Tuesday, November 30, 2021

United Kingdom | Alfie Templeman - "3D feelings"


Alfie Templeman is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist born in Carlton in 2003. He is gaining momentum in the British music scene, and we couldn't be happier to get to know him with his latest single. We're talking about "3D feelings", a song that mixes upbeat indie tunes and addictive pop-rock grooves.

The song, he explains, "is about feeling so many emotions at once in physical form. I like to link these intense emotions to senses, as any form of feelings can attach themselves in different forms".

Denmark | Lydmor - "The last call"


Jenny Rossander is Lydmor, a Danish singer and composer who was born in Aarup in 1990. She has just released a new single, entitled "The last call". The song, which is the official score for the movie "Venus effekten", is a haunting, smooth electropop with a great hypnotic vibe.

"This is a song about realizing the fact that love is right there in front of you and doesn't have to be so damn complicated. I personally love how the tune mingles with the lyric. Especially the part where the morning tide rolls your body to the shore, and you figure out that you're already exactly where you should be. I've added so much love and tenderness to this little cocktail of a song that the glass almost runs over and it becomes a tide of its own", Lydmor says.

Greece | Kaiti Garbi - "Ama figo"


Greek diva Kaiti Garbi is back with new music! In "Ama figo", she delivers an explosion of Greek traditional music, creating a fantastic groove.

France | Kyo - "Quand je serai jeune"


French band Kyo has recently released a new single. We are talking about "Quand je serai jeune". It's a smooth pop-rock song with a hypnotic mood and a delightful melody.

Monday, November 29, 2021

Lithuania | GJan - "Filmas"


Lithuanian singer GJan is back with us to share her newest single. "Filmas" is an alternative ballad which creates an involving atmosphere. The song will be included in GJan's second album in Lithuanian.

Belarus | Ruslan Alehno - "Vinovat, prosti"


Belarusian singer Ruslan Alehno returns to our site! He has recently released "Vinovat, prosti", a single in which he delivers a pop ballad with ethnic elements spread throughout. It's a really interesting track!

Portugal | Filipe Gonçalves feat. Luís Marvão - "Tempo voa"


Time for a check up on Filipe Gonçalves! He has recently teamed up with Luís Marvão (a Portuguese singer and MTV VJ) to release "Tempo voa". The song is a funky pop with a great beat and that oozes good vibes!

Sunday, November 28, 2021

United Kingdom | Tom Walker - "Silver lining"


British singer Tom Walker has a new single! We're talking about "Silver lining", a heartfelt ballad with a sort of folk feeling in the verses but that explodes in classical instruments in the chorus. As Lotte's "Mauern", the song will be part of the soundtrack of "Playlist", a psychothriller by popular German writer Sebastian Fitzek.

Norway | Linn Kristin - "Come back for your love"


Linn Kristin Mæland is a young talent rising in Norway. Hailing from Oslo, she was part of the sixth edition of The Voice in her country, and now is aiming for stardom with her newest single. "Come back for your love" is an exciting mix of retro synth, electronic and pop beats that will surely catch your attention.

Moldova | Nicoleta Nuca - "Spune-mi"


Moldovan singer Nicoleta Nuca is back to our site to share her new single. "Spune-mi" is a soft R&B ballad in which Nicoleta shows off her impressive vocal skills. The song talks about "anxiety and the moments when you no longer know who you are and start searching for yourself".

Saturday, November 27, 2021

France | Hoshi - "J'te pardonne"


French singer Hoshi keeps releasing amazing singles! The latest one is called "J'te pardonne", and it is a classical ballad with an imposing, chill-inducing instrumentation. We couldn't be more in love with it: it's our song of the week!

Germany | Max Giesinger - "Irgendwo da draußen"


New music by Max Giesinger! "Irgendwo da draußen" is an uptempo track that mixes electronic beats with cheerful pop, all wrapped in contagious retro vibes. The track is part of Max's new album, "Vier".

Poland | Sarsa - "Ze mną tańcz"


Polish singer Sarsa returns with yet another wonderful single! "Ze mną tańcz" is an alternative mix of pop and rock that talks about being in the here and now, because that's where all the action in our lives takes place. The song will be included in her upcoming album, "Runostany".

