New Music From Benjamin Ingrosso, Olly Alexander And More


The Eurovision 2024 season is now in full swing and no doubt fans will have the songs from this year’s contest on repeat until we crown a winner in May. But that doesn’t mean we forget about the artists from past contests – they’re still bringing us a lot of new music to enjoy.

Contrary to the commonly perpetuated myth about the song contest killing careers, we’re always thrilled to report that singers associated with Eurovision are thriving.

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

New music from Eurovision artists: 2024 | Week 12

Benjamin Ingrosso feat. Olly Alexander – “Kite”

One of the highlights of Eurovision is witnessing the connections formed between different artists. This collaboration brings together Benjamin Ingrosso, who represented Sweden in 2018 and recently released his single “Kite” around one month ago, and Olly Alexander, the vocalist of Years & Years who is representing the United Kingdom in this year’s Eurovision. When two emerging pop artists unite, the outcome is inevitably an irresistible pop track with a stylish vibe.

Drawing from their diverse musical backgrounds, Benjamin and Olly infuse “Kite” with a dynamic blend of classic Swedish pop, soulful melodies, and contemporary influences. The result is a captivating journey that showcases their talent and undeniable charisma.

Both artists have shared their thoughts on the collaboration:

Benjamin Ingrosso says: “Can’t wait for people to hear this track. I’ve been a big fan of Olly’s music for many years and it feels very exciting to be releasing a song together with him now. Olly is an incredible person as well and extremely talented creative who I feel has added an amazing dimension to ‘Kite’.”

Olly Alexander says: “When I first heard Kite, it made me feel sunny and happy, thank you Benjamin! It was a great experience working together, he’s a really sweet guy and I’m excited to be on this gem of a song.”

KALUSH & KOLA – “Пам’ятай”

As previously mentioned in our recent New Music posts, KALUSH, also known as Oleh Psiuk, who clinched victory for Ukraine at Eurovision back in 2022 alongside Kalush Orchestra, has initiated a new music series wherein he collaborates with various Ukrainian artists. This week’s featured track is a collaboration with KOLA, a talented and emerging Ukrainian singer whom you may recall from Ukraine’s national selection for Eurovision back in 2017. Their latest offering, “Remember,” seamlessly merges KOLA’s emotive vocals with Oleh’s powerful rap parts.

The song delves into the theme of memories and somber reflections following a breakup, going actually in a romantic direction, which is not very common in KALUSH’s songs. Despite the melancholic narrative, the composition exudes a lyrical and melodic charm that resonates deeply, evoking a sense of warmth within the listener’s soul.

KOLA and KALUSH have also released a second song together — “Упіймай моє серце”.

Edurne – “NADA”

The dynamic Spanish representative from Eurovision 2015 has returned with a bang! Edurne is back on the scene with a vibrant new single that channels the infectious dance vibes of the 80s. Titled “Nothing” in English, this catchy tune is accompanied by a music video brimming with shimmering outfits, pink aesthetics, and an abundance of dance and joy.

With this latest track, Edurne not only showcases her prowess in creating infectious beats but also pays homage to the artists who have inspired her along the way. She’s opened up about her forthcoming album, which will mark her 8th studio release. “Nothing” serves as a preview of what’s to come on her future album.

Both this single and her upcoming album draw inspiration from iconic works such as Kylie Minogue’s Fever and Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia. By blending just the right amount of influence from these sources, Edurne manages to craft songs that feel uniquely her own, fitting her style like a glove. 

TEYA – “Behind The Scenes”

Certainly, TEYA is a familiar name, having represented Austria last year alongside Salena. Since parting ways with the duo, both artists have released music solo, and this week TEYA unveils an electrifying electronic pop dance track. The song delves into the theme of expectations versus reality, shedding light on the unseen aspects of life that unfold behind the scenes. Once again, TEYA showcases her versatility by blending singing and rapping in the track.

Accompanied by an official visualizer, TEYA adopts a look reminiscent of the iconic characters from The Golden Girls sitcom, adding a touch of retro charm and fun. The lyrics of her new track reflect on the tendency for people to portray perfect images, with lines like, “But settle in and let the Truman Show begin.”

Moreover, the song emphasizes the importance of embracing imperfections, normalizing the idea that nobody is flawless: “Don’t wash my clothes/ Don’t eat my greens/ I break my bones on trampolines/ I pick my nose behind the scenes.” 

