Thursday, November 30, 2017

Netherlands | Kita Menari - "Shooting for stars"

BRAND NEW

Kita Menari are a Dutch indie band formed by Jonne Venmans, Job Fisser, Max Anglionin, Samuel Veerhuis and Micha de Jonge. They have just released an awesome new single. "Shooting for stars" offers a marking and irresistible melody, coupled with a spectacular chorus which oozes great indie vibes!

Turkey | Mustafa Ceceli - "Geçti o günler"

BRAND NEW

Turkish singer Mustafa Ceceli has released another amazing single! In "Geçti o günler", he explores the deep and emotional sounds of Turkish ballads, bringing a truly folkloric song to our way!

Denmark | MØ - "When I was young"

BRAND NEW

Danish super star has just released a new single. And it is, as usual to her songs, pop at its best form! It's impossible to resist to such a contagious melody and such an effective chorus. We are listening to it non-stop!

Finland | SANNI - "Kuka sen opettaa"

RECENT

Finnish artist SANNI is one of the stars of this year's Vain Elämää. Recently, she versioned "Kuka sen opettaa", originally sung by Kaija Koo. SANNI's version gives the song a very contemporary feel!

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

Italy | Finley - "7 miliardi"

RECENT

Italian band Finley has a great new single on offer. And we are completely in love with it! "7 miliardi" is a beautiful pop-rock ballad with a delicate and touching melody and a very passionate chorus. It's a song to listen on repeat!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

United Kingdom | Disciples - "Jealousy"

BRAND NEW

Nathan Vincent Duvall, Gavin Koolmon and Luke McDermott are Disciples, an electronic trio hailing from London. Their most recent single will put you down in the dancefloor in a minute: "Jealousy" is the perfect party starter, slow and gentle in the verses and more agitated towards the chorus.

Greece | Giorgos Xylouris - "Emena psaxneis"

RECENT

Giorgos Xylouris is a Greek singer born in Heraklion in 1991. His most recent single is a lovely blend of sounds: "Emena psaxneis" mixes traditional Greek pop with retro disco sounds, making it a song impossible not to dance to!

Finland | Kaija Koo - "Rakastettu"

RECENT

Finnish singer Kaija Koo is back with us! While taking part of this year's Vain Elämää, she has recently released a version for Juha Tapio's "Rakastettu". The version is a beautiful and atmospheric ballad!

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

Croatia | Bojan Jambrošić - "Praviš me ludim"

RECENT

Croatian singer Bojan Jambrošić returns to Sounds European! with a great new single. "Praviš me ludim" is an uplifting pop single with a really anthemic chorus!

Bulgaria | DARA - "Nedei"

RECENT

Bulgarian singer DARA returns to Sounds European! with another amazing single. "Nedei" is a contagious electronic pop with an explosive chorus and a great melody!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Netherlands | PLEUN - "Only now"

BRAND NEW

Dutch singer PLEUN is back to our site with a really interesting new single. In "Only now", she brings a sensual mix of pop, soul and R&B which is hightened by the power of her voice.

Updated on June 16th, 2018, with the new stage name of the artist.

Spain | Rosa López - "Ahora sé quién soy"

BRAND NEW

Spanish star Rosa López has just released an amazing new single. And she never disappoints: every new release of hers is a gift to our ears! "Ahora sé quién soy" is a wonderful ballad which explores the best of her voice.

Slovenia | Alja Krušič - "Naju popelje"

RECENT

Alja Krušič is a young Slovene singer, born in 1996 in the city of Ribnica na Pohorju. She released several singles in her career, of which "Naju popelje" is the latest one. The song is a delicious pop, which is enhanced by Alja's sweet voice.

Finland | Isac Elliot - "Eyes shut"

RECENT

Finnish pop star Isac Elliot has a new single. And we couldn't be more excited about it! "Eyes shut" is a great sample of the best contemporary pop music is offering nowadays. It's impossible not to fall in love with this groove!

Bosnia and Herzegovina | Dalal Midhat - "Never give up"

BRAND NEW

Dalal Midhat was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in 1986. She was one of the members of Bosnian R&B duo Erato, and in 2016 she represented her country on Eurovision with the song "Ljubav je". Here we have her most recent solo single: "Never give up" is an emotional and deep ballad which lets Dalal's voice shine!

Monday, November 27, 2017

United Kingdom | Sun Arcana - "Wonderful"

BRAND NEW

Tom, Harry, Ryan and Jules are Sun Arcana, a British band hailing from Essex. They have just released a new single, entitled "Wonderful", and we couldn't be more thrilled about it. It's a shower of intensity and quality, delivering rock 'n' roll at its best form!

Slovakia | Kristína Peláková - "Sympatie"

BRAND NEW

We checked upon Slovak singer Kristína Peláková last week, and now we are meeting her again for another new single! "Sympatie" is a cheerful pop with the addition of some country sounds. The song is also the soundtrack of the movie "Tri želania".

Denmark | Black Oak County - "Someone else"

RECENT

Black Oak County are a Danish band from Esbjerg, consisting of Niels Beier, Jack Svendsen, René Hjelm and Mike Svendsen. They have just released a new single, entitled "Someone else". It's such a powerful song!

