Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Italy | Francesco Gabbani - "Il sudore ci appiccica"

BRAND NEW

Italian singer Francesco Gabbani is back with his quirky sounds! Now, it's "Il sudore ci appiccica", the second single from his newest album, "Viceversa". The track is a super feel-good single which oozes fun. And the official video takes the fun to a colorful new level!

Kosovo | Yll Limani - "I kom kall"

BRAND NEW

Kosovar singer Yll Limani has just released a new single. It's entitled "I kom kall". It's a shower of groove! Every verse of it is a new step in the path for full involvement.

Switzerland | Vincent Gross - "Über uns die Sonne"

RECENT

Sounds European! remeets Swiss star Vincent Gross. We've just got to listen to one of his most recent singles, "Über uns die Sonne", and we are very glad we caught up with it! It's a very exciting and captivating schlager song.

Sweden | Winona Oak feat. Robin Schulz - "Oxygen"

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Winona Oak is the moniker of Johanna Ekmark, a 25-year-old singer and songwriter hailing from Sollerön, Sweden. She's becoming a huge sensation of the indie-pop world, and her latest single in collaboration with German producer Robin Schulz will show you why. In "Oxygen", she lets us enjoy her deep, intriguing voice wrapped around a contagious electro-pop beat.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Lithuania | Natalija Bunkė - "Lašas po lašo"

BRAND NEW

Lithuanian singer Natalija Bunkė is back to Sounds European!. She has just released a new single, entitled "Lašas po lašo", and it's already becoming a huge hit. No wonder why: it's an excellent, exciting song, with that irresistible Eastern European flavor we all love.

Czech Republic | Lucie Vondráčková - "Milování"

BRAND NEW

Look who's back to our site! It's Czech singer Lucie Vondráčková, who has just released "Milování". In this single, she delivers a haunting pop with a captivating instrumentation.

Slovenia | Imset - "Lajf"

BRAND NEW

Imset is a band formed in Domžale, Slovenia, by Jaka Peterka, Jaka Ažman, Dejan Macura and Blaž Horvat. They have just released "Lajf", a single in which they bring a fantastic mix of rock and contemporary synth sounds.

Denmark | Rasmus Walter - "Splitsekund"

BRAND NEW

Look who we are finally remeeting! It's Danish star Rasmus Walter, who has just released a great new single. It's entitled "Splitsekund". The song is a ballad that offers solid instrumentals and, as usual, an amazing vocal performance by Walter.

Germany | voXXclub - "A jeder"

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It's time for beer and caipirinha – or should we say, it's time to listen to a schlager version to one of the biggest axé (traditional Brazilian music genre) hits of all times! German group voXXclub has released "A jeder", a rendition to Ivete Sangalo's "Sorte grande", and it's just as irresistible as the original. We are dancing and dancing nonstop.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Norway | Astrid S - "Dance dance dance"

BRAND NEW

Norwegian star Astrid S has just released a new single. And don't let the title fool you: "Dance dance dance" is much more than a simple dance song! It's great in so many levels, and its melody is smooth in a unique way, hitting several spots.

United Kingdom | James Humphrys - "All the same"

BRAND NEW

We remeet British singer James Humphrys! He is having a very fruitful 2020, as he is now releasing the single "All the same". The track is a joyful summer anthem whose lyrics are a reminder that it's okay to feel good about things.

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

Sweden | Frida Sundemo - "Backbone"

BRAND NEW

Swedish singer Frida Sundemo returns to our site with a fabulous new track. "Backbone" is an alternative ballad that incorporates classical instruments to enhance the emotional atmosphere created by Frida.

Netherlands | Emma Heesters - "Waar ga je heen"

BRAND NEW

Emma Heesters is a 24-year-old singer, songwriter and musician from Amsterdam. She found fame in the social media sphere, and is now presenting us her most recent single. "Waar ga je heen" brings Latin sounds wrapped in Dutch language, an exotic combination that works miracles in her voice!

France | Nilusi - "À des vies de toi"

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It's been a while since we had Nilusi over here. And we were happy to find out she had released a single solo some months ago. The song is "À des vies de toi", a delicate, contemporary pop ballad that shows the power of her beautiful voice.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Spain | Agoney - "Más"

SONG OF THE WEEK

Time to listen to our song of the week! Agoney Hernández was born in Adeje, Spain, in 1995. He rose to prominence after his participation in the 2017 edition of Operación Triunfo, in which he finished in sixth place. He is soon going to present his debut album, "Libertad", which will include the single we are presenting now. "Más" is an anthemic ballad that takes us through a roller coaster of feelings: fragile verses that explode in epic choruses, which in their turn unveil Agoney's powerful vocals.

Germany | Iggi Kelly - "Unbreakable"

BRAND NEW

Iggi Kelly is Ignatius Sawinkin, a German singer who was born in Cologne in 2003. Iggi, who is a son of Spanish-born singer and songwriter Patricia Kelly (of The Kelly Family), rose to prominence after taking part of the fifth season of The Voice Kids in Germany, in 2017. He has just released "Unbreakable", an excellent piece of pop music.

