Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Ukraine | VIA Gra - "LyuboL"


Ukrainian power girl group VIA Gra comes back to our site with their new single. "LyuboL" is an intense electronic pop with a retro touch that will send electricity though your body!

Macedonia | Tijana Dapčević - "Nikad nisam"


Macedonian singer Tijana Dapčević has recently released a brand new single! "Nikad nisam" is a beautiful ballad that brings all the flavor of Balkan music.

Germany | Aynur Aydın - "Gel güzelim"


German-born Turkish superstar Aynur Aydın comes back to our site with a new single. "Gel güzelim" is an explosion of pop with a slight ethnic touch and a very entertaining video to accompany the release.

France | Lynda - "Homme parfait"


French singer Lynda returns to our site with "Homme parfait", her new single. The track is an upbeat mix of pop, Latin and urban sounds with a really catchy chorus!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Lithuania | Jurijus Veklenko feat. Leon Somov - "Sapnuose"


Lithuanian singer Jurijus Veklenko has recently teamed up with fellow Lithuanian artist Leon Somov (a producer born in Panevėžys in 1981) to release "Sapnuose". The single is an enticing EDM track that creates a very sleek atmosphere!

Poland | BARANOVSKI - "Czułe miejsce"


Time to check up on Polish singer BARANOVSKI! He returns to Sounds European! with "Czułe miejsce", a groovy, bass-based alternative pop that will hook you in its beats!

Portugal | Fernando Daniel - "Melodia da saudade"


Portuguese singer Fernando Daniel has recently released a very personal single. "Melodia da saudade" is a beautiful ballad that he dedicated as a hommage to his grandfather. As such, you can tell the emotion in Fernando's voice as he sings through.

United Kingdom | Emeli Sandé - "You are not alone"


British singer Emeli Sandé is back to our site with a brand new single. We're talking about "You are not alone", an uplifting piano ballad with a message of hope that will bring warmth to your heart!

Monday, September 16, 2019

Czech Republic | Monkey Business - "Worst lover ever"


Matthew Ruppert, Tereza Černochová, Roman Holý, Andrew Brousek, Pavel Mrázek, Martin Houdek and Olda Krejčoves are Monkey Business, a funk, disco and pop band from Prague. Meet them with "Worst lover ever". It's a wonderful dance song! It's impossible to listen to it and not dance along its irresistible beats from first to last second.

Austria | Cesár Sampson - "Where you are"


Austrian star Cesár Sampson is back. And he has a great new single on offer. "Where you are" is a very entertaining song! It offers an extremely captivating summer vibe, built by fresh and very cool instrumentals.

Germany | TOCHTER - "Anna"


Elise Eißmann and Niklas Kortländer are TOCHTER, a pop-rock duo hailing from Berlin. They have just released "Anna", and we are totally in love with it! It's a powerful and intense pop-rock song, with marking instrumentals and a very memorable chorus.

Ukraine | Max Barskih - "Nesluchayno"


Ukrainian singer Max Barskih returns to our site with a new single. "Nesluchayno" is a synth pop ballad with a memorable chorus that brings the unmistakeable sounds of Max's music!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

United Kingdom | Sam Fender - "Will we talk?"


Samuel Thomas Fender is Sam Fender, a very talented British singer and songwriter who was born in North Shields in 1994. He has just released "Will we talk?", and we couldn't be more in love with it. It's a great piece of alternative rock, with that unique spice one can only get from British music. Its raw, strong instrumentals lead the melody, which is simply great. It's surely a must-listen!

Netherlands | Kensington - "What lies ahead"


Dutch band Kensington returns to Sounds European! with a great new track. "What lies ahead" is an intense rock track with an energetic melody. The official video shows the band's tour around Canada earlier this year.

Germany | Ben Zucker - "Wir lieben uns wieder"


Sounds European! remeets German star Ben Zucker, who has just released a new single. And we couldn't be more addicted: "Wir lieben uns wieder" is such an exciting pop-rock song! Ben's voice adds a unique personality to it all.

Iceland | Thorsteinn Einarsson - "Symphony (Veiðimaður)"


Icelandic singer Thorsteinn Einarsson returns to our site with a brand new single. "Symphony (Veiðimaður)" is a beautifully inspiring contemporary pop-rock that will lift your spirits high!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Spain | Noelia Franco - "En ruinas"


Noelia Franco is a Spanish singer who was born in Málaga. She is one more talented artist to be presented during a season of Operación Triunfo (the 2018 one). Noelia has just released "En ruinas". It's a catchy pop song with a hypnotic melody and a chorus that is extremely passionate. Her voice owns the track with a lot of personality. We are listening to it nonstop: it's our song of the week!