Finland | Cheek - "Surulapsi"

RECENT

Cheek is the stage name of Finnish rapper Jare Henrik Tiihonen, born in 1981 in Lahti. This year, he is taking part of the popular show Vain Elämää, and recently he covered "Surulapsi", originally sung by Kaija Koo. Cheek's version brings a rap flavor that makes it irresistible!

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

Macedonia | Karolina Gočeva - "Feniks"

RECENT

Karolina Gočeva is a Macedonian singer who was born in Bitola in 1980. She was the first woman to represent her country twice on Eurovision (in 2002 and 2007). She has just released a new single, "Feniks", which explores the best of her voice.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Norway | Ina Wroldsen - "Strongest"

BRAND NEW

Norwegian pop star Ina Wroldsen has just released a new single, and it's a very catchy one! "Strongest" offers the most contemporary influences of electronic pop, with a melody which is extremely effective and a chorus which easily sticks to one's head.

Romania | Cristina Balan - "Sertar cu amintiri"

BRAND NEW

Romanian singer Cristina Balan returns to Sounds European! with her most recent single. "Sertar cu amintiri" starts as a gentle ballad which evolves to an explosive chorus filled with R&B beats.

Italy | Paola Turci - "Off-line"

RECENT

Italian diva Paola Turci has just released a new single. And it is, as usual, an awesome one. "Off-line" delivers a well-marked and involving melody which flows nicely into a great chorus.

Finland | Jenni Vartiainen - "Sinun vuorosi loistaa"

RECENT

Jenni Vartiainen is yet another star taking part of the popular show Vain Elämää. She has just covered "Sinun vuorosi loistaa", originally by Juha Tapio, giving the song a fantastic pop base!

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

France | Nassi - "La vie est belle"

RECENT

Nassi is a very talented singer and songwriter from France. After spending some time signing hits for other artists, such as Kendji Girac, for instance, he has started his own solo career this year. And his debut single, "La vie est belle", is simply outstanding. We can't stop listening to it!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Croatia | Pravila Igre - "Muška suza"

RECENT

Croatian band Pravila Igre returns to Sounds European! with a fantastic new single. "Muška suza" is a very interesting pop-rock, filled with classic instruments and with a truly anthemic chorus. We couldn't help it: it's our song of the week!

Sweden | YOHIO - "Natsunoowari no yakusoku"

BRAND NEW

It's time to remeet Swedish star YOHIO, who is now developing his career in Asia. His new single, entitled "Natsunoowari no yakusoku", is sung in Japanese. And it's pop-rock perfection! It's a flawless song: we love every single thing about it!

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

Azerbaijan | Emin feat. Maxim Fadeev - "Prosti, moya lyubov'"

BRAND NEW

A meeting of two big stars in their countries has recently taken place: Azeri singer Emin met Russian singer and producer Maxim Fadeev to release a song together! "Prosti, moya lyubov'" is a soulful and emotional ballad which creates a haunting atmosphere with the help of a captivating chorus!

United Kingdom | Scouting For Girls - "Dancing in the daylight"

RECENT

Sounds European! remeets British band Scouting For Girls, and their excellent new single. "Dancing in the daylight" is a very fun song, which is ready to entertain from first to last second! What a great melody, what a catchy chorus!

Ukraine | VIA Gra - "Moye serdtse zanyato"

RECENT

Ukrainian girlband VIA Gra makes a stunning return to our site! Their most recent single is "Moye serdtse zanyato", a powerful pop with a marking chorus and the force the group usually imprints in their singles.

Updated on November 27th, 2017, with the official video.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Denmark | Benedicté - "Turnt up"

BRAND NEW

Benedicté Cartriers Korsgaard is a 17-year-old Danish singer who was born in Strib. She has just released her debut single, entitled "Turnt up". It's such an enticing song! Melody, groove, vocal performance... everything helps building a unique track.

Portugal | April Ivy - "Run for cover"

RECENT

Time to remeet Portuguese singer April Ivy! She has recently released the single "Run for cover", a beautiful international-sounding electropop as you hardly hear from Portugal!

Spain | Merche - "Noche de San Juan"

RECENT

Spanish star Merche is back with a new single, and it's a delightful one! "Noche de San Juan" offers a cool melody, which drives expectations high, until exploding into a fully captivating chorus. It's wonderful!

Russia | Sergey Lazarev - "Vdrebezgi"

BRAND NEW

Russian superstar Sergey Lazarev makes a stellar return to our site with his new single. Entitled "Vdrebezgi", the song is a traditional Russian ballad: it has soft verses and an instrumentation that helps the chorus become momentous!

Czech Republic | Slza - "Holomráz"

RECENT

Look who are back! Czech duo Slza have just released a new single, entitled "Holomráz". And it's pure entertainment! Its melody is awesome, and the chorus is absolutely irresistible, spreading a contagious joyful spirit.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

France | Tom Frager - "Le bruit des couleurs"

RECENT

Born in the seaside city of Biarritz, Tom Frager comes with a lovely single to heat up the European autumn. "Le bruit des couleurs" has a tropical vibe throughout the song, which results in a danceable and exquisit melody!

Finland | Alex Mattson feat. Lucas Marx - "All about you"

BRAND NEW

Finnish DJ and producer Alex Mattson has joined American singer and producer Lucas Marx to record and release "All about you". It's a smooth and involving electronic pop song with a very effective chorus.

