Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Sweden | Tove Styrke - "Mood swings"

BRAND NEW

Look who we are finally remeeting! It's Swedish star Tove Styrke. She has just released a new single, "Mood swings", and we cannot stress it enough: it's a great pop song! It offers a great melody, marking beats and a marvelous spice of R&B.

France | Kyo - "Margaux, Omar, Marlow"

BRAND NEW

It's time to go to France, to listen to an amazing new single by Kyo. They have just released "Margaux, Omar, Marlow". It's a strong rock song, with an intense melody and imposing instrumentals. We love it!

Croatia | Pravila Igre - "Samo ti"

BRAND NEW

Croatian band Pravila Igre has just released a new single. And it's a great one! It's "Samo ti", a very cool pop-rock song with a well-paced, enjoyable melody that can easily make you fully hypnotized.

United Kingdom | Asher Knight - "Burn"

RECENT

Asher Knight is a singer and songwriter from Bradford, United Kingdom. Meet him with his amazing single "Burn". The track is about a turbulent relationship that's toxic – sometimes these relationships feel great in the moment, but when it's ended you realize all the pain you have suffered during that time. And you can feel all this intensity and passion in the song as a whole!

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Poland | Daria Zawiałow - "Wojny i noce"

BRAND NEW

The new single by Daria Zawiałow is a meeting of Poland and Japan. Sort of. "Wojny i noce" blends her alternative sounds with a sort of Japanese take on synth pop. That Oriental influence can also be seen in the video, drawn in the anime style.

Spain | Ainoa Buitrago - "Venecia"

BRAND NEW

Time to see the solo work of Ainoa Buitrago! The singer has recently released "Venecia", a soft mix of a classic Spanish ballad with a nostalgic instrumentation that creates a lovely atmosphere!

Denmark | eee gee - "All or nothing"

BRAND NEW

Danish singer eee gee has just released a new single. And we cannot stress it enough: it's a breathtaking one! "All or nothing" is a marvelous song with a delicate ambience which allows her flawless voice to shine through. It's a song to listen on repeat.

"'All or nothing' is about feeling inadequate and sorry for yourself, watching everyone else succeed in life. You're feeling paralyzed from your lack of actions, and slowly realize that you now have to work twice as hard to get where you want to be, because you've been snoozing your life away. It's the unpleasant but important wake up call, the awakening from hibernation", says eee gee.

Croatia | Kristina Boban - "Pravo vrijeme"

BRAND NEW

Croatian rising star Kristina Boban is back with a new single. And this time, she is delivering her music realness in Croatian! "Pravo vrijeme" is a great song, with an irresistible pop-rock vibe, filled with the most modern influences of pop music. We love it to bits!

About the song, Kristina says: "For me, this song is a journey and a return to ourselves, our inner child and who we really are, everything we have to go through in life to become aware of ourselves and return to ourselves. No matter how difficult it is, no matter how many obstacles there are, everything is part of the path that leads us to something bigger and better. At the same time, I experience this song as cheerful and playful, upbeat, just like a child, and on the other hand, very emotional, because I identified with it completely. This memory that Ivo and I created is a reminder of how important it is to be your own, to find yourself, to know yourself and how beautiful life is if we look at it with children's eyes, without condemnation, so sincerely and tenderly, with love and joy".

Monday, June 28, 2021

North Macedonia | Lara Ivanova - "Osamena"

BRAND NEW

Macedonian singer Lara Ivanova is living a wonderful moment. Every new single of hers is another great addition to our playlists. That has happened once again with her brand-new one, "Osamena". It's an exciting electropop song with catchy beats and a very inviting melody.

Lithuania | Vaidas Baumila - "Kunigunda"

BRAND NEW

Lithuanian singer Vaidas Baumila is back with us! This time, he's presenting us with "Kunigunda", a guitar-driven pop with a soft ethnic flare. About the track, Vaidas said that "the mythological theme in the song boasts a feeling that brings everyone on a fun journey".

Iceland | Daniel Oliver - "Jaded"

BRAND NEW

Born in Keflavík in 1985, Daniel Oliver is a name resounding in the Icelandic music scene. He has been releasing music for some time now, and was part of the 2015 and 2019 editions of Söngvakeppnin. He is preparing his debut album, which will be released this fall, and meanwhile he is teasing us with a fantastic single. "Jaded" brings synth, retro pop sounds that create a unique disco atmosphere!

Albania | Anxhela Peristeri - "Nuk me doje"

BRAND NEW

Anxhela Peristeri is back from her Eurovision adventure with a new single! "Nuk me doje" is a strong, ethnic ballad in which she once again shows us a shower of vocal power!

