New Pop from Finland

Dig into our New Pop from Finland playlist to find the latest releases by pop heavywights like Alma, Isac Elliot, Saara Aalto and Lxandra, contemporary EDM stars such as Perttu and Alex Mattson and attitude-packed electro bands like LCMDF.

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

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Pop house producer Perttu put out his first single ”Waves” in 2016, which became a large summer hit – after that he’s dropped several singles, such as ”Circles”, "Stardust", "Green Light" and "Chosen Ones". In addition to working on his own songs, Perttu has produced songs for pop singer-songwriter Lxandra.

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Brother Alfred

Mathias Hermansson and Julius Sihvonen have been operating on the Finnish indie scene for some time now, playing in bands like Sima, Tiisu, Jaakko Aukusti and Nefer Nefer. As Brother Alfred they want to make "wimpy pop", inspired by imperfect production aesthetics and the slacker attitude of Mac DeMarco.


23-year old Finnish-Nigerian artist Rebecca combines R&B and soul with hip hop influences. Her debut single, New Sh*t, was released this summer.


Previously operating under the name Biniyam, Bini makes music which combines modern hip hop production with pop sensibilities.


Lxandra is a young 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 is signed to Universal Deutschland and has a publishing contract with BMG Germany.

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Singer and songwriter Olivera describes herself as an "interesting mixture of a modern indie pop artist and a goofy little garden gnome". Releasing her debut solo EP "Flow" in 2015, Olivera has also worked as a songwriter and a featuring artist for huge EDM names such as Tiësto, Zaxx, 3LAU, Sonny Alven, Lucian and John Dahlbäck.

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Mio's Mountain

Mio's Mountain is the new solo project/alter ego of Mia Kemppainen (LCMDF). With a strong emphasis on the visual side, Mio's Mountain delivers glossy electronic pop with inspiration stemming from artists such as M83 and Porter Robinson.

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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". She has a publishing contract with Sony/ATV Germany.

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SOMA is a singer-songwriter, who "writes confident pop songs with lyrics that dive deep into being both someone and no-one, delicious attempts to express what can’t be expressed". Her music is melodic and catchy electro pop with an edge, reminiscent of artists such as Shura, Niki & The Dove, Carly Rae Jepsen and HAIM.

Poets of the Fall

Melodic rock band Poets of the Fall was formed in Helsinki in 2003 by Marko Saaresto, Olli Tukiainen and Markus "Captain" Kaarlonen. The band's first success came with the song "Late Goodbye" when it was featured in the hit game Max Payne 2 in 2004. After their debut "Signs of Life" (2005) POTF has released seven albums – the latest being 2018's "Ultraviolet" – and countless singles gaining millions of streams, as well as done tours on all continents.

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Undoubtedly the biggest pop export in Finland's history, singer-songwriter Alma 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". In October 2018 Alma released "Cowboy", the first single from her debut album, which will be out early 2019.

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Singer, songwriter and rapper Corrine entered the Finnish music scene in 2019 with her debut single "Sunflowers", which was also the first song she has ever completed. The single combines 90s brand of neo soul and poppy r&b with a modern production style, with hints of trap.

Isac Elliot

Born in 2000, Isac Elliot is Finland's first genuine teen pop star with more than a million monthly listeners on Spotify. Elliot released his debut album "Wake Up World" in 2013 at age 13, and has since put out two more albums ("Follow Me", 2014 and "Faith", 2017) for a constantly growing international fanbase.

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Producer and songwriter Janji, born 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.

Laz Perkins

Laz Perkins is a producer and artist signed to Universal Music Finland, who writes original songs and has worked on remixes for artists like Saara and Alma. Since his debut "Virus" in 2013, Perkins has released a handful of singles, with 2017's "Killin It" and 2019's "FU" being the most successful ones.

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Tom & Hills

Tom & Hills was formed by Petri Mäkitalo and Ramon Soivio in 2013 and were soon signed to Universal Music Finland. Their first major label release was No Brakes (2015), which featured Lauri Ylönen from The Rasmus on vocals. Their singles ”Energy in Magic” and ”Another Chance” (feat. JS16) have been played by DJ’s such as Tiësto, Above & Beyond, Judge Jules and Major Lazer. The duo’s sound is a combination of electro house, EDM and 1980's disco sounds.

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The young EDM producer released his debut single "Just Another Story", a collaboration with Swedish DJ Tim Gartz, with a sound a style not much unlike Avicii or Alesso. A second single "Anywhere, Anyhow" followed in 2019.

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Robin Packalen

Robin Packalen is one this decade's biggest phenomena in Finnish pop music: Robin rose to local fame with his first single when he was 13. After seven years on the top of the Finnish market, it's time for Robin Packalen to take his talent and charisma abroad. With help from Samu Haber's management company Comusic Productions, 2019 looks to be another big year for Robin Packalen.

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The 22-year-old Finnish dj-producer released his debut single ''Traces'' with IOLITE in 2018, paying homage to his dance music roots. His second release ''Plan B'' featuring Laudic (from Eva & Manu) demonstrated his versatility by exploring a more intimate and urban setting.

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Darude (b. Ville Virtanen) is one Finnish artist who should need no introduction – or at least his best known track, 1999's trance-lite megahit "Sandstorm" – still going strong as an internet meme after 20 years – shouldn't! But Darude's two-decade career is more than that: four albums, dozens of singles and countless gigs around the world. In 2019 Darude will also represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Eva & Manu

This indie-folky Fenno-French couple met in 2009 while studying at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Eva & Manu's initial success came with a video blog that documented their DIY tours driving around Europe. An eponymous debut album was released on Warner Music Finland in 2012 and the follow-up Cinnamon Hearts in 2014. After a lengthy recording break, Eva & Manu returned with a six-song ep "In The Woods" in 2019.

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Studio Killers

Studio Killers, a virtual electro pop band made up of fictional characters (Cherry, Goldie Foxx, DJ Dyna Mink, and manager Bipolar Bear) first appeared in 2011 with their hit single "Ode to the Bouncer". An eponymous debut album saw the light of day in 2013 and the next year Studio Killers performed their first gigs at Ruisrock and Ilosaarirock festivals, in the form of performers in masks and costumes as well as screen projection. In June 2018 Studio Killers released their comeback single.

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Saara Aalto

Internationally best known as the second finalist in the "X Factor UK" talent show in 2017, Saara Aalto is a pop music mainstay in her home country, where she has released several albums and competed in both "The Voice" and "Finland's got Talent" (coming in second place on both shows!). In 2018 she represented Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest with "Monsters" and released her major label debut album "Wild Wild Wonderland".

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Planet Case

This young quintet combines pop, alternative rock and EDM, inspired by the music of bands like Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, M83 and The 1975. The band released their debut ep "Simple Thoughts" in 2018 and have already gained a good and growing amount of followers and airtime on national radios.

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