Saturday, September 30, 2017

United Kingdom | Paloma Faith - "Crybaby"

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Sounds European! remeets British super star Paloma Faith, who has just released a stupendous new single. "Crybaby" is a true masterpiece. Its captivating melody builds up, until reaching its peak during a very entertaining chorus. We can't stop listening to it: it's our song of the week!

Updated on October 29th, 2017, with the official video.

Spain | Maldita Nerea - "Despídeme"

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Maldita Nerea are having an incredible 2017. Their singles are becoming huge hits in Spain, and that surely fuels the energy to release more amazing tracks. The latest one is "Despídeme", a sweet and charming pop-rock ballad.

Norway | ARY - "Already there"

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ARY is a Norwegian singer who was born in Oslo in 1993. She has just released a new single, and we couldn't be more excited about it. "Already there" is an involving electropop song, with a chorus which sticks to the head after a single listen. It's surely a must-listen!

Germany | Wunderwelt - "Freiheit = gold (Hey boy!)"

RECENT

Wunderwelt is a German ensemble formed in Schwabmünchen which mixes electronic, indie and pop music in a delicious way. The perfect sample for their music is "Freiheit = gold (Hey boy!)", a track with an intense retro vibe that will send cool vibes all through your body!

Bosnia and Herzegovina | Ilma Karahmet - "Ne zovi me tugo"

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Ilma Karahmet is a Bosnian singer from Travnik. She rose to prominence after reaching the final stages of the first season of The X Factor Adria. She has just released a wonderful new single, entitled "Ne zovi me tugo". It's a masterpiece of Balkan pop music! It's passionate, intense and highly captivating!

Friday, September 29, 2017

United Kingdom | CNCO feat. Little Mix - "Reggaetón lento"

BRAND NEW

Latin sounds are not quite the abundant kind in the United Kingdom, and that's why the collaboration between Little Mix and American band CNCO is having such a success! "Reggaetón lento" is the bilingual version of the boyband's first single, which had already conquered the charts in Latin America and is bound to reach the rest of the world!

Spain | Blas Cantó - "Drunk and irresponsible"

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It's time to remeet Spanish star Blas Cantó, with his new single "Drunk and irresponsible". And single after single, he never fails on delivering high-quality pop music. It's such an entertaining song!

Belgium | Amery - "I need lovin'"

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Belgian singer Amery returns to Sounds European! with another contagious single. "I need lovin'" mixes pop, R&B and some retro beats to convey a cheerful, uptempo and also contemporary melody!

Germany | Danyiom - "Echo"

RECENT

Danyiom Mesmer is a German singer of Eritrean heritage who was born in Ludwigsburg in 1999. He was the second winner of The Voice Kids in Germany, in 2014. Danyiom has just released a single entitled "Echo". It's a delightful song with a captivating melody and a very effective chorus.

Finland | Kaija Koo - "Syypää sun hymyyn"

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Kaija Koo is the stage name of Kaija Kokkola, Finnish singer who was born in Helsinki in 1962. Kaija's career spans 27 years and 13 studio albums, four of them reaching #1 in the Finnish charts (and the rest of them making it to the top ten). Recently, she has been one of the artists participating on this year's Vain Elämää: she gave a fantastic cover of "Syypää sun hymyyn", originally sung by Cheek.

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

Thursday, September 28, 2017

United Kingdom | Mollie King - "Hair down"

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Sounds European! remeets British star Mollie King, with her irresistible new single. "Hair down" gathers some of the best current tendencies of contemporary pop, and the result could only be one: an extremely catchy and addictive song! We love it!

Italy | L'Aura - "La meccanica del cuore"

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Laura Abela is the real name of L'Aura, an Italian singer born in Brescia in 1984. She has recently released her first single in almost six years: "La meccanica del cuore" is a cheerful and sweet pop song!

Portugal | ÁTOA - "Já não"

BRAND NEW

Get ready to listen to an outstanding song! Portuguese group ÁTOA have just released a new single, and we are totally in love with it. It's entitled "Já não", and it offers one of the most addictive choruses of year. It's a song to listen on repeat!

Russia | Nuteki - "Krossovki"

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We welcome back Russian band Nuteki for their most recent single. "Krossovki" is a highly entertaining pop-rock track, wonderfully driven by the riff of guitars. The video for the song perfectly captures this energetic feeling!

Sweden | Dead by April - "I can't breathe"

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Dead by April are a Swedish metalcore band from Gothenburg. They have just released a powerful new single, entitled "I can't breathe". It's a powerful song with intense instrumentals and very strong vocals. We are fully thrilled!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

United Kingdom | Starsailor - "Take a little time"

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British band Starsailor are on fire with their comeback album! Here comes their third single since their return: "Take a little time" starts with a very interesting set of backing vocals which blends fantastically into the pop-rock ballad the song brings.

10 Questions For: Belleamy

INTERVIEW

She is a wonderful young talent who is achieving great success in Romania. A single of hers was on our list of the 50 best songs of 2015. And now, we had the honor of talking to her. These are our 10 questions for Belleamy:

Sounds European!: Let's travel back in time, to your childhood. What are your music memories of that period? Who did you like to listen when you were younger? Who were your music idols? And when did you start singing?

