Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Croatia | Zsa Zsa - "Živa sam"

RECENT

Zsa Zsa is Jelena Žnidarić, a Croatian singer from Varazdin. She is working on her single "Živa sam", which is simply astonishing. Her unique and sweet voice are very endearing, even more when added to the beautiful melody of this song. Such a lovable track!

Updated on February 22nd, 2017, with the new stage name of the artist.

Sweden | Kastrup - "Come and get me"

BRAND NEW

Kastrup are quickly becoming one of the most distinguished bands from Sweden. Their most recent single mingle electronic sounds, pop as only the Swedes can do and soft rock beats: "Come and get me" is an explosion of sounds which grows as it flows. Simply fantastic!

Ukraine | Denis Barkanov feat. Ekaterina Buzhynska - "My stoim drug druga"

BRAND NEW

Get ready for a powerful clash of voices! It's the meeting of the Ukrainian singer Denis Barkanov, from Kiev, and the Russian singer Ekaterina Buzhynska (sometimes also referred as Katya, or Buzhinskaya), from Norilsk. Their single "My stoim drug druga" is an explosion of vocal potence, with great rock instrumentation. Very energetic!

Germany | Sarah Connor - "Bedingungslos"

BRAND NEW

German singer Sarah Connor keeps releasing fantastic tracks. "Bedingungslos" is another fantastic pop ballad, with the addition of a very beautiful orchestration.

Updated on January 3rd, 2016, with the official video.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Romania | Alina Eremia - "A fost o nebunie"

BRAND NEW

We remeet Romanian singer Alina Eremia! After shining bright with "Cand luminile se sting", she returns with a lovely ballad. "A fost o nebunie" has that hypnotic R&B beat that makes any song capture you!

Belgium | Regi feat. Lester Williams and Patti Russo - "When it comes to love"

BRAND NEW

When great musicians of different genres gather, wonderful things can happen. And it's exactly the case of "When it comes to love", by Belgian DJs Regi Penxten and Lester Williams (from Antwerp). They count on the amazing vocals of the American singer Patti Russo to make a very special dance song. It has a unique personality!

Sweden | Tove Lo - "Moments"

BRAND NEW

Swedish singer Tove Lo keeps bringing us amazing sounds from her internationally acclaimed debut album, "Queen of the clouds". Her latest single is the deep "Moments", a very interesting blending of her haunting style with a power ballad.

Updated on October 22nd, 2015, with the official video.

Slovakia | Adam Ďurica - "Predpoveď počasia"

RECENT

Sounds European! finally remeets the Slovak pop star Adam Ďurica, one year after "Miesta". This time, he has released "Predpoveď počasia", which is a well-paced ballad with interesting melodic nuances. We enjoyed it a lot!

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Charts Day #110 (part 2)

CHARTS

In Bulgaria, one of the coolest songs to be released on recent times is climbing up to the top positions of the charts. "Stapka napred", by Mihaela Marinova, is Bulgarian #4 this week.

The Charts Day #110 (part 1)

CHARTS

Time to see how the charts around Europe are going. In Belgium, "Catch & release (Deepend remix)", by Matt Simons, is leading it all.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Denmark | Stine Bramsen - "Woman"

BRAND NEW

It's time to remeet the Danish pop star Stine Bramsen. She is now releasing a new single, entitled "Woman". It's a shower of groove and intensity condensed in less than three minutes. Stine's vocal performance is unique, making a perfect wrap to this very cool track.

Czech Republic | Light & Love - "True"

RECENT

The guys from Light & Love are back to our site! After dazzling us with the lovely "Blueberry sky", the Czech duet returns with "True", an anthemic and very energetic pop.

Russia | Serebro - "Pereputala"

RECENT

We now remeet the Russian pop group Serebro, with their latest single. "Pereputala" is a smooth midtempo electronic pop track with cool vocals and a very interesting chorus. It is quite inviting to dance along!

Finland | Motions feat. Kasii - "Flow"

BRAND NEW

Finland's latest pop addiction is coming to Sounds European!! Hailing from Joensuu, Tommi Vatanen and Tuomo Korander gathered in Motions. They invited Finnish singer Kasii for their newest release, "Flow". The song is a contagious pop with electronic beats and a fantastic vocal performance.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Slovakia | MISTA - "Catwalk fever"

BRAND NEW

MISTA is a singer from Bratislava, Slovakia, but who's developing her career in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. Her latest single is a very groovy one, and it also has a very nice message in the lyrics: "Catwalk fever" is that kind of pop with a touch of electronic beats which just puts you to shake your body around!

Netherlands | Nick & Simon - "Open je hart"

RECENT

It's so rare to find such well-made country music as the one by the Dutch duo Nick & Simon! And it's time to listen to their new one. "Open je hart" is an amazing single: the melody is extremely entertaining and catchy, and the chorus is as good as it gets. It's surely worth the listen!

Iceland | ALDA - "Rauða nótt"

BRAND NEW

Born and raised in Hellissandur in South West Iceland, ALDA is one of the most promising female singers in the small island. Her sounds are soft and mellow, and her music is as delicious as it can get. "Rauða nótt", her debut single, will surely conquer your heart!