Friday, November 26, 2021

Sweden | Robin Bengtsson - "If I was you"


Time to check up on Robin Bengtsson! He has just released "If I was you", a guitar-driven ballad with an in crescendo melody that explodes in a country-infused chorus.

Italy | Elisabetta Lizza - "Specchio (Mirror on the wall)"


Hailing from Ardo, Elisabetta Lizza is a singer, dancer and musician. She was chosen to represent Italy at this year's Junior Eurovision with "Specchio (Mirror on the wall)". The song is not your ordinary junior talent show track: it oozes rock from every pore, boasting a fantastic melody that mixes guitars and classical instruments. We're definitely eager to see how she does live!

Belgium | Milow - "DeLorean"


Belgian singer Milow returns to our site with a fun new single. In "DeLorean", he presents an upbeat pop track with a liberating energy that will have you dancing in no time.

About the song and video, Milow explains: "I wrote and recorded a song about a legendary vintage car without ever having seen or driven one. So when I started thinking about a video for this song, the first thing that came to mind was to try and find one (or more) DeLorean to drive around on beautiful wide open roads, to symbolize the hope for a better future after this corona time".

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Netherlands | Tiësto feat. Ava Max - "The motto"


Dutch DJ Tiësto has teamed up with American singer Ava Max in a terrific single. "The motto" is an engaging dance track with marking beats and a hypnotic vocal delivery by Ava.

Greece | Natasa Theodoridou - "Iparho gia sena"


Time to check up on Natasa Theodoridou! The Greek singer has just released "Iparho gia sena", a celebration of ethnic pop which will move every cell in your body!

Denmark | ELYSS - "Die with me"


Emilie Lykke is the real name of ELYSS, a singer from Sønderborg, Denmark. She has kicked off her music career with "Die with me", an emotional pop ballad with a beautiful message.

As ELYSS explained herself, the song "is a tribute to friendship, and is dedicated to one of my best friends, Anna. It's a celebration of life and all its ups and downs, but also a reminder of how fragile life can be, and how important it is to have someone there to grab you when everything falls apart. I wrote it in a time filled with grief, as Anna's mother passed away from cancer, and I wanted to remind her of our good years in high school, and all that was good before. And I wanted it to help her out of the dark and back to life".

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Germany | Revolverheld - "Das größte"


Revolverheld has a new single! "Das größte" brings a different side of the band's music: it's a touching ballad with classical instrumentation that grows into an anthemic melody towards the end.

Ireland | LYRA - "Lose my mind"


Irish singer LYRA returns to our site with a mind-blowing new single. "Losing my mind" takes us through a world of alternative pop with exciting beats and a captivating atmosphere that grows to an explosive second half.

Spain | Edurne - "Boomerang"


Spanish singer Edurne has been embracing the Latin vibes in her latest singles. And her newest one is no exception. "Boomerang" is a delicate sample of the genre, with enticing beats, an engaging harp riff in the chorus and Edurne's sweet interpretation.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Italy | Marco Mengoni - "Cambia un uomo"


Marco Mengoni is promoting his upcoming album, "Materia (Terra)", out in early December, with the release of a new single. "Cambia un uomo" is a delicate ballad with a waltz-like tempo, and which lets Marco show his interpretation skills.

Switzerland | Anna Rossinelli - "Somebody like you"


Swiss singer Anna Rossinelli channels '80s groove in her new single. We're talking about "Somebody like you", an exciting sample of pop that will transport you to another decade!

Sweden | Angelica Larsson - "Faller"


Angelica Larsson is a Swedish singer hailing from Luleå. She has recently dropped a lovely new single, entitled "Faller". It is a mid-tempo synthpop which combines Angelica's dreamy vocals and a delicate melody, with impressive results.

Monday, November 22, 2021

France | Anne Sila feat. Matt Simons - "Même si ça fait mal"


French singer Anne Sila has gathered with American artist Matt Simons to release a great new single. It's "Même si ça fait mal", an outstanding song with a great melody and a breathtaking chorus. Anne and Matt transit amazingly well between French and English throughout the track.

