Showing posts with label Portugal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Portugal. Show all posts

Friday, April 08, 2022

Portugal | Cristóvam - "Golden days"


Cristóvam is back with us! He has recently released "Golden days", a cozy sample of guitar-driven pop.

On the track, Cristóvam comments: "I think there's a beautiful parallelism between spring and youth, and I'm hoping that we captured some of it in this song. It was [written on] a sunny morning and the sunlight had this tonality that reminded me of an old photo I had from 2009. That photograph was taken on a holiday trip with a group of friends. We were all teenagers, some of us approaching 20 and going through that nostalgic feeling of reaching the twilight of your youth. I always think of that specific photo as the perfect representation of the golden days of mine".

Monday, March 21, 2022

Portugal | Maro - "Saudade, saudade"


Mariana Brito da Cruz Forjaz Secca is Maro, a Portuguese singer born in Lisbon in 1994. Developing her music career from an early age, she was just crowned the winner of the traditional Festival da Canção, and thus will represent her country at the Eurovision Song Contest. She will do so with the song "Saudade, saudade", a song that mixes soft ethnic vibes in a very sweet melody. The lyrics are dedicated to her late grandfather.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Portugal | Tiago Barbosa - "Journey"


Hailing from Póvoa de Lanhoso, Tiago Barbosa is a musician who gained popularity after taking part in the 2020 edition of The Voice in his country. Check out his most recent single: "Journey" is a relaxing country-infused ballad with a romantic theme underlying. On the single, Tiago says: "Searching for words to describe my romantic relationship, I ended up finding a formula I wish in all my relationships: free of ownership feelings, money interests, socially-imposed hypocrisy, judgment-free... Relationships only based on lightness and commitment, as I believe any healthy relationship must be. This song is open for interpretation, since I never mention genre, age, professions or religions. My objective is that this song can make sense for people as it made for me when I wrote it".

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Portugal | Mimicat feat. Filipe Gonçalves - "Mundo ao contrário"


Amazing collaboration happening in Portugal. Mimicat teamed up with Filipe Gonçalves for "Mundo ao contrário", an interesting mix of contemporary pop that melts in your ear!

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Portugal | Rita Laranjeira - "Jump"


Hailing from Sintra, Rita Laranjeira is one of the most promising names in Portuguese pop. She's already made it to big stages, having represented Portugal at the 2018 Junior Eurovision and participated in the 2020 edition of The Voice in her country. Now, she's shining with her brand new single, "Jump". The song is a synth-infused pop in which she reflects upon loving relationships.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Portugal | Fingertips - "Dark phoenix"


Portuguese band Fingertips have surprised us with a new single! We're talking about "Dark phoenix", a very intersting piece of alternative rock that we seldom get to hear from the country.

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Portugal | Rafael Sousa - "Parei no tempo"


We're super happy to remeet Portuguese singer Rafael Sousa! He has recently released "Parei no tempo", a powerful R&B ballad with interesting trap undertones.

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Portugal | Mariana Dalot - "No final"


25-year-old Mariana Dalot comes from Braga, Portugal. She is launching her music career with a touching debut single. "No final" is a soft ballad that unveils her sweet vocals wrapped in a beautiful melody. On the single, Mariana says that "it's written as a letter to myself as a way to remember that, sometimes, when things aren't going very well or when life looks upside down, there's always something at the end of the day to make us move forward".

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Portugal | Tiago Cardoso - "Procurei"


Portuguese singer Tiago Cardoso makes a stunning return to Sounds European!! He has just released "Procurei", a soft pop with contemporary arrangements. For the single, he was inspired by "a situation lived by a university colleague. Deep down, it's the story of many people of different ages. Sometimes we cannot disclose our feelings to people we like for shame or fear of rejection. The song has a message of strength for all those hiding feelings in their chests".

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Portugal | Fernando Daniel feat. Carolina Deslandes - "Fim"


Fernando Daniel and Carolina Deslandes kicked off 2022 with a sweet collaboration. We're talking about "Fim", a song that was included in Fernando's latest work, "Presente", but that was re-recorded with Carolina for the new edition of his album. The result is amazing!

Monday, November 29, 2021

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 14, 2021

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.

Friday, November 12, 2021

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."

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

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.

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

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.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Portugal | Agir - "Mesa para dois"


Portuguese singer Agir is starting to promote his fourth studio album with a brand new single. "Mesa para dois" is a nostalgic ballad that talks about people who return to the home they once left.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Portugal | Rafael Sousa - "O mundo não para"


Meet Rafael Sousa, a 22-year-old Portuguese singer hailing from Algarves. He has just called our attention with the single "O mundo não para". Written during the first lockdown in Portugal, the song is an anthemic ballad that showcases Rafael's impressive vocal skills. It reflects upon that quarantine time, "how the world doesn't stop going, and how we need to seize that fact in the best way possible".

Monday, September 27, 2021

Portugal | Diogo Piçarra - "Vem dançar comigo"


Time to check up on Diogo Piçarra! The Portuguese singer has just released a new single, "Vem dançar comigo". It's an inspiring song with an involving melody, in which Diogo's intense interpretation takes the whole thing one step further.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Portugal | Marco Rodrigues - "Mãe"


We are now landing in Portugal, to remeet Marco Rodrigues. He is preparing his sixth album, "Judite", a tribute to his mother. And "Mãe" ("Mother", in Portuguese), a single we're already being gifted from the upcoming album, is also a tribute to her. "Without my mother, without her being the warrior she was, without the path she took and the many struggles she had, I wouldn't be who I am today", says Marco.

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Portugal | Bárbara Branco feat. Ana Marta Ferreira, Carolina Carvalho and Lia Carvalho - "Bem bom"


"Bem bom" is a movie which celebrates the history of Doce, Portugal's first girlband. And, of course, the movie's soundtrack is full of their biggest hits, performed by local actresses Bárbara Branco, Ana Marta Ferreira, Carolina Carvalho and Lia Carvalho. We now highlight the song that gives the movie its name, "Bem bom", one of the most iconic songs of Portugal in Eurovision's history.