France | Superbus - "Un autre monde"

BRAND NEW

Superbus is a French band which was formed in 1999 and, since then, has produced many cool songs (such as "Addictions" and "Radio song"). They are now releasing another great one: "Un autre monde" is part of a tribute to the band Téléphone, and it's quite exciting.

Updated on October 9th, 2015, with the official video.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Finland | Emma Cherina - "Sulla on toinen"

RECENT

Emma Cherina is a Finnish singer and songwriter from Helsinki. Her debut single "Sulla on toinen" let us positively curious about her future releases. It's a delightful country pop track, with beautiful vocals and entertaining melody.

Denmark | Fallulah - "Social club"

BRAND NEW

Danish singer Fallulah (whom we talked about thanks to her cover of "Wicked game") returned to the music headlights with a massive new single. The song is called "Social club", and it retains her usual eclecticism and superb amount of energy.

Ukraine | Ani Lorak - "Bez tebya"

RECENT

Whenever the Ukrainian diva Ani Lorak releases a new single, the editors of Sounds European! get filled with anticipation for a new hit. And she never disappoints us: "Bez tebya" has the usual intensity of her tracks, with great instrumentals and a catchy chorus. Ani's voice is, as usual, perfect.

Portugal | Bruno Alexander - "Vampire bites"

BRAND NEW

Portuguese singer Bruno Alexander was born in Lisboa but has been living in Madrid, Spain, for some time now. He has not long ago presented his latest single, "Vampire bites". The song is one of the finest uptempo pops you can find, retaining the unmistakeable nostalgia of his home country in the lyrics but with the sassy feeling of Swedish pop. A perfect mixture!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

United Kingdom | Alesha Dixon - "Tallest girl"

BRAND NEW

British singer Alesha Dixon is back on track! After a few years away from the music business, she returned last week with an amazing new track. "Tallest girl" is a very cool mixture of the catchy pop she has us used to with modern electronic songs. The chorus just couldn't get better!

Sweden | Emil Berg - "Du swipa höger"

RECENT

Emil Berg is a Swedish singer and musician who was born in 1992 in Linköping. He is mostly known for being a member of the pop-rock band The Majority Says. Emil is now releasing his first solo work, the single "Du swipa höger". It's a great pop song, with exciting melody and an extremely catchy chorus. We love it!

Spain | Amaral - "Llévame muy lejos"

BRAND NEW

Spanish band Amaral was featured last year thanks to their single "Ratonera". Yet they come again to shower us with their rock power! "Llévame muy lejos", their most recent single, is a straightforward and intense song, with a very cool guitar riff and the usual strength of Eva's voice.

Updated on October 16th, 2015, with the official video.

Lithuania | Žemaitukai - "Leiski sapnuot"

BRAND NEW

Žemaitukai is a Lithuanian duo formed by Linas and Ovidijus, which first appeared to the big audience during the second season of X Faktorius (their version for The X Factor). They have just released "Leiski sapnuot", a simple and beautiful ballad which highlights the good mix of their voices.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Croatia | Nina Kraljić - "Zaljuljali smo svijet"

BRAND NEW

Time to meet the first winner of The Voice in Croatia. Nina Kraljić is a singer born in Lipovljani. After winning the reality show, she has released her first single, entitled "Zaljuljali smo svijet". It's a beautiful ballad which shows all her potential as a singer, and totally explains her victory in the competition.

Estonia | SHANON - "Ootan ööd"

RECENT

SHANON are a pop-rock group from Talliin, the capital of Estonia. Their most recent release is "Ootan ööd", a lovely and melow mixture of pop, rock and country. The voice helps to create a very calm and relaxed atmosphere.

Finland | Sallan ja Miron matka maailman ympäri - "Rakastat mua paremmin"

RECENT

Sounds European! now travels to Finland, where we meet the band (get ready: it's a long name) Sallan ja Miron matka maailman ympäri, from Helsinki. They have just released a new single, named "Rakastat mua paremmin". It's a very strong and potent country rock track. Salla's voice is sweet, but at the same time powerful enough to handle all the intensity of the song.

Greece | Malu - "Tous eipes pos"

RECENT

Summer might be over already, but with tunes like this one it's impossible to turn our autumn moods on. Malu Kiriakopoulou was born in Kalamata, Greece, and found fame by coming second on the Greek version of Idols in 2011. Her latest single is "Tous eipes pos", a lovely combination of a summer song with Greek traditional elements. Impossible to resist to its charm!

Italy | Gianni Fiorellino - "Tremila scuse"

OLDIE

As it's becoming a tradition on Sounds European!, it's time to celebrate our 3000th post!

Following the same idea of the celebrations for posts 1000 and 2000, our party's soundtrack is a song with the number 3000 on the title: "Tremila scuse" ("Three thousand excuses", in Italian), by Gianni Fiorellino.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

France | Louane - "Nos secrets"

BRAND NEW

French singer Louane is confirming, with every new single of hers, that she's ready for the big game. Her latest single is the enchanting "Nos secrets", a song that mixes English and French language in a very classy song.