Denmark | MØ - "Goosebumps"


Danish singer is back with a new single. We are talking about "Goosebumps". With it, she goes in a totally different direction than usual for her music. It's a smooth downtempo song which explores a whole new side of her talent.

Finland | Neon 2 - "Pieninä palasina"


It's finally time to remeet Finnish duo Neon 2. They have just released a stupendous new single, entitled "Pieninä palasina". It's a very addictive pop-rock song, and we can't ignore it: what a chorus! The melody is as effective as one could ever be.

Greece | Kostas Martakis - "5"


It's time to land in Greece, to listen to a new single by Kostas Martakis. "5" is a soft pop song with an enjoyable melody, built by classy instrumentals. It's so lovely!

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Italy | Alessandra Amoroso - "Canzone inutile"


We are now going to Italy, to check Alessandra Amoroso's new single, "Canzone inutile". The song, coming from her new album, "Tutto accade", is a marvelous ballad, with great instrumentals and a very sweet melody. Do we need to say that Alessandra's voice is perfect for this kind of music?

Germany | Franzi Harmsen - "Nein"


German singer Franzi Harmsen has just released a great new single. It's entitled "Nein". The song is a delightful pop-rock with an irresistible '90s and 2000s vibe. It's entertaining from first to last second.

Spain | Antonio José feat. Morat - "Lo que hará mi boca"


Spanish star Antonio José has gathered with Colombian band Morat to release a great new single. We are talking about "Lo que hará mi boca". It's a wonderful soft pop-rock song, with a great energy and a very captivating chorus.

Sweden | Linnea Henriksson - "En dålig idé"


Look who we are finally remeeting! It's Swedish singer Linnea Henriksson, with her latest single, "En dålig idé". It's a cool pop song with a sweet vibe and a memorable chorus. It's one of those songs which makes you want to replay it over and over again.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Italy | Meduza feat. Hozier - "Tell it to my heart"


Meduza are an Italian production trio from Milan, consisting of Luca de Gregorio, Mattia Vitale and Simone Giani. They have gathered with Irish star Hozier to release "Tell it to my heart". It's electropop at its best! It's catchy and deep, and it explores Hozier's voice in amazing ways. The chorus keeps on giving, and it has us fully addicted. It's our song of the week!

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

United Kingdom | Ed Sheeran - "Overpass graffiti"


It's time to listen to a stupendous new single by Ed Sheeran. He is also entering the retro pop wave, with "Overpass graffiti". And it has such a great vibe! We are completely addicted to it.

France | Camille Lellouche - "T'es où"


Camille Lellouche is a French singer and actress who was born in Paris in 1986. She has just released a breathtaking new single. It's "T'es où", an emotional and intense French song with a delicate melody and an impressive vocal performance.

Germany | BEHNKE - "Nich verliern"


BEHNKE is the stage name of Benedikt Behnke, a German singer who was born in Bad Neustadt. Meet him with his new single, "Nich verliern". It's a wonderful take on the singer-songwriter genre, with a vocal performance which fills it with emotion.

Friday, November 19, 2021

Ireland | Westlife - "Starlight"


Westlife have just released a new single. And we couldn't be more excited about it. "Starlight" is a grandiose pop song, with an extremely catchy and addictive chorus. It's simply excellent!

Italy | Achille Lauro - "Io e te"


Italian star Achille Lauro is back with a great new single. We are talking about "Io e te". The song, which is part of the soundtrack of Amazon Prime's "Anni da cane", is a rock that is full of personality, delivered in a way only an artist as Achille could.

France | Cassandre - "Vivre dans l'exil"


Cassandre are living an impressive moment! Every new single of theirs is a masterpiece, and "Vivre dans l'exil" is another example of that. It's a marvelous song, with an irresistible melody and a highly effective and marking chorus. We love it!

Switzerland | Beatrice Egli - "Samstagnacht"


Beatrice Egli has a new single on offer! And there is no way of listening to the Swiss star without getting absolutely happy! "Samstagnacht" offers a purely upwards vibe and an extremely fun melody.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Sweden | Sandro Cavazza - "Shameless"


It's time to listen to a brand-new single by Sandro Cavazza. The Swedish artist has just released "Shameless". It's a piano-led ballad which explores Sandro's voice in a beautiful manner. The melody is so simple, yet so strong!