Sweden | Leia - "I won't cry"

BRAND NEW

Swedish young star Leia is back with a new single. And we cannot stress it enough: it's an amazing piece of pop music! "I won't cry" is a smooth song with a very contagious melody. We love the chorus.

Netherlands | Kensington - "Island"

BRAND NEW

Kensington is promoting their latest album, "Time", with a great new single. "Island" brings the Dutch band with an in-crescendo rock that explodes after the first chorus to unveil a raw kind of power, both in the instruments and in the lead vocals.

Italy | Pierdavide Carone - "Forza e coraggio!"

RECENT

Pierdavide Carone is an Italian singer and songwriter who was born in Rome in 1988. He rose to prominence after taking part of the ninth edition of Italy's most traditional talent show, Amici. Carone has just released "Forza e coraggio!", a stupendous homage to all workers involved with the COVID-19 situation. The song's profit will help the Humanitas Research Hospital and the Humanitas Foundation in their work diagnosing, curing and researching the disease.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Greece | Natasa Theodoridou - "Paradothika se sena"

BRAND NEW

Get ready to listen to an awesome new single coming from Greece. We are talking about Natasa Theodoridou's "Paradothika se sena". It's so fun! It's a song that offers a catchy, highly entertaining melody, especially during the chorus.

Poland | Pola Rise feat. Andy Ward - "Higher"

BRAND NEW

International collaboration! Poland's Pola Rise and Australia's Andy Ward have just released a single together, titled "Higher". It's a marvelous piano-driven ballad which explores several amazing nuances of their voices.

Iceland | Bomarz feat. Birgir - "In my heart"

BRAND NEW

Bomarz is the stage name of Bjarki Ómarsson, an Icelandic musician from Reykjavík. He has just joined Birgir to record and release "In my heart". It's a highly captivating electro pop song. Birgir's talented voice fits the song like a glove!

Denmark | Aksglæde - "Halvgud"

RECENT

It's time to meet a new artist hailing in Denmark. It's singer and songwriter Jacob Aksglæde Pedersen, from Copenhagen. His latest release, "Halvgud", is simply awesome! It's a very enjoyable soft electropop with wonderful melody and chorus.

Updated on October 18th, 2020, with the official lyrics video.

Turkey | Burcu Güneş - "Bir kadın"

RECENT

Turkish singer Burcu Güneş returns to our site with a very interesting new single. "Bir kadın" is an involving ballad with blooming ethnic sounds.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Germany | Johannes Oerding - "Anfassen"

BRAND NEW

And once more we fell for a single by Johannes Oerding! This time, he released "Anfassen" (a song included in his album "Konturen"). The track is a downtempo pop-rock song that includes classic instruments to take the whole pack to a new level of realness.

Updated on June 27th, 2020, with the official video.

Sweden | Sabina Ddumba - "Walk with me"

BRAND NEW

Time to check up on Swedish singer Sabina Ddumba! She recently dazzled us with "Walk with me", a single in which she explores R&B sounds and takes us on a ride with her velvet vocals.

Slovenia | Gašper Rifelj feat. Jana Šušteršič - "Moje dobro in slabo"

BRAND NEW

Two of the biggest names in the Slovenian music scene got together to release a new single. We are talking about Gašper Rifelj and Jana Šušteršič, with "Moje dobro in slabo". It's a beautiful song!

Czech Republic | LEON - "Chemie"

RECENT

Marek Švanda, Filip Vítů and David Šenkeřík are LEON, a Czech hard-pop trio from Zlín. Meet them with their latest single, "Chemie". It's a wonderful song, with a solid melody and a very captivating chorus.

Cyprus | HesaÄijä - "Naamat"

RECENT

HesaÄijä is the stage name of Marios Kleovoulou, a rapper and singer who was born in Cyprus in 1986, but is developing his career in Finland. He has just released "Naamat". It's a delightful guitar-led song with a cool fast pace and a marking chorus.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Denmark | H.E.R.O. - "Carelessly"

BRAND NEW

Danish band H.E.R.O. return to our site with their sounds. Now, it's turn to present "Carelessly". Their latest single brings a slight touch of retro synth sounds to wrap up a fabulous melody.

Greece | STAN - "Den ftais esi"

BRAND NEW

Greek singer STAN returns to our site with a shower of fresh sounds. "Den ftais esi" brings a blend of pop and rock that reflects the fun times you can see on the video.

Spain | Sandra Groove - "Cafuné"

BRAND NEW

Sandra Groove is a Spanish singer hailing from Valencia. Meet her with her latest single, her first ballad, "Cafuné". It's a beautiful song, with a great instrumentation and a perfect vocal performance.

Poland | sanah - "To ja a nie inna"

RECENT

Polish singer sanah is dazzling us with every new single she releases. And her latest one is no exception to this rule! "To ja a nie inna" brings her sweet voice in a piano-driven alternative pop whose highlight is the beautiful vocal harmony towards the chorus.

