Friday, November 30, 2018

Russia | Na-Na - "Stuk vagonov, stuk serdets"

BRAND NEW

Na-Na are a Russian boyband with a very long career: they were founded in 1989, and have been active since then. And they are still in top shape, as one can confirm with their latest single "Stuk vagonov, stuk serdets". It's a stupendous song!

Moldova | The Motans - "Maraton"

BRAND NEW

Moldovan singer The Motans has just released a great new single. "Maraton" is a grower song, which starts soft and then becomes marked and intense, but still in a very smooth manner.

Sweden | Vera Hotsauce - "Daddy"

BRAND NEW

Vera Hotsauce is a young and very talented songwriter, producer and artist from Sweden. She has just released a new mixtape, entitled "Let me show u what love is". From it, we now present "Daddy", the strongest and most heartfelt song of her work. It's impossible not to get involved by it!

Turkey | Oğuz Berkay Fidan - "Kırılma noktası"

RECENT

Oğuz Berkay Fidan is a Turkish singer born in 1995 in the city of Keşan. He rose to fame after being the first winner of the local version of The Voice, and has since released four albums. Get to know his talents in "Kırılma noktası", a massive mix of ethnic and traditional pop.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

United Kingdom | Jess Glynne - "Thursday"

BRAND NEW

British superstar Jess Glynne has just released a new single. And it's a wonderful one! "Thursday" is a song which sets a simple ambience, in order to Jess's voice to shine as few times before. And oh, it does shine! It's surely a must-listen.

Serbia | Ministarke feat. Pedja Medenica - "Mesec dana"

BRAND NEW

Ministarke are a Serbian pop-folk group founded in 2013 in Belgrade, currently consisting of Kristina Denić, Milica Jokić, Ana Mašulović, Ivana Eremić and Ivana Rudić. They have joined Kosovar singer Pedja Medenica, from Pristina, "Mesec dana". It's the purest form of entertainment in the shape of a song!

Netherlands | Vinchenzo - "What this could be"

BRAND NEW

Dutch star Vinchenzo is living a very special moment. Every new single he releases is great. And his latest one, "What this could be", is another sample of that. It's a very entertaining pop song!

Ireland | Picture This - "When we were young"

RECENT

It took us some time to listen to the most recent single by Irish band Picture This, but that couldn't stop us from sharing it. It's such a fun song! "When we were young" has an irresistible melody and a very upwards mood.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Turkey | Redd - "Kanıyorduk"

BRAND NEW

It's time to listen to the best of Turkish rock music: Redd have a new single on offer! "Kanıyorduk" is a song which offers a hypnotic melody and a very intense and involving chorus. It's a very effective track!

United Kingdom | Hatty Keane - "Jealous"

BRAND NEW

British singer Hatty Keane is living a great moment of her career. And her new single "Jealous" is a cherry on top of it all: it's excellent! Its melody is as addictive as one can be, and we just can't get enough of it. We are totally in love!

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

Portugal | Carolina Deslandes - "Adeus amor adeus"

BRAND NEW

Portuguese singer Carolina Deslandes returns to Sounds European! with her latest single, the third one to emerge from the album "Casa". "Adeus amor adeus" is a delicate guitar-driven ballad whose instrumentation grows after the first chorus, creating a beautiful atmosphere.

Denmark | Hugo Helmig - "Wild"

RECENT

It's finally time to remeet Danish singer Hugo Helmig, whose new single is just awesome. "Wild" is a delightful pop song with a well-paced, captivating melody and a very effective chorus. We love it!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Germany | Aynur Aydın - "Salla"

BRAND NEW

Now look who's back! German-born Turkish star Aynur Aydın has just released "Salla", and it is all we wanted to hear: a captivating pop with that unmistakeable local flavor she brings in all her songs and that makes our knees weak!

Hungary | Compact Disco - "Közel"

RECENT

Hungarian band Compact Disco return to our site with a great sample of their contagious synth pop. "Közel" will captivate you with its verses, but the chorus is the real catch here, having a beat to take the song to a whole new level!

Croatia | Franka - "Ti mi nosiš sreću"

RECENT

Croatian singer Franka comes back to show us a very interesting side of Balkan pop. In her latest single, "Ti mi nosiš sreću", she offers it without traditional sounds and brings a more international melody.

Belarus | Litesound - "Don't worry about me"

RECENT

Belarusian band Litesound make a stunning return to Sounds European!. This time, they grace us with "Don't worry about me", an easy-listening pop-rock with a super uplifting chorus.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Denmark | Jonas Brøg feat. Laura Mathilde - "I think of you I cry"

BRAND NEW

Born in Copenhagen but developing his career in Amsterdam, Jonas Brøg is a producer and songwriter who started his career as a drummer. His latest release is "I think of you I cry", performed with the help of his 15-year-old niece Laura Mathilde for the vocals. It's a strong song in which he tells us about the unhealthy relationship that inspired the track.

