The month of August has been a busy time in the Eurovision alumni world, with artists across the globe releasing a total of 69 singles, collaborations, and for two Eurovision artists full-length albums. From Ukraine to Malta, Netherlands to Australia, there’s a little bit of everything for you to enjoy in this month’s new music round-up!
alyona alyona, Jerry Heil, and Monika Liu – Dai Boh (Lithuania 2022)
During the 2022 contest Monika Liu was extremely vocal about her support for Ukraine, and she has now collaborated with up-and-coming Ukranian artists alyona alyona and Jerry Heil on their new track Dai Boh. The EP of the same name features four different collaborations with artists across Europe, Gedz of Poland, Ginger Mane of Latvia, Ela of Germany, and Monika herself of Lithaunia. The collaborations also show a marriage of Ukrainian language and sound with the German, Latvian, Polish, and Lithuanian languages on each track.
MARO – crazy world we live in (Portugal 2022)
While MARO has not yet delivered on the Eurovision cover album we suggested in Turin, she has released a 14 track album that is creating buzz all across the internet ahead of her North American tour. The album “can you see me? is her sixth studio album to be released and was recorded all across Portugal while she was travelling with a friend. Many of the tracks feature vocals from her long term friends Manel Forjaz Secca, Pedro Alterio, and Matilde Secca and mastered by Alan Silverman of Aerial Sound NYC – who has mastered a number of previous releases for MARO. The entire album is dedicated to her grandfather.
Sarit Hadad – אוהבת אותך (Israel 2002)
Sarit’s new song אוהבת אותך / Love You comes off her upcoming album “24” set to be released on September 4th. The album will be the ninteenth studio album she has released in her career, and will feature 7 new songs. The song features Sarit’s ethereal vocals accompanied by a soft piano and guitar motif to tell the story of unrelenting and unwavering love. In the song’s music video, viewers are treated to a rotating space showcasing the four seasons, which paints a picture of how eternal their love is.
Luka – Kill for You (Belgium 2020)
Luka’s solo career began shortly after the 2021 Eurovision season began, when it was announced that Hooverphonic would be returning to front vocalist Geike Arnaert. Since the split, Luka has wasted no time crafting her artistic identity in the pop landscape, with releases like Not Too Late in 2021 and her upcoming EP album set to be released later this year. In 2022 alone she’s released three singles, all of which are co-written by Luka herself. For her newest release “Kill For You” she tapped fellow Voice of Flanders contestant Domien Cnockaert as a co-writer and producer alongside Nick Ribbens.
Hilltop Hoods ft. Montaigne and Tom Thum – A Whole Day’s Night (Australia 2020-2021)
“A Whole Day’s Night” marks Montaignes fifth single release for 2022, with four of the singles being part of her upcoming album “Making It!” set to be released tomorrow. While this song is not part of the album, it’s a fantastic track that deserves to be part of your playlist. The song is a collaboration between Hilltop Hoods who have been dominating the Australian hip-hop scene for 17 years and Tom Thum, a beatboxer from South Brisbane, and is their second collaboration. All three artists collaborated for the first time on the song “1955” back in 2016, which has gained 26 million plays on Youtube. After “Making It!” is released, Montaigne will embark on an Australian tour thoroughout the fall.
Amir – J’ai cherche (France 2016)
Amir has re-released his title album “Ressources” for the third time under the name “R3ssources”, featuring re-recorded versions of some of his greatest hits as well. Among the 24 song track list is an accoustic rendition of his Eurovision 2016 track J’ai Cherche, capturing a very different side of Amir’s artistic side. The album also features songs from his 2017 album “Addictions” and his 2016 post-Eurovision album “Au coeur de moi”. These new renditions were produced by Israeli rock singer/songwriter Dudu Tassa, and Amir has been posting behind-the-scenes videos for each song on his YouTube channel.
Want to check out the 63 songs we didn’t feature in today’s article? Well check out the full playlist on spotify below and give your favorite artists some love!