EFENDI – ‘Damlalar’
Despite coming from the Land of Fire, the fierceness of ‘Mata Hari‘ and ‘Cleopatra‘ has been tamed. Instead, Azerbaijan’s EFENDI strips back on latest single ‘Damlalar’. What we have is EFENDI showing a raw fragility in this emotional native language ballad. As she relates to feeling like the ‘Raindrops’ dancing from the rooftops and wanting to be heard.
Timebelle x Alejandro Reyes – ‘BARBA’
Many of our readers will probably know a thing or two about beards… well now there’s a song about it. Rarely a stranger on New Music Friday, Eurovision 2017 alum Timebelle are back. New single ‘BARBA’ sees Timebelle singer, Miruna ,team up with Alejandro Reyes, who participated in the 2018 Swiss national final with ‘Compass‘. Together they play off each other, in a cheeky Reggaeton duet about the attraction of facial hair.
Gebrasy – ‘Outta Love’
Although all eyes were on The Roop this year, there was another standout performance in Pabandom iš Naujo! 2021. Despite finishing as the runner-up with ‘Where’d You Wanna Go?‘, Gebrasy took the fandom to his hearts with his raw power and emotion. Many would like to see him go to Eurovision for Lithuania in the future. Once again he shows why the fans are not ‘Outta Love’ for his music. This new single shows another side of Gebrasy’s range, with a pop-rap fusion, all laced in smooth guitar riffs.