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 41 part 1
With so many new songs this week, we’ve split the roundup into two smaller parts. You can find part 2 here.
Andromache – “Ta Kalytera”
Andromache is moving on from a relationship and heading out on the town to forget her past troubles. Cyprus’ Eurovision 2022 star is doing so amicably, sending her ex and their new partner a message as she departs: “And tell her something / The fairy tale for me ends here / Like you / The best / I wish for you both / The best / And let it seem funny to me.” The music of “Ta Kalytera” (“The Best”) gives the song a very clear identity, filled with traditional Greek instrumentation.
Emma – SOUVENIR
We’ve been gifted a new musical SOUVENIR from Emma. Italy’s Eurovision 2014 star has shared a nine-track album. Fans will know three of the songs from previous single releases: “INIZIAMO DALLA FINE”, “MEZZO MONDO”, and “TAXI SULLA LUNA”. The other six tracks bring a mixture of pop and R&B influences, including a collaboration with Sanremo 2023 runner-up Lazza on “AMORE CANE”. You can watch visual videos for each track on Emma’s YouTube channel.
Alfred García – “Els teus ulls”
“Els teus ulls” (“Your eyes”) is Alfred García’s first solo single in the Catalan language — his mother tongue. It’s a stripped-back song that features Spain’s Eurovision 2018 star primarily singing in accompaniment with an acoustic guitar and a hand-clap motif. You’ll be able to see the visuals for the song later next week once the music video is released on Friday.
Måns Zelmerlöw & The Agreement – Nightcaps
Eurovision 2015 champion Måns Zelmerlöw has been releasing a series of songs alongside his band The Agreement over recent months. This now culminates with the new EP Nightcaps. It features previous singles “Andetag,” “Running Low,” and “Perfectly Damaged.” But it begins with two all-new tracks: the uplifting “History” and the gentler “Side Effects”. The Agreement provide melodic accompaniment alongside Måns’ vocal line.
Marius Bear and L Loko & Drini – “CHINDER SI”
L Loko & Drini are a Swiss rap duo. Their latest single is “CHINDER SI”, in which they’ve invited Eurovision 2022 act Marius Bear to sing the chorus. The song is centred around the thoughts of children, with the accompanying music video featuring various drawings that have been animated to tell the story.
Tom Hugo – “Fade Out”
“They tell lies about the Nordic race / It’s just politics to kill all gays / When free speech is cutting off my head / Want to fade out / I just fade out.” KEiiNO’s Tom Hugo is releasing some of the anger he’s built up over those who hurt anyone different to them. The Norwegian singer usually tries to “Fade Out” of these situations. But through this slow pop ballad, he’s hoping to challenge these views:
“Now song lyrics are rarely 100% autobiographical or historical narratives. But something in these words is lived experience. It’s that feeling of getting so angry that you end up fading out to cope. Many of us felt this way when a group of neo-Nazis marched with police protection through the streets of my hometown a few years ago. And something that really angers me is when people rank others based on who they ARE, not what they DO. There are countless forms of ‘otherness,’ and although I’m different from the majority in some ways, my challenges when confronting people with such attitudes are microscopic compared to those of million of others around the globe. But if I’ll get even a few people to challenge their negative attitudes toward those who are ‘different’ around them with Fade Out, it’s a victory.”
Mia Dimšić – “Bejbe”
“Because I don’t want to live without you anymore,” sings Mia Dimšić in her new single. Croatia’s Eurovision 2022 entrant dedicates the song to her “Bejbe” (“Baby”). It’s a soft and cute ballad with a mixture of both acoustic and electric guitars leading the instrumentation. The heart-warming feel continues into the music video, which is shot in one take around an apartment.
Evridiki – Ένας Άνθρωπος Απλός
We get a brand new album from Evridiki on Monday. Cyprus’s three-time Eurovision star will release Ένας Άνθρωπος Απλός (A Simple Person), featuring ten songs. Ahead of this, she’s shared the new single “Aeriko”. It begins with Evridiki accompanied by piano and soft drums, but it takes an unexpected turn with the introduction of a dance beat to bring extra dynamism. In a post on social media, Evridiki explained more about the types of songs we can expect to here on the album:
“Ten songs, ten little stories about life, love, death, the daily battles with ourselves and those around us, our anxieties about tomorrow and whatever it brings, about the strength and beauty we hide within us, acceptance, disappointment, hope, the heroes of ourselves, but also the facts that cast darkness on humanity and the light we need to embrace the whole world.”
Intars Busulis – “Spēlē Savā Burvju Flautā”
Anyone who has coulrophobia, the fear of clowns, may want to look away now. Intars Busulis has dressed up as one for the music video of his new single “Spēlē Savā Burvju Flautā” (“Play Your Magic Flute”). It’s a steady track that looks into how the only person with the power to change our life is ourself: “Don’t sit at home – go out into the country / Play your magic flute / Well, what if everything is not bright / The reins of life are in your hands / Even if you don’t feel like it”.
Connect-R & Delia – “Fara Te Mearu”
Things haven’t quite worked out in Connect-R and Delia’s relationship. Their new duet, “Fara Te Mearu” (“I Live Without You”), sees the pair acting as a separating couple. Romanian singer Delia doesn’t think Connect-R delivered what he needed to in their partnership: “I was obsessed with you / But what a fool, you burned it badly / I have, I wanted love and I didn’t get it / That much I tell you / I live without you.” Moldova’s Eurovision 2006 entrant responds with a rap verse, saying that Delia gives him no way of escaping: “You only keep me on camera / As if he is in custody / You risk losing me when I can’t find myself / This is no longer love, it is possession.”
Marija Šerifović – Dolazi ljubav
It’s been almost 10 years since Marija Šerifović released her last album — Hrabro in 2014. But now the Eurovision 2007 winner has gifted fans with a brand new LP. Dolazi ljubav (Love is coming) features an instrumental intro followed by eight songs. There’s a lot of power flowing through the tracks and Marija delivers an emotive vocal performance. However, she does also serve up something more upbeat two-thirds of the way through — “Vozi Me” takes a retro turn with the use of 80’s synths, and “ALOOO!” has a strong Balkan beat running throughout it. Marija has pulled out all the stops for this release and shared it as a visual album, with all eight songs receiving an accompanying music video.
Paula Seling – “Dor in Destin”
Paula Seling has recently provided us with an elegant waltz for those who wish to glide across the ballroom. Romania’s two-time Eurovision star is accompanied by rich orchestral melodies that create a special atmosphere. The lyrics of “Dor in Destin” (“Longing in Destiny”) refer to the desire to love your soulmate for all eternity: “Your thought is my living water / One life is not enough, you know / To be able to love you / And longings remain burned in destiny / You take me, take me dancing among the stars.”
That’s not it from Paula Seling, as she has also provided her voice for the chilled electronic track “It’s Gonna Be Fine”. The song was produced by Paula’s brother, Paul Seling.
Kool Savas feat. ela. – “Was du nicht siehst”
German rapper Kool Savas has brought onboard Eurovision 2014 singer ela. for a new single. “Was du nicht siehst” (“What you don’t see”) is a song that hopes to inspire others to continue striving forward and to remember that there is always someone who believes in them. ela. provides the chorus, with her vocals layered with vocoder effects: “I see what you don’t see, there is much more that is inside you / I see something you don’t see, keep going, believe in it.”
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.