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 26 part 2
With so many new songs this week, we’ve split the roundup into two smaller halves. You can find part 1 here.
Mae Muller – “Me, Myself And I”
After repping the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2023, Mae Muller is following up her particiaption with the new single “Me, Myself And I”. The British star brings the playful spirit that fans fell in love with, giving us a fun pop bop with another spoken word bridge. Through the song, Mae is showing herself some self-love and has decided she doesn’t need a man to be happy: “I cut off Charlie, I told him I was sorry / Then there was Michael, he just wasn’t my type though / Then there was Ethan, he wanted something deeper / I had to leave them, I think I found a keeper / It’s me, myself and I”.
KALUSH feat. Leo Mantis – “ХМАРИ”
Leo Mantis was born in Nigeria but later decided to pursue a career in Ukraine. His collaboration with KALUSH was written a little while ago, but the Eurovision 2022 champion has decided now is the time to release it. “ХМАРИ” (“Clouds”) combines rap verses from KALUSH with a soulful chorus by Mantis: “The days will pass like clouds outside the window / Why are we not here these days? / Days from all of us are rushing somewhere on nitro / Why are we not here these days?”.
Soraya & Jorge González – “Agüita”
If you’ve got a slight thirst, then Soraya is here to quench it. Spain’s Eurovision 2009 star has collaborated with Jorge González for the new song “Agüita” (English: a small amount of water). It’s a seductive pop offering in which Soraya and Jorge compare each other to the essential source of life: “You are like the water / The water for my thirst / Dynamite / It brushes against my skin / Like the water-ta-ta-ta”.
Andromache – “Me Tin Proti Matia”
Andromache is back for the second week in a row with a new song. This time, Cyprus’ Eurovision 2022 star is channelling the ’80s and adding some retro digital production in between the Greek instrumentation. Titled “Me Tin Proti Matia” (“At First Glance”), Andromache sings about how she used to think ‘love at first sight’ was just for fairy tale stories. But then it happened to her: “At first glance we were crazy / From the first minute we were lost in other worlds / At first glance revelation / From the first minute, two hearts without cover”.
Donny Montell – “Jausmai”
Donny Montell is all up in his “Jausmai” (“Feelings”) due to a broken heart. Lithuania’s two-time Eurovision star tried to profess his love to someone but his his gestures were unfortunately in vain: “I loved her very much / She didn’t believe me / Why did this happen? / Why did I fail? / After all, love is just a game”. Musically, the song is a pop ballad with layers of synths underlying Montell’s vocals.
Jala Brat & Buba Corelli – “Padam”
No, Eurovision 2016 alum Jala Brat has not recorded a cover of Kylie Minogue’s current smash hit. This is another new song titled “Padam”, which sees Jala once again joining forces with Buba Corelli. The two Bosnian rappers deliver a short but catchy track. They discuss the craze that a woman is getting them into: “Blacked from alcohol, ain’t sobering up, so won’t be sober now / Troubles follow me in the night, I’m wrecking half the town / Darkness around her, shaking those hips until the early dawn”.
Tusse – “Home”
Tusse says that his latest single is “best enjoyed on a hot summer day with a virgin piña colada”. Indeed, there’s a warm and joyful feeling to the Swedish star’s new soulful pop song. In the lyrics, the Eurovision 2021 representative sings of how he feels safe and at ease around a certain individual: “Follow you, you make me feel like home / Oh, you’ve got the key / Told me I was welcome and you let me in / Feeling home, finally”.
Gerard Joling – “Elke Dag Weer Feest”
Gerard Joling wants you to enjoy each day to the fullest. In the music video for his new single, “Elke Dag Weer Feest” (“Party Everyday”), the Netherlands’ Eurovision 1988 star lightens up the atmosphere at the restaurant he works at and encourages everyone to get up on their feet, as he sings: “Because every day / It’s a party again / And with a smile / You enjoy the most / So make today / Just a start / Do like me / Come dance and sing”. There’s a slight Greek spirit to the song with its instrument choices and structure.
Sergej Ćetković – “Daj šta daš”
Sergej Ćetković was one of the artists to perform at the recent festival Melodije Jadrana 2023. He took the opportunity to share the new single “Daj šta daš” (“Give what you give”). Montenegro’s Eurovision 2014 alum delivers what he does best — a captivating Balkan ballad. Lyrically, Sergej compares his yearning for love to the need for water: “I’m thirsty for you, thirsty, locked in your soul / I’m boiling because this love is suffocating / I’m thirsty, I’m thirsty, just give what you give”.
Jacques Houdek & Zorica Kondža – “Jubavi svitlo”
Jacques Houdek also attended Melodije Jadrana this year. There, Croatia’s Eurovision 2017 singer premiered a new duet alongside Zorica Kondža. “Jubavi svitlo” is a classic ballad with keyboard and string accompaniment. The pair sing about the way love can brighten up anyone’s life: “It makes you glow when it touches you / You can’t hide / Everything that a person sees is little / When there is no thread to the heart”.
Jalisse – “Perdono”
Jalisse have dropped the new single “Perdono” (“Forgiveness”). Italy’s Eurovision 1997 duo aim for more of a pop-rock style to capture the themes of the song. They discuss the need to forgive others in order to move forward. Jalisse note on Instagram:
“Forgiveness ends a resentment, excludes revenge for the suffering obtained: it does not make us forget the pain suffered, but it makes us open new horizons to build a less violent society where respect between individuals defends freedom. Forgiveness is obtained, one asks, but it must be sincere.”
Sertab Erener – “Here Comes the Sun”
Following her rendition of “Brahms’ Lullaby” last week, Sertab Erener has now dropped another track to help your little ones drift off to sleep. Turkey’s Eurovision 2003 champion has recorded a gentle version of “Here Comes the Sun”, first released by The Beatles in 1969. There’s even an hour-long version should you need some consistent background music.
Sofi Marinova & Sabi – “ДНК”
Sofi Marinova is trying to put a ring on her finger. Bulgaria’s Eurovision 2012 representative has teamed up with Sabi for the new single “ДНК” (“DNA”). The pair discuss how they won’t let anyone else take this relationship from them as it’s their destiny to be together: “My DNA says your / Future wife […] I have never loved anyone as cruelly as you / My life will end where you stop being with me / Be by my side”.
Blind Channel & Nik Nocturnal – “Lost & Bleeding”
Nik Noturnal is a metal artist from Canada. After posting a short video on social media about how to create a Linkin Park-inspired song, his fans asked him for a full-length track. Eurovision 2021 stars Blind Channel volunteered their services to provide vocals and Nik took the Finnish band up on their offer. The result is “Lost & Bleeding”, a song about internal suffering: “I’m haunted by my demons and my own decay / Falling through the shadows and I can’t escape / I’m stuck in my head and I’m lost and bleeding”.
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.