Eurovision 2023 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 the songs and music videos released recently by Eurovision stars.
New music from Eurovision artists: 2023 | Week 21 part 1
With so many new songs this week, we’ve split the roundup into two smaller halves. You can find part 2 here.
Reiley – “Lovesongs”
To follow up his appearance at Eurovision 2023, Reiley has dropped the new single “Lovesongs”. It’s another catchy pop offering from the Faroese singer.
Daði Freyr – I’m Still Making An Album 2/3
Iceland’s Daði Freyr is gradually building his new album. Part two brings us another four new tracks. This includes “Moves to Make”, which the Eurovision 2021 star has filmed a music video for.
Sam Ryder feat. Brian May – “Fought & Lost”
Sam Ryder performed alongside Queen drummer Roger Taylor during his interval performance at Eurovision 2023. Now the British singer is teaming up with the band’s guitarist Brian May, who contributes a guitar solo to the new single “Fought & Lost”.
Ronela Hajati – “Si yll”
Just “Like a star”, Ronla Hajati is shining bright. Albania’s Eurovision 2022 singer serves us a fiery new single with “Si yll”.
Zlata Ognevich – “Янгол”
Zlata Ognevich dedicates her new single “Янгол” (“Angel”) to women waiting to hear from their husbands who are fighting on the frontline of the war. In a post on Instagram, Ukraine’s Eurovision 2013 star notes:
“A canvas of correspondence, an exhausting wait for the news and memories of a happy past – in a new clip, I conveyed the feelings of Ukrainian women who today await the sacred ‘In touch’ from their husbands.”
Gerard Joling – “Get Ready To Dance”
Get ready to dance! Eurovision 1988 star Gerard Joling is here to get us moving and grooving with his latest EP. There are five new songs from the Dutch performer on the record.
Elena Tsagrinou – “Gurise?”
Elena Tsagrinou (Cyprus 2021) is heading into the summer season with the new single “Gurise?”. It was produced by DJ Stephan.
Brooke – “Being Alone”
Brooke describes her new single as a “sad summer banger”. Ireland’s Eurovision 2022 star wrote and recorded the song whilst she was on tour down under in Australia.
Mariya Yaremchuk – “Щит і меч”
Following on from her appearance at the Eurovision 2023 semi-final 2 interval, Mariya Yaremchuk has shared the new song “Щит і меч” (“Sword and shield”). Ukraine’s 2014 representative notes under the audio video that, despite being a few years old, the song still represents current events:
“This song is five years old. It is figurative and autobiographical. However, you can expand the meanings embedded in this song, read it not as a personal story, but as something about the time we live in. After all, it is about ‘one love for life’. This can be both love for oneself, or love for one’s work, and love for one’s native country.”
NAVIBAND – “Kupalinka”
Kupala Night is a traditional Slavic holiday that celebrates the shortest night of the year. NAVIBAND (Belarus 2017) have taken this as the theme for their new electro-folk single, with an accompanying music video generated by Artificial Intelligence. The group note:
“Welcome to the intergalactic world of Kupala night. We sincerely believe that the melody of the song ‘Kupalinka’ is one of the best melodies in the world, it is a diamond of Belarusian culture. By this work we want to say that despite the trials and difficult times – our language and song, traditions and culture will still live forever!”
Malik Harris – “Up”
“I wrote this song for the strongest woman in this world: my Momma! A few months ago she said she‘d love me to write a happy song and we’ll.. I did! Just in time for summer.”
Malik Harris sings to her mum in the new single “Up”. Germany’s Eurovision 2022 rockstar brings us a cheery pop track.
STEFAN & Lenna – “Kiri külmkapi peal 2.0”
STEFAN’s fans will recognise this new song – Estonia’s Eurovision 2022 star first released it at the end of 2022. He’s now recorded a new version in duet with Eesti Laul alum Lenna.
Arvingarna – “Midsommarafton du och jag”
Ahead of Midsummer next month, Arvingarna (Sweden 1993) have dropped “Midsommarafton du och jag” – that translates to “Midsummer Eve you and I”.
Alma – Éparpillée
Eurovision 2017 entrant Alma has a new EP for us all. Éparpillée (Scattered in English) contains three songs, all in French.
ela. – “Lieber für mich”
ela., formerly of Eurovision 2014 group Elaiza, has dropped “Lieber für mich”. The title translates as “Dear for me” in English.
Jóhanna Guðrún & Margrét Lilja – “Best í heimi”
Hanna Pakarinen – “Elämä on elämää”
“Life is life, I live it to the fullest”, sings Hanna Pakarinen in her new single. Finland’s Eurovision 2007 home entrant has put her life’s experience into the message of the song:
“I’ve been through such turmoil with myself in the last year that I can’t say anything else now! Life itself, in all aspects, comes with a bang and teaches. A small person can’t affect it much other than jumping on board and hoping for the best. I myself have fought internal windmills for years and now I’m finally starting to learn that I should just start enjoying every moment of them? And hey, everyone needs help too, and no one here is going to make it alone. It’s perhaps the most important lesson I’ve learned.”
Albina Kelmendi – “Inat”
After some quality family time at Eurovision 2023, Albina Kelmendi is back on her solo career. She recently released “Inat”. Despite the emotional undertone, the production in the chorus is rather danceable.
Stig van Eijk, Piddi & Geo feat. Christine Guldbrandsen – “Fra OBOS te Europa”
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.