|Griff x Sigrid – ‘Head On Fire’ (Ft King Princess & MØ)|
Griff wins Radar prize & Best Collaboration at NME Awards 2022
|Praise for Griff|
“Pop’s next powerhouse.” Vogue
“Perfection” NME *****
“Earworms and wise words to burn…Griff is a talent deserving of the hype” The Observer ****
Praise for Sigrid
“Sigrid is back with pop magic” i-D
“Sigrid is the kind of pop star the world needs right now” Semaine
“Siggie Stardust” Daily Star
Griff and Sigrid have today dropped a brand new all-star rework of ‘Head On Fire’ featuring King Princess & MØ. This follows Griff and Sigrid’s show stopping performance of ‘Head On Fire’ at this year’s NME Awards, where Griff won the prestigious Radar Award for 2022 and also collected the Best Collaboration prize alongside Sigrid.
‘Head On Fire’ continues its global journey this week with a fierce new version featuring pop royalty King Princess and Danish superstar MØ. A song emerging as Griff and Sigrid’s friendship blossomed online during the pandemic, the remix of ‘Head On Fire’ drops just ahead of International Women’s Day and perfectly harnesses the empowerment-theme at the heart of the collaboration.
“Thank you to these gorgeous gorgeous girls for asking me to come sing and play on ‘Head On Fire’. This song slaps!” comments King Princes.
“I was so happy when Griff asked me to join on this song,” adds MØ. “I love collaborating with other women. I find the bonds I make when creating with other female artists makes me feel so empowered and it builds a sense of support and community. On top of all of that, I’m a huge fan of everyone on this song. They’re all powerhouses in their own unique way and I’m super proud to be part of this collaboration.”
Griff has without doubt been the breakthrough sound of the year. The Brit Award winning artist, producer, designer and all-round star became the first female artist to go top 5 with a mixtape on 2021’s acclaimed ‘One Foot In Front Of The Other’: featuring the anthemic hit ‘Black Hole’, Griff followed up with recent single ‘One Night’, before finally taking her astonishingly accomplished live show out on the road for her first official live shows. The half-Chinese, half Jamaican artist sought early inspiration from strong female role models like Lorde, Banks and Taylor Swift (now, famously, a fan), but is quickly using her own position to tread a new, fiercely independent path: Griff taught herself to produce music, turned a casual Textiles A-Level into making many of her own clothes (including her and her band’s performance outfits for the BRITs), and adopted an iconic bubble-ponytail before she had released her first ever EP. Since then, Griff has – for a long time, confined from that same bedroom – found herself hailed the new queen of British Pop: recently nominated for two more Brit Awards, Griff continues her headline tour dates this month (including her fourth ever London date at O2 Academy Brixton on March 24th) before joining Dua Lipa and Ed Sheeran on their huge dates later this year.
Sigrid, meanwhile, was in LA when the pandemic hit, working on the embryonic songs that would become the follow-up to 2019’s UK top 5 album, ‘Sucker Punch’: her critically acclaimed debut that followed the pop sensation’s BBC Sound of 2018 win and the top 10, Platinum certified success of festival anthem ‘Stranger’s. On the flight home to Norway, Sigrid realised she had the genesis of ‘Mirror’, the immaculate disco-ball shaped first single from her new era. Climbing to BBC Radio 1 and Capital A-List instantly, it proved the start of the extraordinary return for an artist who rewrote the rulebook on the pop-archetype and arrived onto the world stage with unofficial feminist anthem ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’. Since then, the 24-year-old has toured the globe, amassed over 1.2 billion streams and sold 1 million album units, laying the foundation for a phenomenal global talent. Having soundtracked the BBC Olympic closing montage with her stunning ballad ‘Home To You’ which climbed to #2 in the iTunes charts as the UK welcomed their champions home, Sigrid’s triumphant return to the world stage continued with the release of ‘Burning Bridges’, the galloping future live favourite which premiered as Charlie XCX’s Hottest Record during artist month. One of the world’s favourite live acts – it’s hard not to forget Sigrid’s defining Glastonbury moment in 2019 – the 24-year-old has also announced her biggest ever UK, Ireland and European tour for Spring 2022.
|LISTEN to ‘Head On Fire’ (ft. King Princess & MO). |
WATCH Head on Fire
STREAM ‘One Foot In Front Of The Other’ mixtape