Russia | Oleg Miami - "Otpusti"

RECENT

2018 was a very prolific year for Russian singer Oleg Miami. We are now presenting his fourth single of the year: "Otpusti" is a downtempo pop that takes ballads to contemporary electronic beats.

Updated on December 28th, 2018, with the official video.

Sweden | Alexander Strandell - "Bonfire heart"

RECENT

Alexander Strandell is a Swedish artist who is launching his music career with a beautiful debut single. We are talking about "Bonfire heart", a heartfelt ballad which shows Alexander's amazing vocal range.

Turkey | Simge - "Öpücem"

RECENT

Turkish singer Simge is on fire! She has recently released a new single, the captivating "Öpücem", and we just can't get enough of it. It's a celebration of folkloric sounds both in the instrumentation and in the voices.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Armenia | Artem Valter - "Menak"

BRAND NEW

Artem Valter (also known as Tim de Beatz) is an Armenian singer and songwriter who was born in 1986. He has just released a very cool new single. "Menak" offers a catchy mix of a well-marked melody and a great vocal performance. It's a song to listen on repeat!

Spain | María Parrado feat. Cepeda - "No creo en nada"

BRAND NEW

Spanish singers María Parrado and Luis Cepeda have joined together in a beautiful single. "No creo en nada" is a very interesting pop ballad in which her sweet and his raspy voices combine perfectly. We're feeling the love, y'all!

Moldova | Mark Stam - "Vina mea"

BRAND NEW

Sounds European! remeets Moldovan singer Mark Stam, who has just released another awesome single. "Vina mea" is a smooth and groovy song with a melody which involves the listeners and takes them into hypnotic mode. It's great!

Portugal | Luisa Sobral - "O melhor presente"

BRAND NEW

Luisa Sobral (Lisbon, 1987) is a Portuguese singer and songwriter, who penned Eurovision's 2017 winner "Amar pelos dois". She has recently released a studio album, entitled "Rosa". And we've got to hear a sample of it on its first single: "O melhor presente" is a beautiful ballad wrapped up around Luisa's sweet voice.

Ukraine | Ani Lorak - "Son"

RECENT

Get ready for another single by Ani Lorak! One of Ukraine's most prolific divas has released a new single, entitled "Son". We are hooked with its mix of uptempo beats and emotional interpretation.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Greece | Elena Tsagkrinou - "Paradeisos"

RECENT

Greek singer Elena Tsagkrinou has just released a new single. And we cannot stress enough: "Paradeisos" is an outstanding masterpiece! Its intense melody builds up and then explodes into a very powerful chorus – and all that is led by her impeccable vocal performance. It's the second single of hers we present, and it's the second single of hers we choose to be our song of the week. Does it show how much we love her music?

Bulgaria | MIRO - "A mark of my soul"

BRAND NEW

Bulgarian star MIRO has just released a new single. And it didn't take us long to be sure it's gonna be another huge success! "A mark of my soul" is a deep and involving ballad with wonderful instrumentation and a flawless vocal performance. We couldn't ask for more!

Sweden | Yaeger - "I need a:"

BRAND NEW

Yaeger is a 20-year-old independent artist and songwriter from Sweden. She has just released her first music video, for her new single "I need a:". It's a song which follows current environmental issues in Sweden and the world, worked in the lyrics in a very smart manner. Plus, it has a modern vibe to it which got us totally hooked!

Belgium | Blanche - "Moment"

BRAND NEW

Belgian singer Blanche is becoming one of the icons of alternative music in her country. And her most recent single proves why: "Moment" gives us her envolving voice and a song with mysterious verses and a more agitated chorus. We fell right away!

Denmark | Stine Bramsen feat. Patrick Dorgan - "Can't let it go"

RECENT

Two Danish talents have met for a massive single together. We are talking about Stine Bramsen and Patrick Dorgan, whose "Can't let it go" made our skin chill. How not to love such an emotional ballad?

Friday, November 23, 2018

Spain | Nerea Rodríguez - "Y ahora no"

BRAND NEW

Nerea Rodríguez is a Catalonian singer from Gavà. She is one more proof Operación Triunfo 2017 was really a summit of talents. Nerea has just dazzled us with "Y ahora no". The song is a powerful ballad with slight electronic touches.

Slovakia | Peter Srámek - "Madarak szállnak"

BRAND NEW

Peter Srámek is a singer who was born in Šaľa, Slovakia, in 1993. He rose to prominence in Hungary, where he took part of the talent show Rising Star (which he ended as third place) and where he is now developing his career. Peter has just released "Madarak szállnak", and it's as catchy as a song can be!

Greece | Ifigenia - "To onoma sou"

BRAND NEW

It's finally time to remeet Greek pop singer Ifigenia. She has just released a new single, and we are completely in love with it. "To onoma sou" offers a classy and passionate melody, led by a beautiful vocal performance by Ifigenia. It's a song to listen at all times!

