Although we’re officially into the Eurovision 2023 season, it will still be some time before we hear any national final and Eurovision songs. 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 37
Amanda Tenfjord & Evangelia – “AMAN”
Despite living in Norway for some time now, Amanda Tenfjord has tapped into her Greek roots this year by representing Greece at Eurovision 2022. Tenfjord has brought this heritage into more of her music by collaborating with Greek star Evangelia for the new single “AMAN” – an expression used in a similar way to “my goodness”. Amanda sings in English but Evangelia contributes her verse in Greek. In the lyrics, the pair are trying to convince someone to dive into a relationship: “Don’t hold back I give you the green light / We can do whatever we feel like / I can’t wait forever / Aman den boro / Say you want my love”.
Tina Karol – “ВІЛЬНІ. НЕСКОРЕНІ”
Tina Karol shot the music video for her new single in a quartz quarry of the Kharkiv Oblast, an area that has been hit heavily by Russia’s invasion. Through the new single “ВІЛЬНІ. НЕСКОРЕНІ” (“FREE. INVINCIBLE”), the Ukrainian singer wants to highlight the resistance that her country and its people have put up against this oppression: “Free. Invincible / We’ll destroy slavery within ourselves / I know you feel lonely / You’re born to fight”. Discussing this message further in the music video’s description, the Eurovision 2006 alumna says:
“The song ‘ВІЛЬНІ. НЕСКОРЕНІ’ raises the idea of liberation from imposed stereotypes of the past. Our time has come, we are ready to fight for our lives for a free, invincible country and proudly carry our banner of victory. This song is like a mantra of resistance, a nerve of insubordination, a symbol of inevitable changes.”
Marco Mengoni – “Tutti I Miei Ricordi”
Marco Mengoni’s new single is “Tutti I Miei Ricordi” (“All My Memories”). Beginning with the Italian star singing over a scattering of digital notes, a more consistent beat then really kicks in from the chorus. The song continues to increasingly build and concludes with a dance-pop final chorus. The Eurovision 2013 star sings, “All my memories / Will be yours – I won’t defend myself from you / You were here when, you were here when / We were running against the clock / Now we’re out of time”.
Demy – “Fimes Lene”
Rumours can be a tricky thing to deal with. But despite what stories may be flying around, Demy still plans on cutting all ties with her ex-lover: “I drink and hope I never see you again / Rumour has it / They tell me that you regretted it / That your mistakes burn you”. Greece’s Eurovision 2017 star packages these lyrics up in a mid-tempo pop track with an end of summer vibe.
Hooverphonic – “Mysterious”
“Sometimes a track doesn’t need more than strings, a beat, and the enchanting vocals of Geike.” Hooverphonic have combined three key ingredients for their new single “Mysterious”. The premiere single from the Belgian group’s upcoming album, the song and LP are inspired by nineties’ electronic music. Through a mixture of singing and spoken word, the Eurovision 2021 band discuss concepts of fear and courage: “You dive into the deep embracing darkness as a treat / Locked in a keep, and then you throw away the key / You’re invincible, unpredictable / Are you ready for the next level?”.
Blue – “Magnetic”
Eurovision 2011 alum Blue are slowing things down for their new single “Magnetic”. The British boyband deliver a ballad with piano and string backing. In the lyrics, the quartet note how the sparks are flying between them and a person they’ve just met: “We never meant to fall in love / But our bodies are electric / Together we’re magnetic, now / What the hell were we thinking of? / A million miles from home / And we both know we ain’t leaving here / Alone”.
Sanna Nielsen – “Mer än ord”
Sometimes you need “Mer än ord” (“More than words”) to express your feelings. So Sweden’s Sanna Nielsen has decided to add music and put her thoughts into a song. The Eurovision 2014 bronze medallist layers her vocals over a light and airy production with joy at its heart. Sanna commented about the feeling behind the song on social media:
“There is nothing better than being able to sing and tell about that feeling that makes everything just feel so right. When everything is right and you don’t want anything else but just this.”
