It’s been pretty quiet on the new release schedule lately, so this week we’re giving you a fortnight’s worth of fresh material from Eurovision and National Final artists. ESCBubble’s editors have hunted high and low for some songs to fill your Spotify playlists during these hot summer months, let’s see what they’ve found:
Svala – For The Night
Svala won the 2017 Icelandic National Final, which is known as Songvakeppnin, with the moody, electronic ballad ‘Paper’. Unfortunately it got recycled at Eurovision itself, finishing 15th in Semi Final 1 in Ukraine. Now she’s back with another downtempo electro tune called ‘For The Night’ which you can have a listen to below:
Lea Sirk – Moj Profil
Slovenia have had a poor run of Eurovision results since the introductions of the semi finals, failing to qualify on 10 occasions. So they will have been delighted when this year’s artist, Lea Sirk, was a rare finalist with the ultra catchy ‘Hvale Ne’. After a top ten success in her homeland with her Eurovision entry, Lea is hoping to build on that momentum with new single ‘Moj Profil’ (Eng: ‘My Profile’):
Blanche – Soon
Blanche was pretty quiet following her successful 4th place finish at Eurovision 2017, but she now releases her second single of 2018 ‘Soon’. ESCBubble has already brought you details of the previous 2018 single ’Wrong Turn’, and she’s now ready to build on that with her next release. Listen to ‘Soon’ here:
Alexander Rybak – Mom
Some new music now from the 2009 Eurovision Winner and 2018 Finalist for Norway. ‘Mom’ is an ode to Rybak’s mother, where he touchingly tells her how she must be feeling when she knows he is ‘wounded and alone’
The lyrics go on to say…
“Because I know there has always been a lady in my life, so strong.
You can hear ‘Mom’ below:
Cascada – Back For Good
You FLEprobably won’t be surprised that the 2015 German entrants, Cascada, are back with another floorfiller for their latest release. Cascada broke out to worldwide fame following their megahit ‘Everytime We Touch’ and went on to a string of successes including the UK number 1 ‘Evacuate The Dancefloor’. The hits have been harder to come by since their 21st place finish at Eurovision, can ‘Back For Good’ do any better?
AWS – Hol Voltál
AWS continued Hungary’s excellent qualification streak at Eurovision this year, and their metal fused banger ‘Viszlát nyár’ went on to finish 21st in the Grand Final. Sticking to their familiar sound they are back with new music, as they prepare to release their fourth studio album. You can have a listen to ‘Hol Voltál’ (Eng: ‘Where Have You Been’) here:
Sertab Erener – Bastirin Kizlar
The 2003 Turkish Eurovision winner, Sertab Erener, is back and still going strong. A much different proposition to the first place ‘Everyway That I Can’, her new release ‘Bastirin Kizlar’ (Eng: ‘Crying Girls’) is a moody, rocky number but still sounding very Turkish. You can sample it below:
FELIX SANDMAN – IMPRINT
Felix has been a busy boy since his second place finish at Melodifestivalen this year. He’s released a duet with winner Benjamin Ingrosso which reached number 7 on the Swedish charts, and now he’s back with a solo effort titled ‘IMPRINT’. Will this be his third Swedish top 10 single in a row and will we see him back at Melfest next year…?
Ilse DeLange – Lay Your Weapons Down
Waylon isn’t the only member or former member of The Common Linnets making music this year! Although we didn’t see her at Eurovision we’ve already brought you another Ilse single in a previous New Music Round Up (‘You Are The Reason’ with Calum Scott). She’s back with another song for you called ‘Lay Your Weapons Down’:
Sonia – Dancin’ In The Drivers Seat
The ever bubbly Liverpudlian who represented the United Kingdom in 1993 is back! Sonia has been around on the UK music scene since 1989, where her debut single ‘You’ll Never Stop Me Loving You’ raced to the top of the singles chart. She of course then finished a close 2nd at the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest with the uptempo ‘Better The Devil You Know’. We’re pleased to say she’s back with a new release titled ‘Dancin’ In The Drivers Seat’:
Sudden Lights – Negribu piezemēties
Sudden Lights had quite the journey at Supernova this year, where there narrowly missed out representing Latvia at Eurovision. Initially they came third in the semi final and were eliminated, however they received a reprise when selected as a wildcard and then went on to finish second in the final! And now they are back with a new song ‘Negribu Piezemēties’ (Eng: ‘Dont’ Want To Land’). The group held a writing camp in the summer of 2017 and this is one of the compositions that came out of that process. It’s not on Spotify yet, so here’s a YouTube link:
Don’t forget you can catch more former Eurovision stars such as Paula Seling and Ovi, Linda Martin, Scott Fitzgerald, Esther Hart and Lindsay Dracass at Eurostarz on 18th August in London.
You can also listen to all today’s featured songs and the rest of this months new music on our Spotify playlist on our home page.
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