Although we’re officially into the Eurovision 2024 season, it will still be some time before we hear any national final and Eurovision songs. 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 35
Brunette – “Holiday Nostalgia”
It’s completely normal to feel nostalgic about the summer holiday, and Brunette, who represented Armenia in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, is no exception. Her new song is very complex and showcases her unique voice beautifully. It’s a song that captures the essence of summer, with its sun, sea, and the power to transport you back to the hottest summer days. The song begins with a serene sound before transitioning into a dynamic rap section that reminds us of Brunette’s impressive rapping skills. Her appearance in the music video is absolutely stunning; she exudes the aura of a goddess. The tender lyrics blend English and Armenian, establishing a heartfelt connection to Brunette’s homeland: “The sound of birds, my lover’s words/ Our golden hours, bright daisy flowers.” About her song, Brunette said: “Summer is over, but the holiday nostalgia will last forever”.
Let 3 – ŠČ!
ŠČ! For those wanting to dive even further into Let 3’s crazy world, the Croatian group have now shared a brand new album. There are 11 songs in total on the LP, including their Eurovision 2023 entry. The other tracks are updated versions of the band’s past hits — many in duet with other artists and groups. These were released over recent years but have now been brought together under one artwork. (Jonathan)
Måneskin – “Honey (Are U Coming?)”
Måneskin, the Italian rock band that gained international recognition after winning the contest in 2021, is back with a new song. Their new track once again showcases their rock vibe, bringing excitement and joy for their fans. Get ready for a song about “Italian amor” and a love affair. The song is an invitation to a place where it’s never hopeless, as the lyrics discuss the intensity of this feeling and how everything is allowed when it comes to love: “Before I found this place I was feeling so blue/ But then it turned me out, let it do it to you/ It’s not a one-night stand if it turns into two (…) Meet me there where it never closes/ Meet me there where it’s never hopeless/ All is fair in love, oh-oh-oh/ Honey, are you coming?”
The song is accompanied by a lyric video featuring the four band members, creating a strong digital retro vibe. The interplay of lights and shadows in the video enhances the overall rock and dark atmosphere. The band celebrated the release of their new single with an Instagram Live on August 31st, where they performed a series of their most famous songs, including their new single. The only question that’s left is: Honey(s), are you coming?
Netta – “Wonderful & Great”
Here’s a reminder that you are wonderful and great! Netta, who won for Israel back in 2018, has been radiating positivity and confidence ever since. Her new song is pure fun and joy but with a very strong message. With its funky and joyful sound, this song is bound to bring a smile to your face. The music video is an absolute blast to watch; it’s like a party with a motto of “why so serious?” Netta exudes confidence and once again proves that she is, indeed, wonderful and great. Her confidence shines through in the lyrics: “Oh, every time we walk in the street/ Everybody says: omg, there she is/ She’s so wonderful and great/ I can’t believe that she’s so wonderful and great.” Interestingly, the song shares its title with her new World Tour. You can find the tour dates here.
Emma – “INZIAMO DALLA FINE”
Emma competed for Italy in 2014. Her new song is meant to touch your heart, as it’s a deep and powerful ballad with very poetic lyrics. The English title of the song is “We Start from the End.” And even in the music video you can see that Emma is feeling every single word of her new song. The song describes the sadness of an unfulfilled love, with all the disappointments. Despite of the feeling that the world it ends, somehow, life still goes on: “I sucked some nights/ Mixed blood with honey/ Danced barefoot among the hyenas/ To then throw me down, throw me down/ Ah, but where were you?/ You know, after melancholy/ The world begins again even if you leave.” This song is part of her next album Souvenir which, even if not scheduled yet, will be released soon. Together with the release of her new song and the announcement of her incoming album, Emma expressed their gratitude to her team and fans:
“I can’t find the right words to say how I feel right now. A mix of emotions that explode in my chest. I am happy? Yes a lot! Do I have to say thank you to anyone? Yes to all. A new journey has begun. I am honoured to have so many people on board. Thank you to those who make this great music dream of mine a beautiful reality every day.”
