Welcome along to ESCBubble’s weekly new music roundup. We may not be the fastest but there isn’t a more up to date and consistently weekly list than ours. Since we started this article in May we’ve already brought you over 300 new songs from former Eurovision and National Final artists! My fingers may be sore but once again we have some treats for you this week and some exclusives from the land of Latvia….
Iveta Mukuchyan – Hayastani Axjikner
Iveta swept us away with her ‘LoveWave’ in 2016, taking Armenia to 7th place in the Grand Final. Recently she’s released a set of videos as part of a project that she’s titled ‘The Journey of a Woman’. You can watch the first two instalments called ‘Margo’ and ‘Rich Bitch’ here:
The third instalment is called ‘Hayastani Axjikner’ (Eng: ‘Armenian Girls’) and has also been released to Spotify thankfully for us. The song is an absolute belter and Iveta serves us a full throttle ethno bop that will have you wishing it was Friday night already:
Eleni Foureira – 2019 S’Agapo
So yeah it’s nearly Christmas, and it’s now become a tradition for Eleni Foureira to send her fans an ‘I Love You’ at this time of year. 2017 and 2018 both had a ‘S’Agapo’ (Eng: ‘I Love You’) and it’s been rereleased for 2019! In the lyrics Eleni looks forward to the new year with her lover but is equally excited about spending Christmas with him too. Enjoy the 2019 version of ‘S’Agapo’:
Dami Im – Dreamer
We’re never happy with the sound of silence from Australia’s Dami Im and so we were delighted to see she was back with a new single and a live one too! Dami has the honour of being the Aussies best ever finish at Eurovision and she finished just 23 points behind the winner Jamala in 2016. ‘Dreamer’ is a taster single from her forthcoming ‘Live Sessions EP’ which will be released on January 11th next year:
ZÖE – C’est la vie
Austria’s Zöe Straub is no stranger to Eurovision fans. She finished 3rd in the 2015 Austrian National Final with ‘Quel Filou’ and then took victory the following year with ‘Loin D’Ici’ where she eventually finished 13th at Eurovision. In 2017 she was on the Austrian national jury and of course last year we enjoyed her stint as a judge on the San Marino selection process ‘1in360’. Her latest single is another jaunty, vintage French styled number called ‘C’est la vie’ (Eng: ‘That’s life’) – the song itself is crowdfunded and Zöe fans can become supporters and receive a share of the revenue, depending on the success of the title:
NAVIBAND – Adnojčy I Nazaŭždy
We’re really enjoying the Belarussian husband and wife’s output this year and they are back with another cracker. ‘Adnojčy I Nazaŭždy’ is a synthpop ballad a million miles away from the folk pop of their Eurovision entry ‘Historyja majho žyccia’. The song is dedicated to their six month son Matsei:
Topi Latukka – Pehmeitä pintoi
Topi is better known as the lead singer of the Finnish 2014 Eurovision entrants Softengine, who finished 11th in the Grand Final with ‘Something Better’. Although Softengine are still going, Topi has decided to release his own material. He recently broke up from a long term relationship and wanted to put some solo material to reflect this point in his life. Softengine’s output is made in English and Topi has described his desire to make some music in Finnish:
The band won’t ever be able to sing in Finnish and I swear I will not be out of the band if I do music in Finnish. They are different markets. Singing in English was surprisingly nice. I got emotional feelings more easily and I have a bit different singing style and it sounds different. My music is more relaxed, while Softengine is more rocky.
His debut single is called ‘Pehmeitä pintoi’ (Eng: ‘Soft Surface’):
Miriam Rodríguez – Mejor Sin Miedo
This week Miriam Rodríguez released her debut album ‘Cicatrices’ and a single titled ‘Mejor Sin Miedo’ (Eng: ‘Better Without Fear’). Miriam featured in Spain’s Eurovision Gala selection show in 2018 as part of the show ‘Operacion Triunfo’ where she featured on three entries – one solo, a duet with Agoney and a group feature. Her previous single ‘No!’ featuring Pablo López has already hit number 1 on the Spanish iTunes chart and we are expecting big things for her in 2019!
Speaking of National Finals….
We brought you news of Latvia’s selection process today where 33 acts were shortlisted for the finals. Because we’re good to you at ESCBubble, we’ve found three of the entries that have been released to Spotify already.
Kristiana – Remedy
Waterflower – Grow
ATOM.LV – Alligator
You can listen to all of the songs mentioned in this article in our ESCBubble New Music Playlist for November. It can be found either on our home page or can be accessed below:
You can also now follow our brand new playlist of the 2019 Eurovision National Final entries too:
Let us know your favourite new release on our social media channels! See you next week!!