Roxen & RAVA – “Niciodata inapoi”
Roxen joins forces with rapper RAVA for the new single “Niciodata inapoi”. A mid-tempo R&B-pop song, it features on the soundtrack of the upcoming Romanian film Teambuilding. The Eurovision 2021 star delivers the chorus of the song, noting how she won’t ever forgive her ex-partner for the pain they’ve caused her: “All the flowers in the world, if you would give them to me / It wouldn’t be enough to mend my heart / Maybe I’m a romantic but you know that’s the way it is / What have you made of me, you know I can’t change anymore”.
LUM!X & DVBBS – “Where Do We Go”
Out of all genres of music, dance is perhaps one of the best at taking people away from their sorrows for a moment and transporting them to a place of joy and happiness instead. This is exactly the feeling that LUM!X taps into for his new single “Where Do We Go”. The uncredited vocalist says they know somewhere we can escape to: “Where do we go? / Whenever you’re head is hanging low / Maybe you’re scared, up in the air / I know a place where we can go”. Austria’s Eurovision 2022 star has teamed up with Canadian DJ \DVBBS duo for the track.
Tusse – “Got to Rise Up”
Tusse wrote “Got to Rise Up” for season two of Swedish television show Tunna Blå Linjen (Thin Blue Line). But the song carries a universal message that translates to situations beyond the TV. Sweden’s Eurovision 2021 star sings about the need to stand up for the greater good: “Got to rise up now / Got to speak out loud / Won’t be treated like before”. Discussing the song further in a post on Instagram, Tusse noted:
“Standing up for yourself, your values and your fellow human beings has never been more important than right now. We are approaching a time of division and fear and the only thing we can do now is fight for humanity, justice and goodness. When I wrote this song, I never thought it would be needed this much. At least not outside of the series it was written for.”
Rafał Brzozowski – “W kinie”
Rafał Brzozowski’s new single is “W kinie” (“In the cinema”). Poland’s Eurovision 2021 act showcases a softer side to his music than we’re used to. Accompanied by piano and strings, Rafał discusses the magic that can happen within the four walls of a picture house: “And in the cinema, as in the cinema – a movie / And in the penultimate row, love / The tension rises, the screen shakes / They’ll kiss right there / Long before / And shortly after”.
Natasha St-Pier – “Me croirez-vous?”
Ahead of her upcoming album, which drops in just under two weeks, Natasha St-Pier has shared the new song “Me croirez-vous?” (“Will you believe me?”). France’s Eurovision 2001 representative continues her ode to Joan of Arc and features imagery of the saint in the accompanying music video.
Ulrikke – “Feels Like Home”
“Fine on the surface / Inside I was broken / Nowhere to call my own / When I’m with you, it feels like home”. Ulrikke has finally found someone who can provide her with solace and comfort. Norway’s Eurovision 2020 entrant brings this theme of the lyrics and also adds it into the production of “Feels Like Home” to create an uplifting pop track.
Isaiah Firebrace, Lee Kernaghan & Mitch Tambo – “Come Together”
Australia is a melting pot of cultures and music can be a great way of getting people of so many backgrounds to “Come Together”. That’s certainly what Eurovision 2017 star Isaiah Firebrace hopes to do with his new collaboration alongside Lee Kernaghan and Mitch Tambo (Eurovision – Australia Decides 2020). The trio deliver an inspiration anthem: “Been dreaming of a better day
/ Sing the song / Tell the story of this land / Everybody / Come together”.
Yianna Terzi – “Selini”
Yianna Terzi is becoming an empress of the night. Greece’s Eurovision 2018 star has released the new single “Selini” (“Moon”). A solid pop track with plenty of Greek charm, Yianna sings of how she wants to spend her nights with a special someone: “Magic nights / You burn my body / Say, say you want me / And let’s go wherever you want to / Together, in sunrises”.
The music video premieres on Monday.
