” Strangers ” is by Sigrid ( Sigrid Solbakk Raabe ), the Norwegian singer-songwriter.
Sigrid was born on the 5th of September 1996 in Ålesund, Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The town is a seaport and the most important fishing harbour in the country.
When growing up, her musical inspirations were Joni Mitchell, Adele and Neil Young. Sigrid’s career began in 2013 with the release of ” Sun “, which became her breakthrough song in her native Norway.
Three years later, Sigrid signed with Island Records and released her debut single with the label, ” Don’t Kill My Vibe “, on the 10th of February 2017. The single reached number twenty-eight in Norway and sixty-two in the United Kingdom.
In 2017, Sigrid won newcomer of the year at P3 Gull ( P3 Gold ), an award ceremony and music show organised by NRK P3, the Norwegian radio station. She has also won EBBA’18, which is the European Border Breakers Awards, an annual prize awarded to artists who have success outside of their native countries. Winners include Adele, Dua Lipa, MØ, Katie Melua and Mumford and Sons. Sigrid has also won the 2018 BBC Sound of…, an annual poll held in the United Kingdom by the BBC, which asks music critics and others involved in the music industry to vote for new music talent.
” Strangers ” was written by Sigrid and Martin Sjølie ( who also produced this track ), the Norwegian songwriter and record producer. He has worked with various international recording artists like Maria Mena, Dotan, Sam Smith, Lindy Robbins and The Nexus.
The single was released on the 10th of November 2017 as a digital download by record label Island Records ( Universal Music Group ).
In an interview with mtv.co.uk Sigrid explained that the song is ” about that feeling of wanting something to be something it’s not.” Adding ” “It’s a sad song, but it’s a type of song that makes you want to cry and dance at the same time, which are my favourite club songs. ”
The accompanying music video was directed by Ivana Bobic, the London based director. She has worked on films, commercials and with music artists, which include The Jezabels, Bloc Party, The Kooks, Nothing But Thieves and Hannah Wants.
Using her knowledge of the fashion industry, Ivana has directed commercials for clients including Stella McCartney, Mulberry, H&M, Au Pont Rouge and Adidas.
” Strangers ” has been a commercial success for Sigrid. In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 18th of January 2018 and peaked at number ten. It spent one week in the Top Ten and to date has spent fourteen weeks on the UK chart.
The single has also peaked inside the Top Ten in Croatia, Ireland, Norway and Scotland.
On iTunes, ” Strangers ” reached Number One on the UK and made number forty-six on the Australian iTunes charts.
( Chart positions are approx, the song may move up or down on the chart )
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 10
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Belgium (Flanders) 25, Belgium (Wallonia) 16, Croatia (HRT) 1, Ireland (IRMA) 7, Latvia (Latvijas Top 40) 20, New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ) 6, Norway (VG-lista) 6, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 33, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 1
Official Website: Thisissigrid.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/thisissigrid
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