Sunday, December 31, 2017

Top 50 of 2017: #1

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

Steps have reunited this year to celebrate their 20th anniversary. And their return couldn't have been any better: their comeback single was simply breathtaking, an astonishing lesson on how to make first-class pop music. We can't stop singing and dancing to it, still, months after its release! "Scared of the dark" is our song of the year.

1st place: United Kingdom | Steps - "Scared of the dark"

Top 50 of 2017: #2

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

2nd place: Italy | Paola Turci - "Fatti bella per te"

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Top 50 of 2017: #3

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

3rd place: Spain | Lorena Gómez - "Indomable"

Top 50 of 2017: #4

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

4th place: Russia | BURANOV - "Lyudi"

Top 50 of 2017: #5

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

5th place: Spain | Pastora Soler - "La tormenta"

Top 50 of 2017: #6

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

6th place: Italy | Elodie - "Verrà da sé"

Friday, December 29, 2017

Top 50 of 2017: #7

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

7th place: Ukraine | The Hardkiss - "Antarktida"

Top 50 of 2017: #8

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

8th place: Italy | Michele Bravi - "Diamanti"

Top 50 of 2017: #9

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

9th place: Macedonia | Jana Burčeska - "Dance alone"

Top 50 of 2017: #10

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

10th place: Spain | Maldita Nerea - "Bailarina"

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Top 50 of 2017: #11

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

11th place: United Kingdom | BETSY - "Little white lies"

Top 50 of 2017: #12

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

12th place: Sweden | Janice - "Love you like I should"

Top 50 of 2017: #13

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

13th place: Bosnia and Herzegovina | Ilma Karahmet - "Ne zovi me tugo"

Top 50 of 2017: #14

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

14th place: Spain | Funambulista feat. Antonio Orozco - "Quiero que vuelvas"

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Top 50 of 2017: #15

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

15th place: Italy | Laura Pausini - "Chiedilo al cielo"

Top 50 of 2017: #16

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

16th place: France | Marina Kaye - "On my own"

Top 50 of 2017: #17

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

17th place: Italy | Giusy Ferreri - "Fa talmente male"

Top 50 of 2017: #18

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

18th place: Croatia | Pravila Igre - "Muška suza"

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Top 50 of 2017: #19

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

19th place: Germany | Oonagh feat. Safri Duo - "Zeit der sommernächte"

Top 50 of 2017: #20

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

20th place: Armenia | Iveta Mukuchyan - "Amena"

Top 50 of 2017: #21

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

21st place: Croatia | KEDZO - "Ljubavi moja"

Top 50 of 2017: #22

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

22nd place: Denmark | H.E.R.O - "Dangerous"

Monday, December 25, 2017

Top 50 of 2017: #23

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

23rd place: Greece | Marina Satti - "Mantissa"

Top 50 of 2017: #24

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

24th place: Russia | Sergey Lazarev - "Sdavaysya"

Top 50 of 2017: #25

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

25th place: Greece | Vangelis Kakouriotis - "Gyrizo selida"

Top 50 of 2017: #26

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

26th place: Azerbaijan | Eldar - "Tell me about love"

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Top 50 of 2017: #27

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

27th place: Ukraine | Anastasia Petryk - "Zakrytyye dveri"

Top 50 of 2017: #28

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

28th place: United Kingdom | Anavae - "Are we alone"

Top 50 of 2017: #29

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

29th place: Spain | Ruth Lorenzo - "Good girls don't lie"

Top 50 of 2017: #30

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

30th place: Poland | Sarsa - "Volta"

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Top 50 of 2017: #31

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

31st place: France | Alma - "Requiem"

Top 50 of 2017: #32

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

32nd place: United Kingdom | Paloma Faith - "Crybaby"

Top 50 of 2017: #33

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

33rd place: France | Cassandre - "Paris la nuit"

Top 50 of 2017: #34

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

34th place: Moldova | Carla's Dreams - "Pana la sange"

Friday, December 22, 2017

Top 50 of 2017: #35

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

35th place: Malta | Ira Losco - "We are the soldiers"

Top 50 of 2017: #36

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

36th place: Spain | Alex Ubago - "Míranos"

Top 50 of 2017: #37

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

37th place: France | Slimane - "J'en suis là"

Top 50 of 2017: #38

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

38th place: Greece | Kaiti Garbi - "Kaneis san esena"