United Kingdom | Louis Tomlinson - "Kill my mind"


With every single, Louis Tomlinson is showing he is ready to offer a huge and very solid solo career. His latest one, "Kill my mind", is another proof of that. It's such a powerful pop-rock song! Its instrumentals are very intense, its melody is punchy and vivid, and the chorus is as compelling as one can be. We absolutely love it!

Germany | Lotte feat. Max Giesinger - "Auf das, was da noch kommt"


Two big German stars got together to record a great new single. It's Lotte and Max Giesinger, with "Auf das, was da noch kommt". It's an outstanding song! Its melody is highly inviting and catchy, and their voices work extremely well together, bringing the song to an even higher level. We are listening to it nonstop!

Denmark | Mads Langer - "Eyes closed"


Danish star Mads Langer has just released a new single. And it's a wonderful one! "Eyes closed" offers a captivating melody, built by fresh instrumentals and flawless vocal performances. A special highlight for its chorus, which is extremely catchy!

Friday, September 13, 2019

France | Léa Paci - "A nos folies"


It's time to listen to an amazing new song coming from France. We cannot stress it enough: "A nos folies", by Léa Paci, is a stupendous song! It has so much personality, both in its melody and in Léa's awesome vocal performance. It's a song to listen on repeat.

Hungary | Kátya Tompos - "Viszlek haza"


Kátya Tompos is an actress and singer born in Budapest in 1983. Her most recent single is entitled "Viszlek haza", is a different kind of summer pop, relying more in Kátya's excellent vocal performance and the jazzy feeling of the melody.

Germany | Elen - "Hallo"


It's time to meet Elen, a German singer who was born in Berlin. She has just released "Hallo", and it's such an involving pop song. It has a delightful melody, and the vocals help taking it all to an even higher level.

Bulgaria | B-OK feat. Roksana Węgiel and Kristian Kostov - "Live it up"


B-OK is Boris Milanov, a Bulgarian-born producer who is based in Vienna. He has been behind several pop hits, including two big Eurovision hits, Kristian Kostov's "Beautiful mess" and Michela's "Chameleon". And he keeps the contest's vibe in his debut single, as he's gathered with Eurovision runner-up Kostov and Junior Eurovision winner Roksana Węgiel for "Live it up". It's a delightful electropop song with a very modern chorus.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Spain | Pastora Soler - "Aunque me cueste la vida"


Spanish singer Pastora Soler is back to business! She is preparing a new album, and meanwhile released a brand new single. "Aunque me cueste la vida" is a classic ballad with an empowering set of lyrics, in which Pastora's voice shines through.

Finland | Ellinoora - "Veitset"


Look who is back! It's Finnish diva Ellinoora, who has great news to present. She has just released a new album, entitled "Vaaleanpunainen vallankumous", and along with it, videos for several of its tracks. We now highlight "Veitset", which is a very deep and heartfelt piano-led ballad.

United Kingdom | Voodoo Bandits - "Ride the wave"


Voodoo Bandits are a band formed by Ben Donaldson, Corey Vaughan, Nathan Vaughan and Charlotte Wilby. Hailing from the Isle of Man, they mix diverse genres such as funk, dance, hip-hop and pop to create their own blend. Such unique melody blossoms in "Ride the wave", a very interesting piece of alternative rock!

Germany | Sebastian - "Náš svět"


German-born Czech singer Sebastian has a new single on offer. And it's a great one! "Náš svět" is a well-paced, inviting pop-rock song with a very marking chorus. We love it to bits!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Poland | Marcin Sójka - "Lepiej"


Marcin Sójka turned into one of the biggest music stars in the Polish scene during this 2019. Here comes his third single of the year: "Lepiej" drives away from the pop-rock ballad that dominated his latest singles and shows a different side of Marcin, presenting a groovy kind of pop that will have you shaking your body along!

Switzerland | Eliane - "For you"


Swiss singer Eliane makes a lovely comeback to our site. Her newest single is entitled "For you", and brings an intimate piano-driven ballad!

United Kingdom | James Blunt - "Cold"


British singer James Blunt took a small hiatus from his career but is thankfully back with more music to show us! His latest single is entitled "Cold", and it brings a country-infused kind of pop that really suits his voice.

Updated on September 13th, 2019, with the official video.

Germany | Michael Schulte - "All I need"


German singer Michael Schulte is becoming a household name for upbeat electro-flavored pop in Europe. And his most recent single will show you why: "All I need" is a cheerful song that brings a country feeling to the genre.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Denmark | Alphabeat - "I don't know what's cool anymore"


Alphabeat are enjoying a joyous return to the music business. After their captivating "Shadows", the band has recently released a new single: "I don't know what's cool anymore" is a pop-rock track with a marked beat and a really captivating chorus.

