New Pop from Finland

Dig into our New Pop from Finland playlist to find the latest releases by pop heavyweights like Alma, Isac Elliot, Robin Packalen and Lxandra, contemporary EDM artists such as Perttu and Darude as well as alternative-leaning crossover pop stars like Louie Blue and Olivera – not to forget artists from genres like hiphop, trap and r&b!

Follow this frequently updated playlist on Apple Music or Spotify and find out the freshest artists and sounds in Finnish pop, dance and EDM music! Scroll down for artist biographies.

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DeejaVu

DeejaVu alias Leevi Lehtisyrjä is a young producer and DJ from Lappeenranta, Finland. Deejavu produces electronic dance music and has been active since 2018. The extremely prolific music producer released his first single "Bouncin’ Bitches" in 2019, which has been since followed by over 40 more singles.

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Windows95man

Windows95man was introduced to the world in 2013, after multidisciplinary artist Teemu Keisteri wore an old Microsoft t-shirt and extremely short cut-off jeans to festivals and caught the lenses of photographers. Keisteri describes the alter ego “a sweet and pleasant individual, a bit of a shy nerd during the daytime, but when he puts on his uniform and gets on the stage in the evenings, he transforms into a superman.” Dubbed "Finland's most entertaining DJ", Windows95man has toured extensively throughout Finland, as well as abroad. The euro dance banger "No Rules!", his first solo single, debuted at the music contest UMK, with hopes to represent Finland at Eurovision Song Contest in 2024.

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Neea River

Neea River is an accomplished songwriter in her home country, whose tunes draw their influence unashamedly from the "golden era of big pop" – 2000s and 2010s – and artists such as Katy Perry, Lady Gaga or Ellie Goulding. This means that the tempos and energy is high and Neea's soprano vocal hooks and synths are big – just like in the good old days. With a good amount of TikTok fame helping her out, this river may just be flowing into big oceans.

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Alma

Undoubtedly the biggest pop export in Finland's history, singer-songwriter Alma (Alma Sofia Miettinen) rose to fame in with her 2016–2017 singles "Karma", "Dye My Hair" and "Chasing Highs". With 2018 came collaborations with Charli XCX and the release of Alma's first ep "Heavy Rules Mixtape". Alma's debut album "Have You Seen Her?" saw the light of day in 2020, and her 2nd full-length "Time Machine", with hit singles such as "Summer Really Hurt Us", came out in 2023. Beside her artist career, Alma is a well-accomplished songwriter, notable as a co-writer for hits like Miley Cyrus' "Slide Away".

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Misha

Misha is a rapper, beatmaker and a producer whose musical background is strongly in melodic soul-based hip-hop. Misha was born in Moscow, Russia, but moved to his current home town Helsinki as a child. He first found success rapping in Finnish under the artist name Haamu, releasing his rap debut in 2006, but soon started also producing beats. Misha has released tracks on labels such as Chillhop, Sundae Sauce and Melting Pot.

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Thnked

Anonymous EDM producer and singer-songwriter Thnked (which, according to the artist himself, can mean either "thinked" or "thanked") first got noticed for his remixes and covers of beloved hits, from artists such as Selena Gomez, Ed Sheeran and Martin Garrix, on his YouTube channel. His debut single "Beautiful Life" lead to being signed to Future House Cloud and several more single releases, with streaming numbers increasing with each release.

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Venior

Singer, songwriter, producer, painter and “trashion” designer Venior describes her style as “Freeky Punky Pop”. Mixing wild, experimental beats with heavy bass sounds, powerful vocals and a strong message, she wants to "shake current dogmas and create movement and change". During her major label period in 2015–2017, Venior travelled from studio to studio (i.e. Stockholm and London) working with producers and songwriters from all around the world, before relocating to Berlin, where she currently resides.

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Riku Rajamaa

After two decades of experience in the music industry and after 14 years as guitarist of Sunrise Avenue, Riku Rajamaa started his solo career in 2021. With a multi-instrumentalist background, Rajamaa’s music creates a vast sonic landscape.

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New Ro

New Ro is the current monicker of Ronja Richardsdotter Stanley. She made her debut in 2012 as Ronya with the album "The Key Is The Key", which was followed by another full-length "Tides" in 2015. In 2018 Ronya announced that she has changed her stage name to New Ro and released the single "I Cum", which was followed by numerous singles and two ep's in 2020, and finally the album "Late Bloomer" in 2021. A new ep "Divergent" followed in 2023. Also worth checking out: New Ro's hilarious comedy bits in her Instagram account!

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Nick-E Maggz

Independent rapper Nick-E Maggz has been making waves in his current home country Finland since he started releasing music in 2016, hopping on tracks and remixes by many local major artists. After two ep's and more than two dozen singles, in 2020 Nick-E Maggz released the catchy club anthem "Fatty" his biggest solo hit thus far. In 2021 he released a full-length album called 5IVE 20 9INE.

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Eye of Melian

Eye of Melian is the brainchild of Dutch songwriter and producer Martijn Westerholt (Delain, Within Temptation), with Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela (Auri, Altamullan Road) bringing the fantasy to full life. Also contributing to the project is Finnish orchestral arranger and producer Mikko P. Mustonen who has worked on many successful releases in various genres.

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Jay L

Upcoming rapper and hip hop producer Jay L is influenced by 90’s hip hop, but with a fresh angle and melodic expression. His debut full-length "The Process" (2023), which features both international and domestic guests artists such as Reks, A-F-R-O and Paleface, is sure to give a proper neck exercise to both old school heads and younger hip hop fans alike!

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Niila

In 2016 singer-songwriter Niila released his debut EP “Sorry” and album "Gratitude". The same year he played a full German stadium tour supporting Sunrise Avenue (as well as a headlining club tour) – which makes sense, as Niila has a management and recording deal with Samu Haber's CoMusic Management and shares a producer with the band.

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Goldielocks

New artist Goldielocks rose to prominence in Finland in 2023 with the singles "Electrifying", "Angeline" and "American Wedding", as well as debut EP "East to South". Goldielocks promises to take the audience to a "dramatic movie world where the past and the future meet". Her sound combines organic band elements of past decades and today's indie-influenced pop, much recommended to Alma's fans, for example. Her debut year took Goldielocks to several shows and showcases around Europe, where she has found a good fanbase for her music.

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One Ghost

One Ghost is a Finnish/Indian rapper and music producer born in Roosevelt Island, New York. He discovered his love for poetry and music at a young age and in his teens found a fascination with hiphop music. Recognized for his fast-paced flows and intricate lyricism, One Ghost received a feature on Rap City in 2017. Since then, Ghost has garnered fans from different parts of the world – India being one of the main markets for him.

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Yes Yes

Eetu Rantakokko and Tino Lainisalo, together known as YES YES are an emerging electronic dance music duo from Finland. Their solid string of single releases started in 2021 and includes a lot of cover versions of international megahits like Montero (Call Me By Your Name), Abcdefu, and Wicked Game, but also original songs, such as All for One.

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Lxandra

Lxandra is a Helsinki based singer and songwriter now living in Berlin. She was introduced to the world through Perttu’s EDM hit ”Waves” in 2016. In 2017 Lxandra released her two first solo singles, ”Flicker” and ”Hush Hush Baby”. Lxandra's debut album "Careful What I Dream Of" was released in 2021. In 2023 Lxandra announced that she would take part in music contest UMK, competing to represent Finland at Eurovision Song Contest with the new single "Something to Lose".

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Knife Girl

Knife Girl (Lili Aslo), formerly known by the artist name “olli” produces tracks full of sonic character, with particular attention paid to capturing authentic, organic feelings. As a songwriter she has been called a musical chameleon, able to adapt her style as necessary to different trends and audiences. Aslo isn’t shy to boast her own successful music career either, already catching the ears of millions on her SoundCloud at the young age of 15, having since gone on to collaborate with known musicians such as Ryan Hemsworth, Blackbear, In Love With A Ghost, and Daniela Andrade.

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Maja Mannila

Maja Mannila is a young jazz/soul singer, pianist and composer, whose songs are a mix of r'n'b, soul, jazz and gospel music. Raised in a family of musicians, she has a firm grasp on making music, while emphasizing the importance of freedom and fun in creating and playing music. In the future, Mannila aims for recording and international gigs both with a band and as a solo artist. Mannila has been noted by English drummer Richard Spaven and singer Anthony Strong, who have asked her to perform with them. She also plays and sings in Iiro Rantala's new trio and in the up-and-coming band Peela.

