Summer is always the quiet period for Eurovision fans as we wait for the new season to commence. 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 the songs and music videos released recently by Eurovision stars.
New music from Eurovision artists: 2023 | Week 23 part 2
With so many new songs this week, we’ve split the roundup into two smaller halves. You can find part 1 here.
Alessandra – “Pretty Devil”
She’s Norway’s Queen of the Kings and she represented her country at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool. Her new song is a great pop radio track with some retro influences and a very empowering message about being a rebel and confident: “So, baby, go be divine, you’re designed/ To be a pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty devil”. This song is catchy and will lift your spirits up immediately, as the lyrics are focused on walking confidently and being divine. The devil becomes a symbol of the heat and confidence, and in her recent posts Alessandra calls her fans “little devils”.
TVORCHI & The Hardkiss – “Мрійники”
TVORCHI represented Ukraine’s heart of steel at Eurovision 2023. Their new song is in Ukrainian, continuing to proudly spread the Ukrainian language through music, and it features Ukrainian rock band The Hardkiss (fronted by Eurovision host Julia Sanina). So yes, there are rock influences in this one! The title of the song is “Dreamers”. The lyrics speak about following your dreams, even when they seem hard to be realised: “Burned out, but dreaming/ We picked up stars by the handful, by the handful/ They called us different/ And we hid our sun under the ceiling.” In an Instagram post, TVORCHI said they have been were working on this project since 2021 and it came with the message:
“Well, we hope that today it will give someone faith. We have to work further and dream.”
STEFAN – “Seotud käed”
Stefan represented Estonia last year, in 2022, and he totally won our hearts. With his new song, we remain on the field of dance songs with retro influences. In the music video, Stefan is driving away, trying to escape his problems while the flashbacks of his loved one keep on appearing. The title of his new track is “Tied Hands” and it’s sung in Estonian. The song speaks about the troubles that appear in a relationship, but also about the willingness to remain in that relationship: “Please tell me now/ Now please say you’re staying/ Please tell me now/ Shall we be together with our hands tied?”
Francesca Michielin – “Fulmini Addosso”
Francesca is already a well-known music figure in Italy and she proudly represented her country in 2016. Her new dance song is a soundtrack for the movie L’estate più calda (The hottest summer) and the music video features images from the movie. As well, we can see Francesca looking absolutely spectacular in the music video too. The title of the song can be translated as “Lighting Bolts”. The lyrics speak about going through the storms of life, more precisely the storms of love and how, instead of fighting the storm, you have to learn to accept it, to blend with it: “The forecast calls for stormy seas/ The wind and the rain, huh/ Why haven’t we laughed in a while/ But in the end, what do we care?”
Samira Said – “Ensan 2ali”
Samira Said participated in Eurovision for Morocco in 1980. Her new song is a very authentic one in our track list this week, as it has Arabic influences and despite the modern vibe is rooted in tradition. The title means “Human Me”. ” All the time under pressure/ And stress is high/ Tense and irritable”, the song speaks about coping with stress, about those times when stress turns us into robots and it encourages people to free themselves from this vicious circle of tension and stress. Samira describes the song as:
“A song that summarises what is inside me and inside every person who lives in this tense world full of noise, loud sound and modern technology that surrounds us and makes us long for calm and the life of the beautiful time.”
Sertab Erener – “Boş Sokak”
Sertab was the representative of Turkey in Eurovision 2003 and, with her music, she still enchants us in every way that she can. Her new track is a wonderful and very deep ballad that highlights the beauty of the Turkish language. The title of this song is “Empty Street”. The song speaks about loneliness, separation and despair: “I ran, I ran, I immediately looked/ I always called you from my window/ Tears burst into my eyes/ But unfortunately, the street was empty.”
Connect-R & Liviu Teodorescu – “Trag La Tine”
Connect-R represented Moldova in 2006 together with Natalia and Arsenium. His new song is a collaboration with fellow Romanian artist Liviu Teodorescu. Get ready for some cool summer vibes and for some rap. The music video seems to be filmed in a backyard but it’s very summerish. The title is a Romanian slang that means “I am attracted to you.” The lyrics speak about a fatal attraction: “I’m attracted to you/ Butterflies to flowers/ I’m attracted to you/ Like the rains to the clouds/ I’m attracted to you/ Wine to the glass/ Come on, pour it again.”