Malta | Sebastian - "Touch"


Time to remeet Maltese singer Sebastian! He comes back to Sounds European! with "Touch", a bubbly upbeat single that will put you up to dance in a heartbeat!

United Kingdom | RAYE - "Love me again"


After releasing a huge hit along with David Guetta, we now remeet British singer RAYE flying solo. She has just released "Love me again", which is an outstanding pop song! It offers an extremely entertaining melody and a soft chorus that is as inviting and catchy as one can be.

Germany | Jeanette Biedermann - "Besser mit dir"


Jeanette Biedermann is a German singer, songwriter, actress and television personality who was born in Berlin in 1980. She has just released "Besser mit dir", and it's pop at its best! It is involving and catchy, and has a chorus which quickly sticks to the head.

Updated on September 13th, 2019, with the official video.

Monday, September 09, 2019

The Charts Day #210 (part 2)


A huge collaboration of Latin stars is taking the #1 of the charts in Spain. It's "China", by Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Ozuna and J Balvin.

The Charts Day #210 (part 1)


There is nothing new under the Sun. In other words, yes: "Señorita" is still ruling most of the charts around Europe. This week, one of the few exceptions is happening in the Netherlands. There, the song that is at the top of the charts is "Reünie", by Dutch rapper Snelle.

Sunday, September 08, 2019

Belarus | Koldun - "Chuvstva bez tepla"


Belarusian star Koldun has just released a lovely new single. It's "Chuvstva bez tepla", a passionate song with a catchy melody and a very intense and addictive chorus. We love it!

Norway | Julie Bergan - "Crazy enough"


Norwegian singer Julie Bergan has just released an amazing new single. We have no doubt about it: "Crazy enough" is pop at its best! It's a song that offers a catchy melody and an extremely involving chorus. It's absolutely irresistible!

Italy | Modà - "Quelli come me"


Italian band Modà have just released a new single. And we couldn't be more addicted. "Quelli come me" is such an intense rock song! The chorus is specially powerful. Kekko adds even more personality to the track with his voice.

Romania | Eneli feat. Tobi Ibitoye - "Nowhere"


Romanian singer Eneli is consolidating as one of the leading voices of the local alternative pop scene. And her new single will show you why: "Nowhere" (which features Nigerian-born Tobi Ibitoye) is an ethnic approach to contemporary ballads. The mix of both styles creates a really unique piece!

Saturday, September 07, 2019

Ireland | Aimée - "Don't bother"


Aimée Fitzpatrick is a young Dubliner who made headlines in her country after participating in The Voice UK in 2018. Her career is now taking off with her amazing debut single, "Don't bother". The track mixes Latin, '90s R&B and pop sounds to create the perfect summer concoction. We love it to bits: it's our song of the week!

Belgium | Clouseau - "Tijdmachine"


Look who is back! It's Clouseau, with a stupendous new single. The Belgian band have just released "Tijdmachine". It's a high-quality pop-rock song with a delightful melody and a memorable chorus. We are completely in love with it!

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

United Kingdom | Vex Red - "Tarantula"


Terry Abbott, Ant Forbes, Nick Goulding, Keith Lambert and Dave Neale are Vex Red, a British electronic rock band formed in Aldershot in 1999. Their latest single is an impressive ballad: "Tarantula" brings a noir atmosphere to the genre that fits beautifully with the leading vocals.

Italy | Imagine Dragons feat. Elisa - "Birds"


It's time to listen to an outstanding meeting of international stars! American band Imagine Dragons have joined Italian diva Elisa to record and release "Birds". And we are totally hooked on it. What a stupendous melody it has! It's impossible to listen to it without getting fully involved by its vibe.

Friday, September 06, 2019

Sweden | LÉON - "Falling"


Swedish singer LÉON returns to our site with a massive bop. We're talking about "Falling", a song that perfectly captures the alternative soft-pop atmosphere!

Russia | Maxim Fadeev - "Stanu li ya schastlivey"


Russian superstar Maxim Fadeev has a wonderful new single on offer. We are talking about "Stanu li ya schastlivey". It's a strong ballad with very beautiful instrumentation. A special highlight for Maxim's vocal performance: it is great, and displays intense feelings!

Romania | Aza feat. Mario Fresh - "Mai iubeste-ma o data"


Romanian singer Aza is back with a new single. This time, she has gathered with Mario Fresh, a pop singer from Iași, for "Mai iubeste-ma o data". It's a great ballad with a very passionate melody. The vocals are simply great, and work very well together.

Spain | Amaia - "Quedará en nuestra mente"


Amaia Romero returns to our site with a delicious new track. "Quedará en nuestra mente" brings the unmistakeable flavor of Spanish indie music that, combined with the dulcet tones of Amaia's voice, conveys a beautiful single!