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Top 50 of 2017: #39

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

39th place: Bosnia and Herzegovina | Fatmir Sulejmani - "Srce ne broji kilometre"

Top 50 of 2017: #40

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

40th place: Sweden | Miss Li - "Aqualung"

Top 50 of 2017: #41

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

41st place: Iceland | Birgir - "Can you feel it"

Top 50 of 2017: #42

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

42nd place: Italy | Le Deva - "Semplicemente io e te"

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Top 50 of 2017: #43

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

43rd place: Macedonia | Simona Popovska - "Sama"

Top 50 of 2017: #44

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

44th place: United Kingdom | Tom Grennan - "Found what I've been looking for"

Top 50 of 2017: #45

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

45th place: Azerbaijan | Dihaj - "Skeletons"

Top 50 of 2017: #46

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

46th place: France | Claudio Capéo - "Dis-le moi"

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Top 50 of 2017: #47

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

47th place: Ukraine | Oleg Verd - "Po oblaku"

Top 50 of 2017: #48

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

48th place: Denmark | Off Bloom - "Falcon eye"

Top 50 of 2017: #49

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

49th place: Romania | Jukebox feat. Bella Santiago - "Vocea ta"

Top 50 of 2017: #50

2017 IN 50 SONGS

The end-of-the-year period is filled with traditions, and we also have our own. It's time to review some of the coolest artists and tracks which we listened throughout the year. In 2017, Sounds European! has presented more than 1600 songs. And, among them, we now list – until December 31st – the 50 ones which we consider to be the best of this period.

50th place: France | Nassi - "La vie est belle"

Monday, December 18, 2017

Greece | Stefania - "Den ksanagapao"

BRAND NEW

Greek singer Stefania has just released a new single. And that can only mean one thing: it's time to listen to great music! "Den ksanagapao" offers Greek pop in its purest form, in both melody and instrumentals. We love it!

Sweden | Sam Seg - "No good"

BRAND NEW

We remeet Swedish singer Sam Seg in his amazing new single, "No good". The song is a sweet synthpop piece. About the track, Sam says that "it's just different from what you hear on the radio today", and we totally agree!

Croatia | Sandi Cenov - "Ljubi san vašu kćer"

BRAND NEW

Sandi Cenov is a Croatian singer from Rijeka. He has a new single on offer, entitled "Ljubi san vašu kćer". And what a wonderful one it is! It's a ballad with a passionate mix of melody and voice, which exudes emotion and intensity.

United Kingdom | Tom Forest - "Superhuman"

BRAND NEW

Tom Forest is a British singer-songwriter who has caught our ears with his newest single, "Superhuman". The song is a soulful ballad which creates a fragile atmosphere thanks to Tom's interpretation. The singer describes the track as about "working too hard towards something end becoming engulfed".

Bulgaria | Preyah - "Ubiec na vreme"

RECENT

It's time to remeet Bulgarian star Preyah, whose new single "Ubiec na vreme" is getting a great reception in her home country. And it's no wonder why: it's such an addictive pop song! A special highlight for its chorus, which sticks to the head after the very first listen.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Denmark | Maia - "Tordenkys"

RECENT

Maia is a 27-year-old Danish singer born in the city of Hellerup. Check out her most recent single: "Tordenkys" is a compelling mixture of pop and electronic beats. You won't be able to stop swinging along!

Portugal | A.M.A. - "Quando ficares"

BRAND NEW

A.M.A. were, without a doubt, one of the most prolific names in the European music scene in 2017. And here they are, gifting us once again with a beautiful new song! "Quando ficares" offers a highly hypnotic melody, well wrapped by their awesome voices.

United Kingdom | New Arcades feat. NINA - "Irreparable"

RECENT

New Arcades is a duo hailing from London formed by . Their most recent single will take you back to the heart of the 1980s: in "Irreparable", where they feature fellow British duo NINA, they give us a charming retro synthpop!

Updated on April 28th, 2018, with the official audio video.

Latvia | Edgars Kreilis - "Esmu šeit"

RECENT

Latvian singer Edgars Kreilis has a new single on offer. It's entitled "Esmu šeit", and it's a touching ballad with a nicely paced melody and a chorus which is quite effective. Edgars's voice is great, and works very well in the track.