Moldova | Tostogan'S - "Mireasa"

RECENT

We are now landing in Moldova, to listen to a new single by Tostogan'S. It's entitled "Mireasa". The song offers an involving guitar-led melody, a marking chorus and a very cool vocal performance.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Finland | costee feat. TIPPA - "Mä en haluu mennä nukkuu vielä"

BRAND NEW

Great music coming from Finland! It's another collaboration between costee and TIPPA. "Mä en haluu mennä nukkuu vielä" is such an entertaining pop-rock song! The chorus is extremely inviting.

Sweden | Ulrik Munther - "C'est la vie"

BRAND NEW

It's time to listen to a new single by Ulrik Munther. The Swedish singer has just released "C'est la vie". The new song, third from his upcoming new album, presents his looking to reconnect with his own child's spirit. And the result is amazing!

"I can't talk for everyone, but I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in feeling boxed in sometimes. Like it's hard to change because I keep looking at my history. Telling myself that is who I am and feeling pressured to defend it, instead of letting it go and moving on. I think the world would be a better place, and people would be much happier if we didn't define ourselves so much by our history, but rather by our willingness and ability to listen, learn and engage", he says. "Life is constant change. You can either fight it or go with it. C'est la vie, haha!"

Germany | Daniel Sommer - "Herz auf unendlich"

BRAND NEW

Daniel Sommer, also known as Daniel Gogolla, is a German singer and songwriter from North Rhine-Westphalia. Daniel has worked for years as a street musician, and now he's releasing his debut single. "Herz auf unendlich" is a light-hearted and fun schlager song, with a melody that quickly sticks in the head.

Denmark | Karl William - "Under Solen"

RECENT

The new retro wave which is taking over the world of music is arriving in Denmark. And we can't imagine a better voice to fit the genre than Karl William's! Enjoy it with "Under Solen", a delightful song.

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

Czech Republic | Calin feat. STEIN27 - "Růže"

RECENT

We sometimes discover musical gems months after their release. And such is the case with "Růže", by Czech artists Calin and STEIN27 (both hailing from the city of Brno). The song is an emotional ballad that incorporates urban beats to convey a unique sound.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Iceland | Greta Salóme - "Án þín"

BRAND NEW

Greta Salóme has just surprised us with a beautiful new single. "Án þín" is a haunting ballad that creates a unique atmosphere with its impressive instrumentation.

Portugal | Ana Bacalhau - "Memória"

BRAND NEW

Time to check Ana Bacalhau's latest single! She has recently released "Memória", a song that brings her intense voice in a nostalgic ballad that talks about the process of finding yourself.

About the single, Ana comments that it shows a "phase of personal change and growth, looking back on who I was, knowing I am not that person anymore, and wanting to know who I am becoming".

Romania | Nico - "Esti liber"

BRAND NEW

Romanian singer Nico returns to our site with a powerful new single. In "Esti liber", she brings a powerful feminist message wrapped up in a very interesting pop melody. The video for the song features fellow Romanian singers Alexandra Matei, Nicole Cherry, Adda, Amna and Misha.

Spain | Jarabe de Palo - "Eso que tú me das"

BRAND NEW

Sad news has recently arrived from Spain. Pau Donés, lead singer of Jarabe de Palo, passed away due to cancer. Together with his band, he will forever remain in the memories of Spanish-speaking people thanks to hits like "Bonito", "Depende" and "La flaca". We pay homage to his career with "Eso que tú me das", a single the band has just released to promote their latest album.

Turkey | Funda Arar - "Doldur yüreğimi"

RECENT

Funda Arar is a Turkish singer born in Ankara in 1975. With a career spanning 20 years, she released 11 studio albums and has had numerous hit singles in her country. Her most recent release is "Doldur yüreğimi", a soft ethnic ballad that highlights the best sounds from the region.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Italy | Matteo Faustini - "Vorrei (La rabbia soffice)"

BRAND NEW

Matteo Faustini is an Italian singer hailing from Brescia. Meet him with his outstanding new single, "Vorrei (La rabbia soffice)". The song, which is balanced between uptempo verses and a midtempo, very passionate chorus, allows Matteo's voice to shine brightly. We are fully in love with it!

Denmark | Drew Sycamore - "Take it back"

BRAND NEW

Single after single, Drew, who is now signing her work as Drew Sycamore, is showing she is a solid contender to become one of the big names of the Danish music scene. Her latest release, "Take it back", proves it once again. It is pop at its best! It's a very contagious song: it's impossible not to get completely into its melody.

Germany | Marina Marx - "Der geilste fehler"

BRAND NEW

Get ready to listen to an addictive new single coming from Germany. It's "Der geilste fehler", by Marina Marx. The song offers a unique mix of pop-rock and schlager, in a way only Marina knows how to deliver. Her voice seems to have been created especially for this kind of song!

Finland | Antti Ketonen - "Me mennään tän läpi"

BRAND NEW

Antti Ketonen is living a marvelous moment. And his new single, "Me mennään tän läpi", is here to confirm it even more! It's an interesting song, with well-marked verses and a very intense and entertaining chorus.