Belgium | Milo Meskens - "Daddy issues"

BRAND NEW

It's high time we remet Belgian talent Milo Meskens. He has just released a new single, entitled "Daddy issues". It's a great song, with an awesome rock vibe, an amazing instrumentation, and very strong lyrics. The result is very cool!

Italy | Elettra Lamborghini - "Pistolero"

BRAND NEW

Elettra Lamborghini joins the wave of summer hits coming from Italy with a highly captivating new single. "Pistolero" brings together Spanish influences, cowboy themes and urban rhythms in a way only Elettra could make them work!

Estonia | Merlyn Uusküla - "Sul' küsin ma"

RECENT

Sounds European! finally remeets Estonian singer Merlyn Uusküla, with her latest single. We are talking about "Sul' küsin ma". It's a very cool electropop song with inviting beats and a sax-based chorus that is quite addictive.

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Germany | Madeline Juno - "Tu was du willst"

BRAND NEW

German singer Madeline Juno is back with us to share an uplifting new single. "Tu was du willst" is a pop anthem to set yourself free and, as Madeline explained on social media, "give yourself sass and make negativity a little easier for you". It certainly made our days more enjoyable!

Poland | Marcin Maciejczak - "Obudź mnie"

BRAND NEW

Polish singer Marcin Maciejczak is back to Sounds European! to share an ethereal new single. "Obudź mnie" is a tender ballad that flows with the unique charm that Marcin works into his music.

Denmark | BBYBITES - "Take me hard"

BRAND NEW

Danish singer BBYBITES is back to our page with a brand-new single. It's entitled "Take me hard". It's a groovy song with a danceable melody that will inevitably make you move your body nonstop.

Greece | Nikos Oikonomopoulos - "Proti thesi"

BRAND NEW

We are now landing in Greece to listen to a new single by Nikos Oikonomopoulos. And it's totally set to be a huge hit! "Proti thesi" is a very cool song that mixes Greek folk pop verses and a highly captivating instrumental pop-rock chorus.

Italy | Levante - "Dall'alba al tramonto"

RECENT

Italian singer Levante has a new single on offer. It's entitled "Dall'alba al tramonto". With it, she proves once again that she is one of the greatest masters of making songs with a deep, hypnotic vibe. It's irresistible!

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Finland | Erika Vikman feat. Arttu Wiskari - "Tääl on niin kuuma"

SONG OF THE WEEK

Two Finnish stars got together to release a stupendous new single. We are talking about Erika Vikman and Arttu Wiskari, with "Tääl on niin kuuma". It's a song which is set to make you fully addicted! The melody is catchy from the very first second, and it gets even more irresistible in the chorus. And Erika and Arttu work greatly together. We have absolutely no doubt about it: it's our song of the week!

Spain | Pol Granch - "Lüky charm"

BRAND NEW

After the indie sounds he showed us in "Chocolatito", Spanish singer Pol Granch returns to share a different side of his talent. He blends urban beats and retro sounds in "Lüky charm", a song with a unique appeal.

Sweden | Magnus Carlsson feat. Helena Paparizou - "Day and night"

BRAND NEW

Magnus Carlsson and Helena Paparizou teamed up for a song that sounds so Melodifestivalen that we can't help but loving it. "Day and night" blends a sort of Latin music base and the most engaging kind of pop you could expect. The result is an absolutely addictive track!

Denmark | William - "Fortjene det"

BRAND NEW

William is a 21-year-old Danish singer, songwriter and musician who grew up in Odense and later in Hellerup. He has just released a new track, entitled "Fortjene det". And it's pop at its best form: it's catchy, inviting and very addictive. We are totally taken by its amazing beats!

France | Clara Luciani - "Le reste"

RECENT

French singer Clara Luciani returns to our site to share her new single. "Le reste" is an upbeat pop song that will captivate you thanks to the blend between its instrumentation and Clara's low-pitch vocals.

Friday, June 25, 2021

Ukraine | Ani Lorak - "Razdetaya"

BRAND NEW

Ukrainian star Ani Lorak has a new single on offer. It's entitled "Razdetaya". The song is an amazing pop with a melody which is partly haunting, partly enticing. It's the perfect combination for Ani to give the best of her voice.

Italy | Fedez feat. Achille Lauro and Orietta Berti - "Mille"

BRAND NEW

If you thought you had already heard the summer song of 2021, brace your horses, because here it comes. And it's by a totally unique and unexpected throuple: Fedez (Milan, 1989), Achille Lauro and Orietta Berti. "Mille" has become a hit in Italy, and rightfully so. It has an appeal that speaks for itself, so instead of describing it ourselves, we urge you to press play.

Finland | Jannike feat. Johnny Logan - "Just one look"

BRAND NEW

Finnish singer Jannike is working on her next full-lenght album, "Welcome to my life", which will be released during the autumn of 2021. And while we anxiously wait for it, we can enjoy her brand-new single, "Just one look", featuring Eurovision legend Johnny Logan. It's a song with a very catchy melody, and a great use of their voices combined!

