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 25 part 2
With so many new songs this week, we’ve split the roundup into two smaller halves. You can find part 1 here.
Drillionaire, Lazza & BLANCO feat. Sfera Ebbasta & Michelangelo – “BON TON”
Music producer Drillionaire has brought together a powerhouse quintet of Italian artists for his new single “BON TON”. Among the line-up is Eurovision 2022 star BLANCO, Sanremo 2023 runner-up Lazza, and rapper Sfera Ebbasta. The song is co-produced by Michelangelo, who was also behind BLANCO and Mahmood’s Eurovision entry “Brividi”. The track has dynamism throughout, taking listeners on a journey with every shift between the artists. Lyrically, BLANCO, Lazza and Sfera Ebbasta discuss someone who is enjoying the liqueur: “And I’ve been wondering for a while, a while, a while / If you’ve had too much Cointreau, ‘treau, ‘treau / And you did the show, show, show / In the middle of the street, all drunk / You looked like me”.
Helena Paparizou – “De Mou Ta Leei Kala”
“He’s bad news / I’m not returning / And I will erase him from my life / Without much trouble”. Helena Paparizou is cutting a man out of her life and starting over afresh. Greece’s Eurovision 2005 champion does this through the bop “De Mou Ta Leei Kala” (“He’s Bad News”). There’s a strong beat running throughout, and no doubt we’ll be hearing it in the clubs of Greece throughout the summer.
Dana International & Italy Galo – “BIG D*** ENERGY”
“Don’t make a mess / It’s just anxiety / Just give me big Big Big D*** d* d* d*** Energy”. Dana International is dancing away the sadness with this new bop. Teaming up with music producer Italy Galo, Israel’s Eurovision 1998 champion has shared what she describes as “the most personal, exposed and real song” she’s ever released. Dana sings about the connection between mental health issues and the online hook up culture of today’s society.
Sara Jo – Bez Kontrole
Sara Jo has been in the music industry for over a decade. But 2023 is the year where the Serbian star finally releases her debut album. There are ten songs to dive into, including previous singles “Divlja” and “Zar Ne”. That’s not the only gift the Eurovision 2013 star has for us — she’s also shared a music video for the LP’s latest single “U glavi”.
Charlotte Perrelli – “Love Is A Losing Game”
Charlotte Perrelli premiered her new single at Swedish summer music show Lotta på Liseberg earlier this week. The Eurovision 1999 winner has recorded a cover of Amy Winehouse’s “Love Is A Losing Game”. For her rendition, Perrelli performs the song with a string accompaniment and it features a one-minute-long instrumental ending. “Love is a fate resigned / Over futile odds / And laughed at by the gods / And now, the final frame / Love is a losing game”.
Rosa Linn – Lay Your Hands Upon My Heart
June 22nd has become a key date in Rosa Linn’s life, taken from the lyrics of her Eurovision 2022 entry. Thus, it makes sense that the Armenian star would release her debut EP on this date. The record contains six songs, including “Snap” as well as recent singles “Hallelujah” and “Never Be Mine”. Those who have seen Rosa Linn open for Ed Sheeran on his recent tour will have already had a chance to hear the three brand new songs — but with the full EP release, everyone else does now as well.
Jala Brat & Kalash Criminal – “Désolé”
Jala Brat’s latest collaboration sees him adding a little francophone flair to proceedings. Bosnia’s Eurovision 2016 star has teamed up with French rapper Kalash criminal for the multi-lingual track “Désolé” (“Sorry”). The pair deliver slick rap lines in their respective languages, telling their partners that it’s time they forged separate paths: “Baby, I’m sorry, but I gotta go on my own / Baby, I’m sorry, this is killing her now”.
Tanja – “Millal veel?”
Tanja is taking the opportunity to rock out. Estonia’s Eurovision 2014 star has added a bit of grit and a number of guitars into her new single “Millal veel?”. Translating to English as “When else?”, the lyrics discuss having the courage to chase your dreams and do something that makes you happy.
BERMUDU DIVSTŪRIS – “NOKRIŠŅU ZONA”
This is episode three of the seven-part musical short film that BERMUDU DIVSTŪRIS are premiering. “NOKRIŠŅU ZONA” translates to “Precipitation Zone”. The Eurovision 2011 duo look at how, despite a forecasters’ promises of sunny weather, there are still storm clouds brewing between two people in a relationship. The music video features Latvian weather presenter Māris Grigalis.
ela. – “Stille Post”
ela. was originally part of Germany’s Eurovision 2014 group Elaiza. Her latest solo single is “Stille Post” (“Silent Mail”). It’s a solid pop track in which the German singer is trying to get better at communicating with her lover: “Anything we don’t tell each other / Goes its own way / And the story becomes a different one / When I see you again / Say it, say it or not / Anything is better than silent mail”.
KEiiNO – “Midnight Marina”
KEiiNO are hoping their new EP will be the soundtrack to our summer. It features the Norwegian group’s recent three singles — “Nights of Thunder”, “Alt Du Kan Se” and “RITMA” — plus the brand new title song. “Midnight Marina” is a chilled multi-lingual pop track in which the Eurovision 2019 trio that captures the feeling of driving along the beach in a convertible car: “You, me, so high, dreaming by the ocean / You were my midnight marina”.
Björn Skifs – “Sommarvisa”
Björn Skifs represented Sweden at Eurovision in 1981. He’s now released a new single for the Midsummer holidays. “Sommarvisa” (“Summer show”) is a relaxing, acoustic-guitar-led song that celebrates friendship.
Johnny Manuel – “End of the Night”
“I don’t want this to end at the / End of the night / Fight off the light / I move around you like a satellite”. Johnny Manuel’s latest single is about being so captivated by a person that you don’t want the night to come to a conclusion. Instead, you’re focusing on the lust and passion swirling around in the moment. Bulgaria’s Eurovision 2018 singer delivers this theme through a moody dance song that comes with a strong visual accompaniment.
Tofu (Fiorello) feat. Nina Zilli – “Vattene Amore”
Regular Sanremo viewers will know Fiorello as Amadeus’ co-host from recent years. The Italian comedian has now unleashed his own singing career under the stage name Tofu. The opening track of Tofu’s debut album is “Vattene Amore” (“Go Away Love”). It’s a duet with Eurovision 2012 star Nina Zilli, who provides the chorus.
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.