Sigrid – Sucker Punch

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Modern Music Dan

    For anyone who watched (or was fortunate enough actually to be there) Sigrid’s performance on-stage at Glastonbury in 2017, it must have been obvious that here was a youthful, energetic pop songstress who was clearly having fun whilst at the same time being perhaps slightly in awe of the sudden success she was enjoying. The Norwegian princess of pop’s debut album, which came out earlier this year, underlines the synth-driven, audience-friendly string of songs which has over a steady two-year period resulted in her album reaching no.1 in her home charts and no.4 here on the shores of the UK. Her highly accessible album includes the spirited title song, the lyrical ‘Strangers,’ ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ and the girl-power celebratory ‘Dynamite.’ Her enthusiasm is infectious, with danceable tunes blessing a concisely-crafted pop album that never puts a neatly-shod foot wrong.

    The opening title track revels in the giddiness of being overwhelmed by a school crush; ‘Strangers’ opens in slow motion, ‘Just like in the movies…’ before bursting into its robust chorus. The Euro-pop flavoured ‘Don’t Feel Like Crying’ has a solid four-to-the-floor beat, whilst another of the album’s singles, ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe,’ is carried along on a tide of its own invincibility; ‘I wanted you to know you don’t belong here..You think you’re so important to me … I’m not even listening…’ In contrast, the first sense of reflective melancholy moves in on ‘Dynamite,’ which laments two souls’ incompatibility against gently lulling piano chords.

    Since its release, listeners have been ‘falling head over heels’ for its accessible dance-pop vibes. It’s an album that bounces in with a cheery smile, picks you up and swirls you out onto the dance-floor and then up into the stars, buoyed by its cheerful personality. The songs on the album parade past like a brightly coloured merry-go-round, each never outstaying its welcome. It’s a record that revels its youthful vitality; a bright-faced, joyous and light-footed album that wins you over with the unrelenting force of its youthful vigour. As she matures, it will be interesting to see how she develops her Princess of Pop image and buoyant musical personality, but for now, drop the needle on ‘Sucker Punch’ and prepare to have a smile on your face…

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