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Sigrid announces second album “How To Let Go” & “It Gets Dark” video

SHARES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO FOR

“IT GETS DARK”

ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM “HOW TO LET GO”

OUT ON 6 MAY 2022

WINS BEST COLLABORATION FOR “HEAD ON FIRE” AT THE NME AWARDS

SET TO PLAY GLASTONBURY, STANDON CALLING, TRNSMT AND UK AND IRELAND WINTER TOUR WITH SSE WEMBLEY ARENA HEADLINE ON 12 NOVEMBER

“ I believe you need to feel the lows in life to feel the highs, and you have to know what sucks to then properly appreciate the good stuff. It Gets Dark is an ode to that. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever been as excited about a single release before. It’s the first song that was written for my upcoming album, and I remember the joy and relief when we figured out the soundscape. I was like FINALLY I know how this second record is gonna sound! The music video is the weirdest I’ve gone visually and I absolutely love it. We’re playing with planets, UFO’s and rooms all made by hand, as well as perspective, time and space. It’s the second time working with the brilliant Femke Huurdeman and Canada, and I’d literally do anything for that team; hence me being reborn out of a planet egg, flying in space with wind blowing in my face, punching a planet and wearing the Saturn ring on my head. It’s as ridiculously fun as it was making it: enjoy! – Says Sigrid.

Off the back of winning Best Collaboration at the NME Awards 2022 for pop firecracker ‘Head on Fire’ with Griff, today Sigrid shares huge new single ‘It Gets Dark’ and announces her highly anticipated second album “How To Let Go”, set for release on 6 May 2022. ‘How To Let Go’ is the Norwegian pop sensation’s follow up to 2019’s critically acclaimed UK top 5 album, Sucker Punch. The past two years have been a time of deep reflection for Sigrid, having returned to Norway during the pandemic from LA for more experiments in pop alchemy, and coming home with two very special songs under her belt; last summer’s empowerment anthem ‘Mirror’, and ‘It Gets Dark’, the 25-year-olds thundering ode to accepting the bad times so the good moments can break through: “It gets dark, so I can see the stars”. With all instruments recorded live and built around a stadium ready bassline and a sky-scraping guitar figure, lyrically ‘It Gets Dark’ pulls off that very Sigrid trick of zooming in on the personal while keeping it universal, and looks closely at the two sides of her personality and how they’ve been magnified by being in the spotlight.

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The 12-track LP ‘How To Let Go’ was written at a time where Sigrid was thinking a lot about her life in Norway and her life outside of Norway. “They’re two different things. The chill girl who loves to ski and hike and cook versus the other part of me that’s like ‘let’s go out’, or let’s play massive shows, go on stage and not be scared of anything. I used to be so shy as a kid but then when I’m on stage at Glastonbury for example I love losing myself in it.” Sigrid comments that sometimes those personalities clash and you get confused about what makes you thrive in life, wanting both parts but realising sometimes they don’t always align. This sense of differing perspectives and looking at the same thing from a new angle, is reflected in the amazingly surrealist video for ‘It Gets Dark’, which was made with Mirror director Femke Huurdeman and CANADA (Dua Lipa, Rosalia), featuring Sigrid escaping to space. 

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Writing huge pop songs from the heart with that rasp, and recalling great vocalists from Stevie Nicks to Carole King and Freddie Mercury, since Sigrid’s ascent to pop stardom in 2017, the 25-year-old has achieved every accolade a young artist from a small town off the coast of Norway could ever have imagined. From releasing her critically acclaimed debut EP Don’t Kill My Vibe, to winning the Sound of 2018, performing across the globe at The Royal Variety Show, the Nobel Peace Prize, headlining her first Arena show at 3Arena in Dublin to 12,000 fans, and thatGlastonbury performance to 30,000 festival goers and millions at home: Sigrid lit up stages with her non-conformist and progressive attitudes to the femininity in pop. Ending 2019 with a 5* (The Times) headline show at London’s Eventim Apollo, Sigrid has become renowned for her high-energy live shows, writing anthemic chorus’ for festivals that would become her definitive stage. It’s no surprise that the only place Sigrid feels truly she can take out “all those emotions” is performing live with her band. Last summer, Sigrid was the most highly billed woman on the Main Stage on Saturday at Reading & Leeds festival, and this Winter will bring her huge live show to the UK and Ireland, headlining Wembley’s SSE Arena on 12 November 2022.

With 1.3 Billion global streams and over 1 Million global album unit sales, and the Platinum certified success of pop-dance anthem Strangers, Sigrid returned to the world stage with the “empowerment anthem” (ELLE) ‘Mirror’, followed by the ABBA-inspired synth banger ‘Burning Bridges’, which showed Sigrid’s immense pop songwriting talent. Then, having soundtracked the BBC Olympic closing montage with her stunning ballad ‘Home To You’, the pop star released the ‘Home To You (This Christmas)’ version, spellbinding families at home over the holidays with an incredible Top Of The Pops performance, and cementing Sigrid’s position as the ‘voice’ in alt-pop. But it was a chance meeting with BRITs Rising Star winner Griff at the fashion show, where the pair bonded over pizza and pop music that her biggest collab yet was born. ‘Head On Fire’ premiered as Hottest Record in the world, was added straight to the BBC Radio 1 playlist, and showed two young women in the industry supporting one another – the collaboration stemming from the power of female friendship, and now an NME Award to celebrate their work together.

How To Let Go Tracklisting

  1. It Gets Dark
  2. Burning Bridges
  3. Risk Of Getting Hurt
  4. Thank Me Later
  5. Mirror
  6. Last To Know
  7. Dancer
  8. A Driver Saved My Night
  9. Mistake Like You
  10. Bad life
  11. Grow
  12. High Note

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SUMMER FESTIVALS

16 June Newport Isle Of Wight Festival

24 June Somerset Glastonbury

30 June Denmark Roskilde

7 July Spain Mad Cool

08 July Glasgow TRNSMT Festival

21 July Hertfordshire Standon Calling

22 July Steventon Truck Festival

23 July Sheffield Tramlines

24 July Standon Standon Calling

12 August Helsinki Flow Festival

15 August Budapest Sziget

3 September Germany Superbloom

UK AND IRELAND TOUR DATES

O4 Nov Liverpool University Mountford Hall

05 Nov Cardiff Great Hall

06 Nov Birmingham 02 Academy

08 Nov Edinburgh Usher Hall

09 Nov Newcastle O2 City Hall

10 Nov Manchester O2 Apollo

12 Nov London SSE Arena, Wembley

24 Nov Dublin, IE 3Arena

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Sigrid also celebrated International Women’s Day with The Caring Family Foundation this week, giving a stunning performance at Annabels, with panel discussions on ‘Break The Bias’, presented by Riz Lateef, speaking to Elif Shafak, Sharmadean Reid, Vanessa Kingori and Bryony Gordon.

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Martin Bone - Editor-in-Chief

Martin is a founding member of Patchchord News and is Director & Editor-in-Chief for PCN Magazine / Patchchord News Martin also is a Freelance Photographer and lives in the Scottish Borders Scotland. Martin also specialises in Commercial Photography in Music & Events, Sports and Portrait Photography and Video. Also the Official Photographer for Football Club Maybole Juniors.
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