Eleftheria Eleftheriou – “Sugar Daddy”
Eleftheria waved the Greek flag at Eurovision in 2012. Her new track is the perfect Greek summer song that can easily become a beach hit. The traditional Greek influences and instruments are very easy to be heard — you will really want to move your hips to this one! Get lost in the Greek rhythms and let yourself to be hypnotised by Eleftheria’s voice.
Evridiki & Afanhs Hrwas – “Anthismeno Kefali”
Evridiki is a Cyprus legend when it comes to Eurovision. She proudly represented her country three times: in 1992, 1997 and 2007. Her new song is a collaboration with Afanhs Hrwas and it’s a very touching ballad that will mesmerise you with its piano. The title of the song is “Blooming Head” and it comes together with an animated video that also contains the lyrics. The lyrics are poetic and deep — the blooming head refers to a head filled with a positive mindset, as the song speaks about the great feeling that you have after overcoming a difficult period in life: “And now there is no rain/ Dreams do not threaten/ You have you/ The past/ And a silent victory.” Evridiki beautifully describes her song as:
“A song for our small daily victories, for those moments when we feel whole, present in the ‘here’ and the ‘now’, free from fears and insecurities… Like a celebration of inner reconciliation with all parts of ourselves!”
BERMUDU DIVSTŪRIS – “JAUNĪBĀ DIENU VĒL DAUDZ”
PAENDA – “narcissistic brain”
PAENDA is back this week with a brand-new release too. She represented Austria at Eurovision in 2019. Her new song will very easily become your new obsession because it’s extremely catchy. The lyrics express how sometimes it’s good to be a little narcissistic, to prioritise yourself instead of the ones around you and to trust in yourself more: “Sometimes I wanna be a/ Little narcissistic/ Highly optimistic/ Less realistic/ With a narcissistic brain.” Take the crown and enjoy her new song. About the vibe of the song, PAENDA affirmed:
“I don’t know what it feels like, but I imagine it somewhere around the mood of this song. If you excuse me now, I’m going to freaggginnn feel myself.”
Kurt Calleja feat. Own Leuelle – “X’Għamilt B’Idejja”
Kurt proudly represented Malta at Eurovision 2012. His new song gives a strong summer energy and will easily get stuck in your head. The track is called “What have you done with my hands?”. Beside Kurt’s warm voice, Own Leuelle comes with a strong rap part. Ready to get in your holiday mood with a playlist filled of summer inspired songs?
Anna Rossinelli – “Backstabber”
Right from Switzerland comes a new song from Anna Rossinelli, the Swiss representative in Eurovision 2011. Her new song is a fusion of alternative rock and electro-pop dedicated to…a backstabber. So, if anyone broke your heart recently and you want something to free you from the anger you feel, this is the song for you: “Hey, backstabber/ Did you find what you were looking for/ And tell me, sweet craving/ Don’t you know you had it all and more.” The song is a mixture of emotions, of sadness, regret and a touch of anger, creating an artistic track out of a betray.
Amandine Bourgeois – Coeur de femme
Amandine represented France in 2013. Her new EP is called “Heart of a Woman” and it contains five tracks, in both French and English. All songs are acoustic and the piano sounds incredible, matching perfectly with Amandine’s voice, creating a dreamy atmosphere. Between the French songs, you will find an outstanding cover of Michael Jackson’s “Liberian Girl”. The EP takes you through all of emotions hidden inside the heart of a woman, a unique musical journey.
Aram MP3 & Garik Martirosyan – “Amar E Yerevanum”
Last but not least, we end this week’s music selection with a party anthem that comes from Armenia. Aram MP3 represented his country in 2014. His new collaboration with Garik Martirosyan has all the ingredients to be a perfect party anthem and it speaks about summer in Yerevan: “June or July, whoever you are/ Do you have a friend to come to Yerevan?” This could be a very strong touristic anthem for the city of Yerevan as well. So, are you ready for a summer in Yerevan?
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.