In exactly five weeks from now, Europe most favourite Tv show, the Eurovision Song Contest is back onto our screen. 39 confirmed countries will be battling it out, hoping they’ll be crowned the winner of this years contest, held in Malmo, Sweden. However, 33 have to make it through two semi finals where ten places are up for grabs in each before they can join the big five (Germany, France, UK, Spain and Italy) and last year’s winner and host Sweden. In order to get you prepared we have a look at what the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 has on offer.
Austria: Natália Kelly ”Shine”
Last year they were shaking their popo’s in the giant crystal arena hall in Baku, unfortunately not with the desired result, leaving the country in the semi last year. This year, the Austrians are hoping young vocalist Natalia Kelly can get them back to the final with her mid-tempo track ‘Shine’.
We’re not sure how this well fare. There’s a little Adele ‘Rolling into deep’ feel noticeable but, it doesn’t quite lift of to the uptempo level of the British songstress which is probably a good thing consider it might get slack for sounding too similar. Not a bad attempt but it leaves us a bit indifferent.
Yes, while we’re still waiting for the official video for ‘My Heart is refusing me’ (accordingly it’s being shelved for now) Loreen’s been a busy bee. Not only has she been in the studio with producer Kleerup, she‘s also managed to find time to make a brand new video for a track, which isn’t a single as such yet.
Jumping between appearing at several national finals in the main European land, the Eurovision winner has recorded a video for the dark pop track ‘Heal’, taken from her debut album. The video is perfect for the song, dealing with the struggles in a relationship. It’s all frosty and moody, and it’s an absolute highlight and delight to see Loreen in yet another amazing video.
Despite the track receiving the video treatment, it’s not been confirmed as a new single as yet. In fact Loreen decided to release ‘In My Head’ as her next Scandi single. There’s no news yet, on what the successor for ‘My heart is refusing me’ will be in the rest of Europe. Though there’s no need for alarm bells as the singer features on Kleerop’s new single which is out worldwide now.
‘Heal’ can be found on Loreen’s debut album ‘Heal’. Watch the video below:
We really have a soft spot for this London based trio. When we heard their track ‘Hey Now’ just over two months ago, we fell in love with them completely.
The prospect of London Grammar then releasing their EP on Monday February 25 is yet another exciting release on our schedule. The EP which is called ‘Metal & Dust’ will feature ‘Hey Now’ and brand new track ‘Metal & Dust’ which you can find below.
Once again the production and the silky vocals are making London Grammar a superexciting band for this year. We can’t wait to hear more from this trio!
Being an all round entertainer means writing your own music, mixing it and just be simply incredible. We get the impression that too many artists label themselves too quickly take credit for all these the qualities above and fail miserably in being current and fresh;
But not this lady: UK based Kimberley Kennedy does it all. She’s a singer songwriter, producer and mixer producing some pretty nifty stuff. First introduced to the public last year via ‘The Kym Possible’ mixtape, it was not long before she was receiving rave reviews online and significant radio support (Trevor Nelson, Shawn Campbell to name a few).
And looks like she’s set to do it all over again with the brand new mixtape ‘What The Funk’ which is totally sublime if you ask us. It’s a mixture of amazing vocals, great beats, dubstep, all mixed brilliant with some pure classics. You name it and its there! Make sure you listen to it below and grab it for free, while you can.
And there’s more to come; Details of a forthcoming EP and live dates are coming soon. We are excited!
Having performed their new single ‘If You Could See Me Now’ on the Graham Norton Show only a few weeks ago, The Script have now unveiled the video for the track.
The track, which was written in a couple of hours one night, over bottles of Scotch Whisky and through rivers of tears and addresses the death of Mark’s parents and of Danny’s father, alternative verses delivered by both singers. The video for the track is footage from live concert mixed with black and white stills of the individual members of the group.
It’s a beautiful ode to the parents of Mark, and Danny’s father, and surely to be yet another big hit for the Irish band. ‘If You Could See Me Now’ is taken from the groups third album, #3 which was released in October 2012 and so far has spawned the singles ‘Hall of Fame’ and ‘Six Degrees of Separation’.
‘If you Could See Me Now’ will be released on March 4. Watch the video below:
We featured Beatrice Eli’s debut single ‘The Conqueror’ last year as we were petty overwhelmed back then by this young Swedish performer. No wonder we couldn’t do differently then bombarding her as one to watch this year..
Gearing up to release her first EP, ‘It’s over’ on March 24 here in the UK, Beatrice decided to give us a glimpse of what we can expect of her. Judging by new track ‘its Over’ we are pretty sure we are going to love this talented young lady. What a stunner!
‘It’s Over’ is the perfect mix between dark guitar pop, fused with some funk and motown elements. It’s experimental and actually the music we totally love right now. ‘It’s Over’ the EP, features another two tracks, called ‘Definite Mistake’ and ‘Violet Silence’. We are so excited, bring on March!
