Sigrid is an artist with integrity and has every intent of writing meaningful songs — in an energetic way — for a long time.

After the show quickly sold-out, originally scheduled for The Drake Hotel, Sigrