Friday, January 31, 2014

Sweden | Mariette - "If only I can"


Another sweet ballad from Sweden. Mariette Hansson took part in the Swedish version of Idols, in 2009, and has been releasing songs under the stage name Maryjet until now. With a revamped name, she is releasing a powerful ballad: "If only I can".

Austria | Empire of Sound - "Love is like a game"


Empire of Sound is a collaboration of Austrian and Slovene musicians who gathered in Western Styria, Austria, to produce songs blending pop, dance and soul. Their influences, Michael Jackson and Earth, Wind & Fire, are clear in "Love is like a game".

Spain | Sergio Dalma - "Recuerdo crónico"


Sergio Dalma came back with all his power last year with the unique roughness in his voice shown in "Si te vas". Now, he is releasing a more movemented track, called "Recuerdo crónico".

North Macedonia | Kristina Arnaudova - "Zemi me"


Born in Negotino, North Macedonia, Kristina Arnaudova has one of the most beautiful voices of the region. And it is incredibly well used in her latest single "Zemi me". A great song!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

United Kingdom | Freddie Calls - "The watcher"


Freddie Calls is a brand-new band formed in London by four Maltese boys, Tom, Matt, Nicky and Dan. Their single "The watcher" is very powerful and catchy, proving all their potential. A band to keep an eye!

Sweden | Manda - "Criminals"


Swedish singer Manda took part in the one and only edition of The X Factor Sweden, and she will compete in this year's Melodifestivalen with "Glow". But, in between, she is giving us a very intense ballad: "Criminals".

Russia | Ed Shulzhevsky - "Devochka po imeni Lyubov'"


It's not the first time Sounds European! presents the work of Ed Shulzhevsky. This time, his new single is a more agitated pop-rock track than his previous one. But the same vocal quality is there.

France | Emilie Simon - "Menteur"


Even though she was first known for her electronic work, Emilie Simon has released a very different single: "Menteur" explores the sweet side of French pop that makes everybody fall in love!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Norway | Tone Damli - "Heartkill"


We've already talked about Tone's fantastic "Winner of a losing game". She is now a bit more uptempo in her newest song, "Heartkill".

North Macedonia | Kaliopi - "Lokomotiva"


Kaliopi is for sure one of the biggest names ever to appear in the music scene of North Macedonia. Her participation on the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest was one more proof of her huge talent. Now, she is with a new single. "Lokomotiva" is an uptempo pop with great regional spices.

Spain | David Bisbal - "Diez mil maneras"


It was not long ago that David Bisbal's "Para enamorarte de mí" was crowned as the song of the week according to Sounds European!. No matter his very recent single, he already has a brand new one: the catchy and sweet "Diez mil maneras".

United Kingdom | Geri Halliwell - "Half of me"


The former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell is returning. And her new single, "Half of me", shows she still knows how to entertain. The song is simple, but effective, and the video clip is fun on its own.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Russia | Leonid Agutin - "Nasekomova"


When we talk about music in Russia and its neighboring countries, here on SE!, it's usually about their pop. Rock isn't the most common work of theirs to exceed borders. Well, it's time for one exception. "Nasekomova" is a great and groovy rock track by Leonid Agutin.

Poland | Uniqplan - "Stranger"


Polish band Uniqplan was formed in 2010, but they only released their first album in June last year. Their latest track is the really energetic "Stranger".

Slovenia | Polona Kasal - "Kamor gres"


Polona Kasal is one of the most talented voices in Slovene music scene. Her new song, "Kamor gres", proves all of her talent, in a deep and beautiful track.

Norway | Julie Bergan - "Younger"


A contagious track is coming from Norway. We're talking about Julie Bergan and her fantastic "Younger". Beware the catchy chorus!

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Charts Day #31 (part 2)


The top place of the British charts has a new owner. Meet Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne and their incredible single "Rather be". It's as great as music can get!