"Working on 'Just one look' has been a great experience. I feel Jannike's voice and mine work well together and I'm looking forward to touring and promoting the song with her as soon as possible", says Logan. "I have always loved Eurovision and Johnny Logan is a legend! After all, he's the only person to win multiple times so it's unbelievable that we are working together now", says Jannike with excitement.

Updated on July 31st, 2021, with the official video.

Switzerland | Basement Saints - "Ghost"

BRAND NEW

Basement Saints is a multinational rock band based in Aarau, Switzerland, formed by Anton Delen from South Africa, Levent Basharan from the United Kingdom, and Simon Moll from Switzerland. They have recently released a charming new single. "Ghost" is a melancholic, folk-infused rock ballad in which the band talks about the pros and cons of solitude.

Austria | King & Potter - "Sick one"

RECENT

Austrian duo King & Potter are back to our site with their latest single. It's entitled "Sick one". It's a guitar-led song with an enticing melody and a very modern chorus. We love it!

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Germany | Ben Zucker - "Ich weine nicht um dich"

BRAND NEW

German star Ben Zucker has a brand-new single on offer. We are talking about "Ich weine nicht um dich". The song takes his usual pop-rock approach on schlager and goes one step further, making the two genres blend in a unique manner.

Greece | Alexandra Koniak - "Mono esena"

BRAND NEW

Alexandra Koniak is a Greek singer who was born in Athens in 1990. Meet her with her latest single, entitled "Mono esena". It's a song with a strong, hypnotic mood, greatly built by precise instrumentation and a wonderful vocal performance.

Denmark | RoseeLu - "Got me feeling like this"

BRAND NEW

Danish singer RoseeLu has just released a new track. And it's such a catchy tune! We are talking about "Got me feeling like this", a song with a punchy energy and an imposing vibe, built both by the instrumentals and RoseeLu's vocals.

"Although I'm still rather young, I've experienced being madly in love. I've also experienced the type of love where you end up losing yourself and lack the ability to be true to your own values. And even though it's a hard farewell, sometimes you just have to do it in order to return to yourself again. This song was made only with the intention of letting these feelings go – make them free and give them the space they need", RoseeLu says.

Czech Republic | Ewa Farna - "Tělo"

BRAND NEW

Look who we are finally remeeting! It's Czech-Polish star Ewa Farna, who has just released a new single. And we cannot stress it enough: "Tělo" is delightful! It's a song that offers a groovy melody and a chorus that is quite strong. You can also listen to "Ciało", its version in Polish.

Belgium | Gene Thomas - "Ik ben vrij"

RECENT

Gene Thomas is the stage name of Gunther Thomas, a Belgian singer who was born in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode in 1972. His career spans several albums and singles, with a lot of airplay in Belgium and region. Meet him with his latest single, "Ik ben vrij". It's a song with a very positive and enjoyable vibe. We simply cannot resist it!

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Finland | Pete Parkkonen - "Täysikuu"

BRAND NEW

Pete Parkkonen is finally back with a new single. He has just released "Täysikuu". It's a song that brings him back to the sounds we were used to listening at the beginning of his career: a smooth singer-songwriter song with an irresistible pop-rock vibe.

10 Questions For: Victoria Georgieva

INTERVIEW

We have been watching her talent blossom and grow since 2016, making her one of the best artists from Bulgaria. It's a pleasure to listen to her music – always touching and profound. And now, we are enjoying even greater pleasure, as we have the opportunity to talk to her about her work. These are our 10 questions for Victoria Georgieva:

Sounds European!: We like to start our interviews talking a bit about the artists' music backgrounds. What are your first memories with music? What artists did you enjoy listening to when you were growing up? And do you feel they have influenced, in any aspect, the artist you are today?

Victoria Georgieva: My first music experience was when I was 12 years old. I started singing lessons in my home town of Varna and the reason for that was Hannah Montana. I really loved that TV show and I wanted to be like the character of Miley Cyrus and live her double life.

SE!: You took part in the 2015 edition of The X Factor in Bulgaria. What made you decide to participate in the show? How was your experience in it? What did you learn from your participation, that you carry with you for the rest of your career?

VG: My participation in The X Factor was a really important moment for me – it allowed me to gain fans in Bulgaria that still support me to this day. I learned a lot and, through the journey, I met important people that forever changed my life. One of them is my manager Genoveva Christova from Ligna Studios, who supports me a lot and made my Eurovision participation possible.

SE!: You were chosen to represent your country in Eurovision in 2020. How did you find out about the invitation? What was your reaction to it? And how did you face the cancellation of the contest, especially knowing that your entry, "Tears getting sober", was considered one of the favorites for the trophy?

