New Music Friday – this week with Rosa Linn, Duncan Laurence, Kalush Orchestra, The Rasmus and more!

Ten of the best new songs from Eurovision artists!

Ivi Adamou – ‘Rikse Me’

As CyBC confirm Andrew Lambrou as the latest representative for Cyprus, former entrant Ivi Adamou continues her la la love for music in latest single ‘Riske Me’. Between the fusion of traditional Mediterranean strings with RnB beats lies an emotive power ballad mourning a lost love.


Ariadne – ‘Hands Tied’

With the launch of Eesti Laul 2023 just weeks away, we take a look at the latest single from one of Estonia’s underrated talents, Ariadne. In ‘Hands Tied’ Ariadne brings a pulsating electronic anthem relating the push and pull stresses of finding your place in a society that is quick to judge others. With two previous appearances in Eesti Laul to date, could it be third time lucky in 2023?

I wanted to sing about how society labels everyone – it doesn’t matter what you look like or what you sound like – there’s always someone to say, “you can never please anyone 100 percent.” I know I’m not the only one who has felt that way and I hope everyone resonates with the new song as I do.

Ariadne, (ERR)

Blue – ‘Heart & Soul’

Last but not least on New Music Friday are the United Kingdom’s 2011 representatives, Blue. Back in April the British boyband that placed 11th in Dusseldorf announced their upcoming album ‘Heart & Soul’, as well as a 20th anniversary tour of the same name. Now they tease the title track ahead of next weeks’ album launch. Not missing a beat, this taste of the sixth album is a party ready hit that shows Blue, whilst true to their fun nature, have moved with the music times too in this collaboration with MNEK.

We’re big fans of MNEK’s songwriting and production and he’s done incredible work for the LGBTQ+ community too. Duncan reached out to him on Instagram saying that we’d love to work with him and he replied saying he had a track for us. As soon we heard it, we loved it and we knew instantly that we couldn’t wait to perform it.


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