The Charts Day #31 (part 1)


SE! has already talked about Helene Fischer and how big of a star she is in Germany and region. Well, her new single has just been released, and it's already going for the top places on the Austrian and German charts. This week, she is, respectively, #3 and #6.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

North Macedonia | Dimitar Andonovski - "Ako me boli"


Feel all the emotion of Macedonian singer Dimitar Andonovski's voice with the beautiful "Ako me boli". Let yourself be taken by the intensity of this single.

Germany | BLITZKIDS mvt. - "My delirium"


After getting into the spotlights thanks to "Heart on the line", their bid to represent Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013, BLITZKIDS mvt. became one of the most known acts to come out of the country last year. Their latest single, "My delirium", follows their upbeat style.

Denmark | Freja Kirk - "Go"


A very groovy track is coming down all the way from Denmark. Former The Voice Denmark participant Freja Kirk's second single is the captivating "Go". Get hanged up on it!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Slovenia | Flora&Paris - "Olje in voda"


Flora&Paris is a Slovene music group with a fresh mix of acoustic, pop and jazz. Their single "Olje in voda" is a deep and beautiful song, with great instrumentals and a soothing and totally fitting voice. They hypnotized us with it, and that's why it is our song of the week.

Switzerland | Sinplus - "Up to me"


Sinplus are a Swiss alternative pop duo formed by brothers Ivan and Gabriel Broggini. They were the representatives of Switzerland on the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, with the energetic "Unbreakable". We now listen to "Up to me", their latest release.

Sweden | Måns Zelmerlöw - "Run for your life"


Måns Zelmerlöw, one of the masters of pop in Sweden, has just released his latest single. The song is called "Run for your life" and includes a more powerful rock touch that makes his sounds just irresistible!

Friday, January 24, 2014

North Macedonia | Lambe Alabakovski - "Ke te cekam jas"


Even though he is very young, Macedonian singer Lambe Alabakovski shows huge musical maturity. An example of this is his track "Ke te cekam jas": a pop with very traditional Balkan traits, which only fit well when the voice is great. And Lambe's one surely is.

Updated on September 9th, 2017, with the official video.

United Kingdom | Gary Barlow feat. Elton John - "Face to face"


In a meeting of two very big names, Gary Barlow (who has recently scored a big hit with "Let me go") teamed up with no other than Elton John. The outcome is the very stylish pop "Face to face".

Ukraine | Anna Sedokova - "Serdtse v bintakh"


As explained here some time ago, the group VIA Gra has had several formations, and has presented many of the current biggest stars of Ukraine and neighboring countries. Anna Sedokova is one of them, and her new single, "Serdtse v bintakh", is a very groovy and enjoyable pop.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Italy | Violetta Zironi - "Dimmi che non passa"


Violetta Zironi was the third place in the last Italian version of The X Factor (whose winner was Michele Bravi, recently shown here on SE!). Her first single is a sweet guitar-based track, with drops of country sounds.

Ireland | Boyzone - "Light up the night"


Irish boyband Boyzone came back last year with their first album in three years. The album, named "BZ20" because they were celebrating 20 years of career when it was released, has given us two singles already: first there was "Love will save the day", and now it's the anthemic "Light up the fire".

Slovenia | 2B - "Na črnem ozadju"


2B is a band which was formed in Vinica, a small town in the borders of Slovenia. Their new single is a very cute guitar-based ballad.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Switzerland | Anna Rossinelli - "Shine in the light"


Anna Rossinelli gave us "Let it go", one of the 40 best songs of last year according to Sounds European!. Her latest single is "Shine in the light", a more upbeat track of hers. The song will be the official song of the Swiss national broadcaster for the Winter Olympics which will be held in the Russian city of Sochi later this year.

North Macedonia | Tijana Dapčević - "Suze od pepela"


Macedonian singer Tijana Dapčević's new single, "Suze od pepela", is a must-listen. It is that kind of growing song that gets you from first to last second.

