Kristian Kostov, who released two EPs in 2020, is back this fall with “Built Different,” his newest song. The Bulgarian Eurovision runner-up, a Russian-born artist, has shifted into the hyperpop genre with a song that sounds a lot like Charli XCX and Kim Petras.
Agnes returns with her brand-new single. Retro disco perfection with the slightest hint of delicious heartbreak schlager in its chorus. A throwback to classic ABBA, while treading a similar line to her previous few singles. Therefore referencing two Swedish pop greats at once – the fab foursome and herself! “‘Here Comes The Night” is a homage to all of us out there who are longing to just let go. It is a declaration to the dreamers, the night, the mist, the spirituality. Those that dare to fall in love – with the moment, the people around them and themselves. Hopefully, it will guide the listener into a moment of something they can call freedom.
As much as we would love every new song on the planet to be a new KEiiNO song, every new song on the planet does not in fact have to be a new KEiiNO song. And so two of the band’s members – Tom Hugo and Alexandra Rotan – have gotten together to release a song that’s quite different to the band’s usual output. This is ‘I Was A Fool’. A timeless duet about regret on which we get to hear some beautiful harmonies showcased from the pair of them. One listen in and it already sounds like a familiar old classic.
Well once again, KEiiNO have managed to come out with a KEiiNO song that sounds absolutely nothing like any other KEiiNO song we’ve ever heard. A lyrical marvel, it’s glam rock-inspired with a purposely spooky edge to it and backed by beat-heavy electronica. One thing it does have in common with many other KEiiNO songs, however, is that it’s blissfully camp! But this time, with a theatrical gothic side.
2018 Eurovision champion Netta Barzilai is at it again with two brand new singles: CEO and B-side DUM, the former’s music video premiering on YouTube. Lyrically, the 28-year-old diva from Hod HaSharon serves unapologetic Big Boss energy, owning her fantasy of being a multi-billionaire giant: “I’m a mutha-f*ckin’ CEO / I rise higher when they hit me low / And I got this presidential glow / Don’t you know I run this show?” The music video is set in an underground, a corporate world taken straight from a 1980s sci-fi dystopia flick, perhaps a call-back to Bassa Sababa, as Netta rises from working in a fast-food establishment to smashing the system with the help of a pixelated mosquito, a burning car and some on-point dance moves.