Norwegian singer-songwriter Sigrid has announced that she was writing her latest album with Glastonbury Festival in mind, although little did she know she would be offered a spot in the 2022 line-up.
igrid Solbakk Raabe, known as Sigrid, released her second album How To Let Go last week.
Speaking to The Rebecca Judd Show on Apple Music, the 25-year-old said: “I was doing songs for Glastonbury before they offered to play.”
Sigrid previously performed at Glastonbury in 2019 and played on the festival’s Other Stage.
“Glasto is one of my favorite festivals. I love that this festival is more than a festival, it’s a village,” she continued.
“Glasto is, I think it’s six times bigger than my hometown… I remember visually having Glastonbury in mind.”
Sigrid said the festival inspired a song on the new album, saying: “I think it sounds like six, seven in the evening when the sun goes down. Maybe a light drizzle, but it’s also the sunset.
“And then towards the end there might be a thunder to the guitar solo. That was my vision for the song.”
The singer – whose debut album Sucker Punch peaked at number four on the UK Albums Chart – also revealed she enjoys listening to her own music.
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She said to Judd, “I listen to them. I feel like I want to write the songs that I want in my playlist.
“I don’t love every song I’ve written in my entire life. But most I think. Yes. Pretty good.”
Discussing the difference between her first and second albums, Sigrid said How To Let Go was a more “organic” record.
“Sucker Punch, the first album, was very soulful,” she said.
“It’s more of an electronic pop record. While this album feels more like a folky rock pop album I guess. There’s a lot more guitars, bass, live drums, lots of harmonies.
“And the songwriting is with me as always. It’s pretty, it’s a lot of classic songwriting, but also pretty fresh I think. And of course lots of catchy melodies.”
The full interview with Sigrid can be heard on The Rebecca Judd Show on Apple Music.
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