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Denmark | Aura Dione - "Sunshine"


2019 has been very prolific for Aura Dione. The Danish singer makes a third appearence on our site this year with "Sunshine", her latest release. The song is a highly addictive pop with a very marking beat.

Sweden | ISA feat. Garren - "Rare"


We are now landing in Sweden, to listen to a great new single by ISA. "Rare", featuring American singer Garren, is such a groovy and entertaining song! Its smooth vibe is a one-way street: once you get into the mood, you'll no longer want to get out of it.

United Kingdom | Harlea - "99"


Harlea is a Birmingham-born, Los Angeles-based singer. Her most recent single is an explosion of appeal: "99" brings a sultry and captivating retro melody that will draw you in at once. About the track, the singer herself comments that it is "unbridled obsession, complete intoxication of a passion at any cost, a relentless burning desire to be with someone no matter the consequences".

Italy | Carmen Pierri - "Verso il mare"


Hailing from Salerno, Carmen Pierri is a very young talent rising in Italy. The most recent winner of the local version for The Voice, she has just released her debut single: "Verso il mare" is a fresh mixture of classic Italian pop and current international influences.

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Netherlands | Jake Reese - "Make it"


Dutch singer Jake Reese is back, and we couldn't be more excited: his new single is awesome! "Make it" offers an exciting vibe, which is absolutely contagious and irresistible. It's such a warm and happy song!

Bosnia and Herzegovina | Haris Berković feat. Monika Ivkić - "Neću više da se krijem"


Haris Berković is a Bosnian singer who was born in Gradačac. Haris has gathered with Monika Ivkić, who was also born in Gradačac, for "Neću više da se krijem". It's a catchy Balkan pop with intense vocal performances and a captivating set of instrumentals.

Hungary | Bogi Dallos - "Az én időm"


Hungarian singer Bogi Dallos returns to Sounds European! with a brand new single. "Az én időm" is a very interesting track that mixes urban beats and traditional pop, showing us a very fun side of Hungarian summer tracks!

Germany | Rob Thomas - "Can't help me now"


German-born singer Rob Thomas is promoting his new album, "Chip tooth smile". And his latest single is a lovely one: "Can't help me now" is a relaxed rock ballad with emotional lyrics.

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Sweden | Dotter - "I do"


Swedish singer Dotter returns to Sounds European! with a smashing new single. "I do" is a mix of synth and alternative sounds that creates a captivating atmosphere all around until reaching a climaxing chorus!

Spain | Ana Fernández - "No quiero estar contigo"


Ana Fernández is an actress and singer born in Madrid in 1989. She rose to international prominence thanks to her role in the popular series "Las chicas del cable", and now is launching her music career with a very fun debut single. "No quiero estar contigo" is a relaxed summer track that will fill you with freedom!

Finland | Lucas - "Kyyneleet tippuu"


Finnish singer Lucas returns to our site with a haunting ballad. "Kyyneleet tippuu" has a contemporary structure and beat that frames Lucas's magnific vocal performance.

Italy | Giorgia - "I feel love"


It's time to hit the dancefloor with the latest release by Giorgia. The Italian diva, who is working on her album of renditions of pop classics, has just delivered such an entertaining one for Donna Summer's "I feel love"! It's very intense. We can't stop dancing!

Monday, September 02, 2019

The Charts Day #209 (part 2)


This week, the song which is more often taking the #1 from "Señorita" comes from Australia: "Dance monkey", by Tones and I, is currently leading the charts in Ireland, Norway and Sweden. It's also #2 in Finland and #3 in Denmark.

The Charts Day #209 (part 1)


While "Señorita" is still ruling several national charts in Europe, more and more countries are starting to have new songs as their #1. It's the case, for instance, of the United Kingdom: this week, their #1 belongs to Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Jaykae and Aitch, with "Take me back to London".

Sunday, September 01, 2019

Hungary | Margaret Island - "Házszám"


Margaret Island is a Hungarian band formed by Viki Lábas, Bálint Füstös and Kristóf Törőcsik. Listen to their most recent release: "Házszám" is a captivating, guitar-driven alternative pop with a relaxing atmosphere throughout.

Ireland | ELM - "Paris"


Dylan, Gary, Ca and Aidan are ELM, an all-LGBTQ+ band hailing from Dublin that took the pop scene by storm with their unique approach to the genre. Meet them in "Paris", a delicious synth-flavored tune that was inspired by the 1990 documentary "Paris is burning".

Netherlands | Douwe Bob - "Summer in your eyes"


Dutch singer Douwe Bob makes a lovely comeback to our site with "Summer in your eyes". The song takes Douwe's country sounds to a relaxed mood that will draw the European warmth to you in a heartbeat!

