Bulgaria’s 2020 Eurovision act VICTORIA recently released her entry for the 2020 competition. ‘Tears Getting Sober’ – out now – is a beautifully produced piece of orchestral pop, full of magical strings reminiscent of a show-stopping Disney ballad. Ahead of the event, we asked Victoria some questions about Eurovision, her music, and her upcoming livestream.
Song’. The classic song was originally released by British singing legend Matt Monro, and written by Don Black. Ray’s rendition sees him accompanied by a phenomenal orchestra and was recorded in his hometown at Liverpool, at Parr Street Studios. Undeniable is out on 29th May and available to pre-order here.
Fleur East today unveils her highly anticipated second album ‘Fearless’. Tracks include the rhythmic and pulsating current single ‘Lucky’, the smooth electro pop of future single ‘Mine’, the sweet funk of ‘Easy To Love, last year’s Radio 2 play listed tune ‘Favourite Thing’, and the soundtrack to Debenhams Christmas ad campaign, the kick ass ‘Size’.
James Newman has today unveiled the stunning video for his UK Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry ‘My Last Breath’. The track premiered on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2 this morning. Shot in Sněžka, a mountain on the border between Czech Republic and Poland, the video for ‘My Last Breath’ is directed by Charlie Lightening (Director of Liam Gallagher’s ‘As It Was’ Documentary) and features Dutch Athlete Wim ‘The IceMan’ Hoff, famous for creating the “Wim Hoff Method” of breathing, on an extreme journey of adversary through the mountains, echoed by James’ beautifully raw vocals.
Billie Eilish debuted, ‘No Time To Die’, the new theme song for the latest James Bond film of the same name, at the BRIT Awards last week. Co-written by Billie and her brother Finneas, it also legendary composer Hans Zimmer’s first Bond theme. Now John Grimes of Jedward has released a gorgeous acoustic cover of the song, available on the JedwardTV YouTube channel.
We’ve had The Essential Advent Calendar for a few years now and usually when it comes to December 25 we summarise the songs we’ve featured over advent. This year is going to be different. It’s the end of the decade. When we go back to reality after the Christmas/New Year period, and work out how to remember how to write the date, it’s no longer going to be the 20-teens, we’ll have entered the 2020s. And ultimately, it’s up to us to decide whether it’s going to be a time of prosperity and positivity or not: will we have a Roaring 2020s, or will we just go along with whatever is given to us, accepting it as our lot in life, no matter how miserable it makes us feel?
We all love Mariah Carey’s iconic ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ and we can’t imagine a December without classic tunes such as ‘Jingle Bells’ and ‘White Christmas’. But with countless new Christmas albums and tracks released every winter, why not refresh your festive playlists with some of the best holiday songs released in the past few years? Essentially Pop is here to help you, with a list of the best holiday hits released in the last decade! There are only two criteria: every song must have been released between 2000 and 2019 and it has to be a brand new original song (no covers)!