New Music Friday – Ruel leads a round-up of Europe’s best releases this week

Friday is the home of new music releases around the world. We’ve taken the time to compile a list of songs that you must listen to before next Friday comes around! We feature stars from both outside and inside of the Eurovision world. So, what are you waiting for? Dive on into ESCXTRA’s New Music Friday!

Outside the Eurovision world

Throughout the last few days, we have already posted about a few of our favourite releases from inside the Eurovision world. Therefore, before we recap them let’s check out some brand new songs from outside the Eurovision world.

“Don’t Tell Me” by Ruel

Is this the future of Australian music? Ruel hits the scene as an unknown 14-year-old, having only featured on M-Phazes “Golden Years” before this week. Last month, he covered “Weathered” by Jack Garrett along with M-Phazes for triple j.

Yup, this sounds like a pop-star in the making. With the Australian producer, M-Phazes, giving him writing and support such as this, Ruel is bound to go far. Perhaps he could represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

“It’s a Lie” by The Vamps featuring TINI

For our second song this week, we look at a group who performed at a national final earlier this year, despite having no obvious ties to Eurovision… yet! The Vamps released the first half of their third studio version, “Night and Day (Night Edition)”, featuring a collection of ten songs. One of these features Disney Channel Latin America star TINI! “It’s a Lie” harnesses that summer vibe with a Spanish guitar and a Latin beat. Are The Vamps heading for their first UK number one album this week, plus a participation for the United Kingdom next year? Only time will tell.

“Down by the Water” by Amy Macdonald

A brand new music video for a brand new album! Scottish singer-songwriter Amy Macdonald has released her video for “Down by the Water”. As an artist who has been tipped for Eurovision by media outlets, on and off, over the years, is Amy Macdonald’s latest sound the kind of genre that the BBC should turn to?

Inside the Eurovision world

“Školíš Mě” by Marta Jandová

LISTEN: Marta Jandová shows courage in ‘Školíš Mě’

“Human” by Rag’n’Bone Man covered by Kristian Kostov

He’s only “Human” after all! Kristian Kostov releases Rag’n’Bone Man cover

“Say” by Reni Tolvai featuring András Kállay Saunders

Kállay Saunders featured in Reni Tolvai’s new single ‘Say’

“Breaking Up” by Simon Peyron

Outtrigger’s Simon Peyron goes solo with ‘Breaking Up’

“Me Ekdikise” by Demy

Demy takes revenge with ‘Me Ekdikise’

“Vi gör det ändå” by Samir & Viktor

LISTEN: Samir & Viktor are doing it anyway with new single “Vi gör det ändå” [Updated]

“Ti imaš pravo” by Tijana Bogićević

WATCH: Tijana Bogićević releases lyric video for “Ti imaš pravo”

“La tormenta” by Pastora Soler

Pastora Soler storms back with ‘La Tormenta’

“Tutto per una ragione” by Annalisa

LISTEN: Sanremo hopeful Annalisa releases ‘Tutto Per Una Ragione’

“Another Week” by Eric Saade remixed by Joakin Molitor

LISTEN: Eric Saade’s “Another Week” given dancefloor remix by Joakim Molitor!

“Líður aðeins betur” by Páll Óskar

LISTEN: “Líður aðeins betur”, the new song from Paul Oscar!

“Coffee in Shanghai” by Ulrik Munther

LISTEN: Ulrik Munther takes us for “Coffee in Shanghai” with new single

“Body” by Loreen

LISTEN: Loreen releases brand new single “Body”!

Keep up to date with our playlist

So we’ve chosen our favourite new songs from inside the Eurovision world. In addition, we have chosen our favourite songs from outside the Eurovision world! However, there are so always more songs for us to mention! Therefore, keep subscribed to our playlist below to make sure you’ve always got the latest releases at your fingertips.

Get involved with ESCXTRA’s New Music Fridays

Let us know on social media and in the comments below what you think of our choices for this week’s New Music Friday. Are there any other songs we’ve missed? In addition, perhaps there are songs by potential Eurovision artists that you think could become hits for artists across the Eurovision nations?

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