United Kingdom | Jasmine Thompson - "Love for the lonely"

RECENT

British singer Jasmine Thompson makes a stunning return to our site. Her new single "Love for the lonely" has been just released, and we're already in love with it. The track is a sweet ballad that highlights Jasmine's range of vocal power.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Poland | Natalia Zastępa - "Rudy"

SONG OF THE WEEK

Natalia Zastępa is a Polish singer who was born in Krapkowice in 2002. She took part of season 1 of The Voice Kids in Poland (arguably, the kids' talent show to present the biggest amount of talents to a local music scene in any country). She has just released "Rudy", and we are completely hooked. What a display of energy and quality! We couldn't stop listening to it since our first listen: it's our song of the week.

Italy | Davide Merlini - "E' tardi rimani"

BRAND NEW

We are now landing in Italy, to listen to an excellent new song. We are talking about "E' tardi rimani", by Davide Merlini. It's a song that clearly represents Italian pop at its core: it's involving and highly captivating, and the vocal performance is as passionate as one could be. Davide never fails to dazzle us!

Germany | TOCHTER - "Immer wenn"

BRAND NEW

Third time in a row we meet TOCHTER and get addicted to the single they've released. Their new one, "Immer wenn", is absolutely outstanding! The intense beats and the addictive melody work amazingly well together. And the vocal performance, breathtaking, is the cherry on top of it all.

Finland | Faija - "Tobleronea"

BRAND NEW

Faija is the stage name of Aaron Martikainen, a Finnish singer from Helsinki. Meet him with his very entertaining "Tobleronea". It's a song which offers that unique mix of pop, electronic and schlager that only Finland seems to know how to offer to perfection.

About the song, Faija says: "'Tobleronea' tells the story of a traditional Finnish business trip, in which the meeting itself and the core of the trip remain secondary when the bottle of liquor opens. When it is finally time to return home, a bad conscience presses the traveler out of his sip, and to compensate for this, the traveler brings goodies in return. Do what you do, but don't forget the gifts".

Bulgaria | Innerglow - "Little magnets"

RECENT

Todor Kovachev, Peter Zhelev and Matey Hristoskov are Innerglow, a Bulgarian trio hailing from Sofia. We just now came upon "Little magnets", and we couldn't be more thrilled with it: the song is a contemporary synth-infused rock that is rare to find in the region.

Friday, June 19, 2020

United Kingdom | Keir Gibson - "Circles"

BRAND NEW

Keir Gibson is a Scottish singer and songwriter from Fort William. Meet him with his latest single, "Circles". It's an excellent song! If we point out or highlight any specific aspect of it, it is going to be unfair to all others: everything in it is flawless.

Sweden | Eric Saade - "Nån som du"

BRAND NEW

Swedish star Eric Saade has a new single on offer. And we love it to bits! "Nån som du" is a beautifully instrumented song which sets the perfect mood for Eric's unique voice to reach several ranges and emotions.

Latvia | Aija Andrejeva - "Korķīši"

BRAND NEW

Aija Andrejeva is taking us through a folkloric tour of Latvian music in her new single! "Korķīši" is an uplifting, guitar-driven track that will put a smile on your face from the moment you hit play.

Finland | Jannike - "So many people, so many stories"

BRAND NEW

Finnish artist Jannike has gathered a great international team to record a song to help us all deal with the frustration over COVID-19 and its consequences. The project, which was coordinated by her producer, manager and boyfriend Niklas Rosström, involves people from London, Las Vegas, Stockholm, Mondilhan, Reykjavík and many places in Finland. The result is, as one can always expect from anything involving Jannike, amazing, and you can check it below.

"It took me forever to get everything right! But it's been a fun learning process and I am very pleased with the result", says Jannike. The musicians involved in this international collaboration include Ralph Salmins, Steve Sidwell, Ingrid Riutamaa, Tuukka Aitoaho, Janne Hyöty, Jörgen Ingeström and Jessica Marberger.

Greece | Eva Geovani - "Alli mia fora"

RECENT

Eva Geovani comes from Nikiti, in Greece, but she has her career based in Athens. Her new single is entitled "Alli mia fora", and it brings us a classic Greek ballad which relies in Eva's impressive vocal skills.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Poland | Marcin Maciejczak - "Deszcz i bez"

BRAND NEW

Marcin Maciejczak is a great new Polish talent hailing from Bartochów. Despite being very young (he was born in 2006), Marcin has already shown a lot of potential. Earlier this year, he was crowned the winner of the third season of The Voice Kids in Poland. Now, he has just released a stupendous new single. "Deszcz i bez" is a song that presents his delicate but extremely talented voice very well!

Updated on July 5th, 2020, with the official video.

Sweden | Benjamin Ingrosso - "Shampoo"

BRAND NEW

Swedish star Benjamin Ingrosso is finally back with a new release. And it's a wonderful one! We are talking about "Shampoo", a fresh and very enjoyable song with an irresistible tropical mood.

