What. A. Gem. Sigrid’s single Don’t Kill My Vibe is a killer pop anthem, especially for a debut single. It will definitely be an ear worm that is going to get overplayed on your local pop radio station, though, so enjoy it while you can.
Norway’s Sigrid is a 20-year-old (WHAT? When I was 20 I was still having trouble understanding that I had to separate my laundry) represented by Island Records. The Norwegian wrote her first song at 16 and wrote it in only two weeks. She obviously has a talent for songwriting and that talent is conveyed in this single.
Sigrid wrote the empowering track after a difficult writing session and describes it as being open to interpretation. She states that “It may be a message to your cat, telling her she’s not the master of the universe. Or maybe it’s just a really long DM to someone you’re so done with.” Whether the song speaks to a cat or a person for you, it’s filled with strong lyrics and intense beats that will get the point across for you.
The single opens slow with just the keys and vocals that sound like they’re underwater. Sigrid’s voice then chimes in with an ease and confidence reminiscent of Haim. It’s not long before the music picks up and your body can’t help but move. If this song doesn’t get you onto the dancefloor, I don’t think we could ever be friends. The chorus kicks in and it has so much strength and reassurance within it. With clap-back lyrics like, “You think you’re so important to me, don’t you? But I want you to know that you don’t belong here,” you’ll be feeling the same independence and femininity that Sigrid embodies.
If you can’t tell, I’m super into this track. It has all the right ingredients to be the next big pop anthem – a strong female voice, empowering lyrics and danceable melodies and sounds. My only hope is that Sigrid’s vocal talent doesn’t get overshadowed with high-intensity, pop songs like this. I can only imagine how much she would shine in a ballad or a pop-rock track. Here’s hoping she keeps the tunes coming and tries her hand a few different sounds while she’s at it.