Showing posts with label United Kingdom. Show all posts
Showing posts with label United Kingdom. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

United Kingdom | YUNGBLUD - "The funeral"


After landing a high spot on our Top 50 of 2021 with "Fleabag", British singer YUNGBLUD returns to our site with a brand-new single! We're talking about "The funeral", a cathartic mix of pop and rock.

The track is very personal for the artist, as he explained: "I've spent a lot of time lately fighting with who I wanted to be. Honestly, I've been feeling a bit of a hypocrite. I've been telling people to be themselves with no fear or no care for what others thought, but I realized that was something I needed to tell myself. (...) The lyrics of this song are a list of everything that makes me feel insecure. It is about ego, death, being reborn and dancing on your own grave".

Friday, April 01, 2022

United Kingdom | James Bay - "Give me the reason"


British singer James Bay makes a stunning return to Sounds European!. He has just released the single "Give me the reason", a folk-and-indie infused ballad in which James pours his feelings.

On the track, James commented: "This song is like that scene when everything's about to fall apart between the two main characters and you're rooting for the one who's fighting to keep them together. After I finished writing this song I kept seeing that scene and it was always washed in a warm, sunset glow. Like that moment between day and night, between the end of one thing and the beginning of another. 'Give me the reason' is a song for that moment. When it looks as though the sun is setting on a relationship, when your heart's in your throat and the desire to be together is stronger than ever".

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

United Kingdom | Dylan - "No Romeo"


It's time to remeet British artist Dylan. She has just released "No Romeo", and it was love at first listen: it's such a strong pop song! The chorus sticks in the head after the very first listen.

"I wrote 'No Romeo' with my best friends in mind. I was tired of them going back to their questionable exes and letting themselves be treated like crap (although I think I needed the song as much as they did!) and wanted, as always, to write something empowering. The aim was to write an anthem for the late-night drives with the windows down, the shouting at the sea because life, and the screaming crying throwing up heartbreak moments", Dylan explained.

Saturday, March 26, 2022

United Kingdom | Sam Ryder - "Space man"


Born in Maldon in 1989, Sam Ryder is a British sensation. With more than 12 million followers on TikTok and a seizable number across other social medias, he made a name for himself posting covers of other artists during the 2020 lockdown, as well as eleasing music of his own. Earlier this month, he was announced as the British representative at the 2022 Eurovision, and his song couldn't be received with a warmer welcome. "Space man" is a power ballad that describes life on Earth as seen from above, and crowned with Sam's impressive vocal skills. We can't wait to see it live in May!

Thursday, March 17, 2022

United Kingdom | Years & Years feat. Regard - "Hallucination"


A new collaboration between Years & Years and an international producer. This time with Kosovar artist Regard, they released "Hallucination", a dance pop song with electronic traces that is ready for the dancefloors!

Monday, March 14, 2022

United Kingdom | Becky Hill feat. Galantis - "Run"


British singer Becky Hill teamed up with Swedish producers Galantis in a tremendous single. We're talking about "Run", a pop track that goes from midtempo ballad to electronic glory with seamless perfection!

Wednesday, March 09, 2022

United Kingdom | Florence + The Machine - "King"


Florence + The Machine is back! The British act has just released "King", a hypnotic piece of carefully crafted instruments with a cathartic energy. We're so glad with this one!

Friday, March 04, 2022

United Kingdom | Ed Sheeran feat. Taylor Swift - "The joker and the queen"


Two huge international stars got together to release a lovely new single. We are talking about Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift, with "The joker and the queen". It's a touching ballad with sweet instrumentals and even sweeter vocal performances.

Friday, February 25, 2022

United Kingdom | The Trusted - "Eli"


We are now landing in the United Kingdom, to listen to a new release by The Trusted. The band have just released "Eli". It's a hypnotic track with a raw rock energy which flows throughout the body while listening.

About the song, they share: "'Eli' is a song about losing your mind to your own temptations and desires. The song's protagonist turns to a fictionalised Jesus/God type character (Eli) in thinking they will be able to save them. The protagonist comes to the realisation that the only way they can save their mind from self-destruction, is to do it themselves. It's a song about revelations and guilt. We are each victims of our own flawed mind".

