Tag: NEW RELEASES
SWITZERLAND – 2018 Swiss entrants ZiBBZ released brand new song and video calls “Citylights”. The duo explain more about their new song saying: “Well, this muscivideo happened like many of our ideas do… Stee waking up one morning deciding he wanted to play drums in a car wash. – which sounds like a fun idea until u realize no car wash in Los Angeles will let humans walk through it, let alone film a no budget music video. And so our 3 months search started.. until we finally found one and even found a friend who was crazy enough to go dance in it!! So heres our reworked version of our song “Citylights” and our badass carwash musicvideo directed by Simon Steuri.”
Zibbz was founded in 2008 by siblings Corinne “Coco” Gfeller (vocals) and Stefan “Stee” Gfeller (drums, keyboard). The name “zibbz” is a modification of the English word “siblings”.
Since 2011, Coco and Stee have split their time between Switzerland and Los Angeles. Between 2011 and 2015, the band had their own weekly reality show about their lives in Los Angeles and the road to success in the music industry on the Swiss television channel Joiz.
Their first studio album Ready? Go! was released in 2013 and peaked at number-14 on the official Swiss album charts. In 2017, their second studio album It Takes A Village, which was self-produced, peaked at number-11 on the official Swiss album charts.
They have created songs used in commercials for Ragusa and Subaru, and wrote the official theme song for the 2012 Men’s World Floorball Championships in Zürich.
In February 2018, Zibbz was chosen to represent Switzerland with their song “Stones” at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, however failed to advance from the first Semi-final, finshing in 13th place.
SWEDEN – After a celebrated fall-tour Felix Sandman is releasing a music video to the fan-favourite ’Miss You Like Crazy’ or previously titled ’Everything Is Great’ from Felix Sandman’s debutalbum ’Emotions’.
Since the release of Felix first single ’Every Single Day’, which stayed for 4 contiguous weeks as #1 on the Swedish top-charts, peaked #1 on Spotify top 50 in Sweden and found its way to the viral Spotify top 50 worldwide, he has managed to make an impact in the hearts of the Swedish people.
The success following the singles ‘Every Single Day’ and ’Imprint’ resulted in him winning the prestigious Swedish award ’Rockbjörnen’ for ’Breakthrough of the Year’ as well as being nominated for ’Pop Of The Year’ at the P3 Guld gala.
During the fall of 2018 Felix finally released his anticipated debut album ’Emotions’. An album containing all the highs and lows of his emotional roller coaster. Now Felix is releasing ‘Miss You Like Crazy’ from his debutalbum, along with a new name. The video is a part of Felix campaign together with New Balance and in collaboration with neon-artist Josefin Eklund.
Felix own words: ‘Miss You Like Crazy’ speaks very well for itself since the lyrics describes that on the outside you seem like you are okay, and everything is fine after a break-up. But you really feel like shit, and all you want to do is be with the person because you miss them too much.
In 2017, FO&O split, and Sandman launched a solo career. His first solo single “Every Single Day” peaked at number one on the Swedish singles chart.
Sandman took part in Melodifestivalen 2018 with the song making it to the Second Chance round where Sandman and Mimi Werner duelled for a place in the final. Sandman won the duel qualifying to the Melodifestivalen 2018 final at Friends Arena.
He finished in second place in the final. Sandman was the spokesperson for Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
GREECE – X factor Greece runner up Ian Straits alongside, singer Anastasios Rammos, actor Apostolis Totsikas, singer and actor Giannis Chatzigeorgiou, and musician ArVA covered the ultimate 2018 hit, Fuego. The media, the fans and the comments are more than positive. The Other Side project will appear at MADWalk 2019 and perform this cover. Unfortunately it is assumed that Eleni Foureira will not attend the event due to her International release in the US but nothing is confirmed yet.
FRANCE – Emmanuel Moire is a French singer-songwriter, best known for portraying the role of Louis XIV in the French stage musical Le Roi Soleil. Moire has released four albums (Là) où je pars (2006), L’Équilibre (2009), Le chemin (2013) and La Rencontre (2015). He sings and plays the piano, with a hundred tunes to his credit. He participated on TV show Danse avec les Stars (French version of Dancing with the Stars), which he won in December 2012.
At 21 years of age, Emmanuel was selected to take part in the 16th meeting of Astaffort, a training course for songwriters and performers. Between 2004 and 2007, he portrayed Louis XIV in the successful musical Le Roi Soleil, whose cast included Christophe Maé and Merwan Rim.
Emmanuel Moire released his first solo album, titled Là où je pars, on 13 November 2006. With British pop influences, the first album paid special attention to the melodies even more than the emotions.
The piano, vocals and beautiful guitar segments led the listener to a place where love, sufferings and the small joys of the life all mixed. On his Facebook site, Emmanuel said his first album was “about the universal topics which I wanted to treat in a personal way. The role of an artist, it is to invite people into his universe, to give all that he has in him so that each one finds his own story there.”
“This album is the fruit of a lot of collaboration. I wanted it to represent me so that people could discover me, musically, there.” “It is easy to see that this album is a reunion of those close to me at Astaffort. Those, who for several years, share in the same hopes and dreams: Claire Joseph, Yann Guillon, Benoît Poher, Davide Esposito, Christophe Beucher…” The first single from the album was “Le Sourire”.
His second album, titled L’Équilibre was released in April 2009, and includes songs such as “Adulte et Sexy” and “Sans dire un mot” which were made into music videos. “Sois Tranquille” is a very personal song for the artist. In an interview by Deborah Laurent for 7sur7, the artist said:
“The music was already written when my brother passed away. I wanted to speak about my brother, of his uncommon greatness. I lost my brother on 28 January. I just said to myself that it was not necessary for me to speak, because I was going to speak about my suffering. I wanted it to be more positive, a homage, some thing more spiritual. Therefore, I ‘lent’ my voice to my brother.”
Emmanuel Moire represented France at the 2007 Sopot Festival in Poland performing his song “Ça me fait du bien” coming runner-up to eventual winner, the Polish band Feel.
In 2019, Moire participated in the 2019 edition of Destination Eurovision to attempt to represent France at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel, with the song “La promesse”. He placed fourth overall in the final.
He and his twin brother Nicolas were born in Le Mans on 16 June 1979.
In early 2008, Emmanuel Moire was hit by a car outside his Paris residence. He received a sprained ankle and three cracked ribs. The accident caused him to miss a performance in Strasbourg and the NRJ Music Awards.
On 12 January 2009, Emmanuel’s twin brother Nicolas was run over by a car. Nicolas went into a deep coma and died two weeks later, on 28 January 2009. He was just 30.
Moire came out as gay in the French LGBT magazine Têtu in October 2009. In that interview he said, “I hope to live a normal discreet life. I am at peace with myself.”
Moire is a member of the Les Enfoirés charity ensemble since 2014.