The tropical feeling the song offers is totally connected to the song's inspiration. As Benjamin explains: "Musically, 'Shampoo' is inspired by old Cuban '70s music, and is very playful, organic and based on feeling! It's about how you're preparing for an upcoming date, but you're just standing in the shower, thinking about all the things you have to do but you never get to it...".

Updated on June 20th, 2020, with the official video.

Germany | Christin Stark - "Spinnst du"

BRAND NEW

We are now in Germany, to listen to an excellent new single by Christin Stark. We are talking about "Spinnst du". It's schlager at its best: if you say there was any way for this song to be more addictive than it is, you are out of your mind!

Ukraine | Yarisho - "Ritm ptitsy"

BRAND NEW

Yaroslav Petiushenko is Yarisho, a new artist hailing in the Ukrainian pop scene. He has just released a single, "Ritm ptitsy", and there couldn't be a better way to get to know him. We are completely hypnotized by the song's haunting and involving mood and Yarisho's amazing voice.

Serbia | Julija - "Još te ima"

RECENT

Time to remeet Serbian singer Julija! She returns to our site with the song "Još te ima", a sensual pop track that retains a soft ethnic touch.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Finland | Robin Packalen - "Benefits"

BRAND NEW

Finnish star Robin Packalen has released another single in English. And it's a great one! "Benefits" is a smooth mid-tempo pop song with a hypnotic melody and a very cool chorus.

United Kingdom | Foxes - "Love not loving you"

BRAND NEW

British singer Foxes is returning to the music scene with a great new single. We're talking about "Love not loving you", a song in which she takes her funky pop through tropical beats.

Poland | 4Dreamers - "Step by step"

BRAND NEW

What happens when one of today's most talented boybands releases a version for one of the biggest boyband hits of all times? We get "Step by step", 4Dreamers' rendition to the New Kids on the Block's 1990 worldwide hit. And the result couldn't be more entertaining!

Switzerland | Luca Hänni - "Diamant"

BRAND NEW

Luca Hänni has become one of the most popular artists in Switzerland. And he is continuing the string of success with "Diamant", a pop single that brings a fun, summery vibe to enjoy the new season in Europe.

Germany | Gil Ofarim - "Alles auf hoffnung"

RECENT

It's time to listen to another amazing song coming from the Free European Song Contest. It's Gil Ofarim, and his excellent "Alles auf hoffnung". The song is a powerful and contagious pop-rock, which is delivered in an impeccable manner.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Spain | Roi Méndez feat. Sinsinati - "Aviones de papel"

BRAND NEW

Two of the brightest new talents from Spain have met to release a single together. We're talking about Roi Méndez and Sinsinati, who have recently shared "Aviones de papel". The track is a fun mix of Latin-infused pop-rock that will have you dancing along in a heartbeat.

United Kingdom | JC Stewart - "I need you to hate me"

BRAND NEW

We're remeeting British singer JC Stewart! He's returning to our site with a smashing new single: "I need you to hate me" is a ballad with beautiful instrumentation which delivers an outpour of feelings.

Updated on June 27th, 2020, with the official video.

Finland | Erin - "Yhtenä sunnuntaina"

BRAND NEW

Sounds European! finally remeets Erin. The Finnish singer has just released a great new single. It's entitled "Yhtenä sunnuntaina", and it's a song which offers a great contrast between smooth verses and a surprising, strong chorus.

Sweden | NOTD feat. Astrid S - "I don't know why"

RECENT

It's time for another great collaboration involving NOTD! This time, the Swedish duo has gathered with Norwegian singer Astrid S for "I don't know why". It's a delightful electropop, with true personality: it doesn't sound like the usual recipe most of the songs of the genre seem to be following. We love it!

Slovenia | Gaja Prestor - "Verjamem vase"

RECENT

Once in a while, some time after the Eurovision's National Final season ends, we end up remeeting a song, and it is more addictive than we previously remembered. That is exactly what happened to us with "Verjamem vase", by Gaja Prestor. And there's always time to praise good music! It's a wonderful pop song, with a very imposing chorus.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Turkey | Fatma Turgut - "Elimde dünya"

BRAND NEW

Fatma Turgut is a Turkish singer who was born in Aydın in 1984. She has just released a new single, "Elimde dünya", and we couldn't be more hooked! It's an intense pop-rock song with awesome local spices. The result is irresistible.

Serbia | Ruza Rupic - "Bivši"

BRAND NEW

Ruza Rupic is a young new talent from Belgrade who is rising in the Serbian music scene. Meet her with her latest release, the hit "Bivši". It's an exciting pop song with a contagious melody and a very inviting chorus.

Norway | KEiiNO - "Bed with the wolf"

BRAND NEW

Norwegian band KEiiNO are proving the world they are here to stay with every new single they release. And their latest one simply adds to their string of bangers: "Bed with the wolf" incorporates retro elements to their cheerful ethno-pop, creating an irresistible track!