Italy | Federico Rossi feat. Ana Mena - "Sol y mar"


Two huge stars got together for a new single. It's Italy's Federico Rossi and Spain's Ana Mena, with "Sol y mar". The Latin connection is shown not only in the artists and nationalities, but especially in the melody. It couldn't get more characteristic!

Finland | ANI - "Tyttö sä oot tähti"


Finnish singer ANI has just released a new single. It's entitled "Tyttö sä oot tähti". It's a groovy pop song with an irresistible melody and a chorus that is very cool.

Iceland | Kælan Mikla feat. Alcest - "Hvítir sandar"


Kælan Mikla are a group formed in Iceland in 2013. Alcest are a French band from Bagnols-sur-Cèze, founded and led by Neige (Stéphane Paut). They have gathered to release "Hvítir sandar". It's a haunting song, with a very strong ambience and a vibe that is absolutely hypnotic.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Germany | Feuerland - "Mach mal laut!"


Feuerland are back with a new single. The German duo have just released "Mach mal laut!". And once again, we are gifted with an extremely upwards song, mixing German and American elements in a very entertaining manner. We love it!

Sweden | Benjamin Ingrosso - "Sarah"


Swedish star Benjamin Ingrosso has just released a new track. It's "Sarah", a cool song which mixes a soft electropop feeling and some amazing pop-rock instrumentals. The result is awesome!

Italy | Alessia Labate feat. Harrison First - "You're my next ex"


Alessia Labate is an Italian songstress and producer born and raised in Southern Italy, and currently based in Milan. She has gathered with American-born producer Harrison First to release "You're my next ex", taken from her upcoming debut EP "YMNE". The song is extremely addictive!

"'You're my next ex' represents my growth in the last two years as an artist and as a person. 'My next ex' in the song is basically my ego – the version of myself who gets affected too much by their ego. It's then quirky and fun, just like me", says Alessia.

Switzerland | Francine Jordi - "Wo schläfst du heut ein"


Francine Jordi is the stage name of Francine Lehmann, a Swiss singer who was born in Worb in 1977. She rose to international prominence in 2002, when she represented her country in Eurovision. Francine has just released "Wo schläfst du heut ein". It's such an entertaining schlager song! It has an irresistible energy.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Ukraine | Ksana - "Geroinya"


Sounds European! finally remeets Ukrainian singer Ksana. She has just released a new single, entitled "Geroinya". It's that kind of pop-rock song with an explosive chorus that only Eastern European countries seem to know how to deliver properly. And with Ksana's voice, things get to an even higher level!

Denmark | Jada - "Something to say"


We are now landing in Denmark, to listen to a brand-new single by Jada. She has just released "Something to say". It's a well-paced indie pop song, with a great, groovy R&B-infused chorus. We love it to bits!

"This song is about being in a relationship with someone but you feel like there is a distance between you. They took a step back and you don't know why. It's about intimacy, attraction and how you have to say the hard stuff inside of you out. This song really means a lot to me, because it's essential that there is honesty and trust between me and the people I love. I can have a hard time expressing my own thoughts and feelings sometimes but we have to do it, I think. It only makes us better, closer and stronger", Jada says.

Finland | Ilta - "Taivas maan päällä"


Sounds European! remeets Finnish artist Ilta, who has just released "Taivas maan päällä". It's a beautiful piano-and-voice ballad. Only an artist as Ilta, with such a great and unique talent, can shine so much in this simple (yet lovely) ambience!

Italy | Annalisa feat. Rose Villain - "Eva + Eva"


Two Italian divas got together to release an amazing new single. We are talking about "Eva + Eva", by Annalisa and Rose Villain. It's an inviting pop song with a great tropical, Latin feeling, and an enjoyable clap-led melody.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Montenegro | Edis Agić - "Budan sanjam"


Edis Agić is a singer hailing from Rožaje, Montenegro. He has just captivated us with "Budan sanjam", his latest single. The track is a classical Balkan ballad, blooming in ethnic instruments and featuring Edis's deep vocals to wrap it up beautifully.