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Switzerland | Stefanie Heinzmann feat. HIGHT - "Best life"


Swiss star Stefanie Heinzmann teamed up with HIGHT (a British singer, songwriter and producer) for a beautiful single. We're talking about "Best life", a phylosophical sample of pop that is bound to draw a smile on your face!

Thursday, February 17, 2022

United Kingdom | James Blunt - "Adrenaline"


James Blunt returns to Sounds European! with a new single. In "Adrenaline", he brings pop sounds wrapped in a lovely instrumentation and a chorus heightened by catchy backing vocals.

Saturday, February 12, 2022

United Kingdom | Daytime TV - "Side by side"


Time to check up on Daytime TV! The British band has just released "Side by side", a pop-rock anthem dedicated to lost loves. As the band comments, "it's a painful thing when you love someone to pieces but there are circumstances that are driving a wedge between you. Sometimes you're not around to put things right or to say or do the thing that would make that person feel better. We're all at different parts of our journey at different times and sometimes they don't match. It's heartbreaking but it's the fact that we're all different that makes us human. It's a very raw song for us and one that tells a very real story".

Thursday, February 10, 2022

United Kingdom | Asher Knight - "Survive"


New single by Asher Knight! The British singer has just released "Survive", a compelling piano-driven ballad with an involving instrumentation in the chorus. On the track, Asher comments: "Being in love isn't straightforward always, scared that possibly the person you love isn't feeling the same and wanting reassurance. 'Survive' touches on the fact that you don't know what you will do without the person you love".

Sunday, February 06, 2022

United Kingdom | Years & Years feat. Galantis - "Sweet talker"


Great artists, when together, do great things. It's exactly what Years & Years and Galantis have done with "Sweet talker". What a great song it is! We are dancing to its beats nonstop.

Saturday, February 05, 2022

Germany | Purple Disco Machine feat. Sophie and the Giants - "In the dark"


After their smashing collaboration in 2020, Purple Disco Machine and Sophie and the Giants are back with a new single together! "In the dark" is a delicious synth-pop track in which they deliver a fun '80s vibe. It's as exciting as it sounds: it's our song of the week!

Friday, February 04, 2022

United Kingdom | Dylan - "You're not Harry Styles"


British rising star Dylan is back with a new single. We've just got to listen to "You're not Harry Styles", and we are totally addicted to it! It's pop at its best: it's catchy, entertaining and highly addictive.

"'You're not Harry Styles' is a comeback song I wrote after being messed around by someone. It's my way of describing that moment of realisation when it clicks that someone isn't worth the frustration and hurt they're causing you... Especially when they're not of the standard that Harry Styles has set. Writing this song gave me the empowerment to get back my self-worth", Dylan explains.

Wednesday, February 02, 2022

United Kingdom | Hatty Keane - "Jackson shoes"


2021 was a great year for Hatty Keane. The British singer has gifted us with several amazing releases. And we couldn't forget the one which closed this sequence, the wonderful "Jackson shoes". It's one more sample of the quality and talent Hatty adds to her music!

Updated on March 26th, 2022, with the official video.

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

United Kingdom | Asher Knight - "By the way"


Sounds European! proudly remeets British artist Asher Knight. We've just got to listen to his single "By the way", and we just can't get enough of it. Built around a feel-good guitar lick and a marching rhythm section, it is a happy-go-lucky track about the twists and turns of being in love. We are totally into its mood!

Friday, January 28, 2022

United Kingdom | Emeli Sandé - "Brighter days"


British singer Emeli Sandé is back with a new single! "Brighter days" is a beautiful, piano-led pop in which Emeli explores gospel sounds, enhanced by the powerful use of backing vocalists in the chorus. The whole song has an uplifting message and melody, creating an instant mood picker!

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

United Kingdom | Griff feat. Sigrid - "Head on fire"


Griff and Sigrid surprised us with a collaboration! Their single together is "Head on fire", a song in which they blend their different shades of pop to create a uniquely noir, synth-infused piece. It's amazing!