Sigrid is the popstar you’ve been searching for. She might be from a small town in Norway, but she has a mind, attitude and voice bigger than any other 21-year-old. With a silky-gravel to her Norwegian accent and a smile that often opens into fits of laughter, she personifies ‘cool’ but doesn’t know it yet, and has the world as excited as when Lorde first appeared with Royals. Born and raised in Ålesund, surrounded by sea and mountains, it was as if Sigrid was always fated to drive the ten minutes across to the neighbouring island of Giske and make musical magic in the idyllic Ocean Sound Recordings. The past twelve months have been nothing short of extraordinary. Sigrid’s debut EP Don’t Kill My Vibe was hailed as one of the biggest breakouts of 2017, and was soon followed by the certified silver-selling Strangers and 2018’s stripped back and vulnerable single, Raw. She has sold out shows across the world, performed at the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize concert as well as live on Later With Jools Holland, The Graham Norton Show and The Late Late Show with James Corden to huge acclaim, and won the much coveted BBC Sound of 2018 poll.
With Neil Young’s biggest fan for a father and a mother with a deep-rooted love of Joni Mitchell, the importance of great songwriting was instilled in Sigrid from the start, her piano lessons charting a path from the tender age of seven. In her early teens she discovered the likes of Coldplay and Adele, and began learning covers before ultimately deciding she’d rather deconstruct the songs; taking parts from here and there, changing the chords and rhythms, and piecing them back together as her own creations.