The youngest member of the class of 2017 has become something of a Eurovision sweetheart. Last year he was a favourite of both the fans and the former Eurovision winners. And this year he won the EBBA Public Choice Award, and released some more great music. He’s also stayed a loyal Eurovision fan by counting down his favourite songs and become an honourary member of Equinox.
The many of us who love Kristian Kostov are very happy to know he’s not slowing down. Case in point: His latest single “Get it”.
Kristian’s latest release stays aligned with his dark and moody image, all underscored by a sense of the current and urban.
It’s a sultry song about being lonely and drinking your sorrows away. Eighteen he may be, but he certainly nails the mature and melancholic tones. Cookie cutter pop this is not. Instead we hear experimental electronic sounds, elements of dubstep and metallic beats that create a jarring sound.
And yes: Kristian’s voice is still perfect here. He emotes throughout and his youthfulness gives it the right dose of anxiety. While we’re sure happier music will come through the pipeline, it’s nice to once again hear how skilled he is with the dark arts.
Wow, I can’t thank you enough for the response that I got after the release of #Getit ? Even my friends and colleagues have contacted me saying that the song is lit? Can’t wait to release the EP already. Hope that you are as excited as I am? This is just a beginning P.s. Thank you @dmitrykrikun for this amazing photoshoot! The aesthetic is real?
The new single is in preparation for an EP set be released later this year.
In March Kristian teased us about its content and his evolving sound during a backstage interview at the Moscow Eurovision Party.
Kristian Kostov and JOWST – “Burning Bridges”
Back in March, Kristian collaborated with JOWST (Norway 2017) on “Burning Bridges”. It’s a simple and bright electronic dance song about an unhealthy relationship, a subject which Kristian is no stranger to.
Typical of JOWST, the song features very heavy beats and layered electronic sounds, though with a more subtle hand than in “Grab the Moment“. Kristian effortlessly carries the emotion of a breakup, and the lighter atmosphere somehow makes it sweet. It’s not groundbreaking or revolutionary, but it’s a very nice change for both artists and works really well. Hopefully more collaborations are on the horizon.
So what do you think? Do you like the moody tone of Kristian’s music? Do you think he should try something a bit more happy? What are you hoping to see from his new EP? Share your thoughts below!
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