Ukraine | Lavika - "Ya ryadom"


Lavika is a group which was created in Kiev, capital of Ukraine. Their new single is a very cool song, with an extremely catchy chorus.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Italy | Michele Bravi - "La vita e la felicità"


Michele Bravi has recently become the winner of the seventh season of the Italian version of The X Factor. His first single, "La vita e la felicità", was composed, among others, by Tiziano Ferro.

Russia | Katya Lel feat. Bosson - "Toboy zhivu"


Two names who started their careers in the 1990s are together for a great single. The Russian Katya Lel meets the Swedish Bosson for the dance pop track "Toboy zhivu".

United Kingdom | Lily Allen - "Air balloon"


Lily came back by the end of last year with the amazingly ironic "Hard out here" and a fantastic cover of Keane's "Somewhere only we know". Earlier last week she unveiled the second single to come out of her latest recording. The song is called "Air balloon" and is another fantastic and catchy pop tune!

Updated on February 19th, 2014, with the official video.

Monday, January 20, 2014

The Charts Day #30 (part 2)


Belgian singer Stromae had scored top positions with his previous singles, "Papaoutai" and "Formidable". His groovy "Tous les mêmes" is currently at #2 in France.

The Charts Day #30 (part 1)


The 30th delivery of Sounds European! weekly review of what's going around in European charts starts in Scandinavia. Ed Sheeran recorded "I see fire" for the movie "The hobbit: the desolation of Smaug". The song is climbing in the Northern charts, being currently at #2 in Norway and Sweden, and #4 in Denmark.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sweden | Matilda Thompson - "What we do"


Swedish singer Matilda Thompson has just released her first single. The uplifting track "What we do" has all that it takes to become a massive hit in Europe!

United Kingdom | Foxes - "Let go for tonight"


Foxes is one of the rising names in the United Kingdom. Her latest single, "Let go for tonight", is an energetic track that definitely shows her talent.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Spain | David Bisbal - "Para enamorarte de mí"


David Bisbal is one of the biggest voices coming from Spain. He came second in the first edition of Operación Triunfo, back in 2002, and had a meteoric and prolofic career since then. He reached success not only in Spain, but also in Latin America, where he is one of the main representatives of the Spanish pop scene. His latest single, "Para enamorarte de mí", is a powerful example of why he is such a big star.

United Kingdom | Ellie Goulding - "Goodness gracious"


Ellie Goulding is not a new face for Sounds European!, after being featured thanks to her hits "Burn" and "How long will I love you". Her latest song is "Goodness gracious", another explosive pop track!

Russia | Mariya Lange feat. Konstantin Kostomarov - "Prikosnus'"


Beautiful ballad with great instrumental work and good duo-voice composing. That's what you'll have with "Prikosnus'", with Mariya Lange and Konstantin Kostomarov.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Romania | Kate - "Din vina ta"


The groovy pop of the new Romanian singer Kate is here to close up this Friday filled with energy. Let's enjoy!

Greece | Pantelis Pantelidis - "Tetia agapi den axizo"


Greek singer Pantelis Pantelidis won as Best New Artist at the 2013 MAD Video Music Awards. His latest single, "Tetia agapi den axizo", surely shows why!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ukraine | Julia Voice - "Zavyazhi mne glaza"


Let's enjoy the groove of the Ukrainian singer Julia Voice, with her new single "Zavyazhi mne glaza".

United Kingdom | Nathan Carter - "Simple life"


Let's start this Thursday with the fresh and happy music of Nathan Carter and his "Simple life". Very enjoyable!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

North Macedonia | Pumpers - "Draga traga"


Macedonian band Pumpers have just released a very uplifting track. Check out "Draga traga", a very Balkan rock, and get a slice of energy!

Greece | Eleonora Zouganeli - "Na 'se kala"


Beautiful song by the very talented Eleonora Zouganeli. Great from first to last second.

Updated on March 23rd, 2014, with the official video.

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Charts Day #29 (part 2)


"Wake me up" has been enjoying success for some time, topping the charts not only in Europe but all around the world too. It's time to see if "Hey brother", Avicii's newest single, will have the same effect. The song is the current #1 in the European charts.