Latvia | The Sound Poets - "Viss var mainīties"

BRAND NEW

Let's meet the Latvian band The Sounds Poets, from Riga, which gave their first steps in 2011. They are now hitting radios and charts of the country with their song "Viss var mainīties". It's a very emotional track with grower melody. It is ready to involve and capture you. Quite cool!

Denmark | Freja Kirk - "Red light"

BRAND NEW

Freja Kirk was with us last year upon the release of her captivating "Go". Now, she's finally back with a totally different sound. "Red light" is a fresh and cheerful pop, perfect tune to say goodbye to the summer season!

Spain | Antonio José - "Aquí estoy yo"

RECENT

Meet the new winner of La Voz, the Spanish version of The Voice. Antonio José Sánchez, from Palma del Río, was trained by Antonio Orozco and won the third season of the reality show. His new single "Aquí estoy yo" shows all his talent, in a very Spanish pop ballad.

Monday, September 21, 2015

The Charts Day #109 (part 2)

CHARTS

We are now in Spain, where "La gozadera", by Gente de Zona and Marc Anthony, is just taking the country over. This week, they are #2 in their charts.

The Charts Day #109 (part 1)

CHARTS

American pop star Demi Lovato's music reaches places in the most different points of the world. This week, her single "Cool for the summer" is, indeed, cool for the summer in Bulgaria, where it's #7 in the national charts.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Germany | KENAY - "Nur einmal"

BRAND NEW

KENAY is a German singer from Hamburg. He has been into the music industry for quite some time, and is now soon to release his first album, "Rot & blau". His latest release is "Nur einmal", a mindblowing mixture of pop and rock which displays Kenay's wonderful voice.

Belarus | Ivan - "Krest i ladon'"

BRAND NEW

Ivan is the stage name of Alexander (also written Aleksandr) Ivanov, Belarusian singer who was born in Gomel in 1994. He has just released a new single, entitled "Krest i ladon'". What a strong song it is! Rock 'n' roll at its best form, with a great vocal performance.

Updated on May 9th, 2016, with the new stage name of the artist.

United Kingdom | Lucy Rose - "Till the end"

BRAND NEW

British singer Lucy Rose keeps dazzling us. This time, it's with her newest single, "Till the end", that she makes it to Sounds European!. The song is a lovely and very mellow pop song, which flows gently to a nice and more movemented chorus.

Ukraine | Sofia Kutsenko - "Pod solntsem"

BRAND NEW

Sounds European! loves getting to know new young talents. And Sofia Kutsenko (who was part of the group Sympho-Nick for the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, but is now working solo) is one more sample of it. Sofia was born in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv in 2002. And, despite being so young, her new single "Pod solntsem" is so mature! It's a very fun uptempo pop, with a growing melody which explodes in a party chorus which is totally contagious.

Sweden | Jakob Karlberg - "Fel på dig"

BRAND NEW

Jakob Karlberg is the man behind one of the Swedish hits of this summer, "Fan va bra", and he is now releasing another amazing song. "Fel på dig" is an infectious pop as only the Swedes can bring us!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Spain | Edurne - "Basta"

BRAND NEW

Edurne's "Amanecer" was one of the most underrated results of this year's Eurovision Song Contest. But, even with the disappointing and unfair feedback from Europe, she hasn't given up on making great music. And "Basta" is a huge proof of this: it's another excellent track of hers! The single has one of the catchiest choruses of the year. And Edurne's vocal performance is as great as the song demands. We are in love, and it's obviously our song of the week.

Poland | Lanberry - "Podpalimy swiat"

BRAND NEW

Lanberry is a Polish singer hailing from Warsaw. Her music is superbly unique: a touch of pop, a touch of electronica, a powerful voice and a great amount of charisma is what we can find in "Podpalimy swiat", a song to truly captivate you with just one listen!

Germany | Namika - "Hellwach"

BRAND NEW

Not long ago, Sounds European! presented the German singer Namika, with her debut single "Lieblingsmensch". It became a huge hit in Germany and neighboring countries – which points to a new rising star being born in the region. With her second single "Hellwach", she took part of this year's Bundesvision Song Contest. Namika didn't win the festival (she ended as seventh), but she was surely one of our overall favorites (if not the biggest one!).

Macedonia | Lozano - "Kako tebe nema druga"

RECENT

Vlatko Lozanoski, better known for his stage name Lozano, is a Macedonian singer born in the city of Kičevo in 1985. He represented his country at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013 in a duet with famous singer Esma Redžepova, with the song "Pred da se razdeni", sadly not making it to the final. His latest single is a great mixture of Balkan sounds and contemporary pop: "Kako tebe nema druga" really shows Lozano's talent!

France | Anthony Touma - "La colère du monde"

RECENT

Born in Paris in 1992, but raised in Lebanon, Anthony Touma is a singer and songwriter. His single "La colère du monde" is exactly what we like from French pop. It has power and intensity in the exact measure: it's strong, but not offensive, and it's very marking. It is a song with personality, and we surely love it.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Spain | Ruth Lorenzo - "99"

BRAND NEW

Spanish sweetheart Ruth Lorenzo has released her first English-language single since her Eurovision hit, "Dancing in the rain". "99" is a fantastic uptempo pop, with an explosive chorus and a fresh melody.

