Eurovision 2022 may have come to a conclusion, but the music will always continue. A number of Eurovision artists are thankfully still producing new music for us to enjoy.
Contrary to the commonly perpetuated myth about the song contest killing careers, we’re always thrilled to report that singers associated with Eurovision are thriving.
Here is our latest weekly roundup with a selection of just some of the songs and music videos released recently by Eurovision stars.
New music from Eurovision artists: 2022 | Week 19
Måneskin – “SUPERMODEL”
Eurovision 2021 winners Måneskin officially have a successor. But before their year as champions came to an end, the Italian band gave the premiere performance of their new single “SUPERMODEL”. A spirited rock track, it’s a great showcase of Måneskin’s international appeal. Damiano sings about a woman who will always put the party life over any individual: “If you wanna love her, just deal with that / She’ll never love you, you just look a bit like her dad / Every night’s a heartbreak / Hey, don’t think about it, hey, just let it go / ‘Cause her boyfriend is the rock ‘n’ roll”.
Ochman – “Overthinking” and “Storyline”
Ahead of the Eurovision 2022 final, Ochman released a new self-titled English-language EP. In addition to his Eurovision entry “River” and previous song “Lights In The Dark”, the EP contains two new songs.
“Overthinking” is a mid-tempo offering with staccato drum machine beats. The Polish singer sings about all the thoughts swirling around his brain: “Hundred f***ing thoughts flowing into me / Can’t be the same, there’s no empty space / Overthinking of this ain’t a phase”.
“Storyline” brings in more guitar accompaniment and sees Ochman trying to re-write the story for him and his loved one: “Look into your eyes / As you see mine / Without you, I would rather die / Let’s make this right”.
Loreen – “Neon Lights”
Loreen partnered with car maker Lexus for “Neon Lights”. For the past six weeks, people have been able to hear the Swedish singer’s new single by test driving a Lexus car. But now the song is officially out for all of us to listen to. It’s a pulsing electropop track in which the Eurovision 2012 winner says she’ll always be there for her lover: “I can’t let go, can’t unlove you / Even if I, if I want to run / You should know that I’ll be watching every step / I’m the neon light that’s running through your cells”.
Emma Muscat – I Am Emma
She is what she is, and she is Emma. Malta’s Eurovision 2022 representative has dropped the new EP I Am Emma. It includes her Eurovision entry as well as her song for Malta Eurovision Song Contest, “Out Of Sight”. The other four songs bring a mixture of upbeat pop tracks (“Closer” and “Colours In The Dark”), a ballad (“Thank You”) and a mid-tempo R&B offering (“Turn Back Time”).
Il Volo – “You Are My Everything”
Il Volo graced the Eurovision stage once again as an interval act for semi-final two of the 2022 contest. There they performed the song “You Are My Everything” – a revamped version of their Eurovision 2015 entry “Grande Amore”. This new rendition has English lyrics and is given even extra power thanks to the addition of some electric guitars.
Alvan – Magma
Alvan brought the heat on Saturday as one quarter of France’s Eurovision 2022 act. Ahead of the grand final, the Breton artist released his album Magma. The LP includes his Eurovision entry “Fulenn” along with seven other songs. These additional tracks continue Alvan’s electronic style, though there are other influences in there as well – “DCAI” brings in a funkier melody. Alvan also sings some of the songs in English rather than sticking solely with Breton.
Jessica Mauboy – “Automatic”
“Automatic is about having faith in your own sense of direction, taking the driver’s seat and believing in your intuition. It’s all Automatic baby.” Jessica Mauboy is encouraging us to trust our inner compass in her new single. A catchy pop offering, Australia’s Eurovision 2018 singer sings “It’s automatic, hands free, babe / Pump the gas and don’t hit the brakes / Locked and loaded, I love the gain / Hit the metal and drive me away”. The music video was inspired by Jessica’s childhood memories of riding quad bikes with her family.
Michael Ben David – “לא להיות אני”
He may not have qualified to the grand final of Eurovision 2022, but Michael Ben David isn’t letting that stop him from continuing his musical journey. The Israeli singer has released “לא להיות אני” (“Not being me”). An emotional ballad, it shows another side to Michael compared to his upbeat Eurovision entry. Michael begins solely accompanied by piano; strings are then added later to help build the atmosphere.