Belleamy: At first, during my childhood, I listened to Michael Jackson and '90s music, which was played on radio and television. That was the music I listened to everywhere. I also enjoyed listening to Romanian music – mostly what was broadcast on TV, too. My idol at that time was Loredana Groza, a famous singer from my country. I knew her songs almost perfectly! I started singing when I was six years old.

SE!: What about the jump from love to career? When did singing go from your hobby to your profession? What were the first moments you realized you were building your own career? And how did you feel, seeing these doors opening for you?

B: At the age of six, I began to sing. And, as the years went by, I realized that was what I really wanted to do. And, after some time, this hobby has become a job. When I was 18, I released my first song, which was the moment when I could say that the artist career started for me.

SE!: Romania has one of the most prolific music industries in Europe. So, on the one hand, the chances of developing your work must be big. But, on the other hand, finding space in such a crowded market must be hard. How was your experience with entering the Romanian pop scene? And how do you see the music of your country?

B: Like in every field of activity, it's so hard to get to the top, and this is only possible with hard work and a lot of luck. It is necessary to be constant and give the public what they want, so you can be taken into account. I have always based myself on the premise that there is a place for everyone in this music industry, and I realized that in Romania, too: the chances of succeeding, being on the top, are the same you can have abroad.

SE!: Even though there are many female singers in the Romanian pop scene, we still feel you found a "signature", a differential from others. Your work has a different edge, a groove which is, in a way, more international than average. Was it a clear objective of yours to have a difference in your work? And going further, how would you define your genre and describe your own music?

B: I'm not the kind of artist who sings a certain musical genre just because that is what people are looking for at that moment. I only sing what is attractive to me, and what inspires and makes me feel a song matches me. I think that, if I ever feel like taking another musical style, I would definitely do it – but, for the moment, the genre I make can fit into pop-reggae-dance-latino.

SE!: When artists are recording songs, they usually build their own expectations. Let's talk about them. What would you like people to feel while listening to your music? What do you want to convey to others through your voice and melody?

B: I want the audience to understand the story of the songs, to feel the lyrics. I want to give them a good feeling and their hearts to be a target for this.

"I'm not the kind of artist who sings a certain musical genre just because that is what people are looking for at that moment" (Picture: official Facebook page)

SE!: Your music is becoming very successful, and not only in Romania. You have also reached other countries, such as Albania, Cyprus, Greece and Turkey. How does it feel to have your work enjoyed by so many people? And how do you deal with fame?

B: I am extremely glad to know that a Romanian song has been successful abroad. This feeling is amazing, knowing that your work is appreciated by so many people! Now, I can still enjoy my personal life in 40%. :)) But the remaining 60%, I enjoy with my fans a lot!

SE!: We have just talked about the success you are currently living. But looking forwards: What are your dreams? What do you still want to achieve in your career?

B: I wish to be known and famous internationally, to have concerts and to be on the biggest venues in the world.

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

B: I have two projects in progress for the near future. I can not tell too much to the fans, but what I can say is that one is in Romanian and the other one is in English.

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

B: If I could make a list, it would be too long, but the first thought takes me to Rihanna. With her, I would make a featuring, because I find myself in her crazy style.

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

B: I love all the songs that I have, but if I need to choose one of them, "Bye, bye" would be the favorite so far, because it was the most successful of all of them.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Denmark | Jesper Binzer - "The future is now"

RECENT

Jesper Binzer is a Danish rock singer born in Copenhagen in 1965. He is currently part of D-A-D, a popular Danish rock band, but has worked in his solo career as well. Listen to his most recent single: "The future is now" is a fantastic blend of old-school melodies and raw vocals!

United Kingdom | TIEKS feat. Chaka Khan and Popcaan - "Say a prayer"

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TIEKS is a British producer and songwriter from London. He has gathered with American diva Chaka Khan and Jamaican DJ and singer Popcaan to release a new single. "Say a prayer" is a wonderful electropop song!

Sweden | Frida Sundemo - "Gold"

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Swedish singer Frida Sundemo keeps enchanting us with new singles. Her most recent one is "Gold", a track which anticipates the singer's first international album. About the song, Frida herself says that it "is about being brave and embracing the beauty of life. It’s about having the courage to risk something that’s 'alright' for the chances of getting something you really dream about."

Updated on October 7th, 2017, with the official video.

Russia | Anna Netrebko feat. Yusif Eyvazov - "Cantami"

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Anna Netrebko is a Russian operatic soprano who was born in Krasnodar in 1971. She has just released the album "Romanza", along with her husband, Algerian-born Azerbaijani tenor Yusif Eyvazov. From it, we now listen to "Cantami", which is a dazzling song.

Finland | Jenni Vartiainen - "Keinu"

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Finnish pop diva Jenni Vartiainen returns to our site! She is one of the stars of this year's Vain Elämää, a TV show where big Finnish stars are singing each other's hits. Here we have her rendition of "Keinu", originally sung by Cheek: she added her alternative touch to take the song to a whole new level!

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

Monday, September 25, 2017

Spain | María Parrado feat. Antonio José - "Un milagro"

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Meeting of The Voice winners in Spain! María Parrado (first winner of The Voice Kids) has gathered with Antonio José (third winner of the adult version) to record and release a beautiful single. "Un milagro" is a beautiful song, which clearly displays their amazing vocal qualities.

