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.

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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Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

His songs sure do love those crunchy chords with added fourths and sixths. 🙂 Anyway…
Kris is only just starting out. He has the powerful emotive voice of a huge star of the future. Just finding his image now, but he has got the potential to dominate the 2020s. I’ll definitely keep a look out for him.

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

Kris is such an amazing artist!
Also, kudos to his brother for working hard together with him!

Marie
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Marie

Amazing artist?!
The truth is, he is totally deprived of a potential and ideas to be creative.
His new song is a mere cacophony of boring el. sounds and his voice sounds terribly! No melody, no charm in there.
Full trash.

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

His songs are pretty different from each other, plus I feel the charm there, think his voice is flawless and find the melody.
Can you create it?
Plus, it’s a studio version, maybe you’ll feel it live.

Bibi Netta
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Bibi Netta

M K Ultra

fugu
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fugu

I could like an acoustic version of this, I think. I’m not loving the over-production of this version.

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

This is a truly amazing song.Well done!

kate p.
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kate p.

An out-of-this-world song. Kristian didn’t disappoint.

M_K
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M_K

Something about this artwork feels a bit wrong,