Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Sigrid: Strangers + Dynamite

Norwegian singer-songwriter Sigrid previously recorded under her full name Sigrid Raabe. Now 21 and signed to Island, she has dropped the four-track EP 'Don't Kill My Vibe'  - which includes an acoustic version of the stellar song "Dynamite" - as well as her newest release, the outstanding single "Strangers".

The quirky video accompanying "Strangers" was created by London-based director-photographer-writer Ivana Bobic.

She flawlessly performed "Strangers" and "Dynamite" at the excellently produced Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo on December 11 hosted by British-Nigerian actor David Oyelowo. (Other performers included Lukas Graham, John Legend, Zara Larsson, as well as Matoma with guest vocalists Shy Martin, Adam Douglas and Becky Hill.)  This year's prize was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons aka ICAN, a global civil society of coalition of 468 - and counting - peace, human rights, environment, development and faith groups.

Sigrid has two dates coming up in January: Debaser Strand in Stockholm on the 21st and Vega in Copenhagen on the 22nd. Between March 12 and 24 there will be seven shows in the the UK plus one in Dublin. Additionally, a gig at the OverOslo festival has already been scheduled for June 20.