LOBODA – “Имя”

LOBODA, the beloved artist who represented Ukraine in 2009, has returned with a heartfelt love track titled “Name.” Showcasing her exceptional voice, the song is infused with strong electronic influences, making it ideal for the club scene. The lyrics serve as a declaration of love: “Call me by your name, name/ Others are passing by, by/ An unknown force, a force/ I was fascinated/ Call me by your name, name/ I’ll be sweet, sweet with you/ It doesn’t matter what was there, it was/ I need you very much.” With “Name,” LOBODA delivers the perfect love track for all the romantics out there.

Blas Cantó & Franco Rey – “Lo Intenté”

From Spain comes an acoustic duet featuring Blas, who was selected to represent his country in Eurovision in both 2020 and 2021, collaborating with fellow Spanish artist Franco Ray. Titled “I Tried” in English, the track is predominantly acoustic with authentic Spanish elements woven throughout. Their clear voices harmonize beautifully as they sing about giving your best effort in making things work. Get ready for some captivating Latino vibes with this collaboration!

MIKOLAS – ONE

Mikolas’ fans have been eagerly anticipating this moment, and the wait is finally over. Mikolas has just released his debut album, much to the delight of his devoted followers. This album features a collection of tracks, some of which have been previously released, such as “Never Get Over You,” “Boys Don’t Cry,” and “Delilah,” all of which made waves last year, along with the infectious hit “Lalalalalalalalalala” from 2020.

Comprising a total of eleven songs, the album offers a diverse range of musical experiences, blending soulful ballads that showcase Mikolas’ impressive vocal prowess with upbeat pop anthems that are sure to get you moving.

Listeners will also have the opportunity to explore alternate versions of familiar favorites, including an acoustic rendition of “Boys Don’t Cry,” which adds depth and sensitivity to the track, as well as a summer version of “Delilah” for those craving an extra dose of sunshine in their playlists.

Whether you’re reminiscing about Mikolas’ greatest hits or diving into the excitement of discovering his brand-new tracks, this album invites you on a journey that promises both nostalgia and fresh tracks.

Sakis Rouvas – “Ti Matia”

Sakis, who proudly represented Greece in Eurovision 2003, is back with a captivating love song infused with authentic Greek influences. Titled “What Eyes,” the song blends traditional Greek elements with a modern sound. The lyrics paint a vivid picture of a woman with mesmerizing eyes and countless other captivating features, who becomes a guiding light in the protagonist’s life: “You changed my world/ The seas calmed/ And you became my match/ My lucky star.” 

In the music video, Sakis employs metaphorical imagery to convey the transient nature of relationships and the journey of self-discovery. It serves as a reminder that people come and go in our lives, and sometimes we must pause at metaphorical “gas stations” along the way.

Nathan Trent & rayn – “strangers/lovers/friends”

Nathan, the charismatic representative of Austria in Eurovision 2017, has returned with a new pop song in collaboration with rayn. Infused with serene dance tunes, the song delves into the unpredictable journey of love, specifically exploring the transition “From strangers to lovers to friends.”

This release marks a significant change for Nathan, as it represents the first time he has recorded a song with his vocals pitched down. This collaboration between Nathan and rayn offers listeners a fresh perspective on the complexities of love and relationships.

Laura Tesoro – “Changes”

Laura, who represented Belgium in Eurovision 2016, is currently participating in the 10th season of the Belgian televised music show, Liefde voor Muziek (Love for Music). In this show, competing artists cover mostly famous Belgian songs, aiming to put their own spin on these beloved classics.

This week, Laura delivers a powerful rendition of “Changes,” a touching ballad originally performed by Soulsister, a Belgian rock band founded by Jan Leyers and Paul Michiels in 1986. Accompanied solely by piano, Laura’s performance adds a new layer of emotion to the song.

“Changes” is a notable track that has resonated with audiences since its release in 1993, and it even garnered attention when covered by Tom Jones in 1994. Laura’s interpretation pays homage to the song’s legacy while infusing it with her own musical style. 

Clouseau – “Mijn Lief”

Indeed, Laura Tesoro is not the only notable participant in the 10th season of “Liefde voor Muziek” (Love for Music). Clouseau, who represented Belgium in Eurovision back in 1991, is also taking part in the show.

In a memorable performance, Clouseau delivers an acoustic rendition of “My Love,” a song composed and written by Laura Tesoro herself. Accompanied by guitar, their rendition of the song exudes class and charm, showcasing  Laura’s composition.

