🎵 New Music Friday – this week with Alexandra Rotan, Pam Rabbit ft. Benny Cristo, Aitana & more!

Aitana – ‘Berlín’

Up next is ‘Lo Malo‘ star, (yes we’re still not over that one!) and Latin Grammy nominee, Aitana. Far removed from those Operación Triunfo days, Aitana has now crafted a career in empowering heartbreak anthems. One of Spain’s rising stars, she is back with music for the soul in ‘Berlín.’ Although you might be more familiar with her viral McDonald’s campaign of late! This seemingly light-hearted tropical laced bop is hiding a darker story. Here Aitana imagines what it would be like if she left her long term partner and Netflix actor Miguel Bernardeau.


Sasha Lopez x Ester Peony – ‘Tatoué’

Despite not qualifying to the 2019 Eurovision grand final, Ester Peony has continued her path to stardom in the Romanian music industry. Of late, Ester has taken inspiration from her early years in Montreal to provide some French flair to her music releases. Recently she gave us a revamped banger version of Indila’s famous track ‘Dernière Danse‘, one of her all time favourite songs. Now Ester puts her third language to use on the original ‘Tatoué’. Here she teams up with Moldovan deep house producer Sasha Lopez to tattoo an injection of Latin castanets flair with hypnotic French class.


Magnus Carlsson – ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’

Never giving us up on New Music Friday is Magnus Carlsson. Formerly of Barbados and Alcazar the Swedish singer returns with 80s gusto. Not just any 80s that you have heard popularised over the past two years. No, this is a time warp back to the classic made famous by Rick Astley. Yes, that Rick Astley that became the bane of the internet’s popular ‘Rickroll’ meme! Although, slightly updated with a hint of tropical modern notes to the Summer feels of the original.


Daneliya Tuleshova – ‘Lucky Me’

Last, but of course not least the Junior Eurovision and Americas Got Talent star Daneliya Tuleshova returns this week. From Kazakhstan to America’s newfound sweetheart, this teen sensation shows maturity beyond her years in her latest English language single. Meanwhile, she’s feeling lucky in love in this heartfelt anthem that will speak to those just starting their first relationships and the giddy feelings of a first crush.


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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.

Comments on 🎵 New Music Friday – this week with Alexandra Rotan, Pam Rabbit ft. Benny Cristo, Aitana & more!

  • Herbert Wäckerlin

    Love Daneliya’s “Lucky Me”! It’s a song with such an upbeat vibe and smooth rhythm, just something completely different from her world-class covers of complex songs that have you entranced. Shows she can still be a teen and have fun 😊

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