Now That’s What I Call… The Extended Eurovision Universe
As any Eurovision megafan knows, Eurovision neither starts nor ends with the main contest. From National Final season introducing the world to new and exciting artists, to former Junior Eurovision artists, to the big-name songwriters and producers that work behind the scenes, people from all over the music industry make Eurovision the amazing thing that it is. Here are some of the best new releases by Eurovision-adjacent acts.
Rozalén, Tanxugueiras – “A Virxe Do Portovello”
Tanxugueiras have been touring up and down the entire Iberian peninsula since releasing their third album “Diluvio” in July. That doesn’t stop the Galician trio from releasing even more music, though! “A Virxe Do Portovello” (The Virgin Of Portovello) sees Spanish singer-songwriter Rozalén team up with the Benidorm Fest competitors and appears on Rozalén just-released album “Matriz”. The song, which is in Galician, is a moving piece honoring those who lose their lives at sea. The song is sonically more reminiscent of Tanxugeiras’ older, more folk output than “Terra” and the rest of their latest album (to be clear, I absolutely love Tanxugueiras’s new stuff, old stuff, and this). On Instagram, the members of Tanxugueiras thanked Rozalén, writing:
Maria, it was an immense gift to work with you. Thank you so much for all the support you gave us from minute one, for always being there and for loving us so much. You are a reference for us. Thank you for this song made with so much love and respect for our culture, for soaking in our tradition, the pickups, our sound and for the great work you are doing for grassroots music.Tanxugueiras
Macaco, Tanxugueiras -“Tirititran”
And that is not the only collab Tanxugueiras have done this month! Tanxugueiras have also teamed up with Macaco for new track “Tirititran”. In an interview with Los 40, the singer-songwriter describe Tirititran as as hardest song on new album “Vuélame el corazón”, saying:
For me, the hardest song on the album is Tirititrán , which talks about a breakup and I sing with Tanxugueiras. It is the ego of two people. […] ‘[T]here is nothing left of the two of us. I made him, he made me, we became, he undid us, you no longer cross by my side of the bed, the edge no longer dances with your lady’, this type of poetry about that point that united them and now they have gone to the extremes.Macaco to Los 40
Maléna – “Cheri Cheri Lady”
‘Tis the reason for the season! If by season we mean both why Junior Eurovision will be held in Yerevan and why I renamed this section of the round-up. Junior Eurovision 2021 winner Maléna has released a cover of Modern Talking’s “Cheri Cheri Lady”. You can read more about the song here:
Anders Bagge – “The Sound Of Christmas”
Anders Bagge, who has written multiple Eurovision songs and made his Melfest debut in 2022, has joined what seems to be half the Swedish music industry in releasing some Christmas music. You can read more about “The Sound Of Christmas” here:
Tone Sekelius – “Crying on Christmas”
Tone Sekelius, who also debuted at Melfest 2022, has followed up last month’s “What A Shame” with her new Christmas track “Crying on Christmas”. You can read more about Tone´s song that aims to bring some light to the people who will be “Crying on Christmas” here:
Aidan – “Madam”
Aidan became a fan favourite during Malta’s MESC with his song “Ritmu”. Since then, he has been confirmed to return for MESC 2023, and has now released new track “Madam”. You can read more about the song here:
Listen to all the songs above and more
We’ve made a handy Spotify playlist of the songs in this article and all other releases from Eurovision artists this month, including remixes and other special releases. So get ready for everything from Systur and Tanxugueiras to Conan Osíris, Nathan Trent, and Nevena Božović. The playlist gets updated every month, so don’t forget to follow it to always stay up to date. Did we miss anything? Then send Angus a message over on Twitter.
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