- 02 Feb 18
Having scooped the Beeb’s coveted Sound Of 2018 gong, 21-year-old Norwegian sensation Sigrid is set to be one of the year’s biggest stars. She talks about her hit ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ and its resonance with the Me Too movement, covering Leonard Cohen for the Justice League soundtrack, and counting Lorde amongst her growing army of fans.
It’s hard to imagine 21-year-old Norwegian singer Sigrid having a more perfect start to 2018. Already tipped for greatness, a few days after our interview, she was officially fast-tracked to the big time after winning the BBC’s Sound Of 2018 poll (previous winners, of course, including the likes of Adele and Sam Smith).
She may be well on the way to major stardom, but it’s a status Sigrid wears lightly. Speaking down the line from London, she has a notably warm and polite demeanour, even apologising for a brief interruption to the call (“My Mum was trying to FaceTime me,” she explains).
The singer came to prominence last year courtesy of the electro-pop anthems ‘Strangers’ and ‘Don’t Kill Me Vibe’, both of which became international hits. The latter tune boasted a strong message of female empowerment, and I ask if Sigrid feels it now has additional resonance in the light of the Me Too movement.