Måns Zelmerlöw – “Midsummer Love”
2015 winner Måns Zelmerlöw is back with new music! “Midsummer Love” is a fittingly retro-pop track. The singer reminisces about his “teenage summers, about not knowing what life has in store for you, (…) about the first crush, about the sunsets on the beach with a beer (5) that may or may not have been stolen from my parents..and so on”. The electronic production is completed with a Kenny G-esque sax line and is produced by Paul Whalley.
Netta, Mr Eazi – “Playground Politica”
Netta, who won for Israel in 2018, is getting inspiration from her childhood. The Israeli singer spent part of her childhood in Nigeria, and new track “Playground Politica” sees her team up with Nigeria-born, Ghana-based music star Mr Eazi. In an interview with Clash Music, Netta says:
This track is really supposed to capture how – happy, how limitless, and how amazing it was for me up and till I left and to really bring out a side of me that nobody really knows, a playful childish side and also a lot of influence from Afrobeat.Netta
Salvador Sobral – “SAL” (EP)
Portugal’s 2017 winner has released new EP “SAL”. The 5 track EP consists of a short intro and four songs, two of which are covers. Salvador Sobral says that the stripped back production of the EP is a “return home” after the different, more intense and layered work on his recent releases “bpm” and “Vertigem”. The two covers and “Estrada Divida,” (Divided Road) which is penned by his sister Luísa, have previously been played live. Self-written track “Canção para Aïda” (Song for Aïda), is all new.
Conchita Wurst – “All That I Wanted”
Conchita Wurst keeps on steadily releasing new music, with “All That I Wanted” being this month’s release. Now, loyal readers might remember I promised to cover her TV show “Music Impossible” and note that I haven’t done that. Well, here is a quick review for you: it was fine! It wasn’t quite my thing and covering it more in-depth felt like it would be unfair to curious fans of Conchita and to myself alike. I am happy to say that “All That I Wanted” is much more up my alley. The dance pop track has Conchita sing about relations that “just don’t want to get going, when it could be so easy”.
Helena Paparizou – “Κάτσε Καλά (Arcade Remake)”
The 2005 Eurovision winner has released a new version of one of her 2004 singles. “Κάτσε Καλά” (Behave yourself) was the fourth single of Helena Paparizou’s debut album. Fellow Greek producers Arcade Music took the original and its 00s beat and firmly updated it for the year 2022. Add to that additional singers in Joanne, winner of The Voice Greece 2021, and Marseaxu, who featured on Helena’s 2021 track “Deja Vu,” and you have a thoroughly new version of a classic track on your hands.
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