Eleftheria Eleftheriou – “Se Pira Sovara”

Eleftheria, who represented Greece in Eurovision 2012, has released a captivating new song that embodies the essence of her homeland. Titled “I Took You Seriously,” this dance tune serves as a musical postcard from Greece. With its rich blend of traditional influences and Eleftheria’s distinctive voice, the song transports listeners to the sunny Greece, right in the middle of a party.  

Samra – “I Need A Man”

Samra, who represented Azerbaijan in Eurovision 2016, is embarking on an exciting new chapter in her career. Following the success of numerous hits and the receipt of gold and platinum awards, Samra has teamed up with German music producer Stefan Stieber. Their first song together channels the nostalgic vibes of 80s disco-pop while showcasing Samra’s powerful vocals. In the lyrics, Samra expresses her desire, “I need a man who respects me,” sending an empowering message about refusing to settle for less.

Free Finga feat. Monika Liu – “Beržas”

Monika Liu, who represented Lithuania in Eurovision 2022, is back with a new track titled “Birch,” retaining the retro jazzy sound that characterized her Eurovision entry. This collaboration with Lithuanian artist Free Finga captures the peacefulness and fresh air of a birch forest.

Alicja – “spokojnie panowie”

A feminist anthem comes from Poland with Alicja, the Polish singer chosen to represent her country in 2020 before the contest was canceled due to the pandemic. Her latest pop song, “Calm Down, Gentlemen,” exudes confidence, much like Alicja herself. This single is set to be featured on Alicja’s debut album. While fans primarily associate her with soulful and bluesy tunes, they were pleasantly surprised by this energetic track that showcases her versatility. With lyrics such as “It’s time to keep your emotions in check/ I don’t even know who wears the pants here anymore,” Alicja asserts her strength and capability, rejecting any notion of weakness.

Miro – “Бягаме”

It’s time to add a ballad to this week’s playlist, and Miro, who represented Bulgaria in the 2010 contest, delivers just that with his latest track titled “We’re Running.” Accompanied by a cinematic black and white music video, the song explores the theme of escaping from one’s emotions. Shot between Sofia and London, the video attempts to capture the whirlwind of modern life, portraying the constant movement that often leads to divergence, misunderstanding, and flight. Directed by Nikolay Pavlov, the film serves as a poignant visual representation of the song’s message. Regarding this new release, Miro stated, “The next song will be a dance song, but before that I had to confront the fugitive in me.”

TWRP feat. Montaigne & Tom Cardy – “Online”

Montaigne, who was chosen to represent Australia in 2020 and made a triumphant return in 2021, is back with a new song that is bound to become your new pop addiction. Collaborating with the Canadian rock band TWRP (Tupper Ware Remix Party) and the renowned Australian comedian and musician Tom Cardy, Montaigne delivers a funky and catchy track. Infused with a vibrant sound, the song is featured on TWRP’s latest album “Digital Nightmare.” Expect Montaigne’s dynamic vocals, TWRP’s electrifying sound, and Tom Cardy’s flair, all in just one song.

Hooverphonic – Fake Is The New Dope

Hooverphonic was initially selected to represent Belgium in Eurovision 2020, but due to the contest’s cancellation, they made a powerful return in 2021. Now, their long-awaited album has finally arrived. Featuring 12 songs, some of which were previously released individually as singles (“Don’t Think,” “Por Favor,” “And Then I Found You,” “Fake Is a New Dope”), fans have eagerly anticipated its release. Additionally, upon the album’s debut, the song “The Best Day of Our Life” was also released as a single.

Fake Is The New Dope marks the band’s 12th studio album, strongly influenced by the sounds of the 90s (and late 80s), featuring break beats, old school hip-hop, and trip-hop influences, with Geike’s vocals atop and a dark, melancholic mood. Psychedelic influences are also present. Alex Callier revealed that much of the album was composed during lockdown, and while the song topics are slightly dark, he aimed to strike a balance with the music.

The plastic world described in the title track of the album extends its influence across various other songs on the album, such as “The Night Is Long,” “A Guiding Star At Night,” “Heatwave,” “I’m Not The Girl To Kill,” and “The United States of Amnesia.” Together, these tracks create an almost dystopian black-and-white universe. However, this stark landscape is not devoid of vibrancy. Each song infuses the album with the rich colors of human emotions, as seen not only in the previously released tracks but also in the new ones like “The Best Day Of Our Life,” “Two Wrongs Right,” and “Somebody,” bringing a sense of hope. It’s up to you to explore the nuanced palette hidden behind the album’s black-and-white cover.