Sweden | HUMAN - "Higher"

RECENT

HUMAN is the new project by Swedish artist Daniel Adams-Ray. He describes HUMAN as a "collective", which adds him "and whoever is involved, including you!". Check out his newest single. "Higher" mixes catchy pop sounds with a haunting beauty.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Sweden | Helena Paparizou feat. Anastasios Rammos - "An me deis na klaio"

RECENT

Get ready to listen to an outstanding new song! Greek stars Helena Paparizou (born in Sweden) and Anastasios Rammos gathered to record and release "An me deis na klaio". And it's a true masterpiece. It's such an intense and addictive single! Their voices mix very well, and add a unique power to it all. It's a song to listen on repeat: it's our song of the week!

Russia | Lena Semenova - "Razbudi vo mne lyubov'"

RECENT

Lena Semenova comes from the city of Yaroslavl, Russia. Her most recent single is a fantastic ballad: "Razbudi vo mne lyubov'" has intense R&B beats in the beginning, which lead to an explosion of contemporary sounds in the chorus. A great single overall!

Greece | Nikos Makropoulos - "Zitise mou"

RECENT

Born in Thessaloniki, Greece. in 1965, Nikos Makropoulos built an extensive music career, which to this day includes several successful albums and singles. His most recent release is "Zitise mou", a downtempo pop-rock that retains all the strength of Greek songs!

Netherlands | Alain Clark - "Bad therapy"

RECENT

Alain Clark is a Dutch singer and songwriter from Amsterdam. He has just released "Bad therapy", and it's clearly a must-listen! It's a groovy song with a well-marked and involving melody and a very catchy chorus.

United Kingdom | Matt Wills - "Lights out"

RECENT

Matt Wills is a 22-year-old singer from Kent, developing his career in London. Meet the sounds of this singer-songwriter in his most recent single, "Lights out". The song is a great soft pop with a very compelling chorus.

Moldova | Nicoleta Nuca - "Ai uitat cine esti"

RECENT

Sounds European! finally remeets ways with talented Moldovan singer Nicoleta Nuca, who has just released a new single. It's entitled "Ai uitat cine esti", and it's a delightful pop song with a very effective chorus. We love it!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Russia | Emili - "Ne tvoya"

RECENT

Emili is a Russian singer born in 1996 in the city of Volzhsky. Check out her most recent single: "Ne tvoya" is a fresh and modern approach to contemporary pop with some ethnic flavors that makes the song unique!

Serbia | Magdolna Rúzsa - "Mosd fehérre"

BRAND NEW

It's time to remeet Serbian-born Hungarian singer Magdolna Rúzsa and her awesome new single. "Mosd fehérre" is an endearing ballad with a very cute melody and a touching chorus. Magdolna's voice fills it all with unique quality.

Sweden | The Alley - "No more"

RECENT

The Alley is a new project led by Swedish producer iSHi. His most recent single really caught our attention: "No more" is a ballad that will chill your bones with the help of a captivating voice.

Greece | Kaiti Garbi - "Vale mia teleia"

RECENT

Greek star Kaiti Garbi has a new single on offer, and we simply love it to bits! "Vale mia teleia" offers everything one can expect of a folk pop song coming from Greece: great and intense instrumentals, strong melody and very catchy chorus.

United Kingdom | Saint Raymond - "We are fire"

RECENT

Time to remeet British band Saint Raimond! This time, they are back to our site with their amazing "We are fire", an upbeat indie pop song that will catch you from the first second!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Germany | Joelina Drews - "Skybar"

BRAND NEW

Joelina Drews is a singer and songwriter from Germany. We have just got to listen to her new single, entitled "Skybar", and we are totally in love with it! It's such a groovy and hypnotic song! It's as addictive as a track can be.

Netherlands | Aïrto - "Tears"

RECENT

Aïrto is a Dutch singer hailing from Hoorn. He has recently took part of the auditions for the Dutch version of The Voice, making it through on Miss Montreal's team. In the show, he sang his original song "Tears", and conquered both the jury and the audience with this lovely and heartfelt ballad.

Sweden | ISA - "I.S.A"

BRAND NEW

Single after single, we have been watching Swedish star ISA develop her career and grow as an artist. And, even though she is still quite young, we can already see a great path ahead! Her new single "I.S.A" is another clear step in the direction of stardom. It's pop at its best form!

