This week’s Song of the Week comes from a singer you should all be keeping your eyes on (if you aren’t already): Sigrid!
I haven’t properly written about the 21-year-old Norwegian songstress yet, although the Disciples remix of her single “Plot Twist” was indeed included on my Dance Summer Playlist 2017. So, let’s change that.
Following the release of “Fake Friends,” “Don’t Kill My Vibe” and, yes, “Plot Twist,” Sigrid continues to impress on her latest single “Strangers.” The icy electro-pop, power ballad builds slowly in the speakers, sort of like it’s inspiration, Robyn‘s “Dancing On My Own.”
“Just like in the movies/ It starts to rain and we/ We’re the broken beauties/ Blindfolded minds collide and we fall/ When the curtain drops/ Our touch is just a touch/ Not like in the movies/ Our story’s after the end,” she quivers above the lush, synthesized pulsations before it shifts into more explosive heights. It’s gorgeous and vulnerable, and arguably one of her most immediate releases to date. “Like strangers/ Perfect pretenders/ We’re falling head over heels/ For something that ain’t real/ It could never be us, eh/ Just you and I/ Strangers.”
A sad disco anthem in its purest form – LOVE!
Sigrid told NME that the track is about “wanting something to be something that it’s not” in an interview with the publication. “A lot of people – especially people my age – want things to be perfect, and therefore you lie to yourself. For instance, you think, ‘this romantic relationship is so good,” but then it turns out that it’s not. You just wanted it to be. It’s a really, really sad song. My favourite pop tunes – like ‘Dancing on my Own’ by Robyn or ‘Green Light’ by Lorde – are always the ones that makes you wanna cry and dance at the same time.”