Mia Dimšić & Doris Kosović – “Uzalud Ti Sve”

From Croatia comes Mia, who graced the Eurovision stage in 2022, now releasing “All in Vain.” This emotive track is a duet featuring fellow Croatian artist Doris Kosović. With its cozy vibe, the song invites listeners into a world of comfort, while its music video suggests a girls’ night out filled with fun and cherished memories. The song promises to become your new breakup anthem, with lyrics such as: “But you could have already learned/ That I am not the one who hides,/ But the one that laughs last,/ That in front of me the lights are on,/ Yes because of you I’m only stronger,/ And that brings you to tears/ So let me live, please.”

BERMUDU DIVSTŪRIS – “We rule the game”

Bermudu Divstūris, known for their participation in Eurovision 2011 under the name Musiqq representing Latvia, has released a spirited song in celebration of the Riga Hockey Cup, Europe’s Largest Junior Ice Hockey Tournament. The song is dedicated to the young athletes and exudes a contagious sense of joy and enthusiasm.

Laura Põldvere feat. Synne Valtri – “Oleks”

Laura, who proudly represented Estonia alongside Koit Toome in 2017, has returned with a new song titled “Would Be,” this time in a duet with Synne Valtri. Infused with pop retro vibes, this track is sure to get you moving and grooving on the dance floor. The collaboration between these two powerful female artists exudes empowerment.

KEiiNO – “Hero, baby”

The formidable trio from Norway, who captivated audiences with their performance representing their country in 2019, has just released an exciting new single. If you’re a fan of KEiiNO’s distinctive style, you’re in for a treat with this track. Alexandra and Tom’s voices blend seamlessly, while Fred delivers his epic joiking, creating a harmonious and electrifying sound. This new song perfectly encapsulates the energetic vibe that fans adored during this year’s participation in the national selection of Melodi Grand Prix. With a nostalgic nod to the 2000s, it’s a flawless pop dance track that will have you moving and grooving from start to finish.

Laura Rizzotto -“Symptoms”

Laura, who represented Latvia in Eurovision 2018, has unveiled a captivating new song that intertwines slow, introspective vibes with her powerful vocals. This track holds a profound significance for the artist, as she shared that it symbolizes “the empowering yet bittersweet journey of finding your light again.” With poignant lyrics and emotive delivery, the song serves as an encouragement for starting over and prioritizing healing. Laura’s emotions resonate deeply throughout the song, offering listeners a glimpse into her personal journey of self-discovery and resilience.

PAENDA – “You Go”

PAENDA, who represented Austria in Eurovision 2019, returns with a vibrant new song. This energetic retro pop track explores the theme of a breakup, as depicted in the accompanying music video where she navigates the process of moving on and finding joy in solitude. Lyrics such as “And I see you go, you go/ And then forever never come home, come home/ Said you leave for the better” reflect the emotional turmoil of being left behind despite striving for acceptance.

In regards to her latest release, PAENDA declared:

“I didn’t think it’s possible, but shooting this video brought an even crazier side in me to life than I thought existed. also: while writing the song I didn’t notice that there could be another layer to the lyrics (the crazy-ex one).”

Lozano – “Bariera”

In a remarkable duet with Esma, Lozano proudly represented North Macedonia at Eurovision 2013. Now, he returns with a compelling new track titled “Barrier,” delving into the complexities and hurdles of love, all within the framework of a dynamic dance song. The accompanying music video blurs the lines between reality and virtual realit. With a cool and captivating vibe, Lozano’s vocals never fail to impress.

The dynamic band from the Czech Republic, Lake Malawi, who graced the Eurovision stage in 2019, has teamed up with Jiří Burian for an exciting new duet. Their latest pop track perfectly complements their signature style, delivering a catchy and upbeat anthem. The song revolves around the theme of giving love another chance and ensuring its longevity, with the recurring refrain confidently declaring, “I’ll never lose you, I’ll never lose you again.” 

VILIJA – “Mylėjau Tave”

Closing out this week is a new song from Lithuania, courtesy of Vilija who competed in Eurovision 2014. Her latest track continues to embrace the beloved retro vibe, drawing strong influences from the 80s era of music. The accompanying music video transports viewers back in time to the vibrant atmosphere of retro parties, adding to the nostalgic charm of the song. Overall, the song exudes energy and joy, delivering an uplifting experience that will surely get listeners dancing.

Which of these new songs is your favourite? Have we missed out on any? Do you have any artists you want to shout out to? Let us know in the comments.



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