Ireland | The Academic - "Anything could happen"

RECENT

It's finally time to remeet Irish four-piece The Academic. We've just got to listen to their latest release, "Anything could happen", and it's such an entertaining song! It's impossible not to be caught by its melody.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Netherlands | Within Temptation - "Entertain you"

BRAND NEW

Dutch band Within Temptation are back to our site with a mind-blowing new single. "Entertain you" revolves around the urge for self-gratification at the expense of the other, all wrapped up in a very powerful rock sound and a haunting video.

Ukraine | ALEKSEEV - "Revnost'"

BRAND NEW

Ukrainian singer ALEKSEEV returns with a brand new single! He has just released "Revnost'", a contemporary ballad which incorporates synth beats in a very interesting fashion.

Romania | Alexandra Ungureanu - "Caramida"

BRAND NEW

Look who we are finally remeeting! It's Romanian singer Alexandra Ungureanu, who has just released a new single. "Caramida" is a wonderful song, with a well-paced and highly involving melody. Alexandra's voice is the perfect tool to make it all even more hypnotic.

Denmark | Alexander Oscar - "Bad intentions"

RECENT

It's time to go to Denmark, to listen to one of the most entertaining songs of the year. We are talking about "Bad intentions", by Alexander Oscar. It's a fresh, very enjoyable song, which takes the current wave of mixing retro sounds into modern pop to a very high level.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

United Kingdom | Ellie Goulding - "Power"

SONG OF THE WEEK

British superstar Ellie Goulding has just released a new single. And a worldwide hit is on its way! "Power" is a song that delivers everything one can expect from a pop song: it's captivating, catchy and extremely inviting. The chorus is completely stuck to our heads since we listened to it for the first time! It's our song of the week.

Germany | Marie Reim - "Weil das mädels so machen"

BRAND NEW

German singer Marie Reim is having a tremendous year. After dazzling us with "SOS", she returns to Sounds European! with another banger: "Weil das mädels so machen" is a fabulous retro schlager with the kind of anthemic chorus that you'll have on repeat after listening.

Iceland | Birgir feat. RAVEN - "Incomplete"

RECENT

Hrafnhildur Magnea Ingólfsdóttir is RAVEN, an Icelandic singer from Reykjavík, also known as a member of Náttsól. We have just got to listen to the single she has released together with Birgir, and better late than never: it's absolutely outstanding! "Incomplete" is an amazing song, with one of the most captivating and addictive melodies of the year. Their voices are a gift to everyone's ears.

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

Austria | Josh. - "Wo bist du"

RECENT

It's been almost two years since we met Austrian singer Josh., and his "Cordula grün" is still frequent in our playlists. And now, we have a new song of his to add to our days: it's "Wo bist du". The track, which was part of Free European Song Contest, is an outstanding pop-rock, with an excellent set of melody and chorus.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Norway | Secret Treehouse - "Ice turns to ash"

BRAND NEW

Norwegian band Secret Treehouse have just released a new single. It's titled "Ice turns to ash". About it, the band says: "The lyrics are about the loneliness that one can feel in a relationship when the other person does not see who you are. It is about being alone among thousands, and then meeting a person who sees you for who you are and makes you laugh. It does not need to be romantic love, but just a true relation between two individuals".

It's a very relatable and strong theme. And the way it is expressed in the song makes it even stronger: we love how the topic imprinted a different (but still recognizable) perspective on the band's sounds! It's a song to listen on repeat.

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

United Kingdom | James Humphrys - "Colour"

BRAND NEW

James Humphrys hails from Bristol and arrives at our site with a really funky track. "Colour" is a bright indie pop bound to light up any kind of mood. About the song, the singer himself writes that it "explores the themes and thoughts surrounding that uncomfortable feeling you get when you're in a group and you see a close friend putting on a false persona through the colour of their words".

Turkey | Koray Candemir - "İhtimaller"

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Koray Candemir is a Turkish musician, songwriter, and record producer born in Istanbul in 1975. He rose to fame as part of the rock band Kargo, but has developed his solo career since 2008. Check out his most recent single: "İhtimaller" is a captivating rock ballad that shies away from traditional Turkish sounds.

Finland | Laura Närhi - "Mä elän"

RECENT

Finnish singer Laura Närhi is back to Sounds European! with a haunting new ballad. "Mä elän" brings a beautiful orchestration that aids to create a unique sound, in which Laura's voice takes prominence as the song grows.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Switzerland | Kadebostany feat. KAZKA - "Baby I'm ok"

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Swiss group Kadebostany teamed up with KAZKA (Ukrainian pop and electro-folk group from Kiev) for a unique single together. The result of their collaboration is "Baby I'm ok", a haunting mix of genres led by a jazz-like melody and a haunting interpretation.

Sweden | The Mamas - "Let it be"

BRAND NEW

The Mamas are seizing their momentum by making lovely new music. The Swedish trio has recently released "Let it be", a cheerful song in which they ooze positivity and good vibes!