United Kingdom | No Hot Ashes - "Extra terrestrial"


It's time to remeet British band No Hot Ashes! They have just released a new single, "Extra terrestrial". About it, the band says: "It is a song about relationships and knowing someone better than you know yourself. The constant fat bass lines matched with shouty choruses implore you to move. We were trying for something catchy with this one". And oh, wow, did they achieve it: it's such an entertaining rock song! The melody is absolutely irresistible.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Malta | The Crowns - "We're gonna"


Maltese band The Crowns keep surprising us with amazing music. We are totally addicted to their new single, "We're gonna". It's a great pop-rock song, with a groovy melody and a perfect chorus. It's such an entertaining song: it's fun from first to last second! We are totally into it. It's our song of the week.

Germany | Madeline Juno - "Grund genug"


As German singer Madeline Juno commented with us on our exclusive interview with her, she is soon releasing her new album, "Was bleibt". And one more single to emerge from it is "Grund genug", a pop ballad with intense lyrics that Madeline describes as "less storytelling, but more an insight into what a panic attack looks like and where your mind takes you when thinking straight doesn't quite work".

Greece | Andreas Stergiopoulos - "Ego se xero"


Andreas Stergiopoulos is a Greek singer who was born in Agios Nikolaos. He has just released "Ego se xero", and it's a perfect sample of the best Greek pop can offer. It has a melody which is catchy and captivating, and a chorus which is passionate and intense. The result is amazing!

Finland | Isac Elliot - "Waiting game"


Finnish star Isac Elliot prepared a great new single to offer. We are talking about "Waiting game", a smooth and light (but very intense!) electropop song with a very modern chorus. It is, as usual, great entertainment!

Updated on August 31st, 2019, with the official video.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Estonia | Elina Born - "Kordumatu"


Estonian singer Elina Born returns to Sounds European! to share her most recent single. "Kordumatu" is a fresh splash of summer-inspired pop!

United Kingdom | Gabrielle Aplin feat. JP Cooper - "Losing me"


British stars Gabrielle Aplin and JP Cooper got together for an amazing new single! It's "Losing me". According to Gabrielle, the song "is about what you wish you could hear when you're having a particularly hard time, while also being that voice to someone else who needs it". The wrap to that message couldn't be better: it's a groovy track with an absolutely great vibe. Their voices help making it all even smoother than the melody already does!

Sweden | Vera Hotsauce - "One time"


Swedish rising talent Vera Hotsauce is back with a new single on offer. And we cannot stress it enough: "One time" is pop at its most entertaining form. Its melody is completely irresistible! We were caught from the very first seconds, and then we never stopped until the end.

Austria | Julian le Play - "Millionär"


After more than two years without appearing on our site, Julian le Play finally returns to show us his new single. "Millionär" brings a relaxed kind of pop, which is so characteristic of the Austrian singer, with a contemporary synth and electronic influence.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Finland | Benjamin - "Näytä mulle ne"


Finnish pop star Benjamin is back with his most recent single. "Näytä mulle ne" brings an uptempo pop ballad in which several instruments create a unique atmosphere.

United Kingdom | Barns Courtney - "Hollow"


Barns Courtney is a British musician born in Ipswich in 1990. Get to know his eclectic music style in "Hollow", a song that draws influence from classic and modern rock sounds to convey a really unique melody!

Slovenia | Anabel - "Mama"


Slovene star Anabel has just released a new single. And we are totally hooked! "Mama" is a great song, with a chorus which is highly contagious. It's impossible to listen to it and not be fully addicted: it's pop at its best form!

Bulgaria | Trilogy - "Up to no good"


Svetoslav Kepchelev, Mihail Ilinov and Lazar Lazarov are Trilogy, a Bulgarian pop-rock band from Sofia. Meet them with "Up to no good". It's a very smooth and involving song. It's so addictive!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Sweden | Janice - "Hearts will bleed"


Swedish singer Janice is back to Sounds European! with her most recent release. "Hearts will bleed" takes her on an adventure of pop with an intense influence of R&B and a sultry chorus that will have you hooked!

Germany | Stereokeys - "Motion"


Benjamin, Stefan, Christoph and Tim are Stereokeys, an alternative indie rock band from Germany. They have just released a rocky summer soundtrack, entitled "Motion". Its ambience, built by entertaining melody and vocals, is simply amazing!

United Kingdom | Ed Tattersall - "Never believe"


Ed Tattersal is a British up-and-coming musician hailing from Hertford. Check up his captivating sounds in "Never believe", his latest single. The track is a piece of alternative rock that gets elevated by Ed's raspy and deep voice.

