Album Review Sigrid - Sucker Punch

Sigrid - Sucker Punch

Full of swooping, dramatic choruses and clean-cut vocals, where almost every song is a potential radio hit.

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Sigrid has a talent for making sadness and rejection sound as jubilant as possible. ‘Mine Right Now’ is an euphoric bop about trying to live in the moment in a relationship that ultimately has no future (“It’s alright if we don’t end up together / ‘cause you’re mine right now”) ; ‘Never Mine’ is a lament about a relationship that never was, but it’s synth-led and ecstatic, even if it’s one of the album’s most lyrically average (“You were never mine / but I see you all the time”).

Her 2017 breakout hit ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ was about feeling belittled by some older men during a writing session; ‘Business Dinners’ is much in the same vein, written as a response to her experience meeting with labels in London as a teenager in the process of getting signed: “You just want me to be pictures, numbers, figures, I’m just trying to be me,” she asserts.

‘Sucker Punch’ does much as the name suggests. It’s full of swooping, dramatic choruses and clean-cut vocals, where almost every song is a potential radio hit - only that’s not a bad thing.

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