Austria | Nathan Trent - "Underwater"


Time to check up on Nathan Trent! He has just released an introspective new single. Entitled "Underwater", it is a soft pop ballad that is very close to Nathan.

In his own words: "I've struggled in silence for a long time with doubts and anxiety, because I never thought it was that important to talk about it. I thought it would go away anyway, so I just kept going without taking a step back and realizing that I was not doing well. Writing this song helped me to understand a lot about how I handle things. And given the fact that it came to life so naturally, I want to dedicate 'Underwater' to everyone who feels alone and confused with their thoughts. Also, I want to shine a light on the fact that communication is crucial. When you're having bad thoughts, a bad day, doubts, anxiety or you’re all in all not feeling well, don't ignore it, don’t play it down. Talk to friends and family, teachers, mentors or get professional help. You deserve to feel good, you deserve to be happy".

Belgium | Angèle - "Bruxelles je t'aime"


Angèle has new music to share! "Bruxelles je t'aime" has alternative, synth, pop and indie sounds combined in a beautiful ode to the city. The song is also the first single from Angèle's new album, "Nonante-cinq", to be released in December.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Turkey | Ege Can Sal - "Kal ya da git"


Ege Can Sal is a new talent rising in Turkey. Hailing from Istanbul, he made it big in the beginning of 2021 with the single "Başa sar", and now he has captivated us with his latest release. "Kal ya da git" brings the '80s sounds to Turkish pop, a combination that is hard to resist!

Hungary | VelvetNoise - "Number ones"


VelvetNoise is an up-and-coming artist hailing from Budapest. He has just released his very first music video, for the single "Number ones". The track is a sultry mix of alternative sounds with a captivating noir melody.

Portugal | Ana Bacalhau - "Que me interessa a mim"


Portuguese singer Ana Bacalhau returns to our site with a touching new single. "Que me interessa a mim" is an anthem for believing in yourself and going through with things that matter to you in spite of what others may think.

"I am bigger than my fear. I know my way. I throw myself and while falling, I believe I'll make it ok. And let all woulds come. They'll be medals that, in the future, I'll use to tell the story of how I reached the place that was mine", Ana comments.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Norway | KEiiNO - "Venus"


KEiiNO had some drama lately, after someone hacked into their Instagram account and made them have to start a new one from scratch. But gladly that didn't stop them from working in their music. And they redeemed themselves with the glorious "Venus". The song is an explosion of pop, soft rock, anthemic grooves and Alexandra Rotan's impeccable vocal performance. It's an irresistible combo: it's our song of the week!

Spain | Veintiuno feat. La La Love You - "La llorería"


Veintiuno and La La Love You (formed in Madrid) teamed up for a single with one of the most Spanish concepts you can find. "La llorería" is that imaginary place where you send someone who is whining ("llorar", in Spanish) without reason. A whinery, if you wish. They express their frustration with that kind of people in a delicious rock tune!

Finland | Antti Tuiksu feat. Erika Vikman - "Huonoja ideoita"


Antti Tuiksu and Erika Vikman together in a single. We didn't know how much we needed that! "Huonoja ideoita" is exactly what you expect: a celebration of pop, synth, and almost schlager sounds that will have you enjoying yourself from the moment you press play!

Friday, November 12, 2021

Sweden | Smith & Thell - "Pixie's parasol"


Smith & Thell have a new single. We're talking about "Pixie's parasol", a song in which they take their trademark country-infused pop to heavier sounds with the addition of rough guitar riffs.

United Kingdom | James Morrison - "Who's gonna love me now?"


James Morrison is finally back, and with a banger! He is getting ready for the release of his "Greatest hits" compilation, and he also surprised us with a new single. "Who's gonna love me now?" is an invigorating electronic pop with powerful dance beats, wrapped in James's raspy vocals.

Portugal | Murta - "Palavra"


Murta has just released a new single. We're talking about "Palavra", a song that mixes R&B and urban sounds in a uniquely Portuguese way. About the track, Murta comments that it talks about "someone who had a very strong love, the kind that leaves a mark, but that at the time was not right. The decision was to take different paths, but it was not a well processed decision. Since the love was so intense, there was something that remained, even with the separation. That person now has something to say, and no longer hides from fear. They know they made the correct choice."