United Kingdom | FØNX - "Can't get enough"

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FØNX is a British artist and producer hailing from East Sussex, in the United Kingdom. His most recent single is a real joy: "Can't get enough" brings interesting synth beats, a great retro sound and a chorus that will get stuck in your head. Impossible to resist!

Malta | Ira Losco feat. Shyli - "Oh my god (OMG)"

RECENT

New song coming from Malta! Super star Ira Losco has just released a single, along with rapper Shyli (from the city of Marsa). "Oh my god (OMG)" is a delightful pop track with an exciting melody and a very effective chorus.

Belgium | Emma Bale - "Curaçao"

RECENT

Belgian sweetheart Emma Bale is back to Sounds European! with a lovely new single. "Curaçao" starts as a haunting alternative ballad which evolves to a captivating and explosive single. We're definitely in love with it!

Portugal | D.A.M.A feat. ProfJam - "Pensa bem"

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Portuguese group D.A.M.A have gathered with music producer and rapper ProfJam to release a new single. "Pensa bem" is a highly enjoyable song with a fun, very groovy melody. It's quite an entertaining track.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Italy | Chiara Galiazzo - "Buio e luce"

RECENT

Italian singer Chiara Galiazzo is finally back with more material for us! Her newest single is "Buio e luce", a song which starts as a classic ballad and develops into a chorus that will give you goosebumps!

Updated on June 5th, 2018, with the new stage name of the artist.

United Kingdom | Sam Smith - "Too good at goodbyes"

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British star Sam Smith has just released a new single, and we have no doubt: a new worldwide hit is on its way. "Too good at goodbyes" deserves all the positive adjectives a song can get. We are totally in love with it!

Updated on September 29th, 2017, with the official video.

Finland | SANNI - "Timantit on ikuisia"

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Finnish singer SANNI has recently taken part of the popular Finnish show Vain Elämää, where big Finnish stars sing each other's hits. Check out her rendition of "Timantit on ikuisia", originally by hip hop singer Cheek: she turned it into a fantastic pop track!

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

Germany | Alice Merton - "Hit the ground running"

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Alice Merton is back with a new single, and she is keeping the quality very high. "Hit the ground running" is a superb song, with well-marked beats which build an irresistible melody. The chorus is as good as one can be. The overall result is awesome!

Sweden | LÉON - "I believe in us"

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Swedish singer LÉON is having a tremendous 2017! Here comes another amazing single: "I believe in us" explores a more intimate side of the artist, who manages to take it all to a whole new level with her amazing voice.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Italy | Bianca Atzei - "Abbracciami perdonami gli sbagli"

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It's time to listen to an outstanding new single coming from Italy. It's Bianca Atzei as you've never seen her before, with "Abbracciami perdonami gli sbagli". The song is an excellent, exciting electropop, and Bianca's unique voice fills its melody splendidly. It's a track to listen on repeat: it's our song of the week!

Russia | Uta - "Kak v vodu glyadela"

RECENT

Anna Vladimirovna Syomina is the real name of Uta, a Russian singer and actress born in Yekaterinburg in 1979. With a career spanning 18 years, she is a consolidated name within the Russian music scene. Here is her latest single: "Kak v vodu glyadela" mixes Russian traditional pop with Oriental elements, creating a unique sound!

Poland | Natalia Szroeder - "Zaprowadź mnie"

BRAND NEW

Sounds European! remeets Polish star Natalia Szroeder, who has just released an excellent new single. "Zaprowadź mnie" is a beautiful song, with an extremely captivating melody and a wonderful chorus. We are totally in love with it!

United Kingdom | Simon Webbe - "Nothing without you"

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Simon Webbe is a British singer born in Moss Side, Manchester, in 1978. He is best known for being part of boyband Blue, but has always developed his solo music career. This year, he is releasing his third studio album, "Smile", and here is the first single to emerge from it: "Nothing without you" is a delightful pop ballad!

Finland | Alex Mattson - "Good kids"

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Alex Mattson is the stage name of Aleksi Kaunisvesi, Finnish music producer and DJ who was born in 1997. We have just got to listen to his single "Good kids", and we are fully in love with it. It's an excellent song! It's impossible to listen to it only once!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Ukraine | The Hardkiss - "Antarktida"

RECENT

Ukrainian alternative band The Hardkiss have been gaining increasing fame not only in their native country (where they formed in 2011) but also abroad. Their participation on the local National Final for Eurovision in 2016 with "Helpless" made them win fans all across the continent. Listen to their most recent single: "Antarktida" shows a totally different side of the Ukrainian music scene, bringing together powerful synth pop and rock sounds with the beauty of their language.

Switzerland | Lauresha - "Nalu pak"

BRAND NEW

Lauresha Ramadani has a very international history. She was born in Switzerland, has Albanian roots and lived most of her life in Kičevo, in Macedonia. She rose to prominence after taking part of the third season of The Voice of Albania. Her single "Nalu pak" is a great display of all of that diversity. It's great!

Italy | Arisa - "Ho perso il mio amore"

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Arisa is back to the calm and insightful sounds that made her name resonate within the Italian music scene. Her most recent single is "Ho perso il mio amore", a song which shows the singer fragile and emotional and which conveys such feelings with a delicate instrumentation.