The Charts Day #29 (part 1)


Not only the editors of Sounds European! were caught by Malú's flawless track "A prueba de ti" some months ago. Spaniards have recognized such a fantastic song with a #1 in their charts this week!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Croatia | Detour - "Snijeg"


The Croatian group Detour has a new single. "Snijeg" is a beautiful downtempo track, with a great mix of instrumentals and voice.

Ukraine | Mila Nitich - Ptichka na provode


Denmark | René Dif feat. Kaya Jones - "Dance all night"


The Danish singer René Dif, best known for being part of the group Aqua, receives the former Pussycat Dolls Kaya Jones in the catchy "Dance all night".

Saturday, January 11, 2014

United Kingdom | Katy B - "Crying for no reason"


Mixing several music styles that go from pop to electronica and dubstep, Katy B grew strong among indie music lovers. That's why her latest single, "Crying for no reason", was warmly welcomed. And we also think it is fantastic, and that's why it's this week's song of the week!

Hungary | Andrea Mahó - "Várj még"


Andrea Mahó has a very beautiful voice. Her lyrical work fits in a very unique wait to "Várg még", a very strong song with a powerful rock chorus.

Spain | La Casa Azul - "Los Anillos de Alcyone"


"Los Anillos de Alcyone" is a very cute song released by the Spanish group La Casa Azul, whose clip was released for celebrating last Christmas.

Friday, January 10, 2014

United Kingdom | James Blunt - "Heart to heart"


James Blunt has made us used to his downtempo, sweet songs (such as "Bonfire heart" and "Blue on blue"). Well, "Heart to heart" has the cheesy lyrics but the melody is totally different!

Italy | Elisa - "Ecco che"


The work of Elisa is not unknown for Sounds European!. Now, it's time to get to know her new single. "Ecco che" is another lovely track by the Italian singer, and it's already a hit in her country.

Denmark | Maria Sejer - "Jeg er"


Because we can't get enough of Scandinavian electropop, here comes the sweet Maria Sejer!

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Finland | Pete Parkkonen - "Mitä minä sanoin"


Pete Parkkonen's work is quite unique. It's a great mix of pop with rock, in a way which has nothing to do with regular pop-rock. His newest single shows it: "Mitä minä sanoin" is an explosion of sounds, in a wonderful masterpiece.

Armenia | Aram Mp3 - "Just go on"


Not long after he was announced as the Armenian representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, Aram Mp3 released "Just go on". Will this uplifting track be the one we'll hear in Copenhagen?

Poland | Martyna Jakubowicz - "Duza zolta taksowka"


Let's start the day with a soothing track? "Duza zolta taksowka" is classy, unique and, at the same time, very simple. Beautiful track!

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

United Kingdom | Nina Nesbitt - "Selfies"


A fantastic pop track from the sweet Nina Nesbitt (yes, the same one we've featured in "Way in the world"). Let's start the photo shoot!

Romania | Adda - "Iti arat ca pot"


From Romania, meet Adda. Her great voice fills perfectly "Iti arat ca pot", a very groovy pop track.

Finland | Jenni Vartiainen - "Selvästi päihtynyt"


After the explosion of "Junat ja naiset", Jenni releases "Selvästi päihtynyt", the second single from her most recent album, "Terra".

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Latvia | Colt - "Metāla zirgs"


Rock from Latvia! The band Colt has just released a new single. It's powerful, it's heavy, it's great!

United Kingdom | Pixie Lott - "Heart cry"


Long time no see, dear Pixie! And for sure you made a groovy comeback!

France | Ben L'Oncle Soul - "Etre un homme comme vous"


Let's start this Tuesday with the unique and very classy "Etre un homme comme vous", by Ben L'Oncle Soul.

Monday, January 06, 2014

The Charts Day #28 (part 2)


These two artists need no introduction. The upbeat "Timber", by Pitbull and Ke$ha, is currently at the top of the charts in Austria, Germany, Netherlands and Norway.