Updated on October 16th, 2015, with the official video.

Germany | Madsen - "Küss mich"

RECENT

It's time for us to check one more song which took part on this year's Bundesvision Song Contest. Now, we meet the band Madsen, which was formed in the city of Priesseck in 2004. After taking part of the German festival in 2008, they've now returned to it with "Küss mich". With this high-quality rock song, which has great melody and a very strong chorus, they repeated their previous result – ending with the fourth place.

Switzerland | Pegasus - "Lay low"

RECENT

We talked about Swiss band Pegasus by the beginning of 2015, thanks to their single "Last night on Earth". They are now back with us with a totally different sound: "Lay low" is a deep, intense downtempo track, perfect to relax after a hard day!

Russia | Alena Valensiya - "Budu dlya tebya"

BRAND NEW

Alena Valensiya is a singer from Chernogorsk, a city in the Southern part of Russia. She has just released "Budu dlya tebya", which is a great sample of what Russian pop can be. Sticky melody and singing, ready to enter your head and stay the entire day. As catchy as it can get!

Netherlands | Aliyah - "Ongelofelijk"

BRAND NEW

Time to remeet Dutch teen star Aliyah! After shining with "Stapelgek", she is now releasing the equally amazing "Ongelofelijk", a very uplifting and cool single. You won't resist the intense beats of the chorus!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Spain | Maverick feat. Let-Ice - "Princesa descalza"

BRAND NEW

Maverick López, born in Vinaroz in 1996, is a new singer coming to us from Spain. He has been a finalist on the third season of La Voz, the Spanish version of The Voice. He was trained by the Italian diva Laura Pausini and ended the show with the third place. Now, he has gathered with the Spanish duo Let-Ice to release "Princesa descalza", a pop with a lot of Latin spice.

Norway | Sval - "To år tilbake"

BRAND NEW

Norwegian teen star Sval just doesn't stop releasing fantastic singles. Her latest one is called "To år tilbake", an intense and captivating pop ballad with R&B beats fitting the song perfectly.

Portugal | Diogo Piçarra - "Breve"

RECENT

Time to travel West, where we remeet one of our favorite Portuguese artists. Diogo Piçarra has just released his new single "Breve". It's an extremely involving ballad with a mood-builder melody and, as usual, great vocals by Diogo.

United Kingdom | James Morrison - "Demons"

BRAND NEW

British singer James Morrison is finally back on track! After several years since the release of his latest single, James returned this month with "Demons", a whole new and more uptempo sound which mingles his classy sounds with contemporary electronica touches. It will get addictive!

Ukraine | Sonya Kay - "Vilna"

BRAND NEW

Sounds European! remeets the Ukrainian singer Sonya Kay. This time, it's to listen to her new single, entitled "Vilna". It's a midtempo pop with involving melody and great sound effects. The vocals are very cool and the chorus couldn't be any catchier!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Germany | Lena - "Wild and free"

BRAND NEW

German singer Lena dazzles us with ther unique style with every single she unveils. "Wild and free", her most recent release, is a very cool pop track, filled with a very powerful instrumentation and a lovely use of backvocalists.

Russia | MakSim - "Zolotymi rybkami"

BRAND NEW

Last year, the Russian singer MakSim was here on SE! with the song "God". Now, we remeet her with her new single "Zolotymi rybkami". It's a very mature pop-rock ballad which has all the elements to fully involve you while listening.

Spain | Second - "Primera vez"

BRAND NEW

Spanish band Second is back with another fantastic track! Their newest single is called "Primera vez", and is yet another amazing sample of the greatness of Spanish indie rock music.

United Kingdom | Bring Me The Horizon - "True friends"

BRAND NEW

Time to remeet the British band Bring Me The Horizon, whose new album "That's the spirit" is just out. Celebrating the release, we listen to one more very strong song featured in the album: "True friends" is explosive in all senses. Melody, vocals, lyrics... everything is as potent as a song can get.

Italy | Il Volo - "L'amore si muove"

BRAND NEW

After breaking hearts at Eurovision this year with "Grande amore", Italian operatic trio Il Volo is now releasing another amazing single. "L'amore si muove" is a more uptempo approach to their music, retaining the clasiness of their music with a beautiful orchestration.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Ukraine | Max Barskih - "Hlop, hlop, hlop"

BRAND NEW

It's time to remeet one of the biggest popstars in Ukraine. And this time, Max Barskih is going retro! His new single, entitled "Hlop, hlop, hlop" (not a version for this one), is a total trip in time. The extremely catchy dance pop he is offering has a clear '80s and '90s spice in it. Quite entertaining!

France | Brice Conrad - "A tort ou à raison"

BRAND NEW

French singer Brice Conrad was already featured on Sounds European! with the lovely "Songe". Now, he is back to us with his most recent single! "A tort ou à raison" is equally cute, retaining that fresh and delicate touch in his pop music.