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Spain | Delaire - "Tribunal"


Delaire is a band hailing from Madrid, consolidated during the Covid-19 pandemics. They have just released a fabulous new single, "Tribunal", a celebration of old-school pop-rock. About the song, the band says that it talks about the "Tribunal-Malasaña neighbourhood, where we've lived so many night and musical adventures. It's a close story, with some nostalgic feeling to it, full of will to get lost around bars without checking the time".

France | Philippine - "Parlons de nous"


French singer Philippine is back! She has recently released "Parlons de nous", a tender ballad with compelling instrumentation that is uplifted by her unique vocal power.

United Kingdom | Daytime TV - "Hush"


Will Irvine, Gareth Thompson, Chris Clark and John Caddick are Daytime TV, a group based in Edinburgh and London. They come with their cheerful take on pop-rock in their latest single, "Hush", which explores the hardships of relationships.

On the track, the frontman explains: "I was sat in one night watching a Louis Theroux documentary about the porn industry in America. It was kind of a spotlight following people in that world and what their day to day lives are like. I was totally hooked in by this one couple, the husband of which worked a 9-5 office job while the wife was building a successful career in porn. They were being interviewed separately about their relationship and how they cope with it all. The guy said something along the lines of 'she's so busy going to different shoots most days, it's like she can only love me on the weekend'. Quotes like that are like gifts from above to us songwriters and quickly inspired the chorus line. I tried to put myself in this guy's shoes and write from his perspective.”

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

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


Our friends from H.E.R.O. are back with new music! "Gravity" boasts more intense guitar riffs and a more intense atmosphere, which keeps you on the edge of your seat all through the song.

Portugal | NEEV - "Search"


Time to remeet Portuguese singer NEEV! He has just released "Search", a delicious, '80s infused pop with a fantastic synth base that fits NEEV's voice perfectly.

Sweden | Tove Styrke - "Start walking"


Tove Styrke returns with a very interesting new single. We're talking about "Start walking", a song in which she channels a soft kind of retro pop, heavy on the beats and with a lovely, super danceable groove.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

United Kingdom | James Arthur - "SOS"


British singer James Arthur has new music to share! He is promoting "It'll all make sense in the end", his latest album, and he did so with two amazing singles. The latest one is "Deja vu", but we're highlighting the first one, "SOS". The track is a compelling ballad with an imposing instrumentation.

France | Enzo - "Tic tac"


France is getting ready to host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in late December. And they have already selected their act for the show! Their representative will be Enzo (Henzo Hilaire, born in Yvelines in 2008), a hip-hop and R&B singer who has already been through the stage of The Voice Kids France. He will be singing the song "Tic tac", a cheerful track that combines classic French sounds in an irresistible bop!

Greece | Stelios Legakis - "Poios"


Greek singer Stelios Legakis is back with a new single. It's "Poios", a Greek folk pop song with a superb energy. The melody, the chorus, the vocal performance... everything hits the right spots for us. It's outstanding!

Monday, November 08, 2021

You've Seen Here: 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards (part 3)


It's time to finish our 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards series, with the second half of the regional nominations. Throughout the past 12 months, if you've been reading Sounds European!, you've seen these artists:

Best Portuguese act: Bárbara Tinoco (second post) and Diogo Piçarra (second post and third post).
Best Russian act: Mari Kraimbrery (second post) and Max Barskih.
Best Spanish act: Aitana (second post, third post, fourth post and fifth post; our song of the week in January, shown below) and Pablo Alborán (second post).
Best Swiss act: Gjon's Tears and Stefanie Heinzmann (second post).
Best United Kingdom and Ireland act: Dua Lipa (second post, third post and fourth post), Ed Sheeran (second post and third post) and Little Mix (second post).

