Scandipop poster girl Sigrid has always been something of a chameleon, blending into the scenery that the pop landscape demands. This, at first, was what gave her universal appeal: uncomplicated emotions, low stakes. But with How to Let Go, at last, we see beyond the major-label veneer and glimpse, at last, Sigrid. While there is something compelling about the way she fearlessly wears her torments on her sleeve, these tracks are lacking in vibrancy. “Bad Life”, featuring Oli Sykes of Bring Me The Horizon, should be an exciting proposition but instead plays it safe to the point where the only emotion it elicits is boredom. While it’s a thrill to hear Sigrid soul-search, ultimately, the music itself is an anti-climax.
Written by Sophie Walker