Russia | Sergey Grey'S - "Zhevachka"

BRAND NEW

Sergey Grey'S is a 27-year-old Russian singer from Tovarkovo, in Kaluga region. He invites us to dance with his new single, the contagious "Zhevachka". It's a song with very involving and fun melody. It's impossible not to get yourself entertained with it!

Poland | Patryk Kumór - "Nasze wlasne niebo"

BRAND NEW

Patryk Kumór is a Polish singer, songwriter, composer and music producer born in the city of Będzin in 1982. His most recent single is the pop-rock "Nasze wlasne niebo", a very cool and energetic single!

Germany | Stanfour feat. Natasha Bedingfield - "Power games"

RECENT

Stanfour is a band formed in the island of Föhr, in the Northern region of Germany, in 2004. They gathered with the British singer Natasha Bedingfield, who was born in Haywards Heath in 1981, to release the amazing "Power games". The song has a very marking melody and a great mix of vocals: it's quite rare for a male and a female voice to blend this well!

Monday, September 14, 2015

The Charts Day #108 (part 2)

CHARTS

British singer Jess Glynne is confirming her greatness with each single she releases. Her latest single, the great "Don't be so hard on yourself", is currently the #3 in the charts of the United Kingdom!

The Charts Day #108 (part 1)

CHARTS

German rapper Sido teamed up with singer Andreas Bourani for "Astronaut". And what happens when two of the biggest stars in the country get together? They create a smashing hit. The song is this week's #2 in Austria and #3 in Germany and Switzerland!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Turkey | Emre Kaya - "Yapboz"

BRAND NEW

We now travel to Turkey, where we meet Emre Kaya. He offers us "Yapboz", which is a mix of Turkish traditional pop with dance music. The result is very interesting and catchy: it's impossible to listen to it and not get your body moving into its groove!

Russia | Nastya Kraynova - "Stop, vremya"

BRAND NEW

From the small city of Gvardeysk, in the Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, Nastya Kraynova is a singer who was formerly a member of the group Tutsi. She has just released a single entitled "Stop, vremya", which is a beautiful and delicate ballad with a touching melody.

Spain | Cris Méndez - "Sube"

RECENT

Let's meet Cris Méndez, from Madrid, a new name to arise in the Spanish music scene. Cris is part of Dani Martín's band, and is now adventuring herself on solo work. Her first single is entitled "Sube", and it's sweet and strong at the same time. Very entertaining!

Germany | Lary - "Bedtime blues"

BRAND NEW

Born in Gelsenkirchen in 1986, Larissa Sirah Herden has developed her career under the moniker of Lary. She took part of the Bundesvision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Bedtime blues", finishing 11th overall. The song is a very sensual and powerful blues.

Austria | Petra Frey - "Im himmel ist der teufel los"

RECENT

Petra Frey is an Austrian singer who was born in Wattens in 1978. She has just released a single entitled "Im himmel ist der teufel los", which is a shower of country music on us. It's so entertaining, light and catchy, we could not resist!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Italy | Baby K feat. Giusy Ferreri - "Roma-Bangkok"

RECENT

Summer is soon ending, but that's not reason enough for summer hits to stop coming. And this is what you can expect from Baby K! "Roma-Bangkok" features Giusy Ferreri, and it is simply amazing: a very nice and danceable groove, some exotic instruments in the mix... the blending is so perfect that the song became our song of the week!

Greece | Dimitris Karadimos - "Mi stamatas"

RECENT

Few national pop scenes are so distinct and characteristic as the Greek one. The instrumentation, the voices... everything is very unique. We meet another great sample of Greek pop with Dimitris Karadimos, from Thessaloniki, and his "Mi stamatas". An addictive single!

Germany | Glasperlenspiel - "Geiles leben"

BRAND NEW

After being featured with "Moment", German band Glasperlenspiel make a lovely comeback to Sounds European!! Their song "Geiles leben" participated on this year's Bundesvision Song Contest, eventually finishing sixth. It is a very catchy and relaxed electronic pop, very suitable for a party start!

Russia | Zlataslava - "100 pudov"

RECENT

After the extremely addictive "Gor'ko", Sounds European! remeets Russian singer Zlataslava. Now, she offers us "100 pudov", another very cool uptempo pop. This time, her single has some spices of Balkan pop in it. A mix which surely works for this song!

Ukraine | Olya Polyakova - "Lyubov'-morkov'"

RECENT

Olya Polyakova is a Ukrainian singer who was born in Vinnytsia in 1984. She has recently released "Lyubov'-morkov'", which is a very upwards pop track. It's extremely sticky, and the melody has every element which is capable of making the song go on repeat in your head.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Italy | Jovanotti - "L'estate addosso"

RECENT

Sounds European! remeets the Italian singer and songwriter Jovanotti. His new single is entitled "L'estate addosso", and it's a very fun pop-rock track. The entertaining melody is key on this track, and Jovanotti's voice fits the song perfectly.

Russia | Pravada - "Volna"

RECENT

The Russian power rock band Pravada is back to Sounds European!. After "Suka", they return with a new single, named "Volna". It has a soothing melody which explodes into a very strong chorus. Very entertaining!