Russia | Elena Temnikova - "Vdokh"

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Russian singer Elena Temnikova is back with a great new single. It's entitled "Vdokh", and it offers the best of current electropop music. Catchy, marking melody, filled by a great voice and a memorable chorus.

Ireland | Niall Horan - "Too much to ask"

BRAND NEW

Irish singer Niall Horan is back to Sounds European! with a new single! "Too much to ask" takes him to an intimate path, presenting us a calm and soulful ballad which grows to a fantastic chorus.

Updated on September 24th, 2017, with the official video.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Italy | Joan Thiele - "Armenia"

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It's time to remeet Italian singer Joan Thiele, as she has just released an outstanding new single. "Armenia" is a masterpiece of indie pop! Its melody is extremely captivating, and Joan's voice is perfect for it. We absolutely love it!

Latvia | Guntars Račs - "Vēl nav par vēlu"

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Born in Liepāja, Latvia, Guntars Račs is a popular singer in the Baltic country. Meet his sounds in his most recent release: "Vēl nav par vēlu" is an enjoyable and easy-listening pop song, with a touch of country to make it even more interesting.

United Kingdom | Kill The Ideal - "Dangerous!"

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Kill The Ideal are a British band from Boston, Lincolnshire, formed by Ash Wilson, Luke Farmer and Jordan Bell. They have just released a new single, entitled "Dangerous!", which will be part of their self-titled EP, to be released in October. It's such a thrilling and powerful song! It really deserves the exclamation on its title!

Updated on October 7th, 2017, with the official video.

Albania | Ermal Meta feat. Jarabe de Palo - "Voodoo love"

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Two big names within the Latin music scene gathered in a new single. Albanian-born Ermal Meta and Spanish band Jarabe de Palo have recently released "Voodoo love", a calm and relaxed rock ballad which perfectly fits an afternoon under the Sun!

Macedonia | Sarah Mace feat. Damjan Pejcinoski - "Lazhev"

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Macedonian singer Sarah Mace has gathered with Damjan Pejcinoski, guitarist who was born in Ohrid in 1984, to record and release a new single. "Lazhev" has raw, but great and effective instrumentals, which make a wonderful melody. It's the perfect set for Sarah's voice to shine. And it really does!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

United Kingdom | ZAYN feat. Sia - "Dusk till dawn"

BRAND NEW

British singer ZAYN has recently dropped a brand new single, which features Australian pop diva Sia. The song is "Dusk till dawn", and it's a perfect balance between the style of both singers: introspective lyrics and melodies combine with an explosive pop sound in the chorus.

10 Questions For: Hatty Keane

INTERVIEW

Sounds European! had the opportunity to have a quick talk with a wonderful talent who is rising in the British pop scene. Her latest single has given us a very positive impression, and this talk has only made it stronger. These are our 10 questions for Hatty Keane:

Sounds European!: You started working with music at a very young age. But what about even earlier? Who did you like to listen to when you were younger? Who were your idols and influences?

Hatty Keane: I was always into big voices. Being a '90s kid, it was Christina Aguilera when I was very young. Then, I really loved the dark quirkiness of Amy Winehouse in my teenage years. Now being in my twenties, I've widened my horizons further and use many influences from various genres and times in my music.

SE!: What were your first experiences with singing? When did you start noticing it was becoming more than a hobby, but a real profession?

HK: My first singing experiences were at school doing musicals – which I loved, but always struggled with the cheesy side of it. I always knew I was going to be an artist. When I first signed to BGM, it was a big shock how much things accelerated in a short space of time, and I realised this was the real thing.

SE!: We can say things have always flowed quickly for you. At the age of 16, you were already generating label interest. You then signed to independent music company BGM. How did it feel to have your first contract so early in life?

HK: It was scary and exciting! I knew I was doing the right thing and taking the right path.

SE!: You toured with huge names of British music scene, as Rudimental, Ellie Goulding and Ed Sheeran. What are your memories of working with them? What lessons did you take from those experiences?

HK: Supporting bigger artists really inspired me in the early days to work hard, and one day I could be where they are. Lessons I have learnt are to stay humble and always to show respect to emerging talent – that was you, once. Everyone comes from somewhere.

SE!: Afterwards, you had a retreat. You stopped for a while, and went to studios across Sweden. What made you take this decision? How was this period, for you? And what differences can you point out between your music before and after this break?

HK: I realised that everyone, especially female artists doing pop, all started to sound the same – and that's something I have never wanted. I've always strived to be ahead of the game, so I knew it was time for a change. I reached a point where I got sick of playing to the rules when writing songs. I wanted to sing more and really enjoy my voice rather than condense it into beat-driven songs.
It was a real challenge creating and understanding this new sound. Michael, my manager, and I really put our all into finding the real Hatty.
My music before was a young girl growing into herself and her voice, experimenting with various pop sounds searching for the right one. The new sound is worlds apart from the past, being influenced by the 1960s and artists like Shirley Bassey and Amy Winehouse. My music takes the listener on a journey.

"I'd rather die than be normal" (Picture: official Facebook page)

SE!: Being a young female in the music business must not be the easiest thing in the world. How do you see it? What challenges do you feel you had (and still have) to face to succeed in the music world?