Netherlands | Maan - "Me"

BRAND NEW

Dutch singer Maan comes back to Sounds European! with a new single. "Me" has a tropical vibe and a great beat, which make for a great frame to a quirky set of lyrics. Overall, it's a very enjoyable pop!

Norway | Fanny Andersen - "Not a toy"

RECENT

Fanny Andersen is a Norwegian singer from Oslo. We have just got to listen to her single "Not a toy", and we are fully thrilled about it. It's pop at its best form: what a great groove, what a contagioys melody! It's impossible to listen to it only once!

United Kingdom | Dante - "Rose"

RECENT

Dante is a band formed in Perthshire, Scotland, by Seán McLaughlin, Vicky Gray, Stephen Thom, Ruaridh Kidd, Stuart Hosking and Craig MacLeod. Their most recent single is entitled "Rose", a dark, high-energy indie-rock song. The band's lead singer says that the song "represents adjusting to huge changes in my life from my mid-twenties to turning 30".

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Ukraine | Mariya Yaremchuk - "Do nestyamy"

BRAND NEW

Ukrainian singer Mariya Yaremchuk has finally released a new single! Entitled "Do nestyamy", the song is a more international approach to electronic pop, still retaining some elements from Ukrainian music that takes the song to a whole new level!

10 Questions For: Nathan Trent

INTERVIEW

He was one of the youngest participants of this year's Eurovision, and his career was only giving its first steps. But he dazzled everyone in Kiev, granting his country another great result. Now, looking forward, it seems the sky is the limit for such a great singer! He is not only a huge talent, but also extremely charismatic – as we could see during our interview with him. These are our 10 questions for Nathan Trent:

Sounds European!: We like to start our interviews getting to know a bit of the artist's music background. So, who did you like to listen when you were growing up? Do you feel they influenced, in any way, the music you make nowadays?

Nathan Trent: My music background is pretty much funky, very '80s, pop and R&B, because my parents used to listen to those types of music – like Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Lionel Ritchie. So all of those big, big legends were a huge influence and had a huge impact on my life and on my music taste. But I also love to listen to a lot of pop-rock, such as Simple Plan, Panic! At The Disco and Paramore. And I had a lot of classical music growing up because I played the piano and the violin and my dad is in an orchestra, so that was a huge part of my life. I love pop, but any kind of music is cool with me as long as I can feel the emotions and the meaning of the song.

SE!: You started your career at a very young age. When did you start singing? How did you get into the world of music? And when did you realize it was becoming more than a hobby, but your profession?

NT: I started singing probably even before I talked, that's what my parents say. So I have always sung. I can't remember a time when I wasn't singing around the house! And I sang in a boys' choir when I was little, too. Besides that, as I always say, my dad influenced me a lot. I took part in musicals when I was a child, on the big stage, so I already had a few experiences. In fact, I have always known, deep inside, that I would love to do something with music, but I chose a school with Languages. The school, of course, helped me a lot, and now I am just turning my passion into my profession – which is not always easy, but I have so much passion and so much love towards what I do, that it just keeps me going.

SE!: Earlier this year, you represented your country on Eurovision Song Contest. What made you accept ORF's invitation? How was the experience for you? And how do you analyze the current moment of Austria in the festival, finally getting a sequence of qualifications for the finals?

NT: It was incredible to be able to participate in the pre-selection for this year's Eurovision – that [the pre-selection process] happened last year, actually. I took my chance and wrote as many songs as I could, and then they chose me among a few contestants that were left. I had submitted a few songs, but "Running on air" was their favorite, and it was amazing.
I loved every single part of the experience! It helped me a lot in my career, I didn't even expect something like this could even happen to me – I was just starting out, so that was amazing. I love that Austria is getting the recognition and being able to get awesome results. There is a lot of incredible talent in Austria that still has to be discovered.

SE!: You are not only a singer, but also a musician and a theater actor. What instruments do you play? And what can you tell us about your theater experiences? Do you feel acting has helped you shape your stage persona as a singer?

NT: You are absolutely right. As I said before, I played the violin and the piano. I am playing the piano still, a little bit, but I am not as good as I was when I first started out. I did a lot of theater and musicals, and I have a Musical Theater degree, so that helped me know what I am doing on stage when I am performing. I learned things which are very useful, like techniques to sing and dance. Acting showed me how to enjoy the moment and be in the present. It taught me to use everything I have into the performance and to spread that on stage. It has really helped me shape my stage persona.

SE!: You have released three singles so far. And they all comprise different genres. How would you describe your own music? Is there any genre that you feel more comfortable working with? Furthermore, what do you want the public to feel when listening to your music?

NT: This question is very interesting, thank you for asking that! I have never really thought of them as being of different genres, they always seem to be pop to me. But they have different influences. "Like it is" has more of a synth vibe, "Running on air" takes more of a singer-songwriter direction and "Good vibes" is very radio-friendly, I would say. But it is all within the space of pop songs, because that's the cool thing about pop: pop can be everything! It reaches a broad type of people, a broad type of crowd. And this is amazing!
I would describe my music as very hopeful. I just want to have positive and good moods in it. My music has a lot of personal experiences, but expressed in metaphors. I feel very lucky when people understand what I am talking about and can relate to the songs. I really like that! I hope I can generate something with my songs, like motivating people. I want the public to feel understood and to have a place where they can go and feel safe.