Germany | Tarkan - "Kedi gibi"

BRAND NEW

German-born Turkish singer Tarkan is back to our site with another amazing mix of pop sounds and local Turkish elements. "Kedi gibi" makes for a great way to shake your body to the rhythm!

Serbia | Igor Simić - "Ne dam te"

RECENT

Serbian singer Igor Simić returns to Sounds European! with a great new single. Fusing Balkan pop and contemporary electronic sounds in a very effective way, "Ne dam te" really stands out!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Croatia | KEDZO - "Šuti"

BRAND NEW

Croatian singer KEDZO can do no wrong. Single after single, his work keeps dazzling us. And his new single "Šuti" follows that rule: it's a gift to the ears! It's pop at its best form. It's captivating, catchy and highly inviting.

Bulgaria | Grafa - "Ogŭn"

BRAND NEW

Get ready to listen to very entertaining music coming from Bulgaria. And if it is entertaining, and it's from Bulgaria, we can only be talking about one artist: Grafa! "Ogŭn" is a clear sample of what a fun song is: it's impossible not to get involved from first to last second.

Albania | Anxhela Peristeri - "Pa mua"

BRAND NEW

We are now landing in Albania, to listen to a great new release by Anxhela Peristeri. It's "Pa mua", a Balkan ballad with an intense melody, built by a strong work of folk instruments. Anxhela's voice fits it all perfectly!

Armenia | Hakob Hakobyan & Armen Hovhannisyan - "Hov areq"

BRAND NEW

Hakob Hakobyan & Armen Hovhannisyan are an Armenian duo from Yerevan. They have just released a new single, and it's an absolutely awesome one! "Hov areq" offers the best of local folk, wrapped in a very catchy melody. We love it!

Finland | Janna feat. Tuure Kilpeläinen - "Sateet"

RECENT

Awesome collaboration in Finland! "Sateet" is the most recent release by Janna, featuring Tuure Kilpeläinen. It's a smooth pop song with a captivating melody and a very sweet chorus. Janna's and Tuure's voices are a perfect match for it all!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Greece | Sakis Arseniou - "Legetai kardia"

BRAND NEW

Sounds European! remeets Greek star Sakis Arseniou, who has just released an exciting new single. "Legetai kardia" offers the best Greek pop can produce: an intense and addictive melody, wrapped by a wonderful chorus. We love it!

Italy | Raf feat. Umberto Tozzi - "Come una danza"

BRAND NEW

Umberto Tozzi (Turin, 1952) is one of the most important names of pop and rock music in Italy. The 1987 winner of Sanremo has just reedited his 1987 Eurovision partnership with Raf in a new single. "Come una danza" is a dazzling pop-rock with spices of electronic.

Macedonia | Kaliopi - "Presuda"

BRAND NEW

Look who is finally back! It's Macedonian superstar Kaliopi, who has released a great new single. It's "Presuda", a ballad which explores Kaliopi's unique vocal talent in several levels. It's an impressive song!

Norway | Carina Dahl - "When sorrow comes alive"

RECENT

Norwegian singer Carina Dahl is back with a wonderful new single on offer. "When sorrow comes alive" is a piano-led ballad with a melody which allows her voice to shine all over. The result is touching and endearing!

Romania | Liviu Teodorescu - "Rochia ta"

RECENT

Romanian singer Liviu Teodorescu is back once again. And this time, he is bringing an ethnic flavour to his newest single. "Rochia ta" is an enticing pop with a captivating chorus and a beat that is to die for!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Ireland | Curtis Walsh - "Perfect rain"

BRAND NEW

Curtis Walsh is an Irish singer hailing from Dublin. His debut single, "Full recovery", was very popular in the local radios, and his follow-up single is now proving that he is here to stay: "Perfect rain" is a perfect love song!

Iceland | DAVID44 - "Truth"

BRAND NEW

Reikjavík, Iceland native DAVID44 (real name David Olafsson) is a young talent developing his career in Copenhagen, Denmark. His newest single is a real gem of alternative pop: "Truth" speaks about accepting one's own physical appearance and believing in oneself, all involved within a delicious electronic atmosphere.

Croatia | Vjeko - "Samo hodaj dalje"

BRAND NEW

We are now in Croatia, where we remeet Vjekoslav Ključarić, also known as Vjeko. He has just released a new single, entitled "Samo hodaj dalje", and it's surely a must-listen. It offers a potent melody and a very marking chorus.

Azerbaijan | Emin - "Kogda ya uydu"

RECENT

Emin is living a very prolific (and excellent!) phase of his career. And not long ago, he released another outstanding single. It's "Kogda ya uydu", a powerful ballad which got us fully addicted after the very first listen. We cannot stop listening to it. It's so intense and passionate!

