Sigrid is another who would have been plastered all over this blog if the doors had not been shut. I saw her at By:Larm in 2017 shortly after Don’t Kill My Vibe had literally exploded onto the scene. It was clear that she was a superstar in the making even then. A commanding stage presence, a genuine and charismatic persona and most importantly, a set of killer songs. I’m surprised it took until 2019 for her to make the big time and drop her debut Sucker Punch.
I could have picked any number from that album, as polished a debut heard in years, Strangers takes the same synth-pop template and adds more sweetness, Dynamite is a devastatingly pretty ballad and the brilliant Plot Twist never even made the cut but the track of the album has to be Don’t Kill My Vibe, it’s a huge anthem and a massive fuck you to whomever you want it to be about.