Agnetha Fältskog – “Where Do We Go From Here?”
ABBA is indeed a legendary group that needs no introduction! It’s impossible to forget the Swedish winners of Eurovision 1974, who achieved immense international success. Agnetha, one of their female vocalists, still maintains her iconic vocals from the ABBA days, invoking a strong sense of nostalgia with her latest track. The song beautifully captures the essence of falling in love with its lyrics: “Feels like I’m drowning/ Don’t let me go now/ Please hold me closer/ Feels like I’m falling/ Into emotions/ I’ve never felt before/ So now, what/ Where do we go from here?”
Agnetha released a solo album titled A in 2013, and she’s currently working on A+, a reinterpretation of the songs from her 2013 album with a modern 2020s sound. “Where Do We Go From Here” serves as a bonus new addition to her A+ album.
Sudden Lights – “Mūsu mīlestība”
Fresh alternative rock vibes are making their way from Latvia with the latest release from Sudden Light, who proudly represented their country in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The English title of their new song is “Our Love.” Andrejs’ outstanding vocals seamlessly merge with the vibrant instrumental of the song, resulting in a track brimming with love and positivity. It’s a fantastic addition to your playlist, injecting a refreshing sound into your music collection.
Florent Pagny with Anggun, Lara Fabian & Patrick Fiori – “Chanter”, “Et maintenant” and “Caruso”
Florent Pagny, a well-known French singer, has recently released his new album 2bis. This album presents fresh renditions of songs previously sung by Pagny, this time in duets with various artists. Among the featured artists are three former Eurovision contestants who make an appearance.
Anggun, who represented France in 2012, collaborates with Pagny on “Chanter.” Lara Fabian, who flew the Luxembourg flag in Eurovision 1988, joins forces with Pagny on “Et maintenant”. Lastly, Patrick Fiori, who represented France in 1993, has recorded a brand new version of the famous Italian hit “Caruso” alongside Pagny. This album promises to be a captivating blend of their talents and a wonderful musical journey through various genres and famous hits.
Ben Cristovao & Sofian Medjmedj – “Kráska a Zvíře”
Ben, who represented the Czech Republic in 2021 at Eurovision, is back with a ballad that brings alternative rock vibes. His new track titled in English is “Beauty and the Beast.” The music video, with its cinematic quality, raises an intriguing question: who is the beauty, and who is the beast? It weaves a connection between the living world and the afterlife, adding a fresh perspective to the phrase “until death do us part.” This song is a collaboration with Sofian Medjmedj, creating a unique and captivating vocal blend. Are you ready to be entranced by the dark and cinematic vibes of this music video?
Duncan James & Denise Van Outen – “That’s What Friends Are For”
Duncan James, who represented the UK in 2011 as a part of the boy band Blue, has teamed up with Denise Van Outen to deliver a wonderful little song. The central theme of this anthem revolves around the idea that every meaningful relationship begins with friendship, with being there for each other through thick and thin: “For good times, for bad times/ I’ll be on your side forevermore/ That’s what friends are for.” Their voices blend beautifully, adding an extra layer of specialness to the song. It’s a heartfelt celebration of love and friendship. What makes this release even more touching is its connection to the Macmillan Coffee Morning, a charity event aimed at raising funds to support people diagnosed with cancer.
Ruth Lorenzo – “Woman”
Ruth Lorenzo is bringing an incredible amount of feminist energy with her latest release! The Spanish star, who represented her country in 2014, is shaking up the status quo and challenging all the stereotypes and patriarchy associated with women. Her new song is a powerful anthem, and Ruth’s voice is absolutely flawless. The music video is filled with pop culture references, resembling pages from a scrapbook. It encourages women to dress however they please, freely express their emotions, and dismiss unrealistic body expectations and traditional gender roles with lyrics like: “It’s a man’s world/ I’m not just a girl/ I’m gonna rise up/ ‘Cause I am a woman.” Ruth has also shared insights into the song’s composition process, highlighting the retro influences that contribute to its sound:
“The process of creating this song was cathartic, liberating, super special from the start. A song that I started composing a few years ago, which was kept waiting for its moment and which ended up evolving in an incredible way until it became what it is now. It was pure magic, seeing how we even resorted to analogue recording and using vintage elements from the 60s and 70s to bring it to life.”
