🎶 Eurovision music round-up: October 2022

🎶 Eurovision music round-up: October 2022

The Winners

Conchita Wurst – “Call Me Up”

2014 winner Conchita Wurst is absolutely unstoppable. This year alone, the Austrian performer has released 6 very different songs, done a TV show for Germany’s ZDF, and now has released “Call Me Up”. The track is co-written by Conchita and people she has worked with a lot this year already: Martin Zerza and the song’s producer Lukas Klement. Conchita says that the song, which features an electronic beat that could be straight from the 80s, that “[i]n the course of the song I ask myself »Do I need someone to be someone?« and come to the conclusion that it is time to discard this concept, because I am complete and whole”.

Nicole – “Ich bin zurück” (LP)

I mentioned Nicole’s comeback to music following illness back in August when she released new song “Ich bin zurück“. Now, as announced back then, her new album with the same name has been released. The album contains 14 tracks, half of which are re-recordings of her previous hits, including a new version of her 1982 winning entry “Ein bisschen frieden”. Giorgio Koppehele, who has worked on multiple Nicole albums, produced the album. Also joining in the production booth are his brother Martin Koppehele, Jens Karstens (Helene Fischer, Heinz Rudolf Kunze), and Martin Witte (“Captain Jack”).

Sandra Kim – “Take Me As I Am”

Nicole is not the only 80s winner to release music, with Belgium’s 1986 winner Sandra Kim also coming with new release “Take Me As I Am”. The track is an upbeat pop song about being proud and confident in yourself. Sandra Kim co-wrote the song with Udo Mechels, with Wouter Vanderveken producing. The track was released ahead of a concert to celebrate her birthday, held in the Kursaal in Ostend.

Helena Paparizou, Pediki Horodia Spirou Lambrou – “To Fos Stin Psihi – The Light In Our Soul”

2004 winner Helena Paparizou seems to be enjoying releasing new version of her music. Following last month’s “Κάτσε Καλά (Arcade Remake)”, the 2005 winner has now released two new versions of “To Fos Stin Psihi – The Light In Our Soul”, her hit follow-up to her winning “My Number One”. Both new versions were recorded together with the Spyros Lambrou children’s choir for UNICEF’s World Mental Health Day, with one fully in Greek and the other in Greek and English. In the video description, UNICEF Greece writes that they hope this song will help anyone “struggling with their own ‘darkness’ and help them find the ‘light in their soul'”.

Jamala – “ПОКЛИК” (EP)

Ukraine’s 2016 winner Jamala has released new EP “ПОКЛИК” (Call). The four track EP includes two English-language and two Ukrainian-language songs, all of which feature a rich mix of electronica and folk elements combined with Jamala’s powerful voice. On Instagram, the singer said about the EP:

The mini-album was recorded in different parts of the planet, but mentally I was always at home. For me, this record is full of warm feelings for brave people who tirelessly fight for their own will and great culture all their lives. In the EP, you can hear the Crimean Tatar instrument doyru, folk singing, and the words of Simonenko, which I have been repeating like a mantra for the past months.

Jamala

Kalush Orchestra, The Rasmus – “In The Shadows Of Ukraine”

Jamala isn’t the only Ukrainian winner to release some new music this month. Kalush Orchestra have released the follow-up single to their Eurovision winner “Stefania”. “In The Shadows Of Ukraine” sees the group working with Finnish band and fellow 2022 Eurovision alums The Rasmus, whose most recent release was their album “Rise” last month. “In The Shadows Of Ukraine” combines lyrics and instrumentation from The Rasmus’ mega-hit “In The Shadows” with the distinctive instrumentation and Ukranian lyricism Kalush Orchestra is known for. You can read more about the song here:

Måneskin – “The Loneliest”

Italian rockers and 2021 Eurovision winners Måneskin have released their first song since their Elvis cover “If I Can Dream” from June. “The Loneliest” is a ballad that nevertheless is distinctively Måneskin. The track has been a massive success, topping the Italian charts and charting across Europe and beyond, including top-10s in Lithuania and Greece. You can read more about “The Loneliest” by Måneskin here:

Rosa Linn, Duncan Laurence – “WDIA (Would Do It Again)”

Told you Rosa Linn would appear in this article again! “WDIA (Would Do It Again)” sees the Armenian singer-songwriter team up with Dutchman and Eurovision 2019 winner Duncan Laurence, who I last wrote about for his August release “Electric Life“. The duet builds from a gentle piano-driven sound to a more electronic, poppy beat, and was produced by the same team that worked on Rosa Linn’s “SNAP”. The track was was written by Rosa Linn, Tamar Mardirossian (“SNAP”), Paul Shelton (“Electric Life,” Echosmith, Frank Ocean), and Chloe Angelides (Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez), and you can read more about it here:

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