HK: I feel females are always put against each other – which is a shame, we can't appreciate two artists at once, someone always has to be better or more attractive. I just want to do my music and for people to see me for that.

SE!: You have just released a new single, "Pointless". We are thrilled about it. It's rare to see such a young artist build a deep ambience to her work as you did with it. What can you tell us about the song?

HK: Thank you! I'm so touched that you enjoy it. "I'd rather die than be normal" were the words I said during the writing session about my life, and it went from there. The song is all about questioning the norm and our expectations in life. Along with its retro orchestral soundtrack, it makes for a real special combination.

SE!: What are your professional projects for the near future? What can your fans expect from you? And what do you still dream to achieve, in the long term?

HK: More singles to follow and the album. My dreams are still the same as they were when I started at 16, for people to enjoy my music and to be able to tour the world.

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


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

HK: It has to be "Pointless", because it gets you thinking for the full four and a half minutes.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Italy | Francesco Gabbani - "Pachidermi e pappagalli"

BRAND NEW

Italian singer Francesco Gabbani continues to promote his latest album, "Magellano", with the third single to emerge from it. "Pachidermi e pappagalli" is an entertaining pop with the quirky and captivating ways of Francesco!

Finland | Robin Packalen - "Me tehtiin tää"

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Finnish super star Robin Packalen has just released a new single. And it's an awesome one! "Me tehtiin tää" is, dare we say, a throwback song, in the best way possible: you can feel some of the most classic songs of his pumping throughout the track. We love it!

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

Updated on February 17th, 2019, with the new stage name of the artist.

Hungary | Lala Zsigmond - "Szabad szellem"

RECENT

Hailing from the city of Keszthely, Lala Zsigmond is a Hungarian singer who has caught our attention with his latest single. "Szabad szellem" is a catchy pop song which will infect you with its groove!

Netherlands | BLØF - "Over de dam"

RECENT

Sounds European! remeets Dutch band BLØF and their new single. "Over de dam" offers rock 'n' roll at its most traditional and delightful form. The instrumentals and voice mix very smoothly, making it all very entertaining.

Sweden | Måns Zelmerlöw - "Can I call you home"

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In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Barcelona, which took place over a month ago, Swedish singer Måns Zelmerlöw decided to hommage the city with the release of an intimate and emotional single. "Can I call you home" tells the experiences of the singer in the city in a lovely way.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Italy | Tiziano Ferro - "Valore assoluto"

BRAND NEW

Italian super star Tiziano Ferro has just released a new single. And it's everything one can expect from him! The melody is marking and well developed, the chorus is very captivating and Tiziano's voice, as usual, is just flawless.

Greece | Thanos & Alexandros Paiteris - "Mia agkalia"

RECENT

Thanos and Alexandros Paiteris are brothers from Athens who joined for a music career together. They started their path in the Greek version for the reality show Rising star, and have recently released their first single: "Mia agkalia" is a delicate and enjoyable summer tune!

Sweden | Tove Styrke - "Mistakes"

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Swedish star Tove Styrke is back with a new single, "Mistakes". About it, she says: "Sometimes, you need chaos to feel in control. I mean, if I can shake myself around a bit, that proves to me that I'm not powerless in my life". And well, if she tries to have mistakes in life, for sure they aren't with music, because she is always on target with her songs: it's completely addictive, impossible to listen only once!

Updated on October 4th, 2017, with the official video.

Ireland | U2 - "You're the best thing about me"

BRAND NEW

Iconic Irish rock band U2 are back with new music! They have recently released "You're the best thing about me", a song that brings back old-school rock riffs in a both empowering and entertaining way!

Updated on September 30th, 2017, with the official video.

Spain | Eva Ruiz - "Karma"

BRAND NEW

Spanish star Eva Ruiz has just released a new single, and we are very excited about it. It's entitled "Karma", and it's a great pop song. The melody is highly catchy, and the chorus is modern and quite good. It's a must-listen!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Belgium | Natalia - "Conqueror"

BRAND NEW

Ladies and gentlemen, Belgian diva Natalia is back. And that can only mean one thing: it's time to listen to great music. Her new single, a wonderful rendition to Estelle's "Conqueror", has a beautiful melody and a very catchy chorus. Natalia's vocal performance is, as usual, flawless.

Spain | Pablo Alborán - "Saturno"

BRAND NEW

We said it not long ago when we presented "No vaya a ser": Pablo Alborán is back and he graced us with two singles together! The second release is "Saturno", a more classic approach to Spanish ballads which is taken to a whole new level thanks to Pablo's marvelous vocal power.

Updated on September 30th, 2017, with the official video.

Romania | Vunk feat. Irina Rimes - "Stai langa mine"

BRAND NEW

Romanian band Vunk have gathered with Moldovan star Irina Rimes to release a new single. It's a cool pop-rock song with wonderful vocal work and a captivating melodic chorus. In no time, you'll find yourself totally involved by it!

United Kingdom | Go Primitive - "I want more"

BRAND NEW

Hailing from Warwickshire, Go Primitive is a British rock band who caused a great impression on us with their latest single. "I want more" is a powerful track from start to end, having an electric chorus that will send chills throughout your spine!