Greece | Giorgos Mazonakis - "Ena thavma"

RECENT

Greek star Giorgos Mazonakis has a new single on offer. And it's a delightful one! "Ena thavma" is a very strong and passionate ballad, led by Greek folk instrumentals and Giorgos's beautiful voice. The overall result couldn't be any better!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Italy | Emma - "Mondiale"

BRAND NEW

Italian diva Emma surprised us with the release of a new single and video. And what a wonderful surprise it was: "Mondiale" is a true masterpiece! Emma brings her best game in a highly captivating ballad. We love it to bits!

10 Questions For: Claim

INTERVIEW

One more interview comes to Sounds European!. This time, we go to Spain, where we had the pleasure of having a chat with one of the most critically acclaimed up-and-coming bands in the country. These are our 10 questions for Adrián Riquelme, of Claim:

Sounds European!: To start this interview, we would like to talk about the history of the band. How did you meet? And how did you decide to form the band? What is the history behind the name, Claim?

Adrián Riquelme (Claim): In our case, it is hard to know until what point you must look back to try to answer this question – as most of us have known each other for a long time, and we had a band in common back in our busy university days. Afterwards, each of us grabbed our baggage and ended up in a different part of Europe, trying to build a "responsible" future. What happened is that, during all those years when we did not have a band, we kept writing music – probably because of nostalgia or as a mechanism to cope with distance. But as we were gradually returning from our destinations, things happened naturally.
Claim has several meanings in English, among them the Spanish "reclamo". This band was a way for us to claim what different situations in our lives (precisely, the crisis) had taken away from us. We had stopped doing together what we liked doing, music.

SE!: Both personally and as a group, what artists have marked your relationship with music throughout time? Do you feel they had any influence in the music you perform nowadays?

AR: It is funny, because you may be asked what your favorite movies are, what book you have loved lately... but when you are asked about bands that are a reference for you, you must be careful! It is an almost intimate question, a way to define yourself. It should not be answered lightly. Moreover, when you ask this to a musician, all the wires tangle – influences are infinite and the list is neverending. How can you choose among so many? In the end, you say some of the artist you can quickly think of, but please do not take it to heart.
Broadly speaking, Claim takes a lot from American rock sounds like Foals, The National, Dawes or Ryan Adams; from pop artists with fresh, fusion sounds like Paul Simon, Phoenix, Moon Taxi or James Bay. We also have a slight influence from Cuban son, as some of us have been fans of the genre since we visited the island. In my case, I also see an influence from Italian singer-songwriter music – I would lie if I said there is nothing from Franco Battiato or Rino Gaetano in our lyrics. Now you throw that pot-pourri in a mixer and, voilá! Claim.

SE!: Even though it is sometimes hard to classify your own music, we know you have a clear view of the genres you develop. Would you tell us what your preception of your own music is? What do you want to express with it?

AR: It is hard to label yourself. As you say, music is another means of expression and, generally, you express yourself as you feel like, without worrying about style. But if I had to say in what realm Claim works, I would say between pop and indie. There is a certain reluctance to label yourself as "pop", since it is related to easy music. But we believe pop can be elegant and sophisticated – we believe it is necessary to provide the genre with a little more of depth. In our case, it is the melodies and our work in the riffs, as well as very personal lyrics, which gives value to our songs.

SE!: As you say yourselves, the lyrics are a differential in your work. How would you describe your lyrics? What topics do you like to talk about in them? And how is the creative process of your lyrics?

AR: Lyrics are the hardest part of a song, because, luckily, Spanish people give it a great deal of importance. There are magnificent lyricists in our country, and that's why, when you try to find something so far unsaid, you must look within yourself and be honest with the paper. In my case, with my job, I don't have much time, so I write a bit every day in my mobile, whatever comes to my mind, whatever I find interesting to tell. Then, at home, I try to find time to shape that idea. We think it's essential to talk about things people can identify themselves with. We like to talk about everyday and current affairs. We like twisting and treating those topics with sarcasm. We like laughing at our own miseries.

SE!: Your first work, "Barbados", was released independently. How was the experience of editing your first album yourselves? What were the biggest challenges you faced? And what would you say the biggest lesson you learned from this experience was?

AR: Honestly, it has given us much more than we expected. When we decided to record it, many friends recommended us recording a low cost sample and start promoting it, but we knew we had to make something special that surprised people and make them wonder: "Who are these guys?". Almost two years after its release, the album has proved us right, because it allowed us to play in festivals, national radios and reach a broader public than we had thought of, initially.
The biggest obstacle is always "the talk", everything related with releasing an album requires money, if you want to do it professionally. At the moment you decide to edit independently, you also have to think how you are going to pay for it, and that draws you to a pseudo-entrepreneurial dynamic that not all musicians are prepared to face. But, in the end, the lesson is always the same: you have no idea of anything, you have a million doubts, you have a lot to improve on. But I like our songs. After all this mess, we have to go on, we trust our job.

