🎢 Eurovision music round-up: March 2023

🎢 Eurovision music round-up: March 2023

The Winners

Kalush Orchestra – “CHANGES”

The 2022 winners have released new single “CHANGES”. In a press release to NME, Oleh Psiuk writes that “[t]his is a song about our home – where we live and how we have learned to protect it. We continue to live even when danger looms over us. The house may change with us, but what is really important and native to our traditions always remains.” But there are some more meta changes happening here as well. “CHANGES” is Kalush Orchestra’s first song in English (and some Ukrainian lines), and also is the debut of new band member KilimWoman!

DEGO, Netta, Girafot – “ΧžΧ‘Χ™Χ‘Χ” Χ¨Χ’Χ””

Netta is bringing a bad party to us all in this collab with the rock band Girafot and DJ DEGO. As the music of “ΧžΧ‘Χ™Χ‘Χ” Χ¨Χ’Χ”” (Bad Party) marries electronica from different eras with rock elements, Netta and the others sing about being at the worst party they have ever had.

Lordi – “Screem Writers Guild” (LP)

Having introduced their new member with the release of a song in January, Lordi have now released their latest record “Screem Writers Guild”. It’s the exact kind of hard rock we want from the Finnish outfit, but the album carries other influences with it as well. As Mr Lordi said in a press release about the second single of this album, “Thing in the Cage”: “This could have been a disco song and I think it still is one in its core”.

Duncan Laurence – “Skyboy”

While Mia and Dion are chasing highs at Eurovision with the song Duncan Laurence co-penned with them, Duncan is aiming for the sky with new track “Skyboy”. The new track, which is already storming the Dutch Airplay charts, sees the Dutch singer continue playing with his sound, this time borrowing from the likes of Elton John.

Dana International – “La Cucaracha”

Last time Eurovision was held in the UK, Dana International won. And now she is back with some new music! “La Cucaracha” is mostly in Hebrew but, as the title already implies, also includes some Spanish. The song coincides with the 30 year anniversary of Dana International’s very first single, and is a modern take on the dancey, poppy music whe know her for. “La Cucaracha” was written and composed by Chen Aharoni and Lidor Saadia, who both were part of the team behind Michael Ben David’s “I.M.”.

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