"Pop can be everything! It reaches a broad type of people, a broad type of crowd. And this is amazing!"
(Picture: © Martin Hauser Photography, 2016)

SE!: Many artists are very active on social media, and you are definitely one of them. Do you see this as an important aspect on an artist's career? Why?

NT: I have to say social media has been a very big part of my daily life. I try to be in touch with everyone who is following and supporting me. But that is definitely an asset which can also cause a little stress, if you don't know what to post next. There are some moments when you really have to think about how you will keep the pace up.
I love that I can share everything with everyone who likes what I do. There is a very cool group of fans called The Trentsetters – they are amazing! They support me in everything I do. We created a family, a community where everybody can be who they want to be. It allows everyone to feel safe and welcomed.

SE!: Austria is a country with a rich music history. How is it to develop a career in such a market? Also, your three singles were recorded in English, but you made versions of "Running on air" in both Italian and Spanish. How do you feel language can affect a song, and your music specifically?

NT: You are definitely right with Austria having a big and rich music history. This is more of a cultural aspect of the country. Austria is well known for its classical music, but there is also a vast recognition of Austrian artists in the German-speaking countries. They are always touring around Austria, Germany and Switzerland. This is very cool as well. It is nice to be a part of it, but as I make music in English, I want to reach a wider audience. I feel more comfortable with singing in English, I feel I can relate more to the musicality of the language. But I am a huge fan of a lot of Austrian singers. And I think you have to be inspired by music in general.
I made the Spanish and Italian versions because I wanted it to be a full circle for me. I wanted to see how people would react to me singing in Spanish and Italian. They seemed to like it, but it was just for me to conclude this incredible experience on a multilingual way. I wanted to do it for myself and for people who were waiting for it. That was the idea behind that.
I think that music is a universal language, so if it touches you, if you feel what you are supposed to feel, this is the greatest thing. Music can influence generations. As a musician, I think you want to be part of this movement.

SE!: Your 2017 was super busy, but we imagine you already have plans ahead. What are your professional projects for the near future? What can your fans expect from you?

NT: 2017 was definitely very busy. I have to say I discovered a lot about myself. I got to know myself in extreme situations, so I think I have grown a lot this year. There are so many experiences that I can put into songs, and this is what I have been doing for the past couple of months. You can expect a lot of work next year, but I can't give too much away. I am planning to release a few songs, and I am very excited for people to listen and see a different side of me.

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

NT: That's an awesome question! There are so many, I really couldn't choose! There is a singer called Abbey Smith, but she calls herself YEBBA, and she is amazing. Also, I am a huge fan of JP Cooper, Usher and basically everyone who does R&B-influenced pop, so I am very keen on collaborating with somebody of this genre. But there are also great DJs, like Zedd or Martin Garrix, who created a whole new trend, which is amazing. Austrian, there is Julian le Play, I would love to collaborate with him one day. Let's see what the future holds.

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

NT: Oh my God, there are so many beautiful songs, it is very difficult to pick one. My very favorite song at the moment is by YEBBA, called "Evergreen". It is a beautiful song, and she is just incredible! The song is very hopeful, so I can relate a lot with the song and the melody. I am also a super fan of "Whiskey" by Maroon 5.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Russia | Kristian Kostov - "Glubina"

BRAND NEW

After taking Bulgaria to their best result ever on Eurovision, Russian-born star Kristian Kostov is finally back with a new single. And the wait was totally worth it: his "Glubina" did not disappoint at all! It's a wonderful song, with a thrilling and addictive melody and a very exciting chorus. We love it!

Albania | Ermal Meta feat. Elisa - "Piccola anima"

BRAND NEW

A meeting of two big names within the Italian music scene is always a great treat. And that's what Albanian-born Ermal Meta and Elisa offer in "Piccola anima": a beautiful, full-of-emotion ballad to enjoy from its very first beat!

Netherlands | Roxeanne Hazes - "In mijn bloed"

RECENT

Roxeanne Hazes is a Dutch singer who was born in Woerden in 1993. She is the daughter of André Hazes, and sister of André Hazes Jr.. Roxeanne has just released "In mijn bloed", and it's already a hit all over the Netherlands. It's no wonder why: it's an amazing song!

Slovakia | Kristína Peláková - "Mať srdce"

RECENT

Slovak singer Kristína Peláková returns to Sounds European! with a lovely new single. "Mať srdce" starts as a very cute pop and evolves both in strength and sounds to reach an uplifting chorus!

Sweden | Molly Sandén - "Rygg mot rygg"

RECENT

Sounds European! remeets Swedish star Molly Sandén, with her single "Rygg mot rygg". It's a great sample of what contemporary pop can offer: groovy and captivating melody, great beats and a very memorable chorus. Molly's awesome voice is the cherry on top of it all!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Poland | Ania Dabrowska - "Z toba nie umiem wygrac"

RECENT

Time to remeet Polish singer Ania Dabrowska! She has recently released a new single, entitled "Z toba nie umiem wygrac". The song is a mixture of pop with some jazz- and soul-inspired beats that extend to a catchy chorus.