Watch the video for Beatrice Eli’s ‘It’s over’ below:
Calvin Harris feat Tinie Tempah - Drinking From The Bottle
The Risk - Missiles
Sinead O'Connor - 4th And Vine
Destiny's Child - Nuclear
Jessie Ware - If You're Never Gonna Move
Lawson - Learn To Love Again
Little Mix - Change Your Life
Tyler James feat Kano - Worry About You
Gabrielle Aplin - Please Don’t Say You Love Me
Tegan & Sara - Closer
Rita Ora - Radioactive
Wretch 32 - Pop
Angel - The World
Bastille - Pompeii
Laura Mvula - Green Garden
Ke$ha - C'mon
Ms MR - Fantasy
Nicole Scherzinger - Boomerang
Ed Drewett - Drunk Dial
Robbie Williams - Be A Boy (11/03)
Year chart 2012
These are GloPop Music's most listened tracks of 2012.
1 Florence + The Machine - Spectrum
2 Woodkid - Run Boy Run
3 Lana Del Rey - National Anthem
4 Solange - Losing You
5 Nina Zilli - L'Amore E Femmina (Out Of Love) (Italy '12)
6 Ellie Goulding - Anything Could Happen
7 Loreen - Euphoria (Sweden '12)
8 Adele - Skyfall
9 PSY - Gangnam Style (강남스타일)
10 Ivi Adamou - La La Love (Cyprus '12)
11 GuGabriel - Salvation
12 Christophe Willem - Starlite
13 Bright Light Bright Light - Waiting For The Feeling
14 Girls Aloud - Something New
15 Paloma Faith - Never Tear Us Apart
16 Calvin Harris ft Ne-Yo - Let's Go
17 David Guetta ft Sia - She Wolf (Falling Into Pieces)
18 Alphabeat - Vacation
19 Passion Pit - Take A Walk
20 George Michael - White Light
21 Azealia Banks - 212 ft Lazy Jay
22 Matt Corby - Brother
23 Sam Sparro - I Wish I Never Met You
24 Rebeca Ferguson - Glitter & Gold
25 Elton John vs Pnau - Good Morning To The Night
26 Scissor Sisters - Let's Have A Kiki
27 Voltaire Twins - Solaris
28 Marina & The Diamonds - Power & Control
29 Muse - Survival
30 Will Young - Losing Myself
31 Saint Lou Lou - Maybe You
32 Coldplay - Princess of China ft Rihanna
33 Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans
34 Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill 2012
35 The Wanted - I Found You
36 Stooshe - Black Heart
37 Aiden Grimshaw - Curtain Call
38 Alphabeat - Love Sea
39 Gaitana - Be My Guest (Ukraine '12)
40 Caravan Palace - Rock It For Me
41 Roman Lob - Standing Still (Germany '12)
42 Afro-Dite - The Boy Can Dance
43 Rita Ora - R.I.P ft Tinie Tempah
44 Justin Bieber - Beauty & A Beat ft Nicki Minaj
45 Misha B - Do You Think Of Me 125
46 Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What doesn't Kill You)
47 Katy Perry - Wide Awake
48 Jessie Ware - Wildest Moments
49 terminal - Don't Worry My Love
50 Labrinth - Beneath Your Beautiful ft Emeli Sande
51 Madonna - Girl Gone Wild
52 Elton John vs Pnau - Sad
53 Nicki Minaj - Pound The Alarm
54 Gotye & Kimbra - Somebody That I Used to Know
55 Kylie Minogue - Flower
56 Rihanna - Where Have You Been
57 Swedish House Mafia - Greyhound
58 One Direction - Little Things
59 Tulisa - Young
60 Archeo - The Payback
61 Christina Aguilera - Your Body
62 Avicii - Silhouettes
63 Cover Drive - Explode
64 Beyonce - End Of Time
65 Charlie Simpson - Farmer & His Gun
66 Usher - Climax
67 Chris Brown - Don't Wake Me Up
68 Aiden Grimshaw - Is This Love
69 Lawson - Taking Over Me
70 No Doubt - Settle Down
71 Madeon - Finale
72 Jakwob - Electrify ft Jetta
73 Shawnee Taylor - Colors
74 Playmen ft Riskykidd, Courtney & Elena - All The Time
75 Lana Del Rey - Ride
76 Celeste Buckingham - Run Run Run
77 Alex Clare - Too Close
78 SHM ft Knife Party - Antidote
79 Lil'Wayne - Mirrors Ft Bruno Mars
80 Pastora Soler - Quedate Conmigo/Stay with Me
81 Scissor Sisters - Only the Horses
82 Delta Goodrem - Dancing With A Broken Heart
83 FEM ft Cover Drive - Turn Up the Love
84 J.Lo ft Pit Bull - Dance Again
85 Jodie Harsh ft Mel C - Set Me Free
86 Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
87 Tom Dice - Out At Sea
88 Paloma Faith - Picking Up The Pieces
89 Usher - Scream
90 Burns - Lies
91 Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
92 Gossip - Perfect World
93 Jess Mills - For My Sins
94 Dune - Shoestring
95 The Script - Hall of Fame Ft Will.i.AM
96 Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child
97 terminal - Together We Are One
98 Little Mix - DNA
99 Icona Pop - I Love It
100 Yasmin - Light Up The World
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