- 10 Apr 19
Sigrid is the pop star the #MeToo era has been crying out for, with her take-no-prisoners anthems and healthy indifference towards image. She talks to Ed Power about her overnight rise and why not putting up with music business bullshit goes to the core of her identity.
As a woman in the entertainment industry, Sigrid Solbakk Raabe knows what it’s like to be made feel small and powerless.
She also knows a killer pop song can be the best revenge.
“You shut me down, you like the control/ You speak to me like I’m a child,” she sings on her 2017 hit ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’. The verse builds towards a quietly raging chorus. “Don’t kill my vibe… don’t break my stride”. Revisiting the song as rock stumbles towards its long overdue #MeToo reckoning, the prescience is both inspiring and chilling.