Summer is always the quiet period for Eurovision fans as we wait for national finals to start once again. Thankfully, the music will always continue and a number of Eurovision artists are still producing new songs 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 33
Circus Mircus – “Love Letters”
Circus Mircus! Following their eclectic performance at Eurovision 2022, the Georgian group have calmed things down for their follow-up song. “Love Letters” is a soothing indie-rock song with a prolonged instrumental for the final third of the track. There’s no actual mention of love letters in the lyrics; instead, they sing about moving on with life despite the troubles we come across: “Nothing works and it all feels in vain / I don’t mind I still get by”. Circus Mircus recorded the song live at Stockton Records in Tbilisi, which we see in the music video – although they’re only partially lit, we do still get a good look at the faces behind the mysterious quartet.
Amir – R3SSOURCES
Artists will often release a re-issue of an album, featuring new tracks as a little extra. But Amir wasn’t satisfied with just one re-issue and he’s now given us a third LP in the Ressources series. R3SSOURCES sees the French star revisiting some of his greatest hits and re-recording them with new versions. This includes his Eurovision 2016 entry “Jai cherché”, which Amir performs in a slower and more intimate style.
Benjamin Ingrosso and Norlie & KKV – “Som ett minne blott”
Swedish duo Norlie & KKV have teamed up with Benjamin Ingrosso for the new single “Som ett minne blott” (“Like a thing of the past”). The Eurovision 2018 star sings the verses, while Norlie & KKV provide verses in between. A catchy blend of rap and pop, the trio note how they don’t want to let their (soon to be ex) partners go for good: “Everything that I miss / I want it back / All you ever were to me / For when you have collected your stuff / I don’t exist anymore / Like a thing of the past for you”.
Lior Narkis – “יאללה למים”
Whilst the summer sun is often a treat, sometimes it gets a little bit too hot. Lior Narkis has a way for us to cool down and suggests “יאללה למים” (“Let’s go to the water”). Israel’s Eurovision 2003 representative delivers an upbeat bop to go along with our trip to the pool. It concludes with a 30-second dance break to really get the party going.
Kristian Kostov & VOSTOK – “Intentional”
A few months ago, Kristian Kostov shared a demo of a song on social media that he’s been writing with his brother, Daniel Kostov. After a positive response from fans, the pair (who previously collaborated under the VOSTOK project) decided to complete the track and officially release it as a single. “Intentional” is a dark and menacing electro-pop track. Lyrically, Bulgaria’s Eurovision 2017 star admits he’s prepared to stab someone in the back: “Remember that day you weren’t invited / I put you on hold I just couldn’t hide it / My arms are open wide / But malice in my eyes / Keeps me sharpening / My knives / That s***’s intentional”.
Kállay Saunders & Ali Bakgor – “I Got Roses”
Following their successful collaboration on “Ocean”, Eurovision 2014 act Kállay Saunders and music producer Ali Bakgor have joined forces once again for another track. “I Got Roses” is a revamped version of the Hungarian singer’s previous single “she never noticed…”. After a gentle R&B opening, Bakgor’s influence becomes apparent from the first verse onwards, adding in dance beats to take the song in a new direction. Saunders sings about the lack of interest his partner shows in his loving gestures: “I got roses / She don’t notice / She got all this / She never noticed”.
Samra – “BANDAM”
Let it be known that Samra always comes out on top. Azerbaijan’s Eurovision 2016 star is making this very clear in her new hip hop single: “Because no matter where you turn, I will win this race […] Oh, I fly to the sky / I swim in the deepest waves / Put that in your head now / ‘MVP’ is Samra, ‘realest in the game’”. The music video for “BANDAM” is set in a warehouse, where Samra and her crew are hatching a plan.
Click on the links below to read about more new music released this week by Eurovision stars:
Sam Ryder – “Somebody”
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.