"We believe pop can be elegant and sophisticated – we believe it is necessary to provide the genre with a little more of depth"

SE!: You have just released a new album, "Sofá paraíso". What can you tell us about it? This time, the album was produced by a recording company (Son Buenos). How is the experience of working with a recording company, when you compare to your previous independent album?

AR: "Sofá paraíso" is our first long play album. We have taken it slowly and cared for every detail. It is our "long presentation". We paid attention to each detail and all of our wishes. "Sofá paraíso" is our personal view on modern life within our own context.
On the other hand, working with Son Buenos meant climbing one more step in the ladder. They are professionals with a great experience in the market and people trust their word. Many doors have opened just because we have their support. We worked twice as hard, and in a more organized way, and I believe we are making a great team.

SE!: We know some of the members of Claim are architects. Do you feel this has any influence in the work with the band (as, for instance, in the so distinctive design of your graphics, in the way of "building" a song, etc.)? How do you combine both professions?

AR: Hahaha, yes, there are three architects in the band. And let's say that, after some time, we discovered that the creative process in architechture and the one in music are very different in the beginning, yet very similar at the end. I mean, when you build something, you usually do it for a certain person or entity, with very defined schemes and needs. You need to make your creative skills available for a person who wants to live in a specific way. However, in music, there is no defined "client". Someone might say "your fans", but this is naturally a very broad spectrum. Fans expect new things from you. Fans trust you and want you to keep making songs. In short, in music, you are your own client.
Regarding the end of the process, both are tedious and workful. You need to be extremely detailed and perfectionist.

SE!: With the new album in the market, what can we expect from the near future of the band? What are your next projects?

AR: As Brian May would say, what a band does, new songs and touring. And actually, we hope so – that would mean there is Claim for a long time. Right now, we are only thinking about taking this album (in which we believe so much) to the most people we can. That is the hardest thing of them all, to have an audience take five minutes to meet you in a world with infinite music offer. Besides this, the only thing we should be worried about right now is having good live performances and having a good time on stage.

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

AR: Mother of God, all of them. Claim is so little right now, that we could learn from anybody. Now, if we start dreaming, I would say that, in Spain, we would love to work with Santos & Fluren. And, internationally, I would love to make a song with Alt-J and to be featured in a song by Matt Berninger [The National]. We were allowed to dream, right?

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

AR: This question is a betrayal! Hahaha. You know that musicians think that songs are like our little children. It is impossible to choose one. But since we have to be unfair with the other songs, in my case I would say that "Sofá paraíso" is a song that has had a great impact on us since the beginning. From the very beginning, we have agreed on everything – structure, lyrics, arrangements and melodies. We are very happy with it.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

France | Naya feat. Tom Grennan - "Quelque chose de toi"

BRAND NEW

It's time to listen to a wonderful international collaboration! Naya, from France, has joined Tom Grennan, from the United Kingdom, for "Quelque chose de toi". It's a wonderful song, with classy instrumentals and a perfect mix of their unique voices.

Belgium | Milow feat. Matt Simons - "Lay your worry down"

BRAND NEW

Belgian star Milow is back with a new single. For "Lay your worry down", he has teamed up with American star Matt Simons. It's a guitar-led ballad with an involving melody and a very effective chorus.

Italy | Marco Carta - "Una foto di me e di te"

BRAND NEW

We couldn't be more excited: Italian star Marco Carta has just released a new single. So, it's time to listen to amazing new music! "Una foto di me e di te" is a beautiful ballad with a passionate, excellent vocal performance by Marco. It's amazing!

Updated on January 10th, 2019, with the official video.

Netherlands | Causes - "Wake me up so I can dream"

BRAND NEW

We are now going to the Netherlands, to listen to the new single by Causes. The Dutch band has released "Wake me up so I can dream". It's a wonderful rock ballad with smooth instrumentals, beautiful melody and flawless vocals.

Germany | BENNE - "Licht in uns"

RECENT

BENNE is the stage name of Benedikt Ruchay, German singer and musician who was born in Heilbronn in 1989. He has an excellent single on offer. "Licht in uns" has a marking melody and a highly catchy chorus. It's a song to listen on repeat!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

France | Florina - "Va va vis"

RECENT

Florina Perez is a French singer hailing from Sin-le-Noble. We have just got to listen to her single "Va va vis", and it was love at first listen. What a remarkable song it is! Its melody, its chorus, her vocal performance... everything is as great as it could be. We had no doubt at all: it's our song of the week!

Spain | Miriam Rodríguez feat. Pablo López - "No!"

BRAND NEW

Two of the most talented singers in Spain have teamed up for a wonderful new single. It's "No!", by Miriam Rodríguez and Pablo López. The song explores the best of their voices, and the result is powerful and intense. We love it!

Italy | Benji & Fede - "Universale"

BRAND NEW

Italian duo Benji & Fede have just released a new single. And with it, a new addiction of ours was born! "Universale" is that kind of song which gets you from first to last second. It's a song to listen on repeat!

