New Music Friday this week with Eleni Foureira, Måns Zelmerlöw, MARUV, WURST, SuRie & more!

Another week comes to an end and that means it’s New Music Friday! So it’s time to share the best new releases we’ve found from the Eurovision world. Over the following pages is everything you need to know. Essential for your after party playlists as Saturday’s Grand Final approaches!

Eleni Foureira – ‘Gypsy Woman’

Forever a fan favourite after bringing the ‘Fuego’ last year, the Beyoncé of the Mediterranean is now a ‘Gypsy Woman’. Eleni Foureira has spoiled us this week with a brand new 5 track EP. The lead track of the same name is a modern take on the Crystal Waters Deep-House banger from 1991. However Eleni’s version adds some earthy club bass, as well as a funky disco break down to get everyone grooving. After this the EP gives us the Eleni we’ve come to know and love. A package of Reggaeton and Latin fused bops. There is Spanish language bop ‘El Ritmo Psicodélico’ and the chanty Reggaeton song ‘Call Ya’. The latter can be found on this weeks UK playlist. An ode to her new found fame in Spain, there is the ethno-fused Latin flavour of ‘Barcelona’. Finally the EP closes with ‘Maria’, listen out for the ‘Fuego’ references!

This weekend will see Eleni return to the Eurovision stage to cover the Verka Serduchka classic ‘Dancing Lasha Tumbai’. Be sure to give the ‘Gypsy Woman’ EP a listen below:

Måns Zelmerlöw – ‘Grow Up To Be You’ & ‘Better Now’

You saw him last night during the Semi-Final 2 broadcast and this Saturday he will cover Eleni Foureira’s runner-up smash ‘Fuego‘. But first Måns has two new tracks for us on New Music Friday! Read more about them below:

Mosimann & MARUV – ‘Mon amour’

Although MARUV wasn’t able to share her ‘Siren Song‘ on the Eurovision stage this year, that hasn’t stopped her taking over the East and releasing new music. As well as winning three awards in the Yuna Music Awards 2019. Most will have seen ‘Mon amour’ featured in MARUV’s tour sets and now it’s been given a full release. Teaming up with Franco-Swiss DJ Mosimann, this sensual club banger lives up to its song title. All about her love and how she wants to embrace it, ‘Mon amour’ is a passion project for MARUV’s love of the French language. See more of that passion in the music video below:

Slavko – ‘Moonlit Night’

Coming back down to Earth from ‘Space‘, Montenegro’s most charismatic entrant, Slavko brings a change in pace with ‘Moonlit Night’. A mid-tempo ballad of eternal love, the song builds across mellow piano tones. Before building into synth electronics. Although don’t be fooled, this song is hiding a surprising dub-step break down section to encapsulate the full force of Slavko’s love. Watch the lyric video below:

WURST – ‘To The Beat’

No stranger to New Music Friday, we covered the rebirth of Conchita into WURST in our recent article here. Now WURST continues his trajectory into electro-pop with the latest release from upcoming album Truth Over Magnitude. Here in ‘To The Beat’ the fourth single, is a song chiming with 70s disco flavour. Meanwhile the song acts as a double meaning of dancing to the beat of love. “I move my feet, strong to the beat, my hands strong to the beat, my heart strong to the beat.” However Conchita herself hasn’t quite hung up the sequins just yet. The 2014 Eurovision winner will be rising again as she will perform a cover of Måns Zelmerlöw’s 2015 winner ‘Heroes’ this Saturday.

JOWST feat. Chris Medina – ‘Happier’

Two of Norway’s stars have combined on this ‘Happier’ track. One being the Eurovision entrant of 2017, JOWST. Who alongside Aleksander Walmann grabbed his moment with a top 10 placing in the final. The other is of course Chris Medina who participated in this years Melodi Grand Prix with ‘We Try’. Although it’s got the EDM beats and heavy bass to get you bopping through the weekend, at its heart is a song of appreciating what you have. As well as highlighting the importance of remaining grounded in life and love.

Tracy de Sà – ‘Commotion’

Putting down her whisky cocktails RUM RUM RUM, France’s urban sensation from Destination Eurovision is ready to cause a Commotion with her debut album. Tracy has treated fans to 15 rap bangers, which flow perfectly as a cohesive project. Get ready to preach at Tracy’s ‘Temple’ and ride her ‘Rickshaw’ of dirty beats and slick rhymes. Although ‘Unstoppable’ acts as the counter-balance slow jam number if it all does get a little too much for your senses. Be sure to give the Spanish version of her Destination Eurovision entry ‘Por Aquí’ a listen as well.

Carousel – ‘Sketches of Sleepless Nights’

Unfortunately the Carousel came to a halt in last night’s Semi Final, as the Latvian songbirds failed to qualify for this Saturday’s Grand Final. However that hasn’t stopped them preparing for their newfound fame after Eurovision by already releasing a four track EP. It includes ‘Little Monster‘ which was given a public showcase recently. Beyond that there are three more charming songs that are perfect for lazy day Sunday listening when your Eurovision parties have become too much. Fans of ‘That Night‘ will be at home with this mini collection of melodic whimsy and Sabine’s dreamy vocals.

SuRie – ‘Only You and I’

Since Lisbon the United Kingdom’s favourite social media icon, SuRie has been busy promoting her album Dozen as well as storming the country on tour and making her celebrated return to the London Eurovision Party last month. Now SuRie brings us new single ‘Only You and I’. The gentle yet dark structure of the melancholic piano melody adds to the haunting power of SuRie’s vibrato. This vulnerability characterises the lyrical story of the song as SuRie muses openly on the fragility of love. On Saturday night, fans of SuRie can see her perform at Bar Pop on Canal Street for the Manchester Eurovision Party. Tickets and details are available on the OGAE UK website here.

High15 – ‘Back To Me’

Ending New Music Friday on a High15 our favourite girlband from Melodifestivalen have another new release. Whilst the sultry number ‘On My Mind‘ was a towards the end of the night warm down, ‘Back To Me’ is the hip-grinding call to the dance floor. The summer anthem beats meet the edgy nature of the girls harmonies and the lyrics. Lyrics which include a writing credit for familiar Melodifestivalen name, Molly Sandén. High15’s sassy character stands out as they relate a story of telling someone in an on-off relationship, that they’re finally off. Over the summer the quartet will be touring the Swedish festivals, as well as writing new music.

That was the best of New Music Friday this week. Which are your favourites? Have we missed anything? We may include it in a future week! Let us know in the comments and on social media @ESCXTRA

Lisa Bird

My first Eurovision memory was watching 1994 as a hatchling. I've been tapping my talons to the bops and bangers from Europe and beyond ever since! I finally spread my wings to attending the contest in Lisbon 2018 and am now a regular at many events and national finals - especially my regular nest at Eesti Laul.

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