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 28
Voyager – Fearless in Love
2023 will certainly be a year to remember for Voyager. Not only did they finish top ten at Eurovision, the Australian band have also now released their eighth studio album. Fearless in Love contains 11 tracks, including their Eurovision song “Promise”, Australia Decides 2022 entry “Dreamer”, and recent single “Prince of Fire”. The rest of the LP is filled with the group’s signature mix of synths and guitar riffs.
In tandem with the full album, Voyager have also shared a music video for track #3, “Ultraviolet”. It features additional screamo vocals from Sean Harmanis.
Kalush Orchestra – Spotify Singles
Kalush Orchestra are adding two new tracks to their Spotify Singles collection (following on from last year’s “Shchedrivka”). The first one is “Human”, which is a collaboration with German singer JONA XX. It’s sung in a mix of English and Ukrainian, with the artists holding onto human compassion despite all the pain they’ve suffered: “I run, run, run, run ’till I find what we lost somewhere in the dark / I’m numb, numb, numb from all the scars; still I believe in human hearts”.
This is followed by “Chase” — a cover of the song written by Italian composer Giorgio Moroder for the film Midnight Express. The original was an instrumental track, but the Eurovision 2022 champions add in Ukrainian rap to give it an all-new exciting flavour.
Ben Cristovao – “Nemusim nic” & “NELITUJU”
Ben Cristovao has two new singles for us. The first one to drop was “Nemusim nic” (“I don’t need anything”). Like his intended Eurovision 2020 entry “Kemama”, the track incorporates afrobeat elements from his Angolan heritage.
The Czech star then followed this with the rap song “NELITUJU”. The title translates as “I don’t regret” in English. The music video combines themes from various popular films, such as Back to the Future, Mad Max and Star Wars.
Emma Muscat & Benny Benassi – “M.I.A.”
Here’s one for your summer banger playlist. Emma Muscat has teamed up with Italian DJ Benny Benassi for “M.I.A”. It’s a full-force EDM bop that will certainly get you up and dancing. Malta’s Eurovision 2022 act delivers the song in a seductive manner, both vocally and through the visuals of the music video. In the lyrics Emma notes how, despite being missing in action, her lover has brought her back to the fold: “I can get addicted to your love / Lately, I’ve been a little MIA maybe / But you caught me / You make my head go dizzy till I see / Drive me crazy”.
LOBODA – “SPOGADY”
“A new melody, an old truth. Open your heart and feel it.”, says LOBODA of her new single. Ukraine’s Eurovision 2009 star brings us an understated yet captivating track with “SPOGADY”. The production is refined, with the electronic and percussion beats creating an atmosphere as LOBODA sings: “Leave the night between the lines / Don’t forget who you and I are / All your words face to face / Saved my life”.
Edurne & Noan – “Mejores Momentos”
Edurne had some of the “Mejores Momentos” (“Best Moments”) of her life at the start of July during her wedding with David de Gea. Now Spain’s Eurovision 2015 star is having some musical moments alongside Noan. The pair bring us a punk-pop song in which they sing about the time they’ve been able to spend together: “I don’t know what happened, now I look at you and I melt
/ Like a strawberry ice cream we both eat / And now everything tastes better / And it is that the best moments are not put in stories / But I see your face in the background of my phone”.
Owen Leuellen feat. Destiny – “JUICE”
Owen Leuellen finished as the runner-up on X Factor Malta season one, whilst Destiny stormed to victory in season two. Now the two have joined forces for a new rap-R&B song. “JUICE” is a slang word used to note respect, authority and sexual desirability. Owen and Destiny note that they each have this for one another: “Who gon make them like we do / Big steps up that’s why we cool / Tell me that you’re feeling it too”. And if you think Destiny is just here to provide sung melodies, think again. The Junior Eurovision and Eurovision star also lays down some rap lines of her own. BET!
Anna Vissi – “Einai Asteio”
Anna Vissi’s upcoming album honours Greek songwriter and singer Nikos Karvelas. The sophomore single from the project is “Einai Asteio” (“It’s Funny”), which was first recorded in 1993 by Lefteris Pantazis. Vissi brightens up the production for her rendition and includes a trombone solo part way through. The three-time Eurovision star amuses herself thinking about how she and her partner once said they would never want to see each other again: “It’s funny we both said / Let’s not talk / It’s funny we both wanted / To kill each other”.