Amaia – Cuando No Sé Quién Soy
Spain’s Eurovision 2018 singer Amaia’ has released the new album Cuando No Sé Quién Soy (When I Don’t Know Who I Am). The LP features pre-release singles “Bienvenidos Al Show”, “Yamaguchi”, “Quiero Pero No” and “Yo Invito”.
One of the new songs is a collaboration with Aitana, who finished second behind Amaia at Operación Triunfo 2017 and also the Operación Triunfo Eurovision Gala. The pair team up for “La Canción Que No Quiero Cantarte” (“The Song That I Don’t Want To Sing To You”), the music video for which was also released at the same time as Amaia’s album. It’s a punk-pop track in which they remind themselves not to call their ex: “It’s so strange to be without talking to you / Singing songs that make me think of calling you / I was just about to forget / But she has started again / The song that I don’t want to sing to you”.
Emilian feat. Connect-R – “Una”
Connect-R features on “Una” (“One”), the new single from Romanian singer Emilian. Moldova’s Eurovision 2006 rapper contributes the second verse and then joins Emilian for the chorus. It’s a sensual pop track with plenty of rhythm in there to get the listener’s hips moving. This sensuality continues into the lyrics: “Sensual as in Hawaii / Hot as in Dubai / God, how many styles can you have / One day / One night / One yesterday / One today / And there’s no one else like you”.
Michael Schulte – “With You”
Michael Schulte’s new single is “With You”. It’s a solid pop track with a driving chorus that’s fairly easy to sing along to. Lyrically, Germany’s Eurovision 2018 star says he always feels close to his loved one even when he’s lost on his life journey: “Sometimes, I don’t evеn know where the hеll I’m going / I’m always running where the winds are blowing / But I’m with you, I’m with you”. This story is portrayed in the music video by a couple, but one of them has unfortunately ended up in hospital.
THE ROOP – Concrete Flower
THE ROOP have dropped their new album Concrete Flower. There are ten songs on the LP, including their two Eurovision entries and other previous singles “Ohmygodable”, “Let’s Get Naked” and “Love Is All We Got”. The majority of the remaining songs maintain the Lithuanian group’s fun blend of electronica and indie. However, “Running From Myself” sees THE ROOP slow things down a bit more with a ballad.
AISEL – “Xəbərin Yox Məndən”
Eurovision 2018 star AISEL is bringing laid-back vibes with her new single “Xəbərin Yox Məndən”. The song has a chilled demeanour to it, almost giving the feeling you’re sat enjoying some tropical sunshine. The ending brings things back to Azerbaijan, with the inclusion of a flute refrain.
Jeroen van der Boom – “Droom En Doe”
Jeroen van der Boom’s latest single is “Droom En Doe” (“Dream And Do”). The Netherlands’s Eurovision 2009 singer and De Toppers member delivers an emotional piano ballad, but we get added percussion and strings as the song progresses to help give it some lift.
Miquel Abras feat. Beth – “Em Mires, Et Miro i Rius (20 anys)”
After previously collaborating with Eurovision 1991 singer Sergio Dalma, Miquel Abras has now teamed up with another alum of the contest – Spain’s 2003 representative Beth. She sings alongside Abras on the new version of “Em Mires, Et Miro i Rius” (“I look at you, you look at me and laugh”), first released by Abras in 2014. This new rendition is softer and features more string accompaniment rather than the guitars of the original. The song is in Catalan, with the pair singing about letting go of melancholy and embracing the love between them: “Aware of our weaknesses / And we open the doors to joy / As if we were the first to love each other / As if we were the only ones in love”.
The Starlings – Seaside
Oh, I do like to be beside the Seaside. The Starlings are taking us to golden beaches and lapping waves for their new album. Tom Dice (Belgium Eurovision 2010) and Kato have added 11 songs to the LP, including recent singles “Gold”, “Jericho”, “Just Come Home” and “Rome”. The rest of the tracks continue the duo’s indie-pop style, which gives the album a steady and pleasant overall feel.
