I need you!”

Your parents don’t like me one bit
Cause I sing on the streets every night
When I blow up with a hit
They will say it was love at first sight

Stole you for the weekend
Nobody’s gonna know what really happened
It’s all, it’s all because

Wanna be like the one to feel what’s it like
Don’t leave me hanging waiting now
I wanna hear you say these words out loud

I really wanna, I really-really wanna know…
I really wanna, I really-really wanna know…
I really wanna, I really-really wanna know…
I really wanna, I really-really wanna know…

“I need you!”
“I need you!”
“I need you!”
“I need you!”

What do you think of Kristian Kostov’s new single “The One (I Need You)”? Sound off in the comment section below!

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