Portugal | D.A.M.A - "Ela"

BRAND NEW

Continuing with the sequence of chapters for their upcoming album, which started with "Tento" (subtitled "I - transformar"), D.A.M.A have just released "Ela" ("II - florescer"). With it, the Portuguese group delivers the best of their music. It's so involving!

Ireland | Michael Patrick Kelly - "Beautiful madness"

RECENT

Irish-born singer Michael Patrick Kelly is getting ready to heat up the European summer with his latest single. We're talking about "Beautiful madness", a song with a tropical beat which melts with Michael's upbeat pop.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Croatia | Pravila Igre - "Usne od šećera"

BRAND NEW

Croatian band Pravila Igre have a new single on offer. And you know what it means: it's time to listen to an amazing song! In "Usne od šećera", everything – vocals, instrumentals, melody, chorus – helps building up a very effective track.

United Kingdom | Tally Spear - "Already gone"

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"This track tackles feelings of detachment and distance. It's kind of the opposite of all the happy 'honeymoon phase' songs out there. I wanted to explore the sometimes negative thought processes surrounding new beginnings, and a desire for independence."

With these words, British singer Tally Spear presents her new single, "Already gone". And let us say this: the song fully corresponds to the strength one can expect from such a theme. Its melody expresses the power, and Tally's voice confirms it, as few ones could.

Updated on June 13th, 2020, with the official video.

Romania | Mira - "O privire"

BRAND NEW

Romania's Mira returns to Sounds European! to show us her most recent single. "O privire" is a pop ballad which incorporates R&B beats into a fresh melody, highlighting Mira's vocal range.

Belarus | Koldun - "Ne ukhodi"

RECENT

We are now landing in Belarus. We have just got to listen to Koldun's latest release, and we are totally in love with it. It's "Ne ukhodi", a smooth pop song with a catchy melody and a marking chorus. It's a song to listen on repeat!

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

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Slovenia | 7šrit - "Tvoji promili"

BRAND NEW

Monika, Lili, Uroš, Tadej, Vladimir and Luka are 7šrit, a Slovene band hailing from the hamlet of Cvetrež. Their new single "Tvoji promili" is an instant addiction! It's impossible to listen to it, not even once, without having its melody stick in the head.

Russia | Mari Kraimbrery - "My may"

BRAND NEW

Russian singer Mari Kraimbrery is back with a new single. And she is exploring a totally different sound in it! "My may" is a groovy pop-rock song, with a strong and memorable chorus.

Moldova | Irina Rimes - "Sarea de pe rană"

BRAND NEW

Moldovan singer Irina Rimes has a new single! We're talking about "Sarea de pe rană", a pop ballad with soft, piano-driven verses which changes rhythm in the chorus to include a more upbeat tempo.

Austria | Edmund - "Leiwand"

RECENT

Markus and Roman are Edmund, an Austrian duo that is taking the region with their latest single. It's entitled "Leiwand". No wonder it's such a hit: it's a marvelous guitar-led song with great vocal work and harmony. In order to accommodate the entire homage they intended to pay, the song is repeated six times in the video.

Monday, June 08, 2020

Bosnia and Herzegovina | ToMa - "Vrijeme je"

BRAND NEW

Bosnian singer ToMa is back with a new single. And it's a great one. "Vrijeme je" is an exciting song with an inviting melody and a very marking chorus. We are completely hooked!

North Macedonia | Tamara Todevska - "Sloboda"

BRAND NEW

Are you ready to party with Tamara Todevska? The Macedonian star has just released a very cool new single. "Sloboda" (or "Rise", in its version in English) is a song that explores this new retro disco wave in the most entertaining manner one could wish!

Updated on September 26th, 2020, with the official video.

Portugal | Fernando Daniel - "Recomeçar"

BRAND NEW

Fernando Daniel has just released a surprise new single. We're talking about "Recomeçar", a ballad in which he talks about the end of a relationship and how the people involved try to move on.

Romania | Amna feat. Dorian Popa - "Cealalta ea"

BRAND NEW

Time to heat it up with a great collaboration! It's Amna and Dorian Popa (Constanța, 1988) with "Cealalta ea", a steamy pop track that brings the flavors of Romanian summer!

Finland | Ollie - "Naimisiin"

RECENT

Finnish singer Ollie is back to Sounds European!! His most recent single is entitled "Naimisiin", and it is a compelling ballad with an intense chord orchestration that helps creating a beautiful atmosphere.

Sunday, June 07, 2020

Netherlands | Duncan Laurence - "Someone else"

BRAND NEW

Dutch singer Duncan Laurence is promoting his brand new five-track EP, "Worlds on fire". And he did so by releasing a single from it: "Someone else" is an intimate ballad in which he explores his innermost feelings.

United Kingdom | Melanie C - "Blame it on me"

BRAND NEW

British diva Melanie C has just released a new single. It's "Blame it on me". It's a song that offers the most modern influences of electropop. No one can listen to it and stand still!