Hungary | Zsuzsi Kollányi feat. Begi Lotfi and Majka - "Valahonnan"

BRAND NEW

Zsuzsi Kollányi is a Hungarian singer from Budapest. She has gathered with Begi Lotfi, frontman of Hungarian band Compact Disco, and Majka, from Ózd, to record and release "Valahonnan". It's a delightful pop song with an intense electronic flavor.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Russia | Sergey Lazarev - "Sdavaysya"

BRAND NEW

Russian singer Sergey Lazarev has, once more, dazzled us with a new single. His latest release is "Sdavaysya", a pop-rock ballad with a powerful instrumentation that highlights the impressive power of the song. Such a treat didn't go unnoticed to us: this is our song of the week!

Updated on April 13th, 2018, with the official video.

Serbia | Stevan Andjelkovic - "Sta vozis"

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Stevan Andjelkovic is a Serbian singer who was born in Leskovac in 1988. He has just released "Sta vozis", a single which is as catchy as one can be! Its melody is intense and entertaining, presenting unique variations during its development. And the chorus is simply excellent!

Spain | Pablo Alborán - "No vaya a ser"

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Spanish singer Pablo Alborán has finally unveiled new material! He has released two singles simultaneously, and here we bring you the first of them: "No vaya a ser" brings  Latin-influenced sounds to his soothing melodies, creating a lovely sound altogether!

Updated on September 24th, 2017, with the official video.

United Kingdom | Hatty Keane - "Pointless"

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It's time to meet a great new talent who is rising in the British pop scene. Hatty Keane is a singer who was born in Salford in 1994. She has just released "Pointless", and it's surely a must-listen. It's pop at its best: groovy, catchy and highly captivating!

Updated on September 19th, 2017, with the official lyrics video.

Finland | Evelina - "Tornado"

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Finnish singer Evelina returns to Sounds European! with a great pop song. We are talking about "Tornado", a very cheerfuly pop song which will have you dancing from the moment you press play!

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

Friday, September 15, 2017

Macedonia | Tajfata feat. Dimitar Andonovski - "Ostani"

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Macedonian band Tajfata and singer Dimitar Andonovski are living a very special moment. Everything they have been recently releasing is top-quality Balkan music. "Ostani" is another sample of that, with an involving melody and a highly captivating chorus.

Denmark | Martin Brygmann - "Five in the morning"

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Born in the city of Kølvrå in 1963, Martin Brygmann is a comedian, actor, composer and singer with a career which spans 25 years. His most recent single is "Five in the morning", a very relaxed pop song which brings a retro feeling attached.

Moldova | Dima Trofim - "Urzici"

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Moldovan singer Dima Trofim is back to Sounds European! with a brand-new single. And it couldn't get any better! "Urzici" offers a great guitar-led melody and a very marking chorus. The result is quite entertaining.

Bulgaria | Iskrata - "Nepoznato myasto"

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Iskrata is the stage name of Iskren Tonchev, a singer born in the city of Burgas. He has recently recorded his debut single: "Nepoznato myasto" is a captivating mixture of hip hop, pop and electronic sounds which, together, create an explosive mixture!

France | Nolwenn Leroy - "Gemme"

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Nolwenn Leroy is the stage name of Nolwenn Le Magueresse, French singer and songwriter who was born in Saint-Renan in 1982. She rose to fame after winning the second season of Star Academy in France. Nolween has just released "Gemme", a wonderful single with catchy melody and an excellent chorus. It's a song to listen on repeat!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Greece | TAG - "Ase me"

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Giorgos Papanastasiou, Christos Zacharopoulos, Giorgos Diminikos and Tasos Gliatas are TAG, a new boyband making headlines in Greece. Listen to their debut single: "Ase me" brings a unique vibe to what we are used to listen from Greece. It is very hard to resist!

Updated on October 31st, 2017, with the official video.

Russia | Anna Pletneva - "Igrushki"

BRAND NEW

Great new song coming from Russia! Anna Pletneva has just released a new single. "Igrushki" is a pop song with unique power and pace, and a chorus which you rarely find in Russia. It's a track to dance from first to last second!

United Kingdom | Hurts - "Ready to go"

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Sounds European! welcomes British duo Hurts, who return to the site with another amazing single. "Ready to go" mingle their signature synth-pop sounds with a touch of contemporary electronic touch. How to resist such combination?

Poland | Rafal Brzozowski - "Juz wiem"

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Sounds European! remeets Polish singer Rafal Brzozowski and his new single. "Juz wiem" is a wonderful song! It offers everything one can want from great pop music: marking beats, wonderful voice and involving chorus. It's surely a must-listen!

Belarus | Alyona Lanskaya - "Tishina"

BRAND NEW

Belarusian singer Alyona Lanskaya is finally back with us! She has recently released a new single, "Tishina", and we are totally in love with it. It's a deep and emotional ballad which shows Alyona's talent!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Finland | Isac Elliot - "AYO"

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Finnish star Isac Elliot is living an outstanding moment of his career. His new single "AYO" is another sample of that. It's one more solid step into his mature phase, with a song which is groovy, captivating and as catchy as it could get. We love it!

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

United Kingdom | As Lions - "Selfish age"

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British band As Lions are back on Sounds European! with a great new single. "Selfish age" brings their edgy rock sounds in a fantastic old-school way, delivering a powerful chorus to bang your head all along!