Subkids – “Coco Pops”
Subwoolfer, who represented Norway in 2022, have added two new younger additions to their family: the Subkids. The kids are starting their musical journey with a surprising topic: cereals. Their catchy tune draws influences from 2000s hip-hop and pop tracks, and fans have noted in their Instagram comments that certain parts of the song evoke memories of the Black Eyed Peas’ classic hit “My Humps.” This track is a playful addition to your playlist, and it’s the perfect breakfast song to enjoy with your cereal, especially if you’re a fan of Coco Pops.
Lucía Pérez – “La Salida”
Lucía Pérez, who proudly represented Spain in 2011, is back to make us dance with her new song. Her latest track is an instant dance floor filler, capturing the essence of authentic Spanish music. The music video further encourages you to groove along, offering some moves to steal. Titled “The Exit” in English, the song addresses leaving a toxic relationship. But it does so in a celebratory manner, focusing on the anticipation of better things to come. The lyrics reflect this positive outlook: “That’s not how women are treated/ Let’s see if you finally learn/ Your mother told me that she doesn’t understand you/ She told me to leave you/ What starts badly ends soon/ You don’t have one more bullet left/ I see you laughing, a little lost/ You are not going to deceive me.” This song is an invitation to step out of anything toxic in your life while dancing to this catchy tune.
Jóhanna Guðrún – Óskalögin mín
Jóhanna, the mesmerising singer who represented Iceland back in 2009 under the stage name Yohanna, has released a new album titled My Wish Songs. This album contains 10 tracks, all sung in Icelandic, showcasing the beauty and melodiousness of the Icelandic language. The songs on the album create an atmosphere of peace and serenity, while themes of love and wishes are prominent throughout. Love is a central topic in several tracks, including “Síðan hittumst við aftur” (Then we meet again), “Rómeó og Júlía” (Romeo and Juliet), “Tvær stjörnur” (Two Stars), and “Ástarsaga” (Love Story).
Anna Rossinelli – “Wonderland”
“Do you ever imagine what it would be like if time stopped playing a role and we saw the wonders of the world in all their beauty?” Anna Rossinelli are stopping the clock and living in the moment. Switzerland’s Eurovision 2011 group deliver a percussion-driven track that takes flight in the final minute. The crescendo in production helps create the journey Anna wishes for in the lyrics: “Take me on a ride to your wonderland / Take me to a place we don’t understand / Save me”. (Jonathan)
Iveta Mukuchyan – “Ser ka erknqum Yerevani”
Iveta, the Armenian representative at Eurovision 2016, has recently released a beautiful love song set in the heart of Armenia’s capital, Yerevan. This heartfelt ballad, infused with Armenian influences, is sure to tug at your heartstrings. The music video portrays the complexities of love, with its highs and lows, yet it concludes on an optimistic note. The lyrics reflect the emotional depth of the song: “I honestly don’t know why I’m crying/ Why are my eyes wet/ My tears come from happiness/ My heart is in love with you (…) Don’t let me go from your arms/ Let love take my heart/ There is love in the sky of Yerevan”.
Tino Martin feat. Trijntje Oosterhuis – “Door Weer En Wind”
To wrap up this week’s New Music post, we have a Dutch song by Tino Martin in collaboration with Trijntje Oosterhuis, who represented the Netherlands back in 2015. Tino and Trijntje’s voices harmonise beautifully in this heartfelt ballad titled “Under All Circumstances.” The song’s message revolves around the idea of standing by each other’s side despite facing challenging circumstances. It’s a touching track that delves into deep emotions, concluding beautifully this week’s playlist.
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.
Additional reporting from Jonathan Vautrey