VG: Only few artists have had the opportunity to be part of Eurovision for more than two years. It's crazy to think I was announced as the Bulgarian artist for Eurovision back in November 2019 and I was able to perform on the stage in May 2021. I was really happy when I learned I would represent Bulgaria and also a little bit scared of what lied in front. I knew there was a lot of work but I didn't know that there would be so many sleepless nights. I wouldn't be able to have done all this without the support of my team. For me, it was really hard to find the song to follow up "Tears getting sober", which was the first track I could fully express myself as an artist with.

SE!: What can you tell us about the period between the cancellation of the 2020 edition of Eurovision and the confirmation that you were returning in 2021? How did you feel, and what did you have in mind during that time?

VG: The cancellation of Eurovision allowed me to finalize my first EP, "A little dramatic", and release it just before Eurovision. The release included five songs that I wrote with my team between the summer of 2018 and the summer of 2020 – "Imaginary friend", "Growing up is getting old", "Dive into unknown", "Phantom pain" and "The funeral song". Finalizing all the tracks wasn't easy because we needed to work online because of the travel restrictions. For me, this was a challenge at first, but I guess this will be the new normal for songwriters and producers around the world.

SE!: After you were confirmed for Eurovision 2021, there was a new challenge, a new step for you: selecting your new entry. How was this selection process?

VG: Selecting the song for Eurovision 2021 was also a hard task. We decided that one of the songs from my album would represent Bulgaria in Rotterdam, and we asked music experts and the Eurovision fans for feedback for all five songs. In the end we decided to go with "Growing up is getting old" – a song that holds a special place in my heart and represents me as an artist in the best way possible.

"I am happy that I have the freedom to express myself artistically and to share the stories I care about with the world" (Picture: Lora Musheva)

SE!: When we listen to your songs, they sound very deep and relatable. We feel that you take special care of the melodies and instrumentation, and that your lyrics carry strong and sincere emotions. What can you tell us about your songwriting process? What topics do you like to talk about in your lyrics? And where do you draw inspiration to write from?

VG: My goal with my music is always to write songs with meaningful stories. Tracks that people can relate to – and songs like "Tears getting sober" and "Growing up is getting old" really impacted a lot of people, who wrote to me that they could relate with them so much. The topics in my debut EP are quite dark and obviously dramatic, but in the end I always want to bring a little light and positivity to the songs. I am writing new material with my amazing team of songwriters and I am excited to share the music with the world.

SE!: You have been receiving a lot of attention and praise in recent years, not only in your country, but also internationally. And your career is just beginning! When you think about the long-term future, what are your professional aspirations? What do you still dream to achieve with your music?

VG: I have always dreamed to be the artist I am right now. I know there are still things that are in development. I started writing music just two years ago. I am happy that I have the freedom to express myself artistically and to share the stories I care about with the world. Releasing music is a dream come true for me and the release of "A little dramatic" was something I dreamed of for a long time.

SE!: Returning from the long term to the short term. Now that the Eurovision frenzy is over, what are your professional projects for the near future? What can your fans expect from you?

VG: I am working on my next single. I can't tell you much, but I am quite excited to share new music with the world.

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

VG: The artist I would choose is definitely Moses Sumney – I love his style, voice and the emotion he puts in his music and performances.

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

VG: I really can't choose one! So let's finish with "A little dramatic" and let's dive into the dramatic world of the EP. :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Italy | Emma feat. Loredana Bertè - "Che sogno incredibile"

BRAND NEW

When two Italian divas get together, huge things happen. And when the two divas are Emma and Loredana Bertè, we basically witness a new Big Bang. Experience it with "Che sogno incredibile", a delightful pop song with a positive energy and a very cool summer vibe.

Finland | Figaro - "Ruudun takaa"

BRAND NEW

Figaro is a Finnish singer and songwriter from Espoo. Meet him with (and get addicted to) his latest single, "Ruudun takaa". It's an outstanding song, with grandiose instrumentals and a chorus that is strong and very marking. We love it!

Greece | Alexandra Bounatsa - "Ena giro ton kosmo"

BRAND NEW

Alexandra Bounatsa is a Greek singer who was born in Thessaloniki, and now lives in Athens. She was the lead singer of the band Les Au Revoir, and now she is starting her solo career. "Ena giro ton kosmo" is her first original composition and release. It's an excellent song, with a great folk instrumentation and a highly captivating melody!

Germany | Zoe Wees - "Hold me like you used to"

RECENT

German singer Zoe Wees returns with another chill-inducing song. "Hold me like you used to" is a classic ballad with a masterfully crafted instrumentation, and wrapped up by Zoe's distinctive vocals.