Serbia | Magnetic - "Još boliš me"

RECENT

Magnetic are a Serbian band hailing from Belgrade, formed by Jovan Banović, Vladimir Bosiljčić, Stefan Knežević, Matija Tankosić and Nikola Danilović. Their most recent single is entitled "Još boliš me", a very captivating Balkan ballad!

Greece | Dimitris Avramopoulos - "Kleino"

RECENT

Dimitris Avramopoulos is a Greek singer who was born and raised in Aegio. We have just listened to his new single, "Kleino", and we just can't get enough of it! It's powerful, intense and completely captivating.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Russia | Mikhail Smirnov - "Virazhi"

RECENT

Mikhail Smirnov was born in Moscow, Russia, in 2003. He has been studying singing from a very young age, and in 2015 he represented his country on Junior Eurovision with the song "Mechta", placing sixth. Nowadays, he is back on track: his most recent single is entitled "Virazhi", a very charming mixture of Russian and international pop.

Serbia | Stefan Zivojinovic - "Dva ludaka"

BRAND NEW

Stefan Zivojinovic is a Serbian singer from Belgrade. His new single "Dva ludaka" is a great sample of the kind of pop music the Balkans can offer. It offers a contagious and entertaining melody, with an extremely catchy chorus.

Sweden | Levvyn - "Easier"

RECENT

Jonathan Garcia Arvidson is the real name of Levvyn, a 29-year-old musician from Uppsala, Sweden. His most recent single is entitled "Easier", a blend of retro beats and pop sounds with a compelling melody.

This song doesn't have an official video on YouTube, but you can listen to it on Spotify.

Greece | Christos Menidiatis - "De mporei"

RECENT

Greek singer Christos Menidiatis has a new single on offer. And it's surely a must-listen! "De mporei" is a wonderful song, with a passionate melody, a catchy chorus and a stupendous vocal performance by Christos.

United Kingdom | The Slow Reader's Club - "Lunatic"

RECENT

The Slow Readers Club are a Manchester-based four piece who has been critically acclaimed for their electronic indie approach. Check out their most recent single: "Lunatic" is a great sample of new wave synth beats, completed with a great chorus!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Croatia | Nina Badrić - "Mijenja se vrijeme"

BRAND NEW

Sounds European! remeets Croatian diva Nina Badrić, who has just released a new single. "Mijenja se vrijeme" is excellent! It offers an exciting melody and a chorus which is as effective as one can be. Nina's voice is great for it all!

Sweden | Maja Francis - "Saved by the summer"

RECENT

Swedish singer Maja Francis is finally back on our site! After collaborating with Kygo in "Kids in love", she released "Saved by the summer", an electro-pop that will take the heat back into European winter!

Greece | Kiriaki Derempei - "Kairo"

RECENT

Kiriaki Derempei is a Greek singer from Thessaloniki. She has just released a great new single, entitled "Kairo". And it's an awesome one! It offers a unique mix of melody and vocals, especially rare for music in Greece. We love it!

United Kingdom | Rews - "Your tears"

RECENT

British duo Rews are back on track with their most recent single! They return to Sounds European! with a song is entitled "Your tears", a raw piece of punk pop with a great chorus!

Bulgaria | Grafa - "Nadejda"

RECENT

Bulgarian star Grafa has just released a new single, and we couldn't be more excited about it! "Nadejda" is a song with marking beats, involving melody and great instrumentals. Grafa's vocal performance fits the track's ambience perfectly!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Portugal | Ella Nor - "Não"

RECENT

Portuguese singer Leonor Andrade changed her stage name to Ella Nor, but her music keeps being as interesting as always. In "Não", the artist makes Portuguese deep ballads join the contemporary electronic and synth wave, creating a unique sound!

Slovakia | King Shaolin - "Born free"

RECENT

Slovak band King Shaolin is finally back with us! Their most recent single is entitled "Born free", and it is a fresh and delightful pop-rock with tropical beats and a very interesting vocal arrangement.

United Kingdom | Natives - "Pray"

BRAND NEW

British band Natives are back to our site with their most recent single. We are talking about "Pray", a song that brings synth pop with a strong influence of classic rock. We can't stop listening to it!

Ukraine | The Hardkiss - "Korabli"

RECENT

Ukrainian band The Hardkiss had a wonderful 2017. And they top it off with the release of yet another amazing single. "Korabli" brings the band's exquisite mixture of rock and synth elements into a compelling ballad!