Germany | Max Mutzke - "Welt hinter glas"

RECENT

Max Mutzke is the stage name of Maximilian Nepomuk Mutzke, German singer who was born in Waldshut-Tiengen in 1981. He represented Germany on the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest. His new single is entitled "Welt hinter glas". It's a shower of groove, perfectly led by Max's smooth voice.

Estonia | Mikk Mäe - "Lõkke ääres"

RECENT

Mikk Mäe is an Estonian singer from Tallinn. His song "Lõkke ääres" got to our ears, and captured our hearts. It's a very cool pop-rock track which is light enough to display all his vocal quality, but involving enough to make you want to listen to it on repeat.

Sweden | Novah - "When the storm arrived"

RECENT

Novah is a Swedish indie rock group from Stockholm. They offer us the single "When the storm arrived", which is a beautiful and deep song. The mood it builds, with the mix of melody and vocals, is unique, and totally hypnotic. Quite a track!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Lithuania | Vudis - "Žaliaakė"

RECENT

Vudis is the stage name of Arvydas Martinėnas, Lithuanian singer from Kaunas. His song "Žaliaakė" is becoming a hit in radios in Lithuania, and it's worth a listen. It is a very cool mix of pop with electronic, with a very catchy chorus.

France | M. Pokora - "Voir la nuit s'emballer"

RECENT

M. Pokora, or Matt Pokora, is the stage name of Matthieu Tota, French singer and songwriter born in Strasbourg in 1985. He has just released a new single: "Voir la nuit s'emballer" is a contagious pop track with spices of retro dance. Very inviting!

Russia | NoeL - "Tanets v temnote"

RECENT

Around one year ago, we first met the Russian singer NoeL, with his classical single in Italian "L'onestà". Now, we remeet him with a more pop track. "Tanets v temnote" goes from pop to electronic with great ease, and its chorus is very involving.

Bulgaria | Luba Ilieva - "Spomeni v prahta"

RECENT

Luba Ilieva is a Bulgarian singer who was born in Sofia. She was presented to the audience on the third season of The X Factor Bulgaria. She is now with a new single, entitled "Spomeni v prahta". It's a very groovy pop song which shows a lot of her vocal potential. Quite involving!

Germany | Jeden Tag Silvester - "Dein glueck"

RECENT

Jeden Tag Silvester is a German band hailing from Bad Oldesloe, in the Northernmost part of the country. They participated on this year's Bundesvision Song Contest, finishing tenth with the soothing "Dein glueck". The song is an amazing rock ballad!

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Macedonia | Lambe Alabakovski - "Ti samo kazi"

RECENT

Time to listen to a new single by one of the most talented Macedonian voices. Lambe Alabakovski has just released "Ti samo kazi", which is a very interesting and unique mix of Balkan music with electronic. The result is quite catchy.

Georgia | Karen Boksian - "Qezanits batsi"

RECENT

Karen Boksian is a Georgian singer who was born in Tbilisi, lived in Moscow and is currently in Los Angeles. If his life is international, his music is very traditional: the folk and ethnic elements are fully present in "Qezanits batsi", a beautiful ballad of his.

Russia | Band'Eros - "Moya pechal'"

RECENT

The Russian group Band'Eros is back with a new single. And it's a very groovy one. "Moya pechal'" has a great and involving melody, which is helped by the voices used with it. It's very catchy and modern!

Sweden | Elin Rigby - "A friend with a car"

BRAND NEW

Elin Rigby is a very young singer from Gothenburg, in Sweden. Her first single is a fresh summer track: "A friend with a car" mixes the power of pop and the relaxed mood of synth beats.

Austria | Leo Aberer - "Everything is possible"

RECENT

The Austrian singer Leo Aberer is back to Sounds European! with another hit. "Everything is possible" is a charting song in Austria, and the qualities which explain that are clear: the song is entertaining and catchy and has a great melody.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Russia | ART KEY - "Energiya solntsa"

BRAND NEW

Hailing from Vladikavkaz, ART KEY is the stage name of Artem Kacharyan. He has just released "Energiya solntsa", a very energetic and groovy blending of pop, electronic beats and R&B. A complete combo!

Italy | Nek - "Se telefonando"

RECENT

One more treasure of the last edition of Festival di Sanremo. Nek was the winner of the night of covers, with a great version for "Se telefonando", originally performed by Mina. Such an impeccable song!

Germany | 3viertelelf - "Mona Lisa"

BRAND NEW

3viertelelf is a German band hailing from Berlin. They competed on this year's Bundesvision Song Contest, the German spin-off of Eurovision, and eventually finished 14th. The song they presented in the competition was "Mona Lisa", a very modern and soothing pop with soft electronic beats.

Ukraine | VIA Gra - "Eto bylo prekrasno"

RECENT

Definitely, there is no VIA Gra single which fails to become a hit. The Ukrainian group is a machine of producing charting music. This time, the girls are back with a ballad. "Eto bylo prekrasno" has beautiful melody and vocals. And, no surprise, it's going very well on the radios of the region.

