SONG OF THE WEEK: Mirror by Sigrid (week beginning 9 June 2021)

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

RELEASED: 28 May 2021

We last saw Sigrid live at a sold-out Eventim Apollo headliner show in November 2019 and 18 months later she releases her 1st new material since Home To You made The Aeronauts soundtrack.

  • Read on for reasons including how to see Sigrid, Covid-19 permitting, this summer

Sigrid did co-write a track on the last Paloma Faith album at the end of last year and we’re delighted that she hasn’t pursued that desire to write for someone else when her solo live gigs at Hammersmith, O2 Brixton Academy and Shepherd’s Bush Empire in recent years have been so well received.

New track Mirror feels a little more dark, less pop and obvious than the material on debut album Sucker Punch, an album of the year for us in 2019.

Lyrically Mirror seems to be about self love after a break up and there’s real depth to some of the lines: ‘There was an emptiness, I think you met me at a strange time and you anchored me, I felt anonymous and you were someone who reminded me who I used to be. It had to break, I had to know, ‘Cause it took me walking away to really know.’

Yet later: ‘I needed loneliness to know there’s nothing that I can’t turn into confidence … I love who I see looking at me in the mirror.’

It’s live where Sigrid seems most at ease and, Covid-19 permitting, she is expected to play the Reading and Leeds Festivals in the UK this summer.

To underline what a live talent she can be Sigrid recently debuted Mirror on BBC2’s Jools Holland’s Show (see below).

  • Picture via Facebook courtesy Sigrid Tickets
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