You've Seen Here: 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards (part 2)


We now go on with our special series about this year's MTV Europe Music Awards, starting the regional nominations. If you read us, be sure, none of these names will be unknown to you:

Best French act: Amel Bent (second post) and Dadju.
Best German act: Alvaro Soler (second post and third post), Tokio Hotel and Zoe Wees (second post).
Best Italian act: Måneskin (second post, third post, fourth post and fifth post; Sanremo and Eurovision winner, with the song below).
Best Nordic act: Drew Sycamore (second post) and Sigrid (second post).
Best Polish act: Daria Zawiałow (second post) and sanah (second post and third post).

You've Seen Here: 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards (part 1)


Next Sunday, we are having the 2021 edition of the MTV Europe Music Awards. It's going to take place at the László Papp Budapest Sports Arena, in Budapest, Hungary. And, keeping the tradition, Sounds European! takes this opportunity to review all the nominees who were shown on our site throughout the past year, and to celebrate their music.

As usual, we will divide this series in three parts. Now, we are listing the artists who are nominated for the main categories, who have been in our site during the past 12 months. On the following two parts, we are going to check the regional nominations.

BTS: best group, best pop, best K-pop and biggest fans.
Coldplay: best rock.
David Guetta (second post and third post): best electronic.
Dua Lipa (second post, third post and fourth post): best pop.
Ed Sheeran (second post and third post): best song, best video, best artist and best pop.
Griff: best new act and best Push Act.
Harry Styles (second post): video for good.
JC Stewart: best Push Act.
Joel Corry: best electronic.
Justin Bieber: best song (two songs nominated; one solo, one feat. The Kid LAROI), best video, best collaboration (feat. The Kid LAROI), best artist, best pop and biggest fans.
Lil Nas X: best song, best video, best collaboration (feat. Jack Harlow), best artist and video for good.
Little Mix (second post): best group.
Måneskin (second post, third post, fourth post and fifth post): best group and best rock.
Olivia Rodrigo (second post): best song, best new act, best pop and best Push Act.
The Kid LAROI: best song (feat. Justin Bieber), best collaboration (feat. Justin Bieber), best new act and best Push Act.
The Weeknd: best collaboration (feat. Ariana Grande, shown below) and best artist.
YUNGBLUD (second post): best alternative.

Sunday, November 07, 2021

Croatia | Lana.S - "Savjet odozgo"


Lana.S is the stage name of Lana Škrgatić, a Croatian singer, songwriter and musician who was born in Zagreb in 1980. Lana has just released "Savjet odozgo", and we couldn't be more into it. It's a haunting song with an impressive ambience and a great vocal performance.

North Macedonia | Leonora Poloska - "Pse"


Leonora Poloska is a Macedonian singer who was born in Skopje in 1982. Meet her with her latest single, "Pse". It's a very entertaining folk pop song with a great energy and a catchy melody.

Georgia | Valery Meladze - "Polyubil"


Sounds European! remeets Georgian superstar Valery Meladze. He has just released a new single, entitled "Polyubil". It's a strong song with imposing instrumentals and a great vocal performance.

Updated on November 27th, 2021, with the official video.

Saturday, November 06, 2021

Romania | Delia - "Între noi"


We travel to Romania for our song of the week: Delia is back with a banger! She has recently released "Între noi", a raw ballad with a minimalistic first part, which is pulled forward by her impressive interpretation. The second part wraps up the concept of the song with a slightly bigger instrumentation, still retaining its force in Delia's vocals.

United Kingdom | James Blunt - "Unstoppable"


British star James Blunt is back with a new single. And we cannot stress it enough: it's an amazing one! "Unstoppable" is a song with a highly captivating melody and a chorus that is incredible and very effective.

Italy | Michele Bravi - "Cronaca di un tempo incerto"


Italian star Michele Bravi has just released a new single. And it's a stupendous one! "Cronaca di un tempo incerto" is a deep and emotional song, in which Michele lets his voice shine in a unique manner. We love it!

Friday, November 05, 2021

Czech Republic | Slza feat. Monika Bagárová - "Červánky"


Monika Bagárová is a Czech singer who was born in Brno in 1994. She rose to prominence during the first season of the Czech and Slovak version of the talent show Pop Idol, in 2009. Monika has joined Slza to release "Červánky". It's a great song!

Lithuania | Pikaso - "Kartais nutinka"


Lithuanian group Pikaso has a new single on offer. And it's a very cool one! "Kartais nutinka" has a strong melody and a very marking chorus.