Norway | SERVED - "La meg være ung"

BRAND NEW

SERVED is a brand new Norwegian pop trio composed by Christine Bergan Yang, Marian Martinez and Thea Ihle. Their music, which they describe as urban pop, mixes the strength of R&B with the freshness of pop. Their first single is the amazing "La meg være ung", a strong and quite captivating single.

Monday, September 07, 2015

The Charts Day #107 (part 2)

CHARTS

Canadian teen idol Justin Bieber keeps generating success after success. His latest single, "What do you mean?" is already a big hit in Europe: he is topping the charts in Ireland, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom!

The Charts Day #107 (part 1)

CHARTS

Maroon 5 continues the string of success in the European charts. After the hits "Maps", "Animals" and "Sugar", their latest single, "This summer's gonna hurt like a motherf****r has reached #4 in Bulgaria and #1 in Greece!

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Russia | AKVA - "Begi"

BRAND NEW

Time to remeet Russian singer AKVA! After the enticing "Igra s ognem", she returns with the great "Begi", an equally amazing and strong pop!

Updated on October 15th, 2018, with the new stage name of the artist.

Turkey | Emre Özdemir - "Beni bırakın"

BRAND NEW

Emre Özdemir is a Turkish singer who was born in Istanbul in 1980. He has just released a very catchy new single. "Beni bırakın" is a top-quality Turkish pop song. It has that very unique melody and instrumentation you expect of music from Turkey, but even better than their average. It's involving and totally inviting to dance.

Finland | Tuuli - "Kaksoisolento"

RECENT

Finland is a neverending source of talented teens. Tuuli Oikarinen was born in Espoo in 1999 and who already has an album published in 2012. Her latest single is called "Kaksoisolento", a fresh and happy pop which suits her age wonderfully!

Ukraine | Buy One Get One Free feat. DJ Lutique - "Not in love"

BRAND NEW

Let's get ready to dance! The Ukrainian house music duo Buy One Get One Free, from Kiev, gathered with DJ Lutique, also from the capital of Ukraine, to produce "Not in love". It's a great song: groovy, involving and inviting, it feels perfectly made for having fun!

Sweden | Last Night On Earth - "Leaving cities (Carry me home)"

RECENT

Last Night On Earth is a Swedish band currently composed of vocalist Marilyn and multi instrumentalist Albin. Together, they released their first single, "Leaving cities (Carry me home)", a very deep and enticing mixture of indie, pop and electronic.

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Russia | Sergey Lazarev - "Eto vso ona"

BRAND NEW

It's time to remeet Russian pop star Sergey Lazarev. And get ready: his new single is extremely good! "Eto vso ona" is a catchy uptempo pop with a very easy listening chorus. Its video clip only helps making it all even more entertaining. It's fully addictive! It's our song of the week.

Ireland | Kodaline - "Love will set you free"

BRAND NEW

Irish guys from Kodaline keep surprising us with their music. For their latest single, "Love will set you free", they conquered the heart of popular actress Courtney Cox, who fell in love with the song and decided to direct the video for the single (actually, you can see her in some parts of the clip!). The song is a very sweet and mellow ballad.

Denmark | Emmelie de Forest - "Hopscotch"

BRAND NEW

2013 Eurovision Song Contest winner Emmelie de Forest is back with a new single. And it's her most daring one. "Hopscotch" is different from any other single of hers, and maybe it's not the most easy listening song ever. But if you give it a proper chance, you'll surely love it. It comes slow, but it comes great!

Bulgaria | Slavin Slavchev - "Losh sam za teb"

BRAND NEW

Time to remeet Bulgarian new idol: Slavin Slavchev has released another amazing single! After "Ela", Slavin comes with "Losh sam za teb", a song which retains his rock power and adds a note of pop to the melody. Simply addictive!

Serbia | No Comment - "Čuvaj me"

BRAND NEW

No Comment is a Serbian band which was formed in Belgrade in 2001. They have just released a new single entitled "Čuvaj me". It's a very entertaining pop-rock track: it has all the elements to create a fun and light song to make your day more positive.

Friday, September 04, 2015

Belarus | MISTERS feat. Katya Volkova - "My stanem blizhe"

BRAND NEW

MISTERS is a Belarusian group formed in Minsk and put together by Ian Myers, Anton, Zhenya and Kirill. Their latest single include Katya Volkova, an also Belarusian singer, and is full of power: "My stanem blizhe" is a beautiful ballad with a lovely instrumentation.

Norway | a-ha - "Cast in steel"

BRAND NEW

Sounds European! remeets the Norwegian band a-ha, which was here not long ago with "Under the makeup". They are preparing a new album, which is very soon to be released, named "Cast in steel". From it, we have the single which gives name to the album: a smooth and very involving ballad with amazing vocals. Totally catchy!

Latvia | Prāta Vētra - "Ēdenes dārzs"

RECENT

Latvian band Prāta Vētra have released a great new single. "Ēdenes dārzs" is a very cool pop-rock song which shows why they are still one of the most popular bands in their home country!