Austria | Lisa Pac - "Boring"

RECENT

It's finally time to remeet Austrian singer Lisa Pac. We've just got to listen to her single "Boring", and it's an awesome one. It's a groovy pop song with an inviting, well-paced melody and a very cool chorus.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Denmark | MØ - "Live to survive"

BRAND NEW

After some time away from the spotlight, Danish singer is back with a new single. "Live to survive" boasts addictive beats, a retro atmosphere and captivating vocals in a song that talks about resilience and bouncing back from dark times.

Poland | Roksana Węgiel - "Korona"

BRAND NEW

One of our favorite Polish singers is back! Roksana Węgiel has just released "Korona", a fun pop song in which her good vibes sparkle with bouncy beats!

Czech Republic | Olga Lounová - "Dávej to"

BRAND NEW

Czech singer Olga Lounová turns to a harder side of rock for a powerful new single. In "Dávej to", she brings intense guitar riffs and a video fittingly set in the drift racing environment.

Ukraine | ela. - "Zusammen"

BRAND NEW

Sounds European! finally remeets Ukrainian-born German singer ela.. She has just released a new single, entitled "Zusammen". It's a groovy pop song with marking beats and a very strong vocal performance.

Austria | Nik P. - "Das meer, der wind und du"

BRAND NEW

Nikolaus Presnik is Nik P., an Austrian schlager singer who was born in Friesach in 1962. He has just released an awesome new single. It's "Das meer, der wind und du". The song is pure entertainment!

Updated on July 15th, 2021, with the official video.

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Italy | Annalisa feat. Federico Rossi - "Movimento lento"

BRAND NEW

Summer is soon arriving in Europe, and that means tracks related to the season will blossom in every playlist. In Italy, Annalisa and Federico Rossi teamed up for "Movimento lento", a song which draws uniquely Mediterranean sounds, loads of Spanish guitar and a sultry atmosphere!

Spain | Belén Aguilera - "Cristal"

BRAND NEW

Belén Aguilera, a singer hailing from Barcelona, is one of the most promising new artists to emerge in Spain. We just got to listen to her most recent single, "Cristal", and we fell in love with it! It's a ballad that doesn't take the intense route, but rather a more minimalistic approach that lets Belén show off her impressive vocal skills.

Sweden | LIAMOO - "Lonely"

BRAND NEW

Swedish singer LIAMOO has a new single on offer. It's entitled "Lonely". It's a smooth and groovy electropop song with an irresistible dancing melody and a very marking chorus.

Germany | Feuerland - "Willkommen in Feuerland"

BRAND NEW

Feuerland are a German duo formed in Cologne by, as they call themselves, "besties" Sofia Anderson (Swedish from Rödeby) and Ray Scott Pardue (born in Colombia and raised in the United States). You can feel all this mix of cultures in their debut single, "Willkommen in Feuerland". It has the fun of Swedish music, the sound of American country and the ambience of German schlager (and the German language, too). We love it!

Denmark | Fallulah - "Gemstoned"

BRAND NEW

Danish singer Fallulah returns to Sounds European! with a fantastic new single. We're talking about "Gemstoned", a song which delivers pop with her usual witty touch both in the melody and lyrics.

About the track, Fallulah said that she "made this song to make you feel powerful. If someone has made you feel little or unworthy, I want you to listen to this and feel your shine come back! Don't get in your own way. Now go catwalk down the streets while blasting this in your headphones". So BRB, we're just going to catwalk somewhere real quick.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Estonia | Karl-Erik Taukar - "Superkangekaelne"

SONG OF THE WEEK

Time to check out the new single by Karl-Erik Taukar! We're talking about "Superkangekaelne", a song whose title might scare you with its "wordiness", but that is actually a fresh mix of retro, synth and pop sounds. Karl-Erik's voice pushes it forward in a fantastic way. We are completely addicted to it: it's our song of the week!

France | Romane - "Talking to a wall"

BRAND NEW

Romane is a singer with Franco-Gabonese origin who was born in Lille and grew up in Lyon. She has just released "Talking to a wall", and it's a marvelous ballad. The refined melody, combined with Romane's breathtaking voice, makes it all extremely impressive.

Finland | Mira Luoti - "Paperinuket"

BRAND NEW

Finnish singer Mira Luoti has just released a new single. It's "Paperinuket", a song which is pop at its best form! The melody is highly inviting, the chorus is very strong and the ambience is simply perfect. We love it!

Greece | Nikiforos - "Pes"

BRAND NEW

Greek star Nikiforos has a brand-new single on offer. And it's an awesome one! "Pes" is a guitar-led song that is full of personality. The melody is extremely enjoyable, and the chorus sticks in the head very quickly.

