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The Ålesund-born star is currently in the midst of a massive North American headlining tour, and has spent the better portion of 2019 on the road in support of her debut album, Sucker Punch — which was released last March.

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SIGRIDSigrid is the popstar you’ve been searching for. Sigrid began her professional career in 2013, releasing her debut single, Sun,” co-written with her older brother Tellef Raabe , who wanted to perform with her at a gig. The song became known as her national breakthrough in Norway.

Two years ago, just as the #MeToo movement was gathering speed, an unknown 20-year-old from Norway wrote a pop song that perfectly crystallised the prevailing mood. You shut me down, you like the control,” declared Sigrid on Don’t Kill My Vibe”, her voice sharp and clear over a faint synth riff and smothered beat. You speak to me like I’m a child … I can’t shake it off and you feel threatened by me.” The song – written about a frustrating recording session with a group of older men – went viral, its poised fury striking a chord with every woman who’s been patronised, undermined or spoken over. And Sigrid’s star ascended.

Sigrid credits her family — her parents, Tellef and older sister Johanne — for her love of music and for their support, helping make her dreams come true. But when big brother Tellef, then also a musician, asked the 16-year-old Sigrid to join him on stage one night, it was not to sing somebody else’s song.

Whittled down from around 70 demos, Sucker Punch comprises the best of Sigrid’s catalogue of heart-on-sleeve bangers. Though she admits finalizing the tracklist was a “proper kill your darlings scenario,” the resulting project fulfills her mission of making the music she always wanted to make. “I think 16-year-old me would be really proud right now,” she said, adding that the 12 tracks really live up to the album’s evocative title.

The first part of this year has been a whirlwind for the Norwegian singer , including a heavy touring schedule and being named the BBC’s Sound of 2018 — following in the footsteps of Adele, Sam Smith and Ellie Goulding.

Sigrid was snapped up by Norwegian indie label Petroleum, also home to her friend Aurora and attempted to juggle school and music for a while. It was just so hard to find time for things. I couldn’t do shows. I couldn’t do promo. I had a history test to revise for!.” Her third single with them was immediately playlisted on national radio, but she needed time to figure out what she wanted to do and eventually, at 18 — just three years ago — she moved further down the West coast to Bergen where she found herself a part of its burgeoning music scene.

It’s a happy accident of course, as Siedrentopf attempts to lip sync and replicate Sigrid’s dance moves, as the video is intercut with footage of Sigrid singing via video and hilarious behind-the-scenes footage.

Today BBC Sound of 2018 winner and the most exceptional breakout star of the year, Sigrid, announces her biggest Irish headline show to date at 3Arena on Friday the 22 November 2019. The whole thing is a rather charming affair, just like Sigrid herself. After winning the BBC Music Sound of 2018 and releasing her debut album Sucker Punch , Sigrid’s star continues to rise.

Sigrid attended Yale University, where she studied Political Science and Visual Art. Since graduation, she has worked in journalism, politics, and community development. Sigrid is also a yoga teacher, sculptor, and writer. She loves living in the vibrant East Village, but takes frequent trips back to her native Western Massachusetts to make art and drive on dirt roads. In her spare time, you can find Sigrid spending time with friends and family, learning to play guitar, or watching obscure Sci-Fi TV shows. She is passionate about helping students build confidence and realize their full potential.

Sigrid’s defiant pop was catapulted into the public consciousness with the zeitgeist defining ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’; the certified-Gold ‘Strangers’, A-List record ‘High Five’, critically lauded RAW EP and ‘Sucker Punch’.

It was so good to get it out. It was the first time I ever wrote and arranged a song together with another person. I was like, St, this is the type of music I want to make.” So it was a very defining song for me not just lyrically, but musically too. I do still put it on sometimes in case I ever need a little reminder of who I am.

And its empowering origin story — it was inspired by a separate writing session where Sigrid was dismissed and belittled by older male musicians — is now almost as well known as its lilting You think you’re so important to me, don’t you?” refrain. But it transpires that Sigrid’s decision to be honest about the song’s roots was mostly born of necessity.

While an opening act must earn the love of the audience, the headlining act begins their performance with it semi-guaranteed. After Sigrid played her first handful of songs — jaunty tracks like Sucker Punch”, In Vain” and Raw” — she had the crowd wrapped around her unmanicured finger. Besotted, they mirrored the bright-eyed Sigrid’s relaxed yet zestful attitude. These critically-placed feel-good songs paved the way for a night of downright fun.

It was with “Strangers,” an addictive, roaring synthpop track, about the lies movies tell us about love, that Sigrid truly became global. If folks in Europe or the U.S. hadn’t heard of her before, they learned about here when she landed the BBC Sound of 2018 award (previous winners include Adele, Mika, Sam Smith, Haim, Ellie Goulding), as well as a nomination for MTV Push Artist of the Year. Her impeccable sophomore EP Raw arrived this summer, with almost every song — “High Five,” “Raw,” “Focus,” “I Don’t Want To Know,” and “Schedules” — a shimmering hit.

Sigrid is from a small city called Ålesund on the west coast of Norway, and she got her start in a decidedly old-fashioned way, through radio and gigs. She credits her first break as a feature on The Norwegian equivalent of ‘BBC Radio 1 Introducing,’” and her first show with her current band was three years ago at a music festival in Bergen — it’s sort of like a South By Southwest, but for Norway?” Along the way, she quit music for a year to focus on finishing school. From there came the label deal and songwriting camps and, not long after, the frenetic star-making pace of the internet.

