🎶 Eurovision music round-up: July 2022

🎶 Eurovision music round-up: July 2022

Other Highlights

There is way too much music released every month to cover in-depth, but here are some of the best and biggest new tracks from other Eurovision artists:

Anna Bergendahl – “Demons and Dreams”

Anna Bergendahl, who represented Sweden in 2010, has released new track “Demons and Dreams”. The new single is her first release since participating in Melodifestivalen 2022, and you can read more about it here:

Victoria – “How To Ruin A Life”

The 2020 and 2021 Bulgaria representative is back with more new music! Her new track, “How To Ruin A Life,” was debuted life at Sofia Pride and you can read more about it here:

Blind Channel – “Lifestyles of the Sick & Dangerous” (LP)

The Finnish rockers from the 2021 contest have released their fourth studio album! The new album, “Lifestyles of the Sick & Dangerous” has already reached the #1 spot in the Finnish charts. Fans of their Eurovision entry “Dark Side” will enjoy this album greatly, especially as the Eurovision entry is one of the songs on there. Among the 11 tracks on the album are also the 4 post-Eurovision singles, including last month’s “Don’t fix me”.

Montaigne – “Die b4 U”

Australia’s 2020 and 2021 representative is getting closer and closer to releasing her third album, which she first mentioned back in October. “Die B4 U” is the latest single of the upcoming album, which Montaigne now revealed will be called “Making It!”, to be released September 2 and is available for pre-order now. Besides “Die B4 U”, the 10 track album will also include releases such as “Now (In Space)” and “Make me Feel So…”, which features Daði Freyr.

Roxen – “NONO BAD”

Romania’s Roxen has released their fifth single of the year, “NONO BAD”. The track sees Roxen continue with their distinctive mix of deep house and pop. The song is written and produced by Achi (Roxen – “UFO”), Costel Dominteanu (wrs – “Llámame”), and Emaa (wrs – “Dalia”). Lyrically, the track is about Roxen finding a place where they can feel safe, a place like “paradise, but I think it is more than that”.

Barbara Pravi -“365”

“365” is the latest single by 2021 runner-up Barbara Pravi. It is the second single since she released her first studio album in 2021. “365” starts with a beautiful, rapid spoken word section before getting into the modern-tinged chanson we’ve grown to expect from Barbara Pravi. On her Instagram, she describes the track is a reflection on the whirlwind of a year the chanteuse has experienced and also as a “thank you, to say see you soon before the next album”.

Jerry Heil, alyona alyona, Ela. – “#Kupala”

Jerry Heil (Vidbir 2020), alyona alyona (previous collabs with Jamala and Kalush Orchestra), and Ela. (member of Germany’s 2014 ESC entry Elaiza) have released a new track together. “#Kupala” is a song to celebrate the traditional Slavic holiday of Ivan Kupala, which celebrates the birth of the summer sun and the birth of John the Baptist. The track is a modern version of a traditional Ukrainian folk song into a electronic, folk-pop style. While most of the song is in its original Ukrainian, Ela. performs on the track in German. The music video is inspired by the classic Ukrainian film “The Eve of Ivan Kapulo”.

Hatari – “Dansið eða Deyið”

“Dansið eða Deyið” (Dance or Die) is the latest track by Iceland’s loudest export, Hatari. The 2019 Icelandic contestants have released the track as part of their “Dance or Die” European tour, which consists of dates that had to be pushed back due to the pandemic. The track is the exact kind of thing we come to know and love from Hatari, with loud beats, a screaming Matthías, and Klemens’ voice cutting through it all in the choruses. Lyrically, the song is about capitalism and oppression, and how it is important to unite to fight and beat the oppressors and oppressive systems we all live under.

Stefania & de OranjeLeeuwinnen – “Run Together”

The European Women’s Football Championship was this month. A few days before kick off, Dutch-Greek singer Stefania released the official Dutch anthem for the competition. “Run Together” is a slick, 90s-inspired uplifting track. The music and lyrics were co-written by Stefania, and the chorus is directly inspired by things written by the Dutch women’s football team, de OranjeLeeuwinnen.

Francesca Michielin – “Bonsoir”

Don’t let the title deceive you, this song is (almost) entirely in Italian. 2016 Eurovision contestant Francesca Michielin has released new track “Bonsoir”, is a more indie-pop affair than her Eurovision entry “No Degree Of Separation”. The song is a celebration of her now decade long career, with lyrics about someone who wants to change without abandoning their roots. “Bonsoir” is the first track of a new album by Francesca Michielin, further details of which will be announced by the singer at a later date.

Cláudia Pascoal – “Eh Para a Frente, Eh Para Trás”

The performer of my favourite ever Eurovision entry has released new single “Eh Para a Frente, Eh Para Trás” (Eh Forward, Eh Backward), dedicated to her grandmother Adelaide. On the track, Cláudia continues with her sound of combining classic Portuguese sounds with modern pop elements. The track is part of her second studio album, which will release in early 2023. The song is written by Cláudia Pascoal and produced by David Fonseca, who she has worked with before on her song “Espero Por Ti Lá Fora”.

Rigoberta Bandini, Amaia – “ASÍ BAILABA”

Benidorm Fest runners up Rigoberta Bandini and 2018 Spanish Eurovision representative Amaia have teamed up for “ASÍ BAILABA” (That’s how I danced). The track is an updated, feminist version of the old macho track “Así planchada”. Fans of Rigoberta Bandini’s Benidorm Fest entry “Ay Mamá” will definitely appreciate this track, which shares a similar sound. The music video sees Rigoberta Bandini and Amaia release their inner child. It is not yet known whether this track will be included on Rigoberta Bandini’s debut album, which is expected to come out later this year.

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One thought on “🎶 Eurovision music round-up: July 2022

  1. Loving this post. Sometimes, I think the most in the Eurovision fandom forget to check out their favorites’ follow up songs and albums. Instead, they prefer to listen to the same ESC songs.

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