Croatia | Franka - "Preživjet ću"

BRAND NEW

Croatian singer Franka returns to our site with a delicious retro sound. "Preživjet ću" brings together synth and pop to create a somewhat alternative melody that matches her voice perfectly!

Friday, June 18, 2021

United Kingdom | RAYE - "Call on me"

BRAND NEW

British singer RAYE has just released a great new single. We are talking about "Call on me", a marvelous electropop song with modern beats and a very catchy chorus. It's a song to listen on repeat!

Germany | Tim Bendzko - "Kein problem"

BRAND NEW

German singer Tim Bendzko celebrated his ten years in the music business with the release of a stupendous single. "Kein problem" is a bouncy pop track with marked beats that create an extremely enjoyable melody.

Denmark | Anton Walter - "På banen"

BRAND NEW

Danish singer Anton Walter has just released a new single. It's "På banen", the official song of the Danish channel DR Ultra for the 2020 Euro. It's a very cool pop song: it has such a catchy and addictive melody!

France | Louane - "Aimer à mort"

BRAND NEW

One more single by Louane! The French singer has just released "Aimer à mort", a touching ballad with intense piano beats.

Portugal | Marco Rodrigues - "Eu sou do roque"

BRAND NEW

Portuguese singer Marco Rodrigues returns to our site with an uplifting new single. "Eu sou do roque" brings an interesting uptempo track with very evident fado influences, led forward by Marco's amazing interpretation skills. The song talks about how a man mounts a rock band to conquer a woman because fado songs don't seem to move her.

The whole production involves other Portuguese talents: David Fonseca wrote the music and lyrics, and Cláudia Pascoal took care of the video (together with Ricardo Leite).

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Spain | Atacados - "Quién me dará la paz"

BRAND NEW

Atacados are finally back to our site with a new single. And what an excellent song it is! "Quién me dará la paz" is a very inviting pop-rock, with a strong and very captivating melody. The chorus is the cherry on top of it all: it's absolutely amazing!

Italy | Pinguini Tattici Nucleari - "Scrivile scemo"

BRAND NEW

We are now going to Italy, to listen to a new release by Pinguini Tattici Nucleari. "Scrivile scemo" is a song that offers that characteristic Pinguini sound we love to listen to. It's a song to listen on repeat!

Denmark | Sons Of The Dragon - "Wait for me"

BRAND NEW

Sons Of The Dragon is a Danish trio consisting of vocalist and guitarist Kasper Krabbe, drummer Villads Keller and bass player Sebastian Kirkgaard. Meet them with their latest single, "Wait for me". It's a great rock song! The melody is quite addictive, and the mood is involving and hypnotic.

Finland | Olli Halonen - "Pohjola"

RECENT

We are now landing in Finland, to listen to the latest release by Olli Halonen. It's "Pohjola", an excellent country pop song. Its melody has an energy of its own, and leads the track to a wonderful path.

France | Giordana Angi feat. Loredana Bertè - "Tuttapposto"

RECENT

Two of the most unique voices of Italy are together for a single. We are talking about French-born Giordana Angi and Loredana Bertè, with "Tuttapposto". It's such a fun song! Its entertaining melody is perfectly filled by their extremely talented voices.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Spain | Antonio Orozco - "Que me busquen por dentro"

BRAND NEW

Spanish star Antonio Orozco has just released a new single. It's entitled "Que me busquen por dentro". The song, which is part of the soundtrack of the movie "El cover", is an involving ballad with a very sweet melody. Orozco's unique voice adds even more personality to it all!

Greece | Athina Politi - "Pyrotechnima"

BRAND NEW

Sounds European! finally remeets Athina Politi. The Greek singer has just released "Pyrotechnima", and we are totally hooked on it! The melody is very inviting, making the listener dance without stopping.

Italy | Nek - "Un'estate normale"

BRAND NEW

Italian star Nek has just released a new single, entitled "Un'estate normale". It's a very cool pop-rock song. The addition of synth elements, and Nek's great voice, makes it sound even more unique and entertaining.

Updated on July 4th, 2021, with the official video.

Denmark | LÜTZEN - "Stikker i hjertet"

BRAND NEW

LÜTZEN is Peter Lützen, a Danish singer, songwriter and musician. He rose to prominence as a member of the bands Panamah and (Humør)Ekspressen. Now, he is starting his solo career, and you can (and should!) listen to his debut single, "Stikker i hjertet". It's a straight forward pop song which has a marvelous vibe.

France | Hélène Segara - "Illusion dans le système"

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It's finally time to remeet Hélène Segara. The French star has just released "Illusion dans le système". It's a unique pop song, with very creative electronic and synth elements. The result is very entertaining!