The Charts Day #28 (part 1)


American singer, songwriter and actor John Legend released one of his most successful songs in the second half of last year. The sweet and soulful "All of me" is currently the #1 single in Portugal.

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Belarus | Ruslan Alekhno - "Lyubimaya"


Almost six years after representing Belarus on Eurovision Song Contest with "Hasta la vista" (which deserved a better result, let us say), Ruslan Alekhno keeps on the road. His new song, "Lyubimaya", is a very cool ballad. It's very endearing!

Netherlands | Miss Montreal - "Say heaven, say hell"


We've already seen her with Nelson in "Hoe". Now, check her latest single!

Ukraine | Aleksandr Panayotov - "Za gorizont"


Aleksandr Panayotov is a singer who was born in Zaporizhia, Ukraine, in 1984, but has developed his career in neighbouring Russia. His new single, entitled "Za gorizont", was released on Christmas day. It's a very catchy single!

Greece | Nikos Oikonomopoulos - "Se lipame"


Nikos Oikonomopoulos is a Greek singer who was born in the city of Patras in 1984. He rose to prominence by winning the local talent show Dream Show – The Music 2. Listen to his latest single, "Se lipame". It's great!

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Italy | Laura Pausini feat. Alejandro Sanz - "Víveme"


Our first song of the week of 2014 is a meeting of two huge international stars: the Italian Laura Pausini and the Spanish Alejandro Sanz.

Belgium | Marble Sounds - "Leave a light on"


Touching, melodic, deep, relaxing... there is nothing not to love in "Leave a light on"!

Russia | DJ Feel feat. Vadim Spark and Chris Jones - "So lonely"


Russian Vadim Spark and British Chris Jones gathered with the Russian DJ Feel for the very catchy "So lonely".

Ireland | Shane Filan - "Knee deep in my heart"


After "Everything to me" and "About you", Shane unveils the video for the equally sweet "Knee deep in my heart"!

Friday, January 03, 2014

Bulgaria | VenZy - "Shtom ti si do men"


Bulgarian singer VenZy has a great and very unique mix to offer us: a beautiful voice and a groovy pop in his native language. Very enjoyable!

Ukraine | Lumiere - "Poletim"


Great music by the Ukrainian band Lumiere.

France | Indila - "Dernière danse"


A fresh new voice who wants to conquer the world with her delicate touch.

Georgia | Anri - "Vyydi idi"


From Georgia, Anri Gogniashvili offers a very groovy song to start the first Friday of 2014. TGIF!

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Russia | Olga Makovetskaya - "Sneg"


Winter is all around Europe, and the Russian singer Olga Makovetskaya celebrates it with "Sneg" ("Snow" in Russian).

Belgium | Ozark Henry - "I'm your sacrifice"


Captivating alternative sounds coming all the way from Belgium.

Ukraine | MP3 Guys - "Kholodno"


MP3 Guys is a very recent group to be formed in Ukraine. Their music is quite enjoyable.

Sweden | We Are Legends feat. Artymove - "Passionate ones"


Swedish electro beats to start our day pumped up with energy!

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Netherlands | Racoon - "Shoes of lightning"


Bart van der Weide, Dennis Huige, Stefan de Kroon and Paul Bukkens are Racoon, a Dutch band formed in Goes in 1997, and one of the most known acts in the country. Listen to "Shoes of lightning", their latest single.

Russia | Lera Masskva - "Navsegda"


Lera Masskva is a very sucessful Russian singer. Her new single is very touching.

Cyprus | Anna Vissi - "I kathimerinotita mas"


Anna Vissi is one of the biggest stars in Cyprus. She took part of the Eurovision Song Contest three times, representing Cyprus once and Greece twice. Check out her last single!

Sweden | Helena Paparizou - "De thelo allon iroa"


Starting a new year with a European pop diva. Her work is mostly Greek, but she was born in Sweden...