Sucker Punch is out on Island Records
Over the last two years, Norweigan sensation Sigrid has catapulted to unimaginable heights. Her breakout singles “Don’t Kill My Vibe” and “Strangers” soared in 2017 – leading to sold-out headline shows, coveted festival slots, and tours with Maroon 5 and George Ezra.
The rising artist followed her early success with the critically-acclaimed debut album Sucker Punch in March 2019. Led by the album’s bouncing title track, the anthemic “Don’t Feel Like Crying,” and “Mine Right Now,” the aptly-titled album is a total pop treat that decidedly crowns Sigrid as one of the most promising acts to hit the scene in recent years.
After months of listening to the new album, I knew I had to catch Sigrid’s Lollapalooza Aftershow at Chicago’s historic Thalia Hall. As I suspected, it would be the perfect ending to an already unbelievable day.
“Sucker Punch” rang through the lightly-restored 125+-year-old landmark building with exciting conviction, immediately riling up an anxious crowd waiting to experience Sigrid’s dance-inducing pop melodies, sharp lyricism, and free-spirited delivery. With the exception of “Business Dinners,” Sigrid played her entire album live – any fan’s dream set – and even took fans back to her 2018 Raw EP for cuts of “High Five” and “Schedules.”
After a piano-led performance of “Dynamite,” the inescapable “Never Mine” got everyone’s hips swaying before Sigrid closed with the smashing “Strangers” and “Don’t Feel Like Crying.” The only thing better than Sigrid’s set at Thalia Hall was knowing I’d get to see her again the following day at Lollapalooza. Regardless of the stage’s size, Sigrid knows how to keep all eyes on her and her performances are always a fun time.
In just a few weeks, Sigrid will take her exciting live show on the road, kicking off on September 11 in LA, with stops in NYC, DC, Boston, Toronto, Minneapolis, Austin, and more. Stream Sucker Punch below and purchase tickets for all future dates here.