Alexandra Rotan & TRüH – “Alt For Norge”
Eurovision isn’t the only competition where you can get behind your country. In July, the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 Football Championship will take place. The Norwegian Football Association asked KEiiNO member Alexandra Rotan to record a song for the occasion and thus the Eurovision 2019 star has released a cover of “Alt For Norge” (“Everything For Norway”) with music producer TRüH. The song was first released for Norway’s participation in the men’s 1994 World Cup. “We give everything / Everything for Norway!”.
Laura Põldvere & Luk Follin – “Prayers To You”
Two-time Eurovision star Laura Põldvere gives us a deep house jam with her latest song. The Estonian singer has teamed up with music producer Luk Follin from the Dominican Republic for “Prayers To You”. The focus here is on the music and feeling of the song rather than the lyrics, as Laura repeats “Saving all my prayers to you” for a good proportion of the track. But Laura is very much the focus of the music video.
ela. & Joel Brandenstein – “Freiheit”
Germany’s Eurovision 2014 singer ela. was born in Ukraine and has Ukrainian-Polish heritage. This makes the ongoing war in the country a very difficult situation for her to witness. ela. is hoping that “Freiheit” (“Freedom”) will prevail in the end and has decided to portray this message through her new song alongside Joel Brandenstein: “Freedom, freedom / Is the only thing that matters”. In an emotional message on Instagram, ela. shares her feelings:
“My dears. It drives me crazy to feel so powerless as a born Ukrainian in the current time and it’s just tragic how the ‘war in Europe’ has been going on for over two months and is just becoming normal. This must not be, must not go further and above all must not stay like this. That’s why it’s all the more important right now, due to the current political situation, to use all possible platforms that are available in the name of peace and freedom to set an example. Let’s spread love, share this important message and continue to stick together. #prayforukraine”
Lindita – “Love Me Like”
Lindita’s latest single is “Love Me Like”. It’s a sultry pop song that includes ethnic Albanian instrumentation in the bridge, thus bringing together her roots with the American-style music she’s released since living in the United States. In the lyrics, the Eurovision 2017 singer says she plans on leaving an impression on her lover after they’ve spent a night together: “I’m unforgettable, the way I leave my mark on you / What if our dreams come true / Kiss my body on the midnight moon / Love me like”.
Sofi Marinova – “Ревнувам те”
“Don’t be jealous, just love”, says Sofi Marinova in a comment underneath her new music video. Bulgaria’s Eurovision 2012 star is trying to warn us not to go down the same path as the protagonist of “Ревнувам те” (“I am jealous of you”). Sofi sings of how the green-eyed monster is beginning to find her: “I’m jealous of you every time / As soon as other people’s eyes stop on you / I drink for you / I tremble for you / It hurts me for you, I love you”.
Maraaya – “Sva”
Maraaya are celebrating eternal love through their new single “Sva” (“We”). Slovenia’s Eurovision 2015 act – and husband and wife duo – give us a glimpse inside their relationship and how they bring out the best in each other: “We are nothing, but we are everything / We are the most when you love me”. The music video is filled with shots of Marjetka and Raay embracing one another and spending time together. In the description, the pair note:
“We are just a dot in space … We are just one drop in the sea … But our world is big, the biggest when it is intertwined with the love of our hearts. Here is a song for all of you who believe in eternal love and are willing to jump over any obstacle and climb every mountain for it. We both believe in such love. May we ‘caress’ your soul and heart.”
ELENA – “Ya-Mi Ya-Mi”
Eurovision 2009 star ELENA recently released “Ya-Mi Ya-Mi” (“Take Me”). It’s a folk song with an uplifting aura and plenty of joy in the Romanian singer’s delivery. The lyrics are in Aromanian, with ELENA asking her lover to join her on the journey though life: “Let’s go both of us on the same road / So we both have a long love filled with much love / Come, take me, take me, take me, take me, don’t stare at me”.
Which of these new songs is your favourite? Have we missed out on any? Do you have any artists you want to shout out to? Let us know in the comments.