Stream Sigrid’s Sucker Punch now. Sigrid performs on stage during day 1 of Lollapalooza Berlin Festival 2019 on Sept. 7, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. Debut single “Don’t Kill My Vibe” becomes BBC Radio 1’s ‘Hottest Record in the World’.

Sigrid stands tall in her small frame, with a voice much larger than any crowd she sings for. When you have such a gift, it’s no surprise you’re confident. The pop star was obviously comfortable on stage, smiling and vibing to Sight of You” with genuine enjoyment of the scene she was in.

Sigrid: But it was only a few months later when I was working with Martin Shirley — who actually produced this whole record Sucker Punch — and we wrote Don’t Kill My Vibe together in our very first session. That previous session inspired it. Since then, Martin has become one of my collaborators. I actually remember finishing the second verse in a pizza restaurant in Oslo. I was sitting by myself eating pizza. Laughs I remember it so well.


Sigrid: That’s right. I had a very interesting writing session. This was a long time ago, and it’s not like I hold any grudges towards that session anymore, but I think it makes for a somewhat interesting story. Some people thought, that when it was still a demo, that Don’t Kill My Vibe was about an ex-boyfriend or something. I was like, No! Not at all.” It was actually about a difficult writing session I had when I was younger. I was young, and I was new in the industry. I didn’t really know how to find my way in writing sessions. I honestly felt like my opinion wasn’t respected and that the other writers didn’t really listen to what I had to say. I just didn’t know why I was invited to do the session.

Sigrid Nunez has published seven novels, including A Feather on the Breath of God, The Last of Her Kind, Salvation City, and, most recently, The Friend. She is also the author of Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag. Among the journals to which she has contributed are The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Paris Review, Threepenny Review, Harper’s, McSweeney’s, Tin House, The Believer, and Her work has also appeared in several anthologies, including four Pushcart Prize volumes and four anthologies of Asian American literature. One of her short stories has been selected for The Best American Short Stories 2019. Nunez’s work has been translated into nine languages and is in the process of being translated into fourteen more.SIGRID

I’m extremely ambitious. I’m only 22 years old. I’ve got a lot of time in front of me, and I don’t need to do everything all the time. I’m very hungry. But my goal is just to keep taking care of myself, and be happy and healthy—and I am. At the moment, I’m having a great time. Even though I am ambitious, I think my ultimate goal is to just love the music and keep writing until I’m old.

SIGRID: I want to say Rolling in the Deep.” I don’t know why. It’s an epic song. Sigrid is also putting the finishing touches on her debut album, Sucker Punch, which is due for release on 8 March 2019. Norwegian synth-pop artist Sigrid in 2019.


Sigrid: That was actually something they asked me to do. To be honest, it was easy in some ways to say yes, because it’s a fcking brilliant song, but also, I was so ps scared of doing it because it’s Leonard Cohen, you don’t want to mess that up. It’s a pretty big responsibility and he’s one of the greatest songwriters of all time. It was very exciting and I had a lot of fun with it. I covered it with the help of Odd Martin Skålnes. We actually went to the cinema together to see Justice League — me, Martin and his wife. It was so incredible, we were just sitting there like, Oh my God, this is happening.” To see our names at the end was surreal.

I have to protect my private life. I write about personal stuff, but I will never tell more than I’m comfortable with. No name dropping in my songs. I will never tell what my songs are about, except my band laughs.

When Sigrid was 16, her older brother Tellef, also a musician, had a show coming up and with two weeks notice he invited her to open for him — so long as she wrote some original material. Cue Sun, some vocal guidance from her older sister, a successful first performance, and she was soon recording the song at OSR, using session time earned by her choir in exchange for assisting at the studio’s annual festival. Her brother suggested she submit the track to Norway’s version of BBC Introducing and not only was it was picked up, but she was soon announced as their artist to watch. The first song she had ever written resulted in phone calls from managers and labels, and if she’s honest (she is), she was a little overwhelmed.

From winning the BBC Sound of 2018, to moving Helen Mirren with her performance on the Graham Norton Show and storming the stage at her Shepherds Bush Empire headline, Sigrid’s unforgettably impassioned live performances have sparked mass appreciation and defiant, rebellious pop songs. With her Spotify following tripling since the start of the year, and streaming numbers reaching almost 400M globally, Sigrid is undoubtedly set to continue her ascent.

Sigrid makes her music in both Norway and the U.S. but she recorded most of her album in the former, at Ocean Sound Recordings, a studio on the picturesque island of Giske, surrounded by the sea and mountains. (Sampha and Arcade Fire have also recorded there) It’s free of distractions and fairly close to her hometown, Ålesund.

Over the course of 2017, the singer (whose full name is Sigrid Solbakk Raabe) played Glastonbury and sang at the Nobel Peace Prize concert, and the following year won BBC Sound of 2018 and headlined London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire. And she owed it all to her boisterous, defiant fk you” anthem.

Sigrid credits her family — her parents, Tellef and older sister Johanne — for her love of music and for their support, helping make her dreams come true. But when big brother Tellef, then also a musician, asked the 16-year-old Sigrid to join him on stage one night, it was not to sing somebody else’s song.


Whittled down from around 70 demos, Sucker Punch comprises the best of Sigrid’s catalogue of heart-on-sleeve bangers. Though she admits finalizing the tracklist was a “proper kill your darlings scenario,” the resulting project fulfills her mission of making the music she always wanted to make. “I think 16-year-old me would be really proud right now,” she said, adding that the 12 tracks really live up to the album’s evocative title.

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