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Finland | Vesala - "Kysy mua ulos"

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It's high time we remet Finnish star Vesala. She has just released "Kysy mua ulos", and we cannot stress it enough: it's an outstanding electropop song! Its fast paced beats lead an irresistible melody, which flows until a very strong and marking chorus. And Vesala adds a unique personality to it all, taking it all to an even higher level.

United Kingdom | Shambolics - "Dreams, schemes & young teams"

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Lewis McDonald, Darren Forbes, Jordan McHatton, Jake Bain and Scott Willamson are Shambolics, a band hailing from Fife, in Scotland. Meet them with their new single, "Dreams, schemes & young teams". It's a delightful indie rock song with a great and optimistic energy!

About the new tune, Darren Forbes says: "It's essentially a song of hope... a song about the 'young teams' who want to make it out of the schemes and see what's out there. The artwork to the track is the place where we all first met as teenagers when we were the young team drinking, having a carry on and planning on taking on the world".

Sweden | Agnes - "24 hours"

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Swedish singer Agnes is having a glorious return to the music scene! Her most recent single brings exactly what you expect from her: disco realness! "24 hours" has a hypnotic intro, dance-inducing verses and a sultry chorus that elevates the track to a whole new level.

Updated on July 3rd, 2021, with the official video.

Denmark | Volbeat feat. Stine Bramsen - "Dagen før"

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As soon as we saw that Danish household names Volbeat and Stine Bramsen had released a single together, our excitement skyrocketed. And we can totally confirm it: "Dagen før" is everything we expected from it! It's a very captivating rock song, with an extremely addictive melody. Bonus points for the great mix of languages in the lyrics!

France | Léa Castel feat. Jenifer - "Résister"

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Two of the biggest pop stars of the French music scene got together for a great new single. We are talking about Léa Castel and Jenifer, with "Résister". The song is a well-paced pop with a very enjoyable melody. We love to listen to Léa and Jenifer together!

Updated on August 20th, 2021, with the official video.

Monday, June 14, 2021

Belgium | Chapter Two - "Smile"

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Every new single by Chapter Two is a confirmation of how great they are. And their latest release proves it once again. "Smile" is a very fun retro pop song, which mixes '80s sounds with influences of other decades in its melody. The result is absolutely addictive!

Croatia | Damir Kedzo - "U nama"

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Sounds European! remeets Croatian star Damir Kedzo. He has just released a marvelous new single. It's "U nama", a ballad which is led by Kedzo's amazing vocal performance. It's touching, involving and very emotional.

Switzerland | Bastian Baker - "Jackpot"

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Swiss singer Bastian Baker returns to Sounds European! with his most recent single. "Jackpot" sees him delivering a more uptempo side of his country-infused pop, with an anthemic flavor in the chorus. The track is part of a Swiss campaign to promote the country's tourism industry.

Turkey | Çağrı Bolat - "Ketum"

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Çağrı Bolat is a Turkish singer, songwriter and veterinarian born in Ankara in 1989. His most recent single has really caught our attention: "Ketum" brings a haunting melody full of ethnic sounds that explodes in a powerful chorus.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Denmark | Drew Sycamore - "Jungle"

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Time to check up on Danish singer Drew Sycamore! She is promoting her debut album, "Sycamore", with a fabulous lead single. "Jungle" is a noir pop that plays with retro synth beats to convey a captivating melody.

Greece | Vangelis Kakouriotis - "Echo diko mou Theo"

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Two-time Sounds European!'s top 50 of the year (2017 and 2020) singer Vangelis Kakouriotis is back with a new single. We are talking about "Echo diko mou Theo". The song offers an exciting electronic synth-pop melody and a very marking chorus. We love it!

Russia | Rada Rai - "Veryu v goroskop"

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Rada Rai is the stage name of Elena Albertovna Gribkova, a Russian singer who was born in Magadan in 1979. She has just released a wonderful new single. It's "Veryu v goroskop", an inviting ballad with an effective melody and a great vocal performance.

Germany | Malik Harris - "Dance"

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We are now landing in Germany, to listen to a new release by Malik Harris. It's "Dance", a modern pop song with a speedy, addictive melody and a very strong chorus. We never get tired of affirming: Malik is an amazing artist!

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Norway | Sigrid - "Mirror"

SONG OF THE WEEK

Norwegian singer Sigrid is back with new music! She has just released "Mirror", a contagious synth-pop song in which she sings about accepting oneself in an uplifting melody. We are completely hooked: it's our song of the week!

Greece | Giorgos Tsalikis - "Esy ti na mou peis"

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Greek singer Giorgos Tsalikis has just released a new single. And once again, it's an excellent folk pop song! It's "Esy ti na mou peis". The melody is passionate and very characteristic, and the chorus is as Greek as one could ever be.

