Serbian Eurovision veteran Nevena Bozovic wowed us in Tel Aviv this May with her stunning vocals and heartfelt anthem “Kruna“, dedicated to her new husband Nikola Ivanovic, whom she married a month before the contest. Nevena took her crown to a Top 20 finish, landing Serbia in 18th place.
And on Tuesday Nevena released her first new music since Eurovision 2019. Her latest offering “Sanjam”, which translates as “I dream” in English, was both written and composed by the songstress herself. This woman’s talent is endless!
If you’re expecting a carbon copy of “Kruna”, prepare to be surprised. Nevena can show us versatility y’all!
If you’re not a fan of ballads, “Sanjam” is the Nevena anthem for you, as this is way more up-tempo than her Eurovision entry. Nevena combines electropop with guitars and her signature warble to create a quality tune and a chorus that just won’t leave your head.
Interestingly, “Sanjam” seems to do the reverse of “Kruna”. Whilst Kruna combined a contemporary vocal with a traditional-sounding instrumental, Nevena sings “Sanjam” with hints of a traditionally Balkan style over a contemporary instrumental.
Nevena Bozovic is the musical gift that keeps on giving.
Similarly to “Kruna”, Nevena’s new single was produced by influential North Macedonian producer Darko Dimitrov, who is credited with revitalising the mainstream Balkan pop scene.
Dimitrov has vast Eurovision credentials, having also produced this year’s North Macedonian entry and jury winner “Proud“, as well as previous Eurovision entries such as Elena Risteska’s “Ninananja” and Elhaida Dani’s “I’m Alive” to name just a few.
The North Macedonian maestro has worked with plenty of Eurovision alumni such as Zeljko Josimovic, Marija Seripovic, and Sergej Cetkovic among many others.
What do you think? Will Nevena’s new single make its way to the top of your autumn playlist? Let us know in the comments!