Czech Republic | Jakub Ondra - "On the menu"

RECENT

Czech singer Jakub Ondra is back to Sounds European! with a single which is perfect for the European summer season: a fresh and lighthearted guitar-based song. "On the menu" is a very exciting track. It's surely worth a listen!

Finland | Ronya - "Great escape"

BRAND NEW

Ronja Gullichsen was born in Siuntio, Finland, in 1991. She conquered the pop music with hits such as "Hyperventilating" back in 2012, and this year she released another fantastic new single. "Great escape" is a sweet and flowing pop!

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Netherlands | Bertolf - "Help me stand"

BRAND NEW

Bertolf Lentink is a very talented Dutch singer, songwriter and musician who was born in Zwolle. He has just released a new single. "Help me stand" is a very good pop-rock song: it's a total grower, starting calmly and growing into a great and powerful chorus. We love it!

Ukraine | Aida Nikolaychuk - "Korotkiye gudki"

BRAND NEW

Aida Nikolaychuk became the winner of the Ukrainian version of The X Factor, back in 2012. Since then, her career blossomed with amazing singles. The latest one of them is "Korotkiye gudki", a very cool and groovy mixture of pop and some electronic touches!

France | Soprano - "Millionnaire"

RECENT

Saïd M'Roumbaba, rapper born in Marseille in 1979, is mostly known by his stage name Soprano. His new single "Millionaire" breaks the doors of rap into a groovy pop which is totally addictive. Impossible to listen and not to get involved by it!

Iceland | Hákon Guðni - "Shine on me"

RECENT

Iceland and summer might not be a popular combination, but Icelandic singer Hákon Guðni (whom we talked about thanks to "Let go") nailed it at producing a sweet summer tune. "Shine on me" is a lovely and uplifting track!

Serbia | Magdolna Rúzsa - "Április"

RECENT

Last year, we listened to "Nélküled", a great single by the Serbian-born singer Magdolna Rúzsa. Now, we remeet her, with another great single. "Április" is a smooth song with beautiful instrumentation. Magdolna's voice seems born to this kind of music!

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Norway | Hanne Leland - "Into u"

BRAND NEW

Hanne Leland is a young Norwegian singer. After working in her music in the United States, she recently moved back to her native Oslo to release amazing singles. Such as her latest one, "Into u", a song that mixes the sensuality of soft pop and the intensity of electronic beats.

Turkey | Gökçe - "Tik tak (Iko iko)"

BRAND NEW

The Turkish diva Gökçe is back to the pages of Sounds European!. This time, she is releasing a version to the worldwide hit "Iko iko", which was successful with many artists, such as The Dixie Cups, The Belle Stars and Captain Jack. "Tik tak" brings a very unique Turkish spice to the song.

Lithuania | Indraya - "Su tavim"

BRAND NEW

Indraya is a brand new musical project hailing from Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, and composed by vocalist Indraya and her band members. Their latest single is entitled "Su tavim", a magnific mingle of electronic and pop which will soothe your mood!

Bulgaria | Damyan Popov - "Deleno na dve"

RECENT

Time to go to Bulgaria, where we'll meet Damyan Popov and his song which is becoming a hit in the country. "Deleno na dve", the latest single released by the singer from Dobrich, is a great one! His cool voice leads a very effective melody and a catchy chorus.

Slovakia | Miro Šmajda feat. Terrapie - "Každý deň"

BRAND NEW

Slovak singer Miro Šmajda, whom we featured with "Nostalgie" some months ago, is now involved in a new project. He gathered forces with Czech band Terrapie to release amazing and very powerful rock. Their first single together, "Každý deň", shows how fantastic they can get!

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Denmark | Mike Tramp - "Give it all you got"

BRAND NEW

Mike Tramp is a Danish singer who is known for his work with the bands White Lion and Freak of Nature. He is currently working on a recently released solo album, entitled "Nomad". From it, we have "Give it all you got", a great rock ballad which is fully involving.

Turkey | Gökhan Türkmen - "Taş"

RECENT

Born in Istambul in 1983, Gökhan Türkmen is a quite popular Turkish singer. His latest single might prove you why: "Taş" is a very fun and entertaining mixture of classic disco and modern pop, and it has a video which will surely put you to the dance floor!

Italy | Alessandra Amoroso feat. Mario Domm - "Me siento sola"

BRAND NEW

The Italian singer Alessandra Amoroso is giving one more step into her international career, with the release of another single in Spanish. This time, it's "Me siento sola", a duet with the Mexican singer Mario Domm, from the group Camila. It's a beautiful ballad, as few Italian artists are capable of produce.

Czech Republic | Pavel Callta - "Terapeut"

RECENT

Pavel Callta was born in Česká Lípa, a city in the Czech Republic, in 1989. His latest release is one of the happiest tunes we've come across this year: "Terapeut" is a super upbeat pop to draw a smile on your face!

Lithuania | Žilvinas Žvagulis - "Kita diena"

RECENT

Žilvinas Žvagulis is a Lithuanian singer who was born in Klaipėda in 1965. He has just released a very cool single named "Kita diena". It's a well-paced and well-marked pop-rock which is totally involving. The chorus is very effective, too.