Norway | Sigrid - "Strangers"

BRAND NEW

Norwegian singer Sigrid returns to our site with a wonderful new single! Her newest release is called "Strangers", a song that starts delicately and develops to a majestic pop with a very contemporary sound.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Greece | Vasilis Dimas - "Thelo na riskaro"

RECENT

Vasilis Dimas was born in Piraeus, Greece, in 1982. His most recent single is a fresh splash of Greek pop: mixing classic beats with ethnic sounds, Vasilis conveys a very enjoyable track!

Ireland | Gavin James - "Hearts on fire"

RECENT

Irish singer Gavin James has just released a new single, entitled "Hearts on fire". And we couldn't be more in love with it! It's a delightful pop-rock song with a wonderful melody and a perfect vocal performance by Gavin. It's a song to instantly fall in love!

Russia | Polina Bogusevich - "Wings"

RECENT

The winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, celebrated this year in Georgia, was Russia. Polina Bogusevich (born in Moscow in 2003) slayed everyone with her incredible voice, and her emotional song "Wings" gave her country the second victory on the competition. You can check Polina's winning performance here.

Denmark | Ericka Jane - "BAC"

RECENT

It's time to remeet Danish singer Ericka Jane, who was just released a new single. It's entitled "BAC", and it's a well-marked and groovy electronic pop with an involving melody and a quite cool chorus.

Malta | Gianluca Cilia - "Dawra tond"

RECENT

More songs from the Junior Eurovision Song Contest on our way! This time, we are reviewing Malta, who was represented by Gianluca Cilia (born in 2007) and "Dawra tond". The song is a contagious retro-inspired pop, taken to a whole other level by Gianluca's outpour of charisma. Malta reached a ninth position in the contest. You can check his live performance here.

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Portugal | Anavitória feat. Diogo Piçarra - "Trevo (Tu)"

RECENT

Portuguese star Diogo Piçarra has gathered with Brazilian duo Anavitória to record and release a version of their hit "Trevo (Tu)". And the result is as outstanding as it could be! It's a sweet, delicate and extremely endearing song. What a pleasure it is to listen to these three voices together! We are fully addicted: it's our song of the week.

Greece | Kostas Doxas - "Edo de menei kaneis"

RECENT

Kostas Doxas is a Greek singer born in 1979 in Athens. His most recent single is entitled "Edo de menei kaneis", and is a deep and intense ballad which grows to a momentous chorus!

Italy | Roberto Casalino - "Errori di felicità"

RECENT

Roberto Casalino is an Italian singer and songwriter who was born in Avellino. He has just released a new single, entitled "Errori di felicità", and it's a masterpiece of pop music. It's so powerful and intense, and Roberto's singing is so passionate! We're fully in love with it.

Georgia | Grigol Kipshidze - "Voice of the heart"

RECENT

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest took part some weeks ago in Tbilisi, Georgia. And the host country welcomed us with a beautiful song! Grigol Kipshidze, born in Tbilisi in 2005, sang "Voice of the heart", a classic ballad which showed the singer's outstanding vocal power and took Georgia to a very respectable second place. You can check the live performance here.

Sweden | Carola - "Til' the end"

RECENT

The queen of Swedish schlager and pop is finally back! After some time without having a new single, Carola Häggkvist has just released "Til' the end". It's her return, but the gift is ours: what an exciting song it is! It's surely a must-listen!

Friday, December 08, 2017

Czech Republic | David Stypka feat. Ewa Farna - "Dobré ráno, milá"

RECENT

Czech singer David Stypka was born in 1979 in Frýdek-Místek, and has so far acheived great recognition within the Czech music scene. For his latest single, he met with Czech star Ewa Farna. The result of this reunion is "Dobré ráno, milá", an intimate ballad with a lovely chorus!

Greece | Vasiliki Ntanta - "Kapoia ksenixtaei"

RECENT

Vasiliki Ntanta is a Greek singer from Athens. We can't stress enough: her single "Kapoia ksenixtaei" is surely a must-listen! It's a great pop song, with those exciting elements only Greece can offer, but with something else added to it: Vasiliki's excellent voice!

Estonia | Patune Pool - "Tahan ma"

RECENT

Patune Pool is an Estonian duo formed by Edvin and Sünne. Listen to their most recent single: "Tahan ma" brings a schlager-flavored pop to dance from the very first beat! The song is a cover of Olga Lozina's "Ranenaya ptitsa".