Spain | Gizmo Varillas - "Born again"

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Gizmo Varillas is a Spanish songwriter, musician and record producer born in Santander in 1990. producing his music in London, he comes to our site to show us his most recent single: "Born again" is a delightful mix of indie and alternative pop sounds that create a very fun melody altogether.

Speaking about the track, Gizmo says that it "is about personal transformation, changing from within and giving yourself the chance to start over. Even if we reach our lowest point, we can always rise up again. And in many ways, it's about never giving up and empowering yourself to go on".

Sweden | Noak Hellsing - "No love"

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Swedish rising star Noak Hellsing has just released a new single. It's entitled "No love". It's a marvelous song, with a heartfelt mix of voice and instrumentals that has made us fully in love!

About it, Noak says: "'No love' is about being something, or that you have been something with someone and tried to do the best of the situation. However, in the end you realize that you have no love left to give".

Saturday, June 06, 2020

Italy | The Kolors - "Non è vero"

SONG OF THE WEEK

Get ready for a contagious new single by The Kolors! The Italian group is taking part of Amici Speciali, a spin-off of the traditional talent show, which is gathering several renowned stars for a special edition. And the band has graced the stage with a new single. "Non è vero" brings a fabulous disco atmosphere that will set you in the mood for dancing. We are fully addicted to it: it's our song of the week!

Slovenia | Lumberjack - "Krik svobode"

BRAND NEW

Slovene band Lumberjack are back, and they are ready to blow your mind with their new single. "Krik svobode" is stupendous! It's an exciting song with a truly great, raw rock 'n' roll power. We love it to bits!

Greece | Giannis Grosis - "Xerei kaneis"

BRAND NEW

Giannis Grosis is a Greek singer coming from Kilkis. He rose to prominence after winning the 2019 season of The X Factor in Greece. Meet him with his excellent new single "Xerei kaneis". It's a piano-led song with a passionate and flawless vocal performance.

Slovakia | Lukáš Adamec - "Najviac"

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Lukáš Adamec is a Slovak singer who was born in Kosice in 1987. He rose to prominence after winning the third season of the Czech and Slovak version of the talent show Idols. He has just released an outstanding new single. "Najviac" is a grandiose pop-rock song with an intense work, both vocally and instrumentally speaking. The result is absolutely addictive!

Friday, June 05, 2020

Denmark | Christopher - "Leap of faith"

BRAND NEW

Christopher is becoming one of the most prominent singers in the Danish music scene. He's been releasing a chain of amazing singles, and his latest one is no exception: "Leap of faith" is a contemporary pop ballad that highlights Christopher's powerful voice in a rather minimalistic instrumentation.

Spain | Aitana feat. Reik - "Enemigos"

BRAND NEW

Spanish pop star Aitana met with Mexican group Reik, and their collaboration couldn't be better: "Enemigos" is a soft approach to Latin rhythms which explodes in a lovely fashion towards the chorus.

United Kingdom | Hannah Grace - "How true is your love"

BRAND NEW

British singer Hannah Grace has a new single on store for us! "How true is your love" is a funk-filled anthem that showcases Hannah's strikingly soulful vocals. The retro elements you can feel in the melody are highlighted by the kaleidoscopic visuals of the video.

Norway | Astrid S feat. Brett Young - "I do"

RECENT

Norwegian star Astrid S has gathered with American pop-country singer and songwriter Brett Young to release a new single. It's entitled "I do". The song is a delightful pop track with an irresistible country music feeling to it!

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Greece | Chris Mastoras - "Gia ola ikanoi (Tzamaika)"

BRAND NEW

It's time to listen to a great new single by Chris Mastoras. The Greek star has just released "Gia ola ikanoi (Tzamaika)". It's a very captivating song with excellent instrumentals and a melody that quickly sticks in the head.

Netherlands | 3JS - "Dansen tot het over is"

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3JS are a Dutch band formed in Volendam in 2002, currently comprised of Jan Dulles, Jaap Kwakman and Jan de Witte. The group is internationally known for having represented the Netherlands on Eurovision in 2011, with the wonderful "Never alone". They have just released a new album, "De aard van het beest". From it, we now present "Dansen tot het over is", a fresh song with an entertaining melody and a chorus that is very inviting.

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

Portugal | Agir - "Alma"

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Portuguese star Agir is back with a new single. "Alma" is a song that offers a very important message about feeling lonely. It wasn't made thinking about any specific cause, but with the pandemics and the quarantine, it has all changed. All the profit the song gets is going to be donated to the SOS Voz Amiga association, which helps people who are feeling lonely – offering company and, sometimes the most important thing, ears to listen.

"The world where ideas are formed is a blessing, but it can also be a curse. One that torments us without leaving a trace. One that makes the people around us without patience, often turning into an unconscious shield, to not let themselves succumb. It becomes a problem that is ours and only ours, we think, but it doesn't have to be. Even though it is a personal battle, we can fight it together. We can and should look for help. I hope I can reach you and touch you with this song, and you know you have someone here who understands you very well, you have a friendly voice here", he says.