Slovenia | Samantha Maya - "Kar si želiš"


We are now landing in Slovenia, to listen to the latest single by Samantha Maya. We are talking about "Kar si želiš". It's a very sweet song, with a cute melody and a smooth ambience.

Thursday, November 04, 2021

Greece | Giannis Tergiakis - "Mia apo aftes"


Giannis Tergiakis is a new face in the Greek music scene. The singer and songwriter from Athens rose to prominence during the latest season of the country's The X Factor, in 2019. Now, he is releasing his debut single, "Mia apo aftes". It's a wonderful song, and we love it to bits!

Denmark | GR8SCOTT - "Won't be drinking"


GR8SCOTT is Elias Nielsen, a 19-year-old Danish musician and self-taught producer from Copenhagen. He has just released his debut single, the amazing "Won't be drinking". The song, which follows his "nerd-alert" vibes, is a celebration of the party by an artist who doesn't drink alcohol. And honestly, who needs alcohol, with a song this good playing?

North Macedonia | Nikola Zaceski - "Lihnida"


Nikola Zaceski is a talented singer hailing from North Macedonia. Meet him with his amazing single "Lihnida". It's a marvelous classical song with a truly breathtaking vocal performance.

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

United Kingdom | Rory Wynne feat. Natalie Shay - "Give it a break (FFS)"


Rory Wynne is a self-professed rockstar hailing from Manchester, United Kingdom. He has just joined Natalie Shay to release a new single, entitled "Give it a break (FFS)". It's a very entertaining rock song with an extremely captivating melody. It's totally a must-listen!

"I think it's a song everyone can relate to – that Sunday morning feeling. I wrote most of it just walking down the road on a Sunday morning mumbling the melodies and lyrics into my phone and then from there it developed into a much bigger, more anthemic thing that was less downbeat – I love how it turned out", Wynne says.

Croatia | Kristina Boban - "Gori sve"


Croatian singer Kristina Boban is back with a new single. And we are completely excited about it! "Gori sve" won the best song award from journalists and radio music directors on a music festival in Sibenik, and we can totally see why: it's a banger, and we are listening to it nonstop.

Portugal | Namorados da Cidade - "Lua cheia"


Miguel Cruz, João Soares, Diogo Marques, Manuel Rosa and Jon Jon are Namorados da Cidade, a band that was formed in Portugal in 2015. Meet them with their latest single, "Lua cheia". It's a great rock song with an irresistible energy, coming both from the instrumentals and the vocals.

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

North Macedonia | MANAS - "Namera"


MANAS are a Macedonian band hailing from Skopje. They have just released a single entitled "Namera". The song is an amazing piece of rock music! It offers a very enjoyable ambience, built by a perfect mix of strong instrumentals and vocals.

Greece | George Sabanis - "Kati san asteri"


Greek star George Sabanis is back with a new single. We are talking about "Kati san asteri". It's a marvelous ballad which displays all of George's vocal talent.

United Kingdom | The Trusted - "Vellichor"


British band The Trusted have just released a new single. And we couldn't be more into it! "Vellichor" is a song about forgotten pain, lost love and bittersweet anger. It's all wrapped in a very addictive ambience.

Monday, November 01, 2021

Iceland | Thorsteinn Einarsson - "Bridges burn"


Brand new single by Thorsteinn Einarsson! The Icelandic singer has just released "Bridges burn", a deep ballad with an intense melody that will captivate you from start to end.

Estonia | Liis Lemsalu - "Magusvalus"


Estonian singer Liis Lemsalu is kicking off her work with Warner Music Baltic with a brand new single! We're talking about "Magusvalus", a song in which she explores a soft kind of pop that fits her voice perfectly.

Germany | Madeline Juno - "November"


Madeline Juno has just shared a new single. "November", a pop track with a touch of a rock edge, expresses her warm feelings for this time of the year. As she explained, "autumn was my favorite season when I was little and November is still a month which I think stands out among all other months of the colder season. It's not beautiful, mild, golden, or Christmassy. For me it has been a month that has reminded me of a time that I am happy to have left behind". We thought today was a fitting day to share it.