Slovenia | New Game Over - "Srce bez adrese"

BRAND NEW

New Game Over are a Slovene group from Ljubljana, formed by Dennis Vučak, Mark Popovic and Alen Hass. Their new single "Srce bez adrese" is wonderful. It offers a great mix of Balkan pop, summer sounds and Latin spices, as we rarely see around. The result is awesome!

Sweden | NONONO - "Masterpiece"

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Swedish band NONONO returns to Sounds European! with their first single in almost three years! The song is "Masterpiece", and the title is quite self-explanatory: a contagious beat and a majestic pop melody which grows to a great chorus!

Updated on September 16th, 2017, with the official video.

Greece | Fani Drakopoulou - "Proti fora pou agapo"

RECENT

Fani Drakopoulou is a Greek singer who was born in Aetolia-Acarnania in 1982. She has just released a new single, entitled "Proti fora pou agapo". It's a very fun song with a catchy uptempo melody and a chorus which is as memorable as one can be.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Norway | Astrid S - "Think before I talk"

BRAND NEW

Queen of Norwegian electronic pop, Astrid S has recently dazzled us with her newest single. "Think before I talk" brings a more downtempo approach to the style she has mastered, combining it with R&B beats to make it even more appealing.

Updated on September 16th, 2017, with the official video.

Netherlands | The Overslept - "Stolen car"

BRAND NEW

Sounds European! is excited to remeet Dutch band The Overslept, as they released another amazing single. "Stolen car" is a highly entertaining song, which offers some of the best influences of contemporary rock 'n' roll. We can't stop listening to it!

United Kingdom | Nothing But Thieves - "Broken machine"

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British band Nothing But Thieves make another appearance on Sounds European! with their most recent single. "Broken machine" starts as a soft and tender rock ballad and evolves towards the chorus into a more agitated and emotional track.

Germany | Bernhard Brink - "100 millionen volt"

RECENT

Bernhard Brink is a German singer who was born in Nordhorn in 1952. He has just released a thrilling new single, and it's totally worth the listen. "100 millionen volt" offers a great mix of pop-rock and schlager, with an extremely catchy result.

Spain | Maldita Nerea feat. Leire Martínez - "Cuando todas las historias se acaban"

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Maldita Nerea are having a very prolific 2017. After achieving great success with their single "Bailarina", they are now releasing a new single together with Leire Martínez (lead singer from La Oreja de Van Gogh). "Cuando todas las historias se acaban" is a perfect harmony of the two artists: a great pop-rock sound with an anthemic chorus!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Italy | Giorgia - "Scelgo ancora te"

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Italian singer Giorgia has recently unveiled one more single. "Scelgo ancora te" brings the artist's most touching songs, combining a very appealing set of lyrics with a fantastically produced melody.

Latvia | Dana Sokolova - "Strela"

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Single after single, Latvian singer Dana Sokolova is showing she is here to stay. Her music is excellent, and we couldn't be more in love with it! "Strela" is another wonderful single of hers: it's powerful, intense and electrifying.

Germany | Johannes Oerding - "Hundert leben"

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German singer Johannes Oerding returns to our site with yet another amazing single. His latest release is "Hundert leben", a majestic pop-rock with an uptempo melody to cheer your day!

Finland | SANNI - "Trampoliini"

RECENT

Look who is back! Finnish star SANNI has just released a new single, and we are fully hypnotized by it! "Trampoliini" is a cool song with smooth ambience and a very marking chorus. SANNI's voice is the cherry on top of it all: it's extremely sweet!

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

Spain | Efecto Pasillo - "Salvajes irracionales"

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Spanish band Efecto Pasillo is back to Sounds European! with a great new single. "Salvajes irracionales" bring the sassy soft sounds of Latin pop-rock, which suit the last days of European summer just perfectly!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Norway | Henrik Høven feat. Andréyun - "Gotta move on"

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Sounds European! remeets Norwegian rising star Henrik Høven, who has gathered with Norwegian hip-hop and rap artist Andréyun to release "Gotta move on". And what an amazing song it is! It is groovy and catchy, offering some of the best contemporary influences a track can have. It's a song to listen on repeat!

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

Sweden | Skott - "Mermaid"

RECENT

Skott is a Swedish artist who is currently developing her work in the United States. Listen to her most recent single: "Mermaid" is an ethereal mix of alternative sounds, which fits beautifully with Skott's voice.

Azerbaijan | Sultan - "Moya stikhiya"

BRAND NEW

Sultan Meshadiev is an Azerbaijani singer who was born in Baku in 1983. He is one of the many talents who were internationally presented during his country's National Final for Eurovision in 2011. His new single "Moya stikhiya" is as catchy as a song can be!

Germany | Kerstin Ott - "Lebe laut"

BRAND NEW

German singer Kerstin Ott returns to Sounds European! with yet another contagious pop song! "Lebe laut" brings a more movemented melody wrapped up in Kerstin's calm voice. The song really fits these last days of European summer!

Romania | Teo Dora - "Labirint"

BRAND NEW

Teodora Stoica is a 19-year-old Romanian singer from Bucharest. She has just released her debut single, "Labirint". It's an involving pop song with groovy melody and a very marking chorus. It's a lovely track!