Russia | Leksa - "Pervaya lyubov'"


Leksa Prudnikova is a young talent rising in the Russian pop scene. Hailing from Krasnodar, the 16-year-old has recently released the single "Pervaya lyubov'", a refreshing track to dance along.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Norway | Secret Treehouse - "Sinking"


Secret Treehouse have finally released their album, "The big rewind". And along with it, they have released a new single, entitled "Sinking". The song is perfect to be the focus track of the album, as it presents very well the sounds they are offering in it. It's a song with a delightful melodic ambience, which blends perfectly with the vocals!

Updated on August 29th, 2019, with the official video.

Greece | George Sabanis - "M' ena sou vlemma"


Greek singer George Sabanis has just released a new single. And we couldn't be more in love with it! "M' ena sou vlemma" is a strong pop song with an extremely imposing chorus. Overall, the song could not sound more fitting to George's work!

United Kingdom | REYKO - "Lose myself"


REYKO are a London-based electropop duo, consisting of vocalist Soleil and producer Igor. Meet them with their great new single, "Lose myself". It's an atmospheric indie song with a wonderful vibe. It's hard to make minimalist sound grand, but they surely manage to achieve it: it all works so well!

Slovenia | Tinkara Kovač - "Bodi z mano do konca"


Look who is finally back: it's Slovene star Tinkara Kovač! She has just released a new single, entitled "Bodi z mano do konca". It's a sweet and delicate song with lovely instrumentals and a wonderful vocal performance. We love it to bits!

Monday, August 26, 2019

Lithuania | GJan - "Neleisk man užmigt"


Lithuanian singer GJan makes a stunning return to Sounds European!! This time, she delivers "Neleisk man užmigt", a compelling ballad that explores an intimate side of the singer.

Latvia | Normunds Rutulis - "Pantu panti"


Latvian artist Normunds Rutulis is back with a new single. And we are totally into it! "Pantu panti" is a song which is set to entertain whoever listens to it, from its very first second until the end.

Macedonia | DNK - "Gore ili dole"


Sounds European! finally remeets Macedonian group DNK! They have a new single on offer, entitled "Gore ili dole". It's an intense and involving song with a very groovy melody. The chorus is specially addictive!

Ukraine | Marietta Ways - "Na krylakh"


Ukrainian singer Marietta Ways has a new single on offer. And it's totally a must-listen! It's "Na krylakh", a beautiful ballad with a powerful chorus. Marietta's voice owns the track greatly!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Croatia | Kristina Boban - "Svijet za nas"


Kristina Boban is a Croatian singer from Split. Meet her with her latest single, "Svijet za nas". It's a very catchy pop-rock song with a chorus which is intense and highly addictive. We love it!

Armenia | Sevak Khanagyan - "Obnimi"


Armenian star Sevak Khanagyan has released another new single. We are talking about "Obnimi". It's one of those songs one could really say has the signature of the artist: it's very groovy, and the chorus is very intense... it screams Sevak!

Czech Republic | Mirai - "Hometown"


Czech band Mirai are back to our site! They have recently released "Hometown", a pop-rock track with a subtle folkish underlying tone that creates a very cozy atmosphere!

Slovenia | Lea Sirk - "Po svoje"


We are now landing in Slovenia, to have lots of fun with Lea Sirk's new single. And we cannot stress it enough: "Po svoje" is an extremely entertaining song! It's impossible not to bop to its melody from first to last second.

Russia | Stas Pieha - "V samyy pervyy raz"


Look who we are finally remeeting! It's Russian singer Stas Pieha, who has a new single on offer. It's "V samyy pervyy raz", a passionate midtempo song with a lovely melody and a chorus which is the true definition of captivating.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Belgium | Mustii - "Blind"


Mustii is the stage name of Thomas Mustin, a Belgian artist hailing from Brussels. We have recently got to listen to his single "Blind", and we haven't stopped ever since. It's so hypnotic! It's a song that offers an involving melody and a very captivating chorus. And, to complete, it's all wrapped by a wonderful vocal performance. We love it to bits: it's our song of the week!

Italy | Selton feat. Malika Ayane and Carlinhos Brown - "Ipanema"


Italian star Malika Ayane has joined two Brazilian artists, Selton (band that is currently based in Milan) and Carlinhos Brown, for a new single. And the title couldn't be more related to the South American country: "Ipanema". The song is as Brazilian as one could be, with an Italian spice which makes it all even more interesting. We are listening to it nonstop!

Poland | Sylwia Grzeszczak - "Rakiety"


One of the divas of Polish pop is back! Sylwia Grzeszczak makes a stunning return with "Rakiety", an alternative pop with an electric melody that will have you on tenterhooks from start to end!