Jeangu Macrooy – “Paris”
Dutch singer Jeangu Macrooy is thinking about taking a trip abroad – specifically to “Paris”. The Eurovision 2021 alum brings us a mellow, percussion-driven song in which he wonders whether a visit to the French capital will lead to his happily every after: “Maybe I’ll go to Paris / And fall into a stranger’s arms / Dance to his heartbeat for the night / Look for a compass in his eyes / What if I go to Paris / And it just doesn’t feel like home?”. Jeangu discussed the message of the song further on social media:
“I wrote this song about the endless search for satisfaction, constantly dreaming about ‘what if’, and the realization that running away is always an option, but… would that actually fix anything?”
Luka – Insomnia
Luka didn’t let her exit from Hooverphonic sound the end of her career. Instead, the Belgian singer pushed forward and has now released her debut EP. Insomnia contains seven songs, including previous singles “Not Too Late”, “Kill For You”, “Blame” and “FOMO”. The three new tracks complete the Eurovision 2020 entrant’s dark indie-pop styling with the mid-tempo “Get You Off My Mind”, the danceable “Nyctophilia”, and the haunting ballad “Insomnia”.
Soraya & Dani J – “Te Quiero A Ti (Bachata)”
Soraya first released “Te Quiero A Ti” in May this year. Now Spain’s Eurovision 2009 star wants to get us dancing along and so has dropped a new Bachata version of the song. Not just a musical change, Soraya has also transformed the song into a duet by bringing Dani J onboard for this rendition. This takes the love song in a new direction, with Soraya and Dani J able to sing to each other: “With these crazy longings, I love you / Because my heart with you beats a thousand / I don’t know how to pretend, I love you, you, you”.
Lior Narkis & Moshe Peretz – “אהבה שכזאת”
Euroision 2003 alum Lior Narkis has teamed up with fellow Israeli singer Moshe Peretz. The pair unite for “אהבה שכזאת” (“Such love”), a steady ballad with percussion accompaniment. They sing of their commitment to their partners, even during difficult times: “I will give you my heart as a gift / I will sing you the song you like / I swear to you even in the lowest place in the world / I will fly with you even until the end of time”.
Levina – “Danger”
After releasing her last EP under the name Izza, Levina has now returned to the name she used when participating at Eurovision 2017 (find out why here). The German singer kicks off this new chapter of her music career with the single “Danger”. Levina sings about those who aren’t willing to stand up and take action for the problems other people face: “You couldn’t care less with your eyes closed / You don’t want the stress if it’s not yours / Nothing’s ever going to wake you up / Only when the danger is near”. Speaking about the message of the song, Levina notes:
“I wrote Danger about the strange time and society we live in, where people – a lot of them in high places – don’t seem to care about what’s going on in the world, unless it affects them directly. Although social media can be a great tool to raise awareness, sadly it sometimes seems like it’s easier to share a post or story and then forget about it, than to actually do something about the problems we are facing. Climate change, racism, inequality on so many levels, wars, overturning Roe v. Wade are just a few of them. ‘Danger’ is a call for action. A call to not ignore what’s happening to humanity and our planet, but to connect and support each other.”
MOOMAK feat. Amandine Bourgeois – “Train Fantôme”
Amandine Bourgeois is already getting ready for spooky season. France’s Eurovision 2013 representative features on “Train Fantôme” (“Ghost Train”), the new single from MOOMAK. Opening with a fairground organ, the festivities end there as the song veers towards a dark and eerie undertone. Amandine sings, “In the sky I see this shadow / The one who comes down from above / To tell you come play in my world”.
Chanel – “La Estrella Azul”
After the announcement that Chanel would feature on the soundtrack for the Spanish dub of Disney’s new live-action Pinocchio movie, we finally get to hear her contribution. Performing “La Estrella Azul” (“The Blue Star”), Spain’s Eurovision 2022 starlet delivers an enchanting rendition of the classic song from an empty theatre. Chanel sings about the power of the wishing star: “If in the nocturnal stillness / You see the blue star shine / All you ask for / Will be performed”.
Ossama Atya feat. Andromache – “ماتبكيش”
After previously collaborating with Romania’s wrs, Andromache has now headed to Egypt for her latest single. Featuring on the new song by Ossama Atya, Cyprus’s Eurovision 2022 star adds a little Greek flavour to “ماتبكيش” (“Don’t cry”).
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.