Norway | Sturla - "Storby"

RECENT

Sturla Larsen is a Norwegian artist hailing from Orkdal. "Storby" is the title of his debut single. It's a wonderful song! His smooth voice leads a groovy and captivating melody and a very catchy chorus. We love it!

Albania | DJ Olti feat. Alban Skenderaj and Lyrical Son - "'93"

RECENT

Great meeting of artists in Albania! DJ Olti gathered with Alban Skenderaj and Lyrical Son (stage name of Festim Arifi, born in Pristina, Kosovo, in 1984) in "'93". The song is a very relaxed dance tune!

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Croatia | Danijela Martinović - "Telefon"

RECENT

Danijela Martinović is a Croatian singer who was born in Split in 1971. We have just got to listen to her new single "Telefon", and we couldn't be more thrilled about it! It's a powerful Balkan ballad with a unique sound to it.

Czech Republic | Trocha Klidu - "Zebra"

RECENT

Trocha Klidu is a band formed in Šumperk, Czech Republic, in 2014 by Daniel Holý, Michal Juřička, Heřman Murín and Alois Pospíšil. Their most recent single is "Zebra", a very interesting pop-rock ballad.

Poland | Patrycja Markowska - "Za nas dwoje"

RECENT

Sounds European! remeets ways with Polish star Patrycja Markowska, who has just released a new single. It's entitled "Za nas dwoje", and it is a touching pop song with a beautiful melody and a very endearing chorus.

Germany | Julia Engelmann - "Grüner wird's nicht"

RECENT

Julia Engelmann was born in Bremen, Germany, in 1992. Her most recent single is entitled "Grüner wird's nicht", and it is a sweet and charming pop ballad.

Finland | ALMA feat. French Montana - "Phases"

RECENT

Finnish star ALMA has gathered with Moroccan hip-hop artist French Montana to record and release a new single. And what a great one it is! "Phases" is a highly entertaining electronic pop song with an awesome energy, catchy beats and a quite effective chorus.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Croatia | Marko Kutlić - "Srce se spasilo"

RECENT

Marko Kutlić is a 22-year-old singer from Slavonski Brod, whom you probably know as the former singer of Croatian group Pravila Igre. Here we can see how his solo career has taken off: in "Srce se spasilo", he makes great use of his raspy voice to wrap up a fantastic pop-rock!

10 Questions For: Fernando Daniel

INTERVIEW

Sounds European! is proud to present an interview with one of the most talented new artists of Portugal, whose voice is a gift for the ears. He received us with a smile and a very positive vibe, and we couldn't feel more welcomed! These are our 10 questions for Fernando Daniel:

Sounds European!: We like to start our interviews talking about origins. What artists did you like to listen during your childhood? When and how did you start singing? How about professionally?

Fernando Daniel: I grew up listening to very diverse music genres, we listened to everything at home! My mother was a fan of Tony Carreira, my father liked ABBA and my sister loved Shakira, Santamaria, Excesso and other Portuguese bands which were famous at that moment. I started singing at a very young age, probably since when I was nine, ten years old. I used to sing several of the artists I mentioned, until I found my own style. Professionally, I started at the age of 16 in bars and school parties.

SE!: You are an extremely talented singer. We love your voice! What is your training routine to keep it in such a high level? Besides being a singer, you play instruments. Which, and when did you learn to play them?

FD: I'm very flattered! There is no training. Knowing the limits of my voice is the only "training" I need. I try not to make a lot of effort, with speaking too loud and also too low – some times, speaking too low is even worse, since it puts our vocal chords in a position they are not used, and it tires them over time. But of course I take basic care, such as not-too-fresh and non-carbonated drinks, the obvious things. I play the electric guitar and I can say I'm safe with the piano... I started playing the guitar when I was around 13 years old, and the piano only when I was around 17. I have never had classes on any instrument, they "called" me and whenever I had and have time, I "play" with them and end up learning something!

SE!: You participated in three music competitions. Let's start with The X Factor. You were part of duo Babel, fourth place of the second edition of the reality show. How was Babel formed? And what are the memories and lessons of your time in the competition?