Romania | Peter Maffay - "Morgen"


Peter Maffay is a Romanian-born (he was born in Brasov) German singer and musician. He has just released "Morgen", and we are totally hooked. It's such a powerful song!

France | Bilal Hassani - "Jaloux"


We just came across the new single by French singer Bilal Hassani, and we're hooked from the very first listen. "Jaloux" is a powerful urban kind of pop wiht an equally intense set of lyrics.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Hungary | Soulwave - "Te maradtál"


There is no time we meet Hungarian band Soulwave without listening to a banger! And here they are, doing it all once again, with "Te maradtál". What a stupendous song it is! It's a song to listen on repeat.

United Kingdom | Girl Ray - "Show me more"


Poppy, Sophie and Iris are Girl Ray, a pop group hailing from London. Meet them with their latest single, "Show me more". We are sure you'll quickly fall in love with it (and with them!). It's alternative pop at its best. It's as enjoyable as it gets!

Ukraine | The Hardkiss - "Khto, yak ne ty"


The Hardkiss, Ukraine's most unique alternative ensemble, are back to Sounds European! to promote their latest album, "Zalizna lastivka". Their latest single is the haunting "Khto, yak ne ty", a synth ballad with a captivating melody!

Moldova | Mark Stam - "Ultima oara"


Moldovan singer Mark Stam is back with a new single. It's entitled "Ultima oara". It's a unique song, with an interesting melody, built by an interesting choice of instrumentals and arrangements. The result is awesome!

Finland | ALMA - "Lonely night"


Finnish star ALMA has recently released a new single. And we couldn't be more in love with it! "Lonely night" is a wonderful electropop song with hypnotic beats and an ambience that can make anyone disconnect from the world!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Russia | Sergey Lazarev- "Lovi"


Sergey Lazarev has released a brand new single! "Lovi" is a chill kind of retro pop which sounds perfect for a ride to a night out!

Spain | Alex Ubago feat. Soge Culebra - "Maldito miedo"


Alex Ubago has another duet on offer! This time, the Spanish star has joined Soge Culebra (stage name of Gabriel Gómez, from Murcia) for a new single. And we are totally into it! It's "Maldito miedo", a groovy pop-rock with a very captivating chorus.

Croatia | Jacques Houdek - "Voli do boli"


Croatian star Jacques Houdek has just released a new single. And it's totally a must-listen! It's "Voli do boli", a smooth pop with a quite marking chorus. It's so enjoyable!

Macedonia | Eye Cue - "Love me hate me"


Macedonian band Eye Cue are back to our site to show us their latest single. "Love me hate me" is a guitar-driven contemporary pop whose chorus will have you swinging endlessly!

Latvia | Dana Sokolova - "Sebya beregi"


We keep meeting Latvian singer Dana Sokolova, and we keep getting surprised. She is living a wonderful 2019! This time, we listen to "Sebya beregi". It's a well-paced pop-rock with a very entertaining chorus.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Netherlands | Maan - "Zo kan het dus ook"


It's finally time to remeet Dutch star Maan. She has recently released a great new single. It's "Zo kan het dus ook", a smooth song with a very groovy ambience and a quite cool chorus.

10 Questions For: Madeline Juno


Sounds European! now lands in Germany, where we had a conversation with one of the most talented (and delightful, let us add!) singers from the country. Her career was a huge success since her very first single, and you can get to know more about her path with this interview. These are our 10 questions for Madeline Juno:

Sounds European: Let's go back to your childhood. When we talk about music, what are your first memories? How was your relationship with music at a young age? What artists did you like to listen to then? And did any of them eventually influence the artist you came to be?

Madeline Juno: Growing up, I was constantly surrounded by music, as both of my parents played in a band and therefore had rehearsals at our house, and sometimes took me and my brother along to their gigs. I first started playing piano at around six or seven, and later on taught myself to play acoustic guitar when I was about 12 – that's when I started writing songs and got more and more into music. I was a huge Miley Cyrus fan as a teen, so she definitely inspired me loads and still does today! I'm sure a lot of my way of writing songs was heavily influenced by artists such as Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran, although I also loved alternative music, such as City and Colour, Paramore and Tegan and Sara, who have all absolutely made me become the writer I am today.

SE!: You grew up in an environment where music has always been present. Your father is a drummer and your mother is a pianist. In other words, music is in your blood. Do you believe that seeing your parents' relationship with music somehow helped you decide to follow the same path?

MJ: Yes and no, to be honest. My parents have always had normal day jobs and still do today, and music was their way of breaking out of their work life routine and letting loose a bit. But since I'm from a very small town in the South of Germany, where everyone and everything follows a rather strict and linear way of life and career paths, I never actually thought music was something to go for. It just happened, I was extremely lucky! But both my parents sure insipired me to start making music in the first place.