United Kingdom | The Vamps feat. Maggie Lindemann - "Personal"

BRAND NEW

British band The Vamps have gathered with American singer Maggie Lindemann to release an awesome new single. "Personal" is a highly entertaining song, with lyrics which help building an irresistible melody. It's a song to listen on repeat!

Netherlands | Djamila - "Misfits"

RECENT

Dutch singer Djamila returns to Sounds European! with a totally captivating new single. "Misfits" is the kind of bubblegum pop that will stick in your head and will have you singing it for the rest of the day!

Kosovo | Rita Ora - "Anywhere"

BRAND NEW

Kosovar-born international star Rita Ora has just released a new single. And "Anywhere" offers all the qualities to make it an international hit: great melody, involving beats and a very catchy chorus. It's a great song!

France | Charles Like The Prince - "Bobos"

RECENT

We remeet French artist Charles Like The Prince in his most recent single. "Bobos" is an alternative indie pop with an electronic base and a marking beat.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Italy | Michele Bravi - "Tanto per cominciare"

BRAND NEW

There is no artist in Italy living a better phase than Michele Bravi. Every new release of his is a masterpiece, and we can never get enough! Thankfully, he has been gifting us with several of them, and a new one is just out. "Tanto per cominciare" is outstanding! Melody, instrumentals, voice, chorus... everything is flawless!

France | Claudio Capéo - "Dis-le moi"

BRAND NEW

French singer Claudio Capéo returns to our site with a grandiose new single. "Dis-le moi" presents his unique mixture of classic French sounds and current pop beats in a very exciting way. The instrumentals of this song are bound to pump you with energy!

Switzerland | Beatrice Egli - "Herz an"

BRAND NEW

The princess of schlager, Beatrice Egli, is back with a new single. And don't get fooled by the video's intro: the song is a true invitation to party! "Herz an" offers an extremely captivating melody and a chorus which takes absolutely no time to stick to the head. It's wonderful!

Belgium | Milo Meskens - "Twenty one"

BRAND NEW

Belgian singer Milo Meskens returns to Sounds European! with a lovely new single. "Twenty one" has a cheerful, country-infused melody and a fantastic vocal performance by Milo, resulting in a very solid and captivating song!

Russia | Helene Fischer - "Achterbahn"

BRAND NEW

Russian-born German diva Helene Fischer has just released a new single. And that can only mean one thing: good music is on its way! "Achterbahn" is a well-paced pop song with a modern and very catchy chorus. We're in love with it!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

United Kingdom | Anavae - "All or nothing"

BRAND NEW

Back in October, Anavae's "Are we alone" was our song of the week. Well, it seems that the duo only releases mindblowing tracks, because their newest one is again our song of this week: "All or nothing" is an intense synth rock that creates a captivating atmosphere in the verses to send exploding guitar riffs in the chorus. How not to be hooked?

Azerbaijan | Emin feat. Ani Lorak - "Prostit'sya"

BRAND NEW

Not along ago, two of the biggest stars of Eastern European pop, Emin and Ani Lorak, gathered to release a single. They seem to have enjoyed the experience, because here they are again, releasing a new song together! "Prostit'sya" is a wonderful ballad, which explores the best of their voices.

Greece | Kostas Martakis - "Dyo foties"

RECENT

Greek singer Kostas Martakis returns to our site with an explosion of ethnic sounds. "Dyo foties" evolves in rhythm and strength to become a contagious song!

Iceland | BLISSFUL - "Make it better"

RECENT

BLISSFUL are an Icelandic duo from Reykjavik, comprised of singer and songwriter Svala Björgvinsdóttir and producer and songwriter Einar Egilsson. We've just got to listen to their single "Make it better", and we couldn't be more excited about it! Its melody is involving and addictive, and the chorus is as effective as one can be. It's a song to listen on repeat!

Germany | Amanda - "Wie es ist"

BRAND NEW

Hailing from Berlin, Amanda is an upcoming name within the German music scene. Her most recent single shows all her power: "Wie es ist" mixes pop and R&B with classic instruments, which produces a fantastic result.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Poland | Honorata Skarbek - "Na koniec świata"

BRAND NEW

Sounds European! remeets Polish star Honorata Skarbek, who has just released a new single. "Na koniec świata" is a perfect sample of the best current pop music has to offer. Its electronic-based melody leads it all, but allowing Honorata's voice to shine. We love it!

Italy | Fabrizio Moro - "La felicità"

BRAND NEW

High time we checked up on Italian singer Fabrizio Moro! He has recently dropped a new single, entitled "La felicità". The song is a great sample of Italian rock ballads, filled with emotion from start to end.

Romania | Belleamy feat. Alexandru Tudor - "Inimioara"

BRAND NEW

Romanian star Belleamy has joined Alexandru Tudor, from Bucharest, to record and release a new single. "Inimioara" has an extremely addictive melody, which explodes into a chorus which is as exciting as one can be. It's a great song!

Finland | Ellinoora - "Glitteri"

BRAND NEW

Finnish singer Ellinoora is back to Sounds European! with her latest single. "Glitteri" is a sweet pop which starts calmer and evolves to an explosive chorus.

Updated on May 18th, 2019, with the official audio video.

