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Sigrid – The Fleece

Pop sensation Sigrid is currently in the UK promoting her second album “How To Let Go”, a follow-up to her smash first album “Sucker Punch” which topped the UK charts at number 4.

This is an acoustic tour which she has named “The Cosy Tour” which sees her traveling to various smaller venues across the UK she brings her bass player and guitarist and her trusty keyboard. In 2019 Sigrid’s debut album was released and she followed that by supporting Maroon 5 on their European tour she also supported George Ezra on his UK tour.

Tonight Sigrid is in the City of Bristol at a venue called The Fleece a small venue that only holds 450. It is a very quirky setting which is down a narrow cobbled side street in the heart of the city easily recognisable by its metal sheep hanging up outside. The venue has hosted many well-known bands before they were famous, including Oasis, Nirvana, and Radiohead to name a few but tonight it belongs to the pop princess Sigrid.

Tonight there is no support act it is just about Sigrid and her new album the show will only be 7 songs in length all from the new album. Sigrid is joined on stage by her bass player and also her guitar player. The small stage is just perfect for tonight’s performance just the three of them and a keyboard, the blue lighting just sets the mood for the evening the crowds is excited to see their favourite pop star in such an intimate setting, so close to the stage.

Sigrid and her two fellow musicians appear from a small door to the left of the stage and the crowd shows their love by shouting her name and clapping and whistling. Sigrid puts her right hand onto her chest and acknowledges the heartfelt welcome “Hello Bristol” she shouts and the mood in the room goes up a notch.

Sigrid explains a little about the album title “How To Let Go” she goes on “it’s songs about how to let go of the negative things in life that are holding you back like bad relationships and improving yourself for the better” They kick off with “Burning Bridges” the song she tells us is about caring deeply for someone but that person is not right for her so she has to make a clean break away from them. The audience listen intently as she sings, the words are heartfelt and her tone is crisp and clear.​

Next is “Risk Of Getting Hurt” track two of the album she explains it’s about someone that hurt her and a lady from the audience shouts “Who was it?”. Sigrid gives a nervous laugh and pauses and replies “I don’t want to say the name” the crowd laugh and the lady in the audience shouts again, “You say it on the album” the crowd laughs again but Sigrid still refuses to say who the song is about and fiddles nervously with her microphone, clears her throat a little and jokes “Can I sing the song for you?”, which gets a great response from the crowd.

Later in the set comes “Bad Life” and Sigrid walks to the keyboard and sits on her stool and goes on to say “This is a collaboration with “Bring Me The Horizon” and quickly says “They are not here tonight” and giggles. The song is about having a bad time and feeling that the world is against you, but that it is just a bad day and not a bad life and things will improve. The crowd joins in with the song and sings it with her getting louder on the chorus “it’s just a bad day, not a bad life” and Sigrid is visibly moved by this. This song gets the best reception of the evening.

The short set finishes with “Grow” which starts with a soft guitar melody that gets the crowd swaying gently and Sigrid’s soft vocals that build and become more powerful as the song progresses. It’s been a very successful show, the three members of the band link arms and take a bow to the crowd and say thank you and then exit the stage to a round of warm applause.

Words and Image by Martin Smith.

Next is “Risk of getting hurt” track two of the album she explains it’s about someone that hurt her and a lady from the audience shouts “who was it” Sigrid gives a nervous laugh and pauses and replies “I don’t want to say the name” the crowd laugh and the lady in the audience shouts again “you say it on the album” the crowd laugh again but Sigrid still refuses to say who the song is about and fiddles nervously with her microphone, clears her throat a little and jokes “can I sing the song for you” which gets a great response from the crowd. Later in the set comes “Bad Life” and Sigrid walks to the keyboard and sits on her stool and she goes on to say “this is a collaboration with “Bring me the horizon” and quickly says “they are not here tonight” and giggles.The song is about having a bad time and feeling that the world is against you, but that it is just a bad day and not a bad life and things will improve.The crowd join in with the song and sing it with her getting louder on the chorus “it’s just a bad day not a bad life” and Sigrid is visibly moved by this.This song getting the best reception of the evening . The short set finishes with “Grow” which starts with a soft guitar melody that gets the crowd swaying gently and Sigrid’s soft vocals that build and become more powerful as the song progresses. It’s been a very successful show, the three members of the band link arms and take a bow to the crowd and say thank you and then exit the stage to a round of warm applause.


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