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  • Writer's pictureKyriakos Tsinivits

New music from Australian Eurovision artists: October 2023

Today we look back at all the latest music releases and music videos from Australian Eurovision, Junior Eurovision and ‘Eurovision - Australia Decides’ artists throughout October 2023.

Album and EP releases

Olivia Newton-John - 'Just The Two Of Us: The Duets Collection (Vol. 2)'

Released: 6 October 2023

Eurovision 1974 star Olivia Newton-John has posthumously released the second volume of her duets collection of songs 'Just The Two Of Us'. This compilation features huge artists from John Farnham, Andy Gibb, Dionne Warwick to fellow Eurovision artist Cliff Richard. Volume 1 was released back in May 2023.

Johnny Manuel - 'Blue' EP

Released: 13 October 2023

Eurovision 2018 artist Johnny Manuel has released his second EP 'Blue'. In celebration of the EP release, Johnny Manuel also premiered the music video for his latest single 'What Am I'.

A follow-up to his first-ever solo project 'Younger Skin', 'Blue' is a sonic evolution for Johnny Manuel as an artist. About the inspiration and personal connection behind the new EP, Johnny shares:

“With last year's Younger Skin EP I was mainly focused on telling my story and introducing my authentic self to the masses, but with Blue my focus was to hone in on the production and solidify a unique sonic direction for myself in the R&B landscape. I am proud of where I am now that I am on the other side of this project. Through the process of creating it, I understand myself more and more and now this is just the beginning of my journey.”

'Blue' includes Johnny Manuel’s latest single 'What Am I', written by Johnny Manuel and Thomas Harvey. The song, the artist’s first-ever solo original ballad, is a fearless showcase of Johnny’s vocal prowess.

The new EP also includes previous singles 'Molotov', a song which celebrates moving forward and new beginnings without any negativity from the past, and the EP’s lead single, 'End of the Night', which sets the scene for what should feel like the best night of your life.

Single music releases

Jude York - 'All My Friends Hate Me'

(Dee Adam / Jude York)

Released: 6 October 2023

'Eurovision - Australia Decides' 2022 artist Jude York has released what is possibly one of his most catchiest singles yet with 'All My Friends Hate Me'.

For the new release Jude York used voice memos from some of his followers for the intro to the song. In an Instagram post Jude revealed the song shows a different side to him "AMFHM is my reckless, free-spirited, stubborn side, my inner aries hehe".

'All My Friends Hate Me' was co-written by Jude with Dee Adam and co-produced by Jude and Nick Paton.

In other big news Jude York is embarking on his first headline tour across Australia, the 'All My Friends' Tour.

  • December 3 – Stranded Bar, Brisbane

  • December 5 – The Vanguard, Sydney

  • December 10 – The Gaso Upstairs, Melbourne

After each show Jude will meet and greet his fans, giving them an opportunity to get signed (self designed) merch and a pic! Book your tickets now here.

Dami Im - 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town'

(Haven Gillespie / J. Fred Coots)

Released: 13 October 2023

Eurovision royalty and Australian songwriter and performer, Dami Im combines her signature vocals and virtuosic piano to create her first ever Christmas EP! The first single from the release is a big favourite, 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town'.

'Christmas Songbook' with also feature the lovable Christmas song 'Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer' including many others alongside her own original Christmas Carol 'Baby's First Christmas'.

The release comes just in time for Dami's return to Woolworths Carols in the Domain. Reserve your Seats and sing-along with Dami at The Domain, Sydney, on Saturday 16 December 2023. Get more information here:

Sheppard - 'Dance On The Sun'

(Cameron Walker / Jordan Witzigreuter / Amy Sheppard / George Sheppard)

Released: 13 October 2023

'Dance on the Sun' continues a whole new era for the now Nashville-based, three sibling outfit, with millions of record sales and well over a billion streams worldwide.

Following on from their recent global hits, 'Daylight' and 'Good Time' which are still dominating airwaves across Europe, the sibling trio of George, Amy and Emma Sheppard, present this Californian-inspired, almost psychedelic track as their third taste of new music from their upcoming fourth studio album, scheduled for release in 2024.

Says George Sheppard, "Dance on the Sun is a beacon of hope for those who have faced adversity and found themselves in the midst of darkness. This song serves as a reminder that even when the world feels lonely and bleak, the sun will always rise again, and with it, comes a renewed sense of euphoria, warmth and love. We put our hearts and souls into creating this track for anyone who needs reminding that bad times are only temporary and to make the most of that moment the sunlight breaks through the clouds."

Sheppard have just touched down in Nashville, the city they will call home while they begin preparations for tours of both the US and Europe in the New Year and beyond.

'Dance on the Sun' was written and recorded in Los Angeles and Brisbane by George Sheppard, Amy Sheppard, with US-based hit-makers The Ready Set (SEVENTEEN, The Mowgli’s) and Cameron Walker (Sabrina Carpenter, All Time Low).

Atch & Jude York - 'Neverland'

(Daniel Acheson / Dee Adam / Jude York)

Released: 18 October 2023

Australia Decides star Jude York has also released his collaboration with Atch called 'Neverland'. Atch is a Tasmanian artist known for his "free to use" work being used on social media. His songs have also been added to chilled, summer playlists on Spotify. With 'Neverland' the pair have created a stunningly dreamy pop number.

Vanessa Amorosi - 'How Long'

(Paul Melvyn Carrack)

Released: 27 October2023

'Eurovision - Australia Decides' 2020 star Vanessa Amorosi has released her follow up single to 'Wolf' from her new musical era called 'How Long'.

In September Vanessa returned to Australia for the 'Australian Women in Music Awards' (AWMA Awards) held in Brisbane. Vanessa was the recipient of the AWMA Inspiration Award.

At the AWMA Awards Vanessa also debuted her song 'Don't Judge Me' also off her new eighth album 'Memphis Love', set for release on November 17, 2023. You can pre-save or pre-order the album here.

Check out all the upcoming new music:

  • Silia Kapsis - 'Night Out' single - 3 November 2023

  • Dami Im - 'Christmas Songbook' EP - 17 November 2023

  • Vanessa Amorosi - 'Memphis Love' album - 17 November 2023

  • Jessica Mauboy - 'Yours Forever' Album - 9 February 2024

  • Sheppard - (new album) TBC

  • Andrew Lambrou - (new single) TBC

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