Germany | Wincent Weiss - "Hier mit dir"

BRAND NEW

German superstar Wincent Weiss has just released a new single. And we are listening to it nonstop. No wonder why: "Hier mit dir" is excelent! It's pop at its best, with a catchy melody and a highly addictive chorus. It's surely a must-listen!

Macedonia | Karolina Gočeva - "Beli cvetovi"

BRAND NEW

Get ready to listen to a dazzling song coming from Macedonia! It's "Beli cvetovi", new release by Karolina Gočeva. It's a song which offers a very entertaining melody, unique instrumentals and a perfect vocal perfomance by Karolina.

Friday, November 16, 2018

United Kingdom | Andreya Triana - "Woman"

BRAND NEW

British talent Andreya Triana has just released a new single. And it's a stupendous one! "Woman" is a delightful song, with a well-marked melody led by fun beats and Andreya's distinct voice.

France | Kendji Girac - "Tiago"

BRAND NEW

French star Kendji Girac is back to our site with his most recent single. It's "Tiago", a soft pop driven by a playful guitar. It's an irresistible song, with a catchy melody and a very effective chorus.

Spain | Pablo Alborán - "Tu refugio"

BRAND NEW

Spanish singer Pablo Alborán keeps dazzling us with his mastery for conveying feelings into songs. His latest release will show you why: "Tu refugio" is a song with an emotional set of lyrics, accompanied by a perfectly timed instrumentation that makes the whole package fit like a glove.

Italy | Alessandra Amoroso - "Trova un modo"

BRAND NEW

Sounds European! remeets Italian diva Alessandra Amoroso. She has just released a wonderful new single. It's "Trova un modo", a half-ballad half-uptempo song which explores Alessandra's unique voice to its best.

Germany | Fabrice Noel - "Eigentlich nein"

RECENT

Fabrice Noel is a singer hailing from Berlin. This young talent is rising in Germany thanks to the success of his most recent single: "Eigentlich nein" is a tropical mix of pop and contemporary sounds.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Bosnia and Herzegovina | Božo Vrećo - "Dragi"

BRAND NEW

It's time to present a great singer coming from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Meet Božo Vrećo (Foča, 1983), a Bosnian musician who is credited for the revival of sevdalinka – a traditional genre of folk music. Vrećo, who performs as both female and male, has just released a new single. And we love it to bits: "Dragi" is absolutely outstanding!

Denmark | Alex Vargas - "Now that I think about it"

BRAND NEW

Danish singer Alex Vargas has been working in the follow up of his acclaimed 2017 album "Cohere". And here he is showing us his new single: "Now that I think about it" is an introspective alternative pop that will tangle you up in its charm!

Albania | Eleni Foureira - "Tómame"

BRAND NEW

Albanian-born Greek singer Eleni Foureira is having a momentuous 2018. And here we have another song to prove it: "Tómame", her third single this year, brings her sensual kind of pop with a set of lyrics which plays between English and Spanish. She has us hooked on the dancefloor!

Belgium | LeWis - "Mathilda"

BRAND NEW

LeWis is the stage name of Louis De Roo, a Belgian singer, songwriter and musician hailing from Adegem. His latest single is entitled "Mathilda". It's a true gem of soft alternative pop!

Czech Republic | Emma Smetana feat. Jordan Haj - "Lost and found"

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Czech singer Emma Smetana is finally back with a new single. For "Lost and found", she has partnered with Jordan Haj, Czech singer, actor and musician who was born in Prague in 1988. The song offers a delightful mix of classy instrumentals and flawless vocals.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

France | Claudio Capéo - "Ta main"

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French star Claudio Capéo has just released a new single. And we cannot stress enough: it's an amazing one! "Ta main" offers everything one can expect of a track by Claudio – wonderful vocals, captivating melody and great instrumentals.

Sweden | Oscar Zia - "Din"

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Sounds European! remeets Swedish super star Oscar Zia. He has just released a very groovy new single. It's "Din", a fun electropop with a catchy melody and a captivating chorus. It's a song to listen on repeat!

Italy | Giorgia - "Le tasche piene di sassi"

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Italian diva Giorgia is about to release a new album. Entitled "Pop heart", it's going to bring Giorgia's versions for some great songs of Italian and international pop history. You can already preview it with its first single, "Le tasche piene di sassi" (originally performed by Jovanotti). It's a wonderful rendition!

Serbia | Nemanja Djordjevic feat. Olja Karleuša - "Nisu važne godine"

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Nemanja Djordjevic is a Serbian singer who was born in Kučevo. Nemanja has joined his countrymate Olja Karleuša for a new single. It's "Nisu važne godine", an exciting Balkan pop with an energetic melody and fun instrumentals.