FD: It was formed very quickly and without making a lot of sense. I was never quite comfortable with it, but I needed to continue in the show to be able to present myself, so I accepted – also, a lot due to respect for the other competitors, who would maybe like to be in my place and weren't given the chance... The biggest lesson I took of it is that, some times, you need to endure certain things which are demanding in order to, one day, being able to be recognized for your efforts by people, and finding your own relief.

SE!: In 2016, you were the winner of the fourth edition of The Voice Portugal. How was your relationship with your mentor, Mickael Carreira? And how did it feel to win the competition, to be the voice chosen by the audience?

FD: Our relationship was good, he is very friendly and he always made me feel free to express my own opinion. And the feeling was amazing, it was something I had been dreaming for many years!

SE!: This year, you took part of Festival da Canção with "Poema a dois", one of the most beautiful songs in competition. What led you to participate in Festival da Canção? Do you think about trying it other times? And, looking back, after several experiences in such competitions, what changes do you feel you've faced from the person you were before The X Factor to your current self?

FD: Festival da Canção has always been a strong name within Portuguese music, and I decided to take this challenge after being invited by one of the biggest composers of my country, Nuno Feist. Trying it again isn't in my objectives. Nowadays, I am a more mature, more conscious and more alert Fernando.

"Everything there is to be conquered, I want to conquer. I want to print my name in the music of Portugal" (Picture: official Facebook page)

SE!: You also compose songs. What do you aim when you are composing? What do you want people to feel when listening to your music? What kind of themes do you prefer to have in your songs? And is there any place or situation which usually stimulates you to compose?

FD: When I compose, I always try to convey something, an emotion, a feeling. I try to talk about something personal in a generalistic way, or about stories which I have seen or lived, also in a more generalistic and comprehensive way. I compose so that people can feel understood and that, in a certain way, I am there for them. I feel more inspired at night, no matter where I am – at night, my songs are "calmer", while during the morning they have more of an "up" vibe.

SE!: You are very young, you are only 21 years old. And, despite that, you are already giving huge steps in your career. When looking to the future, what do you dream of achieving as a singer? What do you imagine reaching in one or two decades?

FD: Everything there is to be conquered, I want to conquer. I want to print my name in the music of Portugal. I am willing to work whatever is needed in order for that to happen. Several hits, a lot of huge stages, festivals, composing to other artists, even – who knows! – being a jury on a TV show, haha!

SE!: What are your professional projects for the near future? What can your fans expect from you?

FD: In a few weeks, my next single will be released, and in mid-March, my first album is finally gonna be out. It is going to portray all my history up to date, with many and several inspirations – I think people will identify themselves with it. Fans can always wait for the best of me, and this album will have it for sure.

SE!: If you could choose anyone, who would be some Portuguese and international artists you would like to collaborate with?

FD: I love John Mayer, James Arthur, James Bay, Shawn Mendes... In Portugal, there are great musicians, and I have some influences, but I still don't know an artist who I see, listen and conclude "This is very me". In a way, that is good, because maybe I can contrast with what we have here, since there isn't "someone like me".

SE!: We would like to finish this interview with a song of yours. What is your favorite song by Fernando Daniel, and why?

FD: "Espera", no doubt. It was my first song and it is achieving fantastic results! I am very proud of what I have been doing and of the fans who are following me and giving me strength to go on. Without them, it wouldn't be the same – I would keep doing what I do, but I wouldn't enjoy it as much and it wouldn't be as gratifying.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Denmark | Ultramarin - "Sidste sommer"

RECENT

Half-brothers Karl-Frederik Reichardt and Ludvig Brygmann are Ultramarin, a new pop duo conquering the music scene in Denmark. Their most recent single shows why: "Sidste sommer" brings a relaxed summer vibe to heat up the room!

Germany | Johannes Falk - "Heimweh"

RECENT

Johannes Falk is a German singer and songwriter who was born in Darmstadt in 1977. His new single "Heimweh" is wonderful, and we are listening to it on full repeat mode. It's a smooth song which explores Johannes's beautiful voice very well.

Finland | Toni Wirtanen - "Vapaa"

RECENT

Toni Wirtanen is a Finnish musician born in Heinola in 1975. He has developed his career as the vocalist of Apulanta, as well as a prolifit songwriter. Taking part on this year's Vain Elämää, he has covered "Vapaa" (originally by Kaija Koo), giving it a fantastic classic rock twist!

This song doesn't have a full-length video on YouTube, but you can listen to it on Spotify.