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Keira

At the age of 17, Keira Lundström took part in the Finnish version of talent show The Voice in 2022. After landing at third place in the contest, she was signed by Capitol Records Finland. Keira's debut single "No Business on the Dancefloor", co-written by Teemu Brunila and Axel Ehnström, was released in January 2023. The song takes part in annual music contest UMK (Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu, "Contest for New Music") the Finnish selection format for the Eurovision Song Contest, organised by the Finnish public broadcaster Yle.

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Wlhelmina

Before stepping out as a solo artist Wilhelmina Lehtola has honed her skills as a songwriter by writing and singing for EDM artists such as Noana, Padé, Labi Ramaj and Harina, finally landing with a cut for Robin Schultz's album "Pink" in 2023. Lehtola's debut as solo artist Wlhelmina came with "Magical Bitch", released in November 2023. She has a publishing contract with Helsinki-based publisher Elements Music.

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Astrid Nicole

Panamanian-born Astrid Nicole has been a resident in Finland since 2018, where she has gained a following based on her successful appearances in local television shows The Voice and All together Now, along with her covers of iconic hits such as “Moving On Up”, “How Will I Know” and “I’m Coming Out”. With her musical collaborations with international DJ's, Astrid Nicole’s fanbase expanded to other countries in Europe. Her vocal versatility, along with her native Spanish skills allow Astrid Nicole to fuse her pop sound with genres such as latin pop, r&b and dance music.

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Käärijä

For even most Finns, rapper Käärijä (Jere Pöyhönen) was a total newcomer, when his song "Cha Cha Cha" was chosen to represent Finland at the 2023 Eurovision song contest. Overnight, Käärijä became a local sensation with his hit song, explosive energy and neon green bolero. Musically Käärijä walks on a tightrope between rap metal and eurodance – no wonder that Pöyhönen has described Rammstein as his major influence, and even rocks a Rammstein tattoo across his chest!

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Janji

Producer and songwriter Janji, born in 1993 in Helsinki, scored a streaming hit with his song "Heroes Tonight" in 2015 which featured Swedish singer Johnning. The song has over 40 million streams on Spotify since it has been playlisted in numerous gaming playlists. In the past couple of years Janji has released nearly a dozen singles as an independent artist on his own label.

Joanna

Joanna (née Jonna Heikkinen) emerged in the dance pop scene around 2019 both as a solo artist and a songwriter and a featured vocalist for EDM artists such as Svrric, Choujaa, Devinity and countless emerging ones. As Joanna's reputation has grown, her collaborations have too, leading to tracks with bigger EDM acts such as Kaluma, Sp3ctrum, Pharaøh, Eqric and many more. In 2021, Joanna participated in Music Finland's Export Artist Accelerator program.

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Alan Wake

While Alan Wake, the massively popular video game franchise, should need no introduction, the fact that there even is Alan Wake "the artist" is quite surprising. But it's true, nine songs from the video game released with the artist brand Alan Wake have been released as an album, and they are quality pop music: modern, electronic, sometimes dark and moody, sometimes happy and dancey. The records are made by an all-star lineup of Finland's top-level songwriters, producers and featured singers: Sanni, Joalin, Keira, Chisu, Paleface, Jurek, Heviteemu, Jori Sjöroos etc – along with Alan Wake scriptwriter Sami "Sam Lake" Järvi.

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Kemopetrol

Kemopetrol was founded by guitarist Marko Soukka and keyboard player Kalle Koivisto in 1998. Soon singer Laura Närhi joined the band and the very next year Kemopetrol broke through with the single "Child Is My Name". In 2000, Kemopetrol released their debut album "Slowed Down", on which they introduced their own fusion of rock, jazz and electronic music. Four more domestically successful albums followed as well as gigs abroad. In 2020, Kemopetrol made a return to the stages after a long break, and finally in 2023 they also released new studio material in the form of the single "I Can See Across the World".

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Edel

Electronic pop artist Edel has a dark and sultry vocal tone, which landed her to being signed to Warner Music Finland. In September 2023 Edel released her debut track, “You Fucked My Friend”, a Y2K happy pop banger with an unapologetic attitude.

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Glayden

Glayden's solo career started in 2019 with the debut single release "Eurosport", as part of Helsinki's Below0 collective and record label. A long string of single has followed since, leading up to the release of the 2023 EP's "Belief Systems" and "GoGetter". In his music, Glayden candidly combines aesthetics of Y2K era pop with ethereal eurodance, euphoric club music and narcotic rap, not far removed from his Swedish peers Ecco2k or Bladee from Drain Gang.

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