Switzerland | Stefanie Heinzmann feat. Alle Farben - "Build a house"

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Two huge stars of the Central European music scene have gathered to record and release a new single. And the result couldn't be any different: it's as great as a song can be! "Build a house", by Stefanie Heinzmann and Alle Farben, is a smooth electropop with a very modern melody.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Poland | Piotr Cugowski - "Kto nie kochal"

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Piotr Cugowski is a Polish singer and musician who was born in Lublin in 1979. He is also know for being the lead singer of Bracia. He has just released a wonderful solo single, entitled "Kto nie kochal". It's a powerful pop-rock song with an excellent mix of melody and voice.

Germany | Ela - "Bis der mond vom himmel fällt"

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Get ready to listen to a very exciting single coming from Germany! It's "Bis der mond vom himmel fällt", new release by Ela. It's a dancy schlager with a delightful retro vibe and a marking chorus.

United Kingdom | Calum Scott - "No matter what"

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British singer Calum Scott has just released a beautiful new single. "No matter what" is described by Scott himself as the most personal song he has ever written, "a song born from loneliness, acceptance and the heart-breaking but liberating tale of my coming out experience".

Croatia | Nina Kraljić - "Najljepši dan"

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It's time to remeet Croatian star Nina Kraljić, who has just released an awesome new single. "Najljepši dan" is a haunting pop song with a very hypnotic ambience. A special highlight for its video, which is quite interesting to follow along.

Finland | Jenni Vartiainen - "Vainot"

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Finnish diva Jenni Vartiainen is gifting us with a string of singles released in the past few weeks. Among them, we have "Vainot", a song with an intense beat that helps creating a captivating atmosphere throughout.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Italy | Elodie feat. Ghemon - "Rambla"

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Italian star Elodie has an excellent new single on offer. It's "Rambla", featuring Ghemon (hip-hop artist from Avellino). It's an inviting song with an irresistible melody and a very addictive chorus. We love it!

Germany | Namika - "Alles was zählt"

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Whenever German star Namika releases a new single, one can be sure great music is on its way. And she never disappoints. Her "Alles was zählt" is simply great! The song is a fun pop with a very interesting retro vibe.

United Kingdom | Matt Cardle - "Nobody"

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British singer Matt Cardle continues the promotion of his latest album, "Time to be alive", with the release of a beautiful new single. "Nobody" is a downtempo ballad with intense R&B beats. It's surely a must-listen!

Macedonia | Tommy Tassev feat. Polina - "Broken"

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Tommy Tassev is a Macedonian DJ, record producer and musician from Strumica. He has joined Polina Taseva, from Skopje, to record and release "Broken". It's a groovy and marking song with cool electronic elements.

France | Les Frangines - "Si j'osais"

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Les Frangines are a French folk-pop duo from Angers. We have just got to listen to their single "Si j'osais", and we are fully in love. It's a sweet song, with a delightful melody and a very marking chorus.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Croatia | Matej - "Prašina"

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Matej Podgorščak is a Croatian singer from Osijek. He has just released a new single, entitled "Prašina", and we are fully in love with it. It mixes a highly captivating melody and an impeccable vocal performance by Matej. It's stupendous!

Germany | Alexa Feser - "Gold reden"

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German singer Alexa Feser has just released a new single. "Gold reden" is a groovy and involving pop song with marking beats and a delightful ambience. Its chorus is classy and very captivating!

United Kingdom | Dua Lipa feat. BLACKPINK - "Kiss and make up"

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British superstar Dua Lipa has gathered with BLACKPINK, one of the most prominent names of the current K-pop scene, to record and release a new single. And the result of this meeting couldn't be any better. "Kiss and make up" is a very good song!

Turkey | Koliva - "Bile bile"

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Koliva are a Turkish band that hails from Karadeniz, but are developing their career in Istanbul. We now present their single "Bile bile". It is a contagious song, which mixes folk and soft rock in a very cool way.

Hungary | AWS - "X/0"

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AWS are back with another powerful single! The Hungarian band has released "X/0". It's another great sample of their intense metal. What a melody, what an ambience, what a song!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Portugal | Fernando Daniel - "Voltas"

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Portuguese star Fernando Daniel has just released an awesome new single. And we couldn't be more addicted to it! "Voltas" is a stupendous song, with a grandiose melody and a flawless vocal performance by Fernando. We are listening to it nonstop, and so should you: it's our song of the week!

Denmark | Lukas Graham - "You're not the only one (Redemption song)"

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It's time to listen to high-quality rock 'n' roll. Danish band Lukas Graham have just released a new single, and it's truly a masterpiece. Its melody is smooth but grandiose and the chorus is very marking. It's a song to be in absolutely everyone's playlists!

Sweden | Zara Larsson - "Ruin my life"

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Swedish superstar Zara Larsson is back! She has just released a new single, entitled "Ruin my life", and we simply can't stop listening to it! It's pop at its best, with a captivating melody and a highly catchy chorus.

