Norway's pop diva Sigrid releases the music video for "Sucker Punch" today. Selected as Vevo's latest LIFT artist, "Sucker Punch" will premiere on Vevo's YouTube channel.
Sigrid Solbakk Raabe, aka Sigrid, released her debut single, "Sun," in 2013. The song's success led to a deal with Petroleum Records and performances at multiple festivals, like Øyafestivalen. In 2016, she signed with Island Records, releasing "Don't Kill My Vibe," which charted internationally. Her debut EP, also named Don't Kill My Vibe, followed shortly thereafter.
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She performed at the Reading Festival in 2017, and her cover of Leonard Cohen's "Everybody Knows" was a highlight of the Justice League soundtrack. One year later, she won BBC Music Sound's award, as well as Newcomer of the Year at Spellemannprisen. In the summer of 2018, Sigrid released her second EP, Raw.
Sigrid's debut album, Sucker Punch, is slated to drop March 2019, followed by a tour with Maroon 5 throughout Europe, and George Ezra's 2019 U.K. tour.
"Sucker Punch" opens on pulsing synths and crisp, tight percussion. Initially, the tune exudes hip-hop-lite flavors, but then ramps up to shimmering, glossy pop colors atop an infectious rhythm riding a potent bass line and syncopated drums.
Sigrid's unique voice has a range of timbres, from tight, rasping tones to melodic sonority. It's a magnetic, galvanizing voice, full of feeling. A keening guitar corresponds to her upper register tones, adding enchanting textures.
"Sucker Punch" is off-the-chain superb, rife with sparkling energy and Sigrid's irreplaceable voice.
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The newly passed "BTS Law" allows K-pop stars to defer mandatory military service.
This week South Korea's National Assembly passed a law that is sure to have BTS ARMY cheering them on.
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"I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot."
Academy Award-nominated actor Elliot Page has come out as transgender.
Page, known for his roles in films like Juno, Whip It, and Inception, announced his coming out in a social media post today. "Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot," he wrote. "I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life."
Every year, Spotify listeners win out over devotees to other streaming platforms when they unveil their Spotify Wrapped playlists — a data driven analysis of what the year sounded like.
And while this year's personal Spotify Wrapped summaries are still loading, Spotify just released their data for their most streamed global music and podcasts of the year.
Announced the week following the Grammy nominations, Spotify Wrapped feels like vindication for artists who were snubbed by the awards committee, like The Weeknd and Halsey.
The summary also analyzed trends of when and how people were listening to content, noting increased popularity in nostalgia-themed playlists and work-from-home-themed playlists. Spotify users were understandably playing music from home more, which even caused an uptick in streaming music from gaming consoles. Listeners also tuned obsessively into wellness podcasts like never before.
After months of on and off again speculation, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky seem to be dating.
Obviously, this is good news if it's true. Can you imagine? For the coordinating outfits alone, I need it.
There have been a ton of icky white rappers over the years, but these take the cake.
On this day in 1990, Vanilla Ice's "Under Pressure" reboot "Ice, Ice Baby" debuted at No. 1 in the UK, kickstarting a Billboard run that would soon carry over to the states and invigorate a fleeting love for Vanilla Ice and his whole...vibe.
Of course, we all know how it ends. Vanilla Ice's credibility and career unraveled as quickly as it began. "Ice Ice Baby" took on a satirical identity larger than its creator, all while Robert Van Wrinkle refused to pay royalties (or even give a shout-out) to Freddie Mercury and David Bowie despite liberally sampling the track's true creators. Ice instead tried to cultivate a hollow rap identity, one where he was a hardened former-gang member from Miami and not a middle-class teen from a Texas suburb. The chorus of the song then came under fire by a black fraternity, who accused Vanilla Ice of ripping off their fraternal chant ("ice ice baby/ too cold, too cold.")