‘Optimistic Pop’ is what you could call Following The Sun (Blended) by British pop producers outfit Super-Hi, rising to #41. After securing a huge telecom commercial in Germany, the track is now spreading to neighboring countries. British alt-pop band Sophie & The Giants are in the spotlight thanks to their collaboration with German producer Purple Disco Machine on Hypnotized (Sony). That made the road easier to score with their own single Right Now (Universal) in Germany and Italy, climbing from #57 to #33 this month.
And more dancing around the Easter Bunny with Irish dance duo Obskür, who rise to #32 thanks to their singe Bayside (Warner), which reminds of 90’s dance. And British singer Nathan Evans makes even the biggest jump this month from #69 to #12 with Wellerman (Universal): the uplifting 220 Kid and Ted Billen remix of his Tik Tok success is currently #2 on radio and #1 streaming in the weekly Music Moves Europe chart.
This month there are also five newcomers at the lower end of the chart. At #88, a name pops up that reminds you of your first email address: German rapper Kasimir1441. His self-released Ohne Dich (meaning ‘without you’) crosses over to other German-speaking countries. One notch lower Enny arrives. She is an R&B singer from London with Nigerian roots, signed to Jorja Smith’s FAMM-label. Her single Peng Black Girls is popular on specialist radio shows all over Europe.
Sam Ryder, a British singer-songwriter with millions of Tik Tok and Instagram followers, finds success at #95 with his original material after many YouTube covers: Whirlwind (Warner) can be heard in Switzerland, Croatia, Germany, and The Netherlands. Lovers of smooth R&B should check out at #99 London-based R&B singer Tora, whose self-released Call your Name is making a dent in Switzerland and France. And even more success for a self-releasing artist: At #100 Dutch pop singer Blanks, who is big on socials, finds his singles Dance Alone and What You Do To Me played in neighbouring countries. And just in case, if you’re wondering: his artist name Blanks is a witty translation from his real Dutch name Simon de Wit…