Songs Of The Week (week of 17 March 2023)

I am always impressed where the Songs of the Week each weekend finally end of. This time, for example, i have been most impressed by two young female schlager artists on the rise, which thus take the lead of my set of songs. There is a lot of smile and feelgood music this time – thus I hope you smile with me.


Laura Angela – Schatten der Nacht

Laura Angela is an Italian-origin artist, who is nowadays living in Wuppertal, Germany. Her voice strongly reminds me of the former Eurovision Song Contest participant Michelle. Very nicely produced, modern schlager-pop with a characteristic sound.


Martina – Immer weida

Already the dialect she is singing in is telling us: Martina is an artist from Bavaria in Southern Germany. Her first single was Danzhit (“Dancing Song”), now she is releasing “On and on”. Nice pop in a typical schlager rhythm. Fun fact: the artist is also a very talented photographer.


Kopfeck – Hädiwenniwari

The third track is a song from Bavaria as well. However, Kopfeck (a band, which is named after a German TV character) are doing fun party rock music. At least the Bavaria heart in me simply enjoys the cool groove of this song.  Great sound from Munich.


Paddy Murphy – May Your Heart Be Glad and Light

Paddy Murphyis a band, which is doing “Celtic punk”. Sounds like a music made in Ireland, but the folk-rockers are in fact from Austria. I love their sound.


Atreyu – Watch Me Burn

After a couple of European acts, we cross the pond to Orange County, California. The US metal / metalcore band Atreyu released Watch Me Burn this weekend. Cool, energetic song – and the only entry for fans of harder guitar riffs this weekend.


Brockhoff – Whenever You Want

Indie-rock from HamburgWhenever You Want is the new single release by Brockhoff. After a few solo gigs in April, she will play as support act for Giant Rooks and Paolo Nuntini the next months. Cool ound.


Anna Smyrk – The Runner

Anna Smyrk is named to be one of the biggest indie-pop prospects from Australia nowadays. The Runner, however, has been recorded in Nashville. She is just about to plan a European tour later this year.


Marc Sommerfeld – Back in Paradise

I can’t really describe why I like Back in Paradise. The single release by German schlager artist Marc Sommerfeld feels so beautifully nostalgic to me. I had to include him to my list of songs.


Ray Dalton – Do It Again

Back to the USA: Ray Dalton already had a global top hit with Can’t Hold Us in 2013. Together with Macklemore and Ryan Lewiis, his song was a quadruple platinum in the United Kingdom, a triple golden record in Germany and topped the US charts. After two quite successful singles in 2022, this song feels to be another great party track.


Belinda Carlisle – Big Big Love

Without a doubt, this release was likely the one I was most happy about this year. New tunes by one of my biggest 1980’s idols, Belinda Carlisle. The sound of Big Big Love feels very promising as well. Hope there is more music coming soon.


Azure Ryder – Angel

Azure Ryder is the second Australian artist I feature in this week’s posting. Angel is on the more dark and melancholic side, but beautifully stays in your mind. Great listen.


Leona – Falling To Pieces

This artist with the beautiful high voice is from Flensburg in the very North of Germany. Amazing ballad.


Marianne Neumann – Federleicht

I feel that Federleicht simply feels like the typical modern German pop sound made in Berlin – and that’s where Marianne Neumann is in fact coming from. Very nice storytelling and listen.


Elley Duhe & Teddy Swims – Face Myself

A very beautiful, new song by Alabama artist Alley Duhe and Teddy Swims from Georgia is closing my list that way. I love that collaboration.



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