France | Joyce Jonathan - "Les p'tites jolies choses"

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Joyce Jonathan returns to our site with a lovely new single. "Les p'tites jolies choses" is a call to enjoy, as the title suggests, the small things in life. The message is wrapped in a sweet, '50s-like melody that enhances Joyce's lovely voice.

Montenegro | Sergej Ćetković - "Kofer"

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Montenegrin singer Sergej Ćetković is back with new music! He has recently released "Kofer", a beautiful single which captures the essence of Balkan ethnic music.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Netherlands | Martin Garrix feat. Bono and The Edge - "We are the people"

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Sounds European! has spent the day celebrating the 2020 (2021) Euro, which is about to have its kickoff tonight. We've seen songs celebrating the competition coming from Poland, Portugal and Denmark. And now, it's time to close our special day dedicated to the tournament with its official song.

Dutch DJ and producer Martin Garrix (Amstelveen, 1996) teamed up with U2 members Bono (Dublin, Ireland, 1960) and The Edge (Barking, United Kingdom, 1961) to create "We are the people". It's an uplifting song that mixes pop, rock and electronic sounds into a truly memorable track. We are surely gonna listen to this one a lot during the games!

Denmark | Herrelandsholdet feat. Alphabeat – "Danmarks dynamite"

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Another country to have an official anthem for this year's Euro is Denmark. And the Danes went big! They offered a great meeting of one of the country's biggest bands, Alphabeat, with some of the players who will be competing in the tournament – and they are actually singing in it!

About the players' participation, Alphabeat say: "We are both honoured and thrilled that Kasper Schmeichel, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and Yussuf Poulsen wanted to sing the first verse of 'Danmarks dynamite'. It was very important for us that the song wasn't just another Alphabeat-song but an anthem for our country from us and the players".

France | David Carreira feat. Ludmilla, Giulia Be and Preto Show - "Vamos com tudo"

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We continue our celebration of the 2020 (2021) UEFA Euro, which is about to start tonight, with the Portuguese team's official song for the competition. It's "Vamos com tudo", a groovy song which unites artists from different Portuguese-speaking countries: Portugal's (French-born) David Carreira, Brazil's Ludmilla and Giulia Be, and Angola's Preto Show.

Poland | Ladies Of Power - "Zmienimy świat"

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The 2020 UEFA Euro was postponed to 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemics. And today, it's finally beginning! We celebrate the tournament's kickoff with four songs from all corners of the continent, dedicated to the event. We start in Poland, with Ladies Of Power.

Asteya, Mavi, Aretha and Mia are a group of talented ladies: a vocalist, an electric violinist, a saxophonist and a DJ. They took part of numerous talent shows, and are now together as a great group. They have just released "Zmienimy świat", the Polish anthem for Euro.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Spain | Malú - "Secreto a voces"

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Spanish singer Malú returns with a fantastic new single. In "Secreto a voces", she explores the kind of mid-tempo pop-rock that she is a master at producing: a well-paced melody that grows in the chorus, letting us see the power of her voice. The song talks about screaming at freedom, daring to live without the fear of what others might think.

Italy | Samuel feat. Francesca Michielin - "Cinema"

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Samuel and Francesca Michielin have one of the hits of Italian summer! We're talking about "Cinema", a song with chill verses and a hypnotic electronic chorus led beautifully by the voices of both singers.

Sweden | Darin - "Can't stay away"

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Swedish singer Darin is back to English for his latest single! We're talking about "Can't stay away", a cheerful sample of retro synth-pop that fits his voice perfectly!

Updated on July 3rd, 2021, with the official video.

Greece | Giannis Grosis - "Stin akri tou kosmou"

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It's high time we remet Greek singer Giannis Grosis! He has a new single on offer, entitled "Stin akri tou kosmou". It's a song that transitions very well between piano-led and electronic parts, with an irresistible energy in the melody as a whole.

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

United Kingdom | Dua Lipa - "Love again"

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Dua Lipa keeps showing us singles from her album "Future nostalgia". Now, it's the turn of "Love again", a song that brings a groovy, bass-led melody which combines attractive string instruments. The video portrays a country atmosphere that we didn't know we needed!

Denmark | Rasmussen - "Stand by each other"

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Danish singer Rasmussen is back to Sounds European!! He has just released "Stand by each other", a song that mixes synth and pop sounds with energizing beats. About the track, Rasmussen explains: "It's about fighting intolerance and injustice, defending the defenceless, not by violence, but simply by letting them know that we will stand by each other".

France | Prudence - "Here & now"

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Olivia Bouyssou Merilahti is Prudence, a French singer and composer born in Paris in 1982. She was a member of popular indie rock band The Dø, and is now launching her solo career with a full album, entitled "Beginnings". The first single to emerge from it is entitled "Here & now", a silky synth pop whose lyrics talk about moving on to a new phase.