New music from Benjamin Ingrosso, Kristian Kostov, Amir and more

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Summer is always the quiet time for Eurovision fans as we wait for the national finals to start again. Fortunately, the music will always go on and a number of Eurovision artists are still producing new songs for our enjoyment.

Contrary to the commonly perpetuated myth of killer song contest careers, we’re still thrilled to report that singers associated with Eurovision are on the rise.

Here’s our latest weekly roundup with a selection of some of the songs and music videos released recently by Eurovision stars.

New music inom Eurovision Artists: 2022 | Week 33

Cirque Mircus – “Love Letters”

Circus Circus! Following their eclectic performance at Eurovision 2022, the Georgian band have calmed things down for their follow-up song. “Love Letters” is a soothing indie-rock song with an extended instrumental for the final third of the track. There is no actual mention of love letters in the lyrics; instead, they sing about continuing to live despite the problems we face: “Nothing works and everything seems in vain / I don’t care, I always get by”. Circus Mircus recorded the song live at Stockton Records in Tbilisi, which we see in the music video – although only partially lit, we still get a good look at the faces behind the mysterious quartet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxByHX5d2s

Amir – R3SSOURCES

Artists often release a reissue of an album, with new material added. But Amir was not satisfied with a single reissue and he now offers us a third LP in the Resources series. R3SSOURCES sees the French star revisit some of his greatest hits and re-record them with new versions. This includes his Eurovision 2016 entry “I’ve Been Looking For”, which Amir performs in a slower, more intimate style.

Benjamin Ingrosso and Norlie & KKV – “Som ett minne blott”

Swedish duo Norlie & KKV have teamed up with Benjamin Ingrosso for the new single “Som ett minne blott” (“Like a thing of the past”). The Eurovision 2018 star sings the verses, while Norlie & KKV provide in-between verses. A catchy mix of rap and pop, the trio note that they don’t want to let go of their (soon to be ex) partners: “All that I miss / I want it back / All that you were to me / For when you have got your things back / I no longer exist / Like a thing of the past for you”.

Lior Narkis – “יאללה למים”

While the summer sun is often a treat, sometimes it gets a little too hot. Lior Narkis has a way for us to cool off and suggests “יאללה למים” (“Let’s go to the water”). Israel’s Eurovision 2003 representative delivers an upbeat bop to accompany our trip to the pool. It ends with a 30 second dance break to really get the party started.

Kristian Kostov & VOSTOK – “Intentional”

A few months ago, Kristian Kostov shared on social media a demo of a song he wrote with his brother, Daniel Kostov. After a positive response from fans, the duo (who previously collaborated on the VOSTOK project) decided to finish the track and officially release it as a single. “Intentional” is a dark and menacing electro-pop track. Lyrically, the Bulgarian Eurovision 2017 star admits he’s ready to stab someone in the back: “Remember that day you weren’t invited / I put you on hold, I just couldn’t hide it / My arms are open wide / But the wickedness in my eyes / It keeps me sharp / My knives / It’s intentional”.

Kállay Saunders & Ali Bakgor – “I Got Roses”

After their successful collaboration on “Ocean,” Eurovision 2014 actor Kállay Saunders and music producer Ali Bakgor have joined forces once again for yet another track. “I Got Roses” is a revamped version of the Hungarian singer’s previous single “she never notice…”. After a smooth R&B opening, Bakgor’s influence becomes evident from the first verse, adding dance beats to take the song in a new direction. Saunders sings about the lack of interest his partner shows in her amorous gestures: “I got roses / She don’t notice / She got all this / She never notice”.

Samra – “BANDAM”

Know that Samra always comes first. The Azerbaijani Eurovision 2016 star says it very clearly in his new hip hop single: “Because no matter where you turn, I will win this race […] Oh, I’m flying to the sky / I’m swimming in the deepest waves / Put that in your head now / ‘MVP’ is Samra, ‘the truest in the game’”. The music video for “BANDAM” takes place in a warehouse, where Samra and her team hatch a plan.

Click on the links below to find out more about the new music released this week by Eurovision stars:

Sam Ryder – “Somebody”

Which of these new songs is your favorite? Did we miss any? Do you have any artists you would like to thank? Let us know in the comments.

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