Turkey | maNga - "Gel (Bu son el)"

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Turkish band maNga have a new single on offer. And it's undoubtedly a must-listen! "Gel (Bu son el)" is a great song with two quite different moments: mysterious verses and an explosive chorus. We love it!

Ireland | Skyfever - "Sunny days"

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It's time to get to know a great new alternative rock band that is rising in Ireland. Meet Skyfever, with their recently released single "Sunny days". It's a calm, old-school rock ballad. We totally recommend it!

Friday, November 09, 2018

United Kingdom | Charli XCX feat. Troye Sivan - "1999"

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We are living a moment in which huge pop stars are gathering for releasing new singles. And there is no better example than "1999", by Charli XCX and Troye Sivan. Their talents unite perfectly, and the result is as addictive as it could be. A special highlight for its video, which is legendary!

Finland | Vesala - "Monta nimee"

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Finnish singer Vesala has just released a new single. It's "Monta nimee", an uptempo electropop with an intense melody and a very memorable chorus. It's impossible to listen to it only once!

Italy | Marco Mengoni - "Voglio"

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One of the biggest names of Italian music is finally back! Marco Mengoni returns in a dazzling way: he went synthpop! If genre changed, quality hasn't at all: it's as great as one can expect from him. This song is also available in Spanish, and you can listen to it by clicking here.

Germany | Julia Engelmann - "Das lied"

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German singer Julia Engelmann is ready to marvel us once again with a new single. "Das lied" is a super sweet pop song. Its well-marked instrumentals build a great melody, which is perfectly wrapped by her great vocals.

Czech Republic | Thom Artway - "Sleeping next to you"

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It's time to listen to an awesome song coming from the Czech Republic! Thom Artway has just released "Sleeping next to you", and we are fully in love. It's a song which offers a beautiful concoction of alternative, indie and folk sounds.

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Norway | Astrid S - "Emotion"

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Norwegian super star Astrid S has just released a new single. And it can only mean one thing: it's time to listen to high-quality music! "Emotion" is an impressive electropop with an irresistible melody. A special highlight for its chorus, which sticks to the head very quickly.

Updated on November 11th, 2018, with the official video.

Slovakia | Zuzana Smatanová - "Môžme si už odpustiť?"

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Great new song coming from Slovakia! And we can't even pretend to be surprised, as we know for a fact that Zuzana Smatanová is an expert at releasing anthemic ballads. And "Môžme si už odpustiť?" delivers everything one can expect! It's stupendous!

Sweden | Icona Pop - "Rhythm in my blood"

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Get ready to dance all night long! Swedish duo Icona Pop have just released an irresistible new single. "Rhythm in my blood" is a smooth and groovy electropop with that signature sound only Icona Pop can make.

United Kingdom | Jessie Ware - "Overtime"

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British singer Jessie Ware has a new single out, and it's totally a must-listen. "Overtime" is a song which makes the listeners take a trip back in time. It's a sensual glimpse at '80s synth pop. We love it!

Albania | Greta Koçi - "Mos m'thirr"

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Greta Koçi is an Albanian singer who was born in Shkodër in 1991. She is one of the most prominent names of the pop music scene in Albania. Greta is just back with a new single. And we are totally hooked! "Mos m'thirr" offers a flashback to summer tunes, with an inviting melody and a very contemporary chorus.

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Italy | Eros Ramazzotti - "Vita ce n'è"

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Look who is finally back! After two and a half years without releasing a new single, Italian superstar Eros Ramazzotti returns with "Vita ce n'è". And what a great comeback it is! It's an excellent song, with a captivating melody and a very catchy chorus. You can also listen to it in Spanish, clicking here.

France | Philippine et Théo - "So far away from L.A" / "Le premier pas"

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It's time to remeet French duo Philippine et Théo, with another gift for our ears. It's a video with an acoustic medley of two songs of their future album, to be released in 2019. "So far away from L.A" and "Le premier pas" are wonderful, and have let us fully excited to listen to the rest of the album!

Germany | Nick Jonas feat. Robin Schulz - "Right now"

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German DJ Robin Schulz has joined American star Nick Jonas to release a new single. It's "Right now", a soothing contemporary pop which combines the best of the two artists. It's totally worth the listen!

Norway | Peder Elias - "Simple"

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Peder Elias is a young Norwegian singer, songwriter and producer from Trondheim. We now present his single "Simple", which has gotten us fully addicted. It's a cool pop song with electronic spices and a very contagious melody.

United Kingdom | Edis - "An"

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British-born Turkish star Edis has a new single on offer. And we simply couldn't resist to its charm! "An" is a song which gives a soft approach to synth pop, still retaining that unique Turkish feeling.

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Spain | La Oreja de Van Gogh - "La chica del espejo"

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Spanish band La Oreja de Van Gogh have just released a new single. And it is one for a great cause: "La chica del espejo" was the official song for the Spanish concert "Por ellas", a solidarity campaign which seeks funds to help fight breast cancer.