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Ireland | Wild Youth - "All or nothing"

RECENT

Callum McAdam, Ed Porter, David Whelan and Conor O Donohoe are Wild Youth, an Irish four-piece hailing from Dublin. Listen to their debut single: "All or nothing" is a fantastic pop-rock song that brings old-school feelings and a fantastic chorus. No wonder it's our song of the week!

Turkey | Kaan Akalın - "Tanıdık hikayeler"

BRAND NEW

Kaan Akalın is a Turkish singer who was born in Istanbul in 1997. His new single "Tanıdık hikayeler" is a masterpiece! It offers a delightful melody and a very captivating chorus. The overall result is as catchy as a song can be. We love it!

Belarus | Helena Meraai - "I am the one (Ya samaya)"

BRAND NEW

Belarus recently selected its Junior Eurovision Song Contest entrant for this year. Helena Meraai, a 14-year-old singer born in Minsk, won the local National Final with the song "I am the one (Ya samaya)", and then caused a great impression among the fans of the young festival. The song is a mysterious alternative pop wonderfully graced with classic instruments.

Poland | Kamil Olivier - "Nieprzytomnie"

RECENT

Kamil Olivier is a Polish singer from Radom. He rose to prominence as a member of boyband NEO. Now, after the end of the group, he is going solo, and he has just released his debut single. "Nieprzytomnie" is an exciting, energetic pop song with a very memorable chorus!

United Kingdom | The Bottom Line - "I still hate you"

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The Bottom Line are a pop-punk quartet formed in London in 2011. Listen to their most recent single: "I still hate you" brings very witty lyrics in a perfect pop-punk melody. How could you resist such a combination?

Friday, September 08, 2017

Portugal | A.M.A. - "Hoje é um novo dia"

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Portuguese duo A.M.A. have just released a new single. And it is, as usual, wonderful. "Hoje é um novo dia" has a unique and classy set of instrumentals, which builds a very jazzy melody. It is an extremely delightful song!

Netherlands | Suzan & Freek - "You don't know me"

RECENT

Suzan & Freek are Suzan Stortelder and Freek Rikkerink, a Dutch duo from Amsterdam who found fame after their rendition of "Don't let me down", originally by The Chainsmokers, went viral. They seized the moment and launched their music career, and have recently released a new single: "You don't know me" is a calm and charming acoustic pop.

Cyprus | Sophia Patsalides - "Deep blue ocean"

BRAND NEW

Cypriot teen singer, former Junior Eurovision star Sophia Patsalides has just released a new single. "Deep blue ocean" starts soft and delicate, but quickly grows into a very involving electropop. The result is lovely!

Germany | Kayef - "Wir sind okay"

RECENT

Kayef is the stage name of Kai Fichtner, a German rap and pop musician born in Düsseldorf in 1994 who found fame thanks to his videos on his YouTube channel. He has recently released a great single: "Wir sind okay" showcases his talent perfectly, bringing a very modern pop song!

Bulgaria | Mihaela Marinova - "Edin sreshtu drug"

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Sounds European! remeets Bulgarian star Mihaela Marinova, with her amazing new single. It's entitled "Edin sreshtu drug", and it's a catchy pop song with a very contemporary melody, led by marking and involving beats.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

United Kingdom | HIGHLIVES - "Nothing left"

BRAND NEW

HIGHLIVES is a Bristol-based pop-punk band who have caused a great impression on us with their latest single. "Nothing left" is a powerful and electric mixture of pop, rock and punk sounds which will send chills all through your body!

Macedonia | Anita Micova - "Zlatno zito"

BRAND NEW

It's time to remeet Macedonian singer Anita Micova, who has another beautiful single on offer. "Zlatno zito" offers a delightful melody, built by great instrumentals, which allows Anita's sweet voice to shine bright. We love it!

Hungary | Kati Wolf - "Válasz"

BRAND NEW

Hungarian dance pop diva Kati Wolf is finally back on Sounds European!! She has recently dropped a new single, which has us playing it in a loop. "Válasz" mixes pop and a light electronic sound, which grows in the chorus to make it very fit for dancing!

Germany | Vona - "Alles was ich hab"

RECENT

Vona is a German singer and musician who was born in Tübingen. He has just released a new single, entitled "Alles was ich hab". It's an entertaining pop song with catchy melody and a very memorable chorus. It's impossible not to move your body along with its beats!

Netherlands | Sophia Ayana - "If I had your love"

RECENT

Sophia Ayana is a 22-year-old singer hailing from Amsterdam. Her most recent single is an explosion of summer sounds: "If I had your love" has a tropical beat and a contagious melody to dance along!

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

United Kingdom | The Darkness - "Solid gold"

BRAND NEW

Justin Hawkins, Dan Hawkins, Frankie Poullain and Rufus Tiger Taylor are The Darkness, a British rock band from Lowestoft. "Solid gold", their latest single, is absolutely outstanding. It's a lesson on how to add classic influences of rock to a very modern and catchy song. The result is splendid!

Denmark | New Politics - "Color green"

BRAND NEW

Danish pop-rock band New Politics are on fire presenting us singles from their album, "Lost in translation". Their most recent release is "Color green", a song which includes exotic Eastern sounds to create a magic atmosphere!