SE!: Your family was also important in your first steps with music, as your mother taught you piano in your childhood. How and when did you start showing interest in learning to play instruments and sing? And at what point did you realize that music was already going beyond a passion, but also becoming your profession?

MJ: Like I said above, I was around 12 when I picked up the guitar and started recording my first demos. I realized it was heading towards a more serious thing when one of my songs went sort of viral when I was 14 – that lead to a production team from Hamburg discovering and contacting me, which then resulted in me spending all of my holidays in a studio far from where I grew up. I was balancing school and being a teenager living her normal life and also recording an album for years, until I eventually gratuated at 18 years old, signed record deals and released my first record.

SE!: Your debut single, "Error", was the title track for the blockbuster film "Fack ju Göhte". It entered the German charts, as well as your second single, "Like lovers do", and your debut album, "The unknown". It's a wonderful start to a career! Did you expect such an instant success? And how did you deal with it? How did you feel when, within a few months, your songs started playing everywhere?

MJ: I don't think I actually took it as success at the time – everything happened all at the same time and there's hardly any time to really reflect on anything as you're doing what you're doing. I was so young and so scared and happy at the same time, it was super fun but also pretty crazy. It was a dream come true in a lot of ways, and I think it took years for me to be able to look back and see it as success.

SE!: In 2014, you took part in the National Final which selected the German entry for Eurovision, with "Error" and "Like lovers do". What made you participate in the selection? How was your experience in it? And nowadays, would you still consider competing in Eurovision?

MJ: Not to spill any beans here, but it was brought up by my record label at the time and taking part in the Eurovision National Final was considered good promotion, I guess (haha). I grew up watching Eurovision every year, so of course it was an honor getting an opportunity like that! I have to say though, I wouldn't do it again. I sure learned a lot, but looking back at it, I was too young and too inexperienced and I'm sure I'd be able to "deliver" a better performance nowadays, but then, I was simply too young.

"With every song and every album or EP, I've learned more about what I like and who I am and what I want to stand for or say in my songs" (Picture: official Facebook page)

SE!: When we listen to your latest singles, and compare them to your first ones, we can notice differences (in sound, in approach, in style). It is even a little obvious that this happens, since we all change, we all grow. When you make this comparison between your first songs and your current ones, what would you say has changed, musically?

MJ: Musically, I've quite clearly moved away from the organic and acoustic production and sound of my first record, if I may say so myself. With every song and every album or EP, I've learned more about what I like and who I am and what I want to stand for or say in my songs. I would say my lyrics have grown as I have grown and so has the production and the tone of my voice. It's a super exciting journey growing up in the music industry! 

SE!: You are about to release a new album, titled "Was bleibt". And you have already gifted us some songs from it: "Gib doch nach", "Automatisch" (which we fell completely in love with, and named it our song of the week, by the way!) and "Grund genug". What can you tell us about these songs? What feelings and messages did you want to express in them? And what can we expect from your album?

MJ: Thank you so much! A lot of songs on my next record are less about relationships or obvious heartache caused by your partner or ex-partner. I talk a lot about mental health and personal growth, self love and how all hurdles and struggles lead to yourself getting stronger and eventually learning lessons. "Automatisch" is actually about depression, where the production is meant to make you want to get on your feet and dance. "Gib doch nach" on the other hand is less storytelling, but more an insight into what a panic attack looks like and where your mind takes you when thinking straight doesn't quite work. "Grund genug" is about the realization that your worth isn't based on what others make you feel and how other people may treat you. It's a song about self discovery and healing.

SE!: In addition to the album release, what are your professional projects for the near future? What can your fans expect from you?

MJ: I'm super interested in a lot of things – I enjoy making art, such as painting, photography and videography. I'm also teaching myself to tattoo at the moment and I'm working on a new podcast. But mainly, I want to focus on my career as a songwriter for other artists and projects. That's at the top of my list!

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

MJ: Oh jeez, that's hard. I have a lot of artists and songwriters in mind I'd like to write for or with. But in terms of collaborations, I could name hundreds of amazing people!
My list is endless, but I absolutely admire Bon Iver, Julia Michaels, The 1975, Lorde, Jon Bellion, Sasha Sloan, Queen, Miley Cyrus... the list goes on and on and on...

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

MJ: Haha... cheeky! Right now, I'm feeling super proud and excited to share this song called "Zu zweit allein" off the new album, which is pretty raw and the lyrics are insanely close to my heart. 
But in terms of releases from the past, I'm still very happy to have made "Halt mich fest", as it's so different to everything I'd ever done before, and I believe it was sort of the first beginning-to-end vocoder pop song in German.