🎶 Eurovision music round-up: December 2022

🎶 Eurovision music round-up: December 2022

The Winners

Kalush Orchestra & KOZAK SIROMAHA – “Нумо Козаки”

Our 2022 winners are back with even more music. Kalush Orchestra have now released “Нумо Козаки” (Come on, Cossacks), a track that sees them work with KOZAK SIROMAHA. KOZAK contributes a Cossack chant while Kalush Orchestra perform the rest of their song with the power and sound we’ve come to expect from them. On Instagram, Kalush Orchestra posted that the song is “a symbol of the project “Musical Mobilization”, where we oppose the cultural occupation”.

KALUSH & SKOFKA – “Батьківщина”

Just like last month, KALUSH also released a track independent of the Kalush Orchestra project. “Батьківщина” (Motherland) sees KALUSH work with SKOFKA again following their joint EP in 2021, and is the first track of another EP that they are currently working on. Musically gentle and modern, KALUSH writes on YouTube about the track that “[i]t’s written with heart and soul, pain for Ukraine and sadness for the fallen heroes, written to raise the morale of our defenders, and everyone is a defender, who is on the front line and who is in the rear”.

Måns Zelmerlöw – “This Is The One”

“Så mycket bättre 2022” was still going on this month, and that can mean only one thing: more covers by Måns! The 2015 winner covers Anna Ternheim’s ballad “This Is The One,” transforming the track by letting his voice be backed by a faster, more anthemic pop sound. “This Is The One” was the final of four covers he performed for the TV show.

Gali Atari & Tomer Adaddi – “2022 אהבה למרחקים ארוכים”

Gali Atari won the 1979 contest as part of Milk and Honey. Since then, she has gone on to release a number of collaborative and solo projects. “אהבה למרחקים ארוכים” (Long distance love) is a 2014 release by the singer and also served as the title track of the album she released in 2015. Now, she has released the song as a duet, with the song’s composer Tomer Adaddi joining her on the track.

Eldar & Nigar Jamal – “Qoy Getsin”

Eldar and Nigar won in 2011 under the duo name Ell & Nikki, and have done a lot of solo work since. “Qoy Getsin” (Let it go) is a mash-up of songs from throughout Azeri music history, all here backed by a very thick beat.

Helena Paparizou – “Fevgo”

Following her rework of her 2004 hit “Κάτσε Καλά“, 2005 winner Helena Paprizou has now released new track “Fevgo”(Leave). The pop-rock ballad sees Helena work with composer and singer Giorgos Sabanis again for the first time in 12 years. Helena Paparizou took on production duties herself, together with Nektarios Kokkinos.

Måneskin – “LA FINE”

Ahead of their album dropping next month, Italian rockers Måneskin have released new single “LA FINE” (The End). Stomping drums and dirty guitar line drive the track forward, with Damiano delivering his vocals in a darker tone than we are used to. It is quite the contrast with previous single “The Loneliest“, which can only mean we have a very interesting album to wait for.

Conchita Wurst – “Dirty Maria”

Conchita just can’t stop releasing music. The track “Dirty Maria” is a song about the “the balancing act between temptation and restraint,” according to a press release on the artist’s website. Musically, the track feels like you are simultaneously hearing the beats from outside the club and being deafened by the volume inside, a fascinating combination that works beautifully in tandem with the lyrical themes.

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