Denzel Jo Armani feat. Ira Losco – “Love of My Life”
Denzel Jo Armani is a young Maltese DJ. Despite still being a teenager, Denzel has already earned the support of the some big names. This includes two-time Eurovision star Ira Losco. Ira provides the vocals for “Love of My Life”, singing about someone who has proven their loyalty: “You never leave when the song is over / You ride it out till the end / You’re the love of my life”. Denzel adds the electronic beats on top to create a catchy EDM track that is prime and ready for the clubs.
Ben Dolic – “how i’m feeling”
Many of us can find it hard to talk about our feelings and would rather shift the focus to other things. Ben Dolic taps into this theme for his latest single. Germany’s Eurovision 2020 entrant notes his preference of not discussing his inner thoughts: “If I had a therapist they’d say I’m a pessimist / ‘Just look at all you’ve got, it’s a lot’ / Can tell you about all my favourite faces / Talk about all that’s happened lately / Just don’t ask me how, how I’m feeling”. Musically, “how i’m feeling” is a steady mid-tempo song driven by soft guitar and piano melodies.
Levina – “Who’s Laughing Now”
“No one ever knows how this really goes / If you do one thing / Get up, ‘cos we all fall down / Like ring around o’ roses / Who’s laughing now”. Levina may have a pocket full of posies, but she’s going to strive forward and ignore those dictating how she should live her life. Germany’s Eurovision 2017 act brings dynamics to her latest single thanks to the transition between softer verses and edgier choruses. Ahead of the music video release this coming Thursday, Levina commented on the message of the song:
“I wrote this song fed up with society and people telling us what we should or shouldn’t be doing in life. Let’s be honest, no one really knows everything about life, even the people at the top, so we don’t need to fit into their boxes or follow their rules. Let’s create our own blueprint, let’s get up after we fall, let’s reinvent ourselves and show the world how things can be done differently. That’s what ‘Who’s Laughing Now‘ is all about, so play it loud, dance and have fun!”
Omar Naber – “La Vita e Una Roulette”
Slovenia’s Omar Naber is showcasing his linguistic abilities by singing his new song in Italian. “La Vita e Una Roulette” (“Life is a Roulette”) is a punk-rock track with plenty of guitar action. The two-time Eurovision entrant discusses being able to deal with the random things life can throw at you.
Magdalena Tul – “Ready For Love”
Magdalena Tul is “Ready For Love”. The Eurovision 2011 alumna brings us a soulful new single with a mixture of keyboard and guitar accompaniment. Lyrically, Magdalena discusses how she’s accustom to living on her own. But after looking into the eyes of a special someone, the Polish singer is now ready to dive into something more: “I’m ready for love / For the first time / And my heart woke up for you / I’m ready for love / And it’s crazy / But you make me say – I do”
Lior Narkis – “הוויסקי והיין”
Lior Narkis describes his latest single as “music for the soul”. Despite the beat from the first chorus onwards, the song still has an emotional element to it. This particularly comes through in the lyrics of “הוויסקי והיין” (“Whiskey and Wine”). Israel’s Eurovision 2003 act talks to a man who will lose his way in alcohol if he no longer has the guiding arm of his partner: “So don’t let her leave / You are drunk and restless / Come home, she loves / Because without it you will lose control / You need her close / The whiskey and the wine have already taken your peace / Don’t forget that men cry at night”.
Anja Nissen – “Crawl”
Anja Nissen’s latest single is the mid-tempo pop track “Crawl”. The song comes from her EP Same Room, released in February this year. Denmark’s Eurovision 2017 representative is dealing with mixed emotions. Anja knows her current partner is not good for her, but she can’t help returning to them: “Ohh, love me you do / But you’re hurting me too […] Cause when you fall into my bed / You crawl into my head again […] I can’t pretend, I can’t pretend / That I don’t want you to, ahh”. The accompanying music video was shot at Playa del Rey, Los Angeles.
Rock Paper Sisters – “Never Be Mine”
Eyþór Ingi represented Iceland at Eurovision 2013 as a solo artist. But over the past few years, he’s been a member of the band Rock Paper Sisters. The group recently dropped the new single “Never Be Mine”. A solid rock offering, Eyþór sings about someone who he won’t be able to form a relationship with: “I can never be your first love / Will never be anything you want / ‘Cause you’ll never be mine”.
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.