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It’s still a long wait until Eurovision season kicks back into gear again. So, here’s some new (and new-ish) music releases from past artists to help tide you over until the national finals kick off again next winter.

Kalomira “Mommy Loves You”

At Eurovision 2008 she sung of a “Secret Combination” which she insisted remain a mystery. But ten years later, Kalomira is no longer playing the tease. She’s now a married mother to three kids, and she wants to share her love for them with the whole world.

On “Mommy Loves You” – which landed in January – the American born Greek popstar opens with a spoken word message to her youngest child, her two-year-old daughter. But she’s also singing to her twin boys. “Rise high into the sky / Don’t let the world hold you back” she coos, “The world can be cruel sometimes”.

Gromee feat. Jesper Jenset “One Last Time”

He’s enjoyed major success featuring Swedes, including Mahan Moin and Lukas Meijer. But for his first post-Eurovision effort, Poland’s Gromee has looked slightly to the west and recruited a Norwegian – Jesper Jenset.

“Light Me Up” may have felt like a throwback to five or six years ago, but “One Last Time” is very 2018. The laidback sound fits perfectly into the current music landscape and would be right at home on countless streaming playlists. “If we could do it, just one last time / Nobody does it like you do” sings Jesper on the track which has already proven to be a top 20 hit in Poland.

Nina Kraljić “Lay You Down”

She dropped her debut album Samo shortly after her Eurovision 2016 stint. And in January, Nina Kraljić finally got around to releasing the second of the record’s three English-language tracks as a single – the first obviously being “Lighthouse”.

On the delicate piano ballad “Lay You Down”, Nina sings of a one sided love affair – “Oh, I’m on my own / When I lay us down, lay us down / Oh I’m on my own”. She’s tired of “All of your games / All the ruse”. It’s a deeply personal song, co-written by the Croatian star herself.

Moran Mazor “Tamid”

She was a surprise non-qualifier in 2013, and her tearful reaction quickly achieved infamy. Since then, Israel’s Moran Mazor has overhauled not just her personal style, but also her sound.

Earlier this month she unveiled, “Tamid” (Always). The Hebrew-language track starts off much like “Rak bishvilo” – slow and emotional. But as the formerly bespectacled songstress reaches the chorus, the track becomes laced with electronic beats. Could this be the first ballad to feature a pop drop?

Mørland “Leo”

In 2015, he and Debrah Scarlett grabbed Norway its third consecutive top ten spot with his self-penned “A Monster Like Me”. And last spring, Mørland almost returned to the contest as a songwriter with “Who We Are” finishing second behind Alexander Rybak at Melodi Grand Prix.

Away from the song contest circuit, the singer-songwriter released “Leo” in April. And just like Kalomira above, he’s basking in the warm glow of parenthood. For the song is dedicated to his young son. Mørland explains his motivation for releasing the sweet track:

“This is a song I had to write. At first I was going to keep it to myself as it’s so personal, but I decided to share it with you all. Many of you guys aren’t parents and won’t relate to it in the same way, but ultimately it’s a song about missing somebody more than anything – and not being aware of how much love you had for this person.”

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Lay You Down by Nina Kraljic is one of my favorite songs of all time! Eurovision or otherwise. I’ve been listening to it all the time since it was released two years ago. I secretly hoped that it would represent Croatia in Kyiv.

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Krys Ka

I like Moran’s song. Maybe it’s because it reminds me a bit of Anywhere by Rita Ora. IN a good way though.

Idan Cohen
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Idan Cohen

I’m part of the 50% of the Israelis that despise Mizrakhi music but I gotta say Moran’s song is really catchy if you listen to more than a few times. couldn’t stop singing this song this entire week!

Amarta shetamid nihiye be-yakhad, Amarta shetamid nihiye be-yakhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad…

Hrvatska
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Hrvatska

Nina always shows in her songs her talent even despite defeat in Sweden, and in September will be her new single

Erasmus
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Erasmus

Mørland delivered again, love his style of music I listen to his music almost every morning – Skin, No Firewall and now Leo will be added. Nina has so much talent, I don’t listen to her music on daily basis, but when I do I feel so good, this new song is also great. Gromee really has fun and modern songs in his pocket, this one I really like, I could see it chart across Europe. Moran’s song I won’t listen to it every day, but it’s nice and has quite good production. I won’t comment on Kalomira since I… Read more »

Shijie
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Shijie

Mommy loves you?? This upper east side house wife jam is killing me.

Jo.
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Jo.

Gosh, Nina is unbelievably talented.

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dutch person

Back in early june Naviband released a new single and you guys still haven’t mentioned it in one of your posts.

Ina
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Ina

Why didn’t Poland send Gromee with Jesper?
Their song is much better and current. Also Jesper would’ve nailed it live.