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 2
With so many new songs this week, we’ve split the roundup into two smaller parts. You can find part 1 here.
Loïc Nottet feat. Prinzly – “Beaux rêves”
“At the door the demons ring / They prevent me from taking a nap / At night the demons give themselves away / They prevent me from having sweet dreams.” Belgium’s Loïc Nottet is struggling to get a good night’s sleep. His mind is whirling with the thoughts and screams of voices that don’t seem to quit. We get a glimpse of one of these demons in the music video, which the Eurovision 2015 star portrays himself. The mid-tempo track also features a contribution from rapper Prinzly.
Lord Of The Lost – “One Last Song”
“One Last Song” comes from Lord Of The Lost’s 2022 album Blood & Glitter. The German band have now released it as their new single alongside a music video, filmed at Hamburg’s Kulturkirche Altona. Lyrically, vocalist Chris Harms discusses what he’d want to say in the last song he was ever able to sing: “I’d give everything I have, say all the things I left unsaid / If I could sing one last song, I’ll make it a good one / A song about love, a song about death / With desperation in my breath / I scream in the silence, massive and violent / Hear my voice for I am lost / Singing for my broken ones”.
In a post on Instagram, Lord Of The Lost revealed they originally submitted “One Last Song” to Germany’s selection for Eurovision 2022. But it wasn’t meant to be, and we got to see them rock Eurovision 2023 instead.
Agnetha Fältskog – A+
Agnetha Fältskog has undergone an upgrade. Ten years ago, the ABBA singer released the solo album A. But now she’s risen up a level to A+ and released a new LP that features revamped versions of all the songs from A. Some of the tracks have undergone quite a dramatic transformation, adding in more electronic production elements. The only brand new track on the album is the previously released “Where Do We Go From Here?” Speaking about the updated versions when announcing the album, Agnetha noted:
“A couple of years ago I heard one of the songs from my last album ‘A’ on the radio. I have lots of fond memories from making that album, so I couldn’t help but smile, time flies… Suddenly it hit me, what would the album sound like if we had made it today…? I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I reached out to the boys who produced ‘A’ back in 2013 – “What would you guys think about reimagining ‘A’ and making a totally new version of it?” They loved the idea! ‘Let’s try!’ A while later I heard the first reworked song, and I must say I absolutely loved it! It sounded so fresh and modern, even better than I had imagined it!”
Isaura & MARO – “Isso”
Isaura, Portugal’s Eurovision 2018 songwriter and vocalist, released her latest album, Invisível, earlier in March this year. The LP included a short instrumental called “Isso (brevemente)”, but that was never intended to be the full song. Isaura decided to withhold the track so she had time to transform it into a duet alongside Eurovision 2022 alum MARO. Writing on social media about this process, Isaura noted:
“The first song I wrote for Invisível is the last to come out for the best reason ever! I realised midway through the process that this song (‘Isso’) would never seem finished to me because it had become some kind of dialogue that I wouldn’t solve on my own. It’s a great honour to be able to close the album with the art of MARO. Thanks MARO for being a part of it and making the process even more fun!”
Kenan Doğulu & Arem Ozguc & Arman Aydin – “Rüya”
Kenan Doğulu is thinking about what could have been. Türkiye’s Eurovision 2007 representative found the person of his “Rüya” (“Dream”), yet sadly the relationship wasn’t meant to be: “No one looks as beautiful as you / It happened, love knocked on the door / If only I could hug you / If I woke up in your arms / If this dream didn’t end / If you always stayed by my side”. Kenan wrote the music and lyrics for the song, then it was produced by Arem Ozguc and Arman Aydin.
Elena Ionescu – “N-Ai Suflet”
Elena Ionescu manages to transform the hallway of a hotel into a catwalk for her latest music video. The Romanian singer and Eurovision 2012 alumna prowls areas of the building and serves body in the bedroom. This all goes along with the seductive musical offering “N-Ai Suflet” (“You have no soul”).
Gromee feat. Kaeyra – “Lover”
Get ready to hit the club, because Gromee is bringing a banger! Poland’s Eurovision 2018 DJ has dropped the pulsing new single “Lover”, which would certainly get any party started. Gromee has invited American Idol 2023 contestant Kaeyra to provide vocals, singing: “I heard you’re looking for a lover ooo lalala / Someone that’s different than the others oh nanana / So let me help you make your mind up oh mamama / Once you get a taste You won’t be the same”.
Kristína – “Tancuj”
Kristína is encouraging us all to “Tancuj” (“Dance”). This doesn’t necessarily mean bringing in pulsating beats. Instead, Slovakia’s Eurovision 2010 representative delivers a bright, percussion-driven single that captures the joy of life. There’s a warmth to the song that also shines in the forest-themed music video.
Svala – “Time”
Svala’s friend is going through some tough times. Although Iceland’s Eurovision 2017 star will always be there for them, she also appreciates they may need some “Time” to themself in order to recover: “I’ll be here waiting ’till you come back to me / Take the time you need / I’ll leave the light on ’till you come home to me.” Musically, the song has a lot of spirit to it and has a slight retro pop flavour akin to some of Carly Rae Jepsen’s hits — this all adds to the uplifting feel.
Riskykidd & Complex Shadow – “Pure Feelings & Affection”
Greece’s Eurovision 2014 act Riskykidd has joined forces with fellow rapper Complex Shadow. They’ve dropped the gritty hip-hop single “Pure Feelings & Affection”. It’s a track of three parts: Complex Shadow leads the first section, Riskykidd takes over for the second, then it culminates with a 45-second instrumental that mixes electric guitars and drum machine beats.
Netta & Offer Nissim – “Turn Up The Heat”
Netta ended September by collaborating with Israeli DJ Offer Nissim. They’ve produced the dark dance hit “Turn Up The Heat”, premiering it at one of Nissim’s concerts. In amongst the electronic beats, Eurovision 2018 champion Netta warns people not to underrate her fiery abilities: “Underestimating me is a felony / But I don’t ever chase, that’s a guarantee, baby / You be talking trash ’bout my melodies? / I’ll lit this place in flames for my enemies baby / Turn up the heat.”
René Froger & Party Piet Pablo – “We Dansen Mee”
Preparations are already underway for Sinterklaas Eve on 5 December, when the Dutch celebrate Sinterklaas (St Nicholas) and the gifts he brings the nation’s children. This year, Eurovision 2009 entrant, and De Toppers member, René Froger is celebrating with the song “We Dansen Mee” (“We’re Dancing Along”). It’s the title track for the new film De Grote Sinterklaasfilm en de strijd om Pakjesavond (The Great Sinterklaas Film and the battle for Sinterklaas Eve). René is joined by children’s entertainer Party Piet Pablo.
Grafomāns feat. Samanta Tīna – “NAV PAR VĒLU”
Samanta Tīna’s latest song has finally hit streaming platforms. She features on “NAV PAR VĒLU” (“Not Too Late”) alongside Latvian rapper Grafomāns. A mid-tempo R&B offering, the Eurovision 2021 star provides a sung chorus in between Grafomāns’s rap verses. Upon the release of the song’s mood video, Samanta shared the message of the song in an Instagram post:
“With this song, we want to say that ending everything is not always the best way out, but often both have to sit down, listen to each other and talk about the causes of problems and their potential solutions. From this comes the words that ‘It is never too late to fix everything, to save everything’. Mutual communication breaks down walls and flowers bloom through them.”
Loreen – “Is It Love?”
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.