Macedonia | Eye Cue - "Kolku dobro te znam"

RECENT

Delightful new single coming from Macedonia! It's "Kolku dobro te znam", new release by Eye Cue. It's a song which offers different layers of music, with diversity of instrumentals and wonderful vocal work. The result is quite appealing!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Netherlands | Jacqueline Govaert - "Back of my hand"

RECENT

Born in 1982 in Kaatsheuvel, the Netherlands, Jacqueline Govaert rose to stardom as the main singer of Krezip before turning to her solo career. This year, she is releasing her third studio album, "Lighthearted years", from which the single "Back of my hand" is extracted. The song is a sweet and calm pop, perfect to soothe your spirits.

Malta | Amber - "No neverland"

BRAND NEW

Look who is back! Maltese super talent Amber has just released a new single. It's entitled "No neverland", and it's simply magnificent! It offers a delicate melody, which builds the perfect set for Amber's wonderful voice to shine.

Denmark | KING - "Only u"

RECENT

Born in Copenhagen in 1990, KING comes with her powerful electronic pop ready to conquer you! "Only u", her latest single, is a splash of fresh beats and contagious melodies!

Italy | Finley - "Armstrong"

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It's time to remeet Italian band Finley, with their single "Armstrong". What a powerful song it is! Its electrifying melody is absolutely hypnotic, and builds a unique and irresistible ambience. It's impossible to listen to it only once!

Austria | Olympique - "True love"

BRAND NEW

Fabian Woschnagg and Nino Ebner are Olympique, an Austrian duo hailing from the cities of Salzburg and Vienna. Their most recent single really caught our attention: "True love" is a great piece of alternative indie rock.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Greece | Leon of Athens - "Utopia"

BRAND NEW

Greek singer Leon of Athens has revealed another amazing single. "Utopia" has a captivating base melody and an appealing indie pop-rock beat. The song will for sure awaken your senses!

Updated on January 20th, 2018, with the official video.

France | Gael Faure - "La saison"

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Hailing from the city of Ardèche, near Lyon, Gael Faure is a French singer who has recently released a new single. "La saison" has that unique flavor that only French pop can bring, combined with a more movemented indie-pop chorus.

Latvia | Prāta Vētra - "Tevis dēļ"

BRAND NEW

Latvian band Prāta Vētra (also known as BrainStorm) returns to our site with another lovely new single. "Tevis dēļ" is a relaxed blend of pop, rock and synth sounds.

Netherlands | Kensington - "Fiji"

RECENT

Dutch band Kensington are back to Sounds European! with yet another amazing single. "Fiji" brings their classic approach to alternative indie rock, a real treat for lovers of this genre!

United Kingdom | Hannah Trigwell - "Nobody"

BRAND NEW

British singer Hannah Trigwell returns to our site with the first single to emerge from her most recent EP. "Nobody" is a euphoric pop anthem which talks about the internal battle to believe in yourself. It's a true anthem!

Updated on November 18th, 2017, with the official video.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Bosnia and Herzegovina | Zdravko Čolić - "Šljive su rodile"

BRAND NEW

Zdravko Čolić is a Bosnian-born Serbian singer who was born in Sarajevo in 1951. He is one of the most important names of the Balkan music scene. Zdravko has just released "Šljive su rodile", which is a song with a fun melody and a very entertaining chorus.

Germany | Mike Singer - "Deja vu"

RECENT

Born in Kehl in 2000, Mike Singer is one of the brightest new talents to emerge from Germany. His latest single is "Deja vu", a song that mixes pop with exotic sounds to convery a very fun single!

Italy | Thomas - "Il Sole alla finestra"

BRAND NEW

Sounds European! remeets Italian new star Thomas and his new single. "Il Sole alla finestra" is an outstanding song, which explores a beautiful side of Thomas's voice. A special highlight for the chorus, which is simply grandiose!

Ukraine | neAngely - "Eto lyubov'"

BRAND NEW

Ukrainian duo neAngely are back to Sounds European! with a smashing new single. "Eta lyubov'" is a powerful pop with electronic feats resulting in a very danceable track!

Updated on January 14th, 2018, with the official video.

Greece | Georgina Nikaki - "Dosta ola"

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Georgina Nikaki is a Greek singer who was born in Athens. We've just listened to her single "Dosta ola", and it was instant love! It's a perfect sample of the best Greek pop can offer: awesome melody, wonderful local instrumentals and a memorable, strong chorus.

Monday, November 13, 2017

United Kingdom | Saint Raymond - "Nightcrawling"

BRAND NEW

After more than two years working on new music, British artist Saint Raymond finally returns to Sounds European with a great new single. "Nightcrawling", extracted from the band's new EP, "A light that blinds", is a seductive slice of indie pop.

Romania | Antonia - "Amya"

BRAND NEW

Romanian super star Antonia has just released a new single. It's entitled "Amya", and it's a groovy pop song with influences of urban and R&B music. Its irresistible beats invite the listener to get into the groove, no way back!

Macedonia | Vlado Janevski - "Posledna zabluda"

RECENT

Vlado Janevski was born in Skopje in 1960. Starting in music when he was very young, he became one of the strongest names in Macedonian music scene, releasing six studio albums and several singles. His most recent one is "Posledna zabluda", a pop-rock song that retains that unique Balkan touch.

Switzerland | Pegasus - "Fragments"

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We've just got to listen to Swiss band Pegasus's most recent single. And we are really glad we have! It's a great pop-rock song, with marking instrumentals and a very catchy melody – specially in the chorus. It's surely a must-listen!

Italy | The Kolors - "Don't understand"

BRAND NEW

Italian band The Kolors keep showing us that they are one of the most unique artists in the Italian music scene. Their most recent single is "Don't understand", a song that mixes retro and modern sounds to convey a marvelous pop-rock ballad.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Greece | Natasa Theodoridou - "S'agapao m'akous"

BRAND NEW

Greek singer Natasa Theodoridou is back to Sounds European! with one more amazing ballad. "S'agapao m'akous" starts as a soft piano-driven song and grows with pop and rock riffs in a very compelling chorus.

Sweden | Janice - "Queen"

BRAND NEW

Sounds European! remeets Swedish singer Janice, who has – no surprise – a great new single on offer. It's entitled "Queen", and it offers a unique melody, built by classy and smooth instrumentals. It's the perfect song to display Janice's amazing vocal capacity!

Spain | Antonio José - "Me haces falta"

BRAND NEW

Spanish singer Antonio José brings Latin flavors to Sounds European! in his newest single. "Me haces falta" is a song with a local groove and a very emotional set of lyrics. A great mix!

Macedonia | Dimitar Andonovski - "Samo ti"

BRAND NEW

It's time to remeet Macedonian singer Dimitar Andonovski, who has just released a great new single. "Samo ti" offers cool instrumentals, which build a fun melody and a quite entertaining chorus. Dimitar's voice is perfect for it all!

Belgium | Laura Tesoro - "Beast"

BRAND NEW

Belgian singer Laura Tesoro is consolidating as one of the greatest new talents to emerge from her country. Her most recent single will show you why: "Beast" is a catchy and contemporary pop that will catch you from the very first beat!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Ukraine | Oleg Verd - "Po oblaku"

BRAND NEW

Single after single, Oleg Verd is proving he is one of the best singers arising in the Ukrainian music scene. His new release, "Po oblaku", is one more example of that. It's an outstanding pop song with a highly addictive chorus. It only takes one listen to make you want to replay it over and over again! It's our song of the week.

United Kingdom | George Glew - "Home love"

BRAND NEW

George Glew comes from Bristol, United Kingdom, to shake your world. His most recent single is "Home love", a lovely blend of folk, pop, rock and indie sounds. George himself says that "it’s a song about empathizing with someone who is at their lowest. Knowing that everyone goes through hardships and low points and doing something to help that person. Acknowledging that you've been through a time similar to this person creates a vulnerability which I think comes across in the song".

Russia | Maxim Fadeev feat. Grigory Leps - "Orly ili vorony"

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Maxim Fadeev is a Russian singer, composer and producer who was born in Kurgan in 1968. He is responsible for hits of some of the most important artists of the region, such as Serebro, Nargiz and Oleg Miami. He has just gathered with Grigory Leps to record and release "Orly ili vorony". It's a pop-rock song with an awesome melody, which explodes into an irresistible chorus. Their voices mix very well together!

Turkey | Nil Karaibrahimgil - "Vah ki ne vah"

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Born in Ankara in 1976, Nil Karaibrahimgil is one of the most relevant names of the Turkish pop scene. Five albums and several singles and collaborations make her name a very prolific one. Her most recent single is "Vah ki ne vah", a song which portrays the ethnic sounds that we so cherish!

Switzerland | Gotthard - "Miss me"

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Rock 'n' roll at its purest and most perfect form: that's what you'll get when you listen to the new single by Swiss band Gotthard. "Miss me" is a smooth song with a wonderful melody and a delightful chorus. We love it!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Greece | Nikos Oikonomopoulos - "Gia kapoio logo"

BRAND NEW

After a while without appearing on our site, Greek singer Nikos Oikonomopoulos returns with "Gia kapoio logo". The song is a fantastic ballad, with calm verses and a more movemented and emotional chorus.

Romania | Claudia - "Cuvinte potrivite"

BRAND NEW

Meet Claudia Ligia Şuteu, Romanian singer from Brașov. She has just released a new single, entitled "Cuvinte potrivite". It's a great pop song, which offers an entertaining melody and a very effective chorus.

Finland | Niila feat. Perttu - "Green light"

RECENT

Two Finnish-born musicians working in Germany have gathered for a great single together. It's Niila and Perttu (who was born in Helsinki but is developing his career in Berlin). The song is "Green light", a song that mixes country and electronic sounds with outstanding mastery!

France | Marina Kaye - "Something"

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Sounds European! remeets French pop star Marina Kaye, who has just released a beautiful new single. "Something" is a piano-based song with a deep and involving ambience. Marina's voice shines bright from first to last second. It's a lovely track!

Austria | Wanda - "Lascia mi fare"

BRAND NEW

It's time to talk about Austrian band Wanda and their most recent single. "Lascia mi fare" is a delicious piece of rock with a slight touch of indie, conveying a very relaxing song. And no, you're not misled by the title: it is in Italian, as the chorus is sung in that language!

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Georgia | Valery Meladze - "Svoboda ili sladkiy plen"

BRAND NEW

It's time to remeet Georgian star Valery Meladze, who has just released an amazing new single. "Svoboda ili sladkiy plen" offers an entertaining dancing melody and a very catchy chorus. We can't stop listening to it!

United Kingdom | Felix Hagan & The Family - "Attention seeker"

BRAND NEW

British band Felix Hagan & The Family returns to Sounds European! with a powerful new single. "Attention seeker" is a fantastic rock piece, which is powerful both in instrumentation and vocal performance.

Updated on November 12th, 2017, with the official video.

Macedonia | Cyrillic feat. IWAYO and Dina - "Feel like"

BRAND NEW

Cyrillic and Dina, from Macedonia, are together once again for a single. This time, they've gathered with IWAYO, stage name of Ivan Jovanov, DJ, composer and producer from Skopje, to release "Feel like". It's an electronic song with a very exciting melody. Its chorus is a true invitation to start dancing!

Italy | Annalisa - "Direzione la vita"

BRAND NEW

After some time without releasing new music on her own, Italian singer Annalisa has finally dropped a new single. "Direzione la vita" shows another side of the artist, bringing a more contemporary approach of pop.

Albania | Elhaida Dani feat. DJ Olti - "Më mbaj"

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Look who is finally back! Albanian star Elhaida Dani has just released her first single after her wonderful participation on the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. It's "Më mbaj", featuring Albanian DJ Olti, from Tirana. It's a deep song with beautiful melody. Elhaida's amazing voice completes it all perfectly!

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Poland | Sarsa - "Motyle i ćmy"

BRAND NEW

Polish alternative singer Sarsa returns to our site with the second single to emerge from her most recent album, "Pióropusze". The song is entitled "Motyle i ćmy", and gives us a taste of a more intimate side of the artist with a downtempo indie ballad.

Italy | Elisa - "Ogni istante"

BRAND NEW

It's time to remeet Italian super star Elisa, who has just released a new single. "Ogni istante" offers a hypnotic ambience, marking melody and a beautiful chorus. When looking for music to listen, Elisa is always a great choice!

Estonia | Ewert and The Two Dragons feat. Prāta Vētra - "We wait for the light"

RECENT

Unique Baltic featuring on arrival! Latvian band Prāta Vētra (also known as BrainStorm) gathered with Estonian ensemble Ewert and The Two Dragons in "We wait for the light", a delicious retro piece that will keep you swinging along from the very beginning!

France | Nazim - "Pourquoi veux-tu que je danse ?"

RECENT

Nazim Khaled is a French singer, musician, composer and producer who was born in Marseille in 1986. He composed and produced several huge hits from France, such as Eurovision entries "J'ai cherché" and "Requiem", Kendji Girac's "Andalouse" and "Les yeux de la mama", besides songs for the successful play "La légende du roi Arthur". We now present a hit of his own, his first single, "Pourquoi veux-tu que je danse ?", which proves (once again) he is a master at creating addictive melodies.

Germany | Julian Philipp David - "Déjà vu"

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We remeet German singer Julian Philipp David for his most recent single. "Déjà vu" is a great pop song with a marking beat and a very compelling chorus.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Romania | Tallina - "Inima, te vand"

BRAND NEW

Tallina is the stage name of Andreea Catalina Tuca, Romanian singer who was born in Bacău in 1995. She has just released her debut single, "Inima, te vand". It's a great pop song. It's impossible to listen to it only once!

Greece | Panos Kiamos - "Allou esy"

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Greek singer Panos Kiamos returns to our site with a lovely new single. "Allou esy" is an ethnic ballad which starts calm and develops in strength and power to reach a climaxing chorus.

Macedonia | Next Time - "Slusam kaj sumat sumite"

BRAND NEW

Next Time are a Macedonian duo from Skopje, consisting of twin brothers Martin and Stefan Filipovski. They are also known for having represented their country on Eurovision in 2009. They have just released "Slusam kaj sumat sumite", an ethno-pop with excellent instrumental work. Special highlights for its marking beats and highly involving ambience.

Denmark | Carpark North - "When we were kids"

BRAND NEW

Danish band Carpark North are finally back with us for a new single! "When we were kids" is a delightful ballad which starts calm and mellow and evolves to a more movemented chorus, full of synth and pop-rock beats.

Iceland | Steinar - "The mind is like the Moon"

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We were very excited to know Icelandic singer Steinar is releasing new music. And let us say: "The mind is like the Moon" was a clear case of love at first listen! It offers a great and sexy melody, along with Steinar's amazing voice. The result is excellent!

Monday, November 06, 2017

You've Seen Here: 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards (part 3)

MTV EUROPE MUSIC AWARDS

Sounds European! now concludes the special day we have saved for talking about the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards. It's time to finish the list of artists who are nominated to the regional awards, and you have seen during the past 12 months.

If you've been reading SE!, you've seen:

Best Norwegian act: Alan Walker, Astrid S (second post and third post), Gabrielle and Kygo.
Best Portuguese act: Mickael Carreira.
Best Russian act: Elena Temnikova (second post) and Elka (second post).
Best Spanish act: Lori Meyers.
Best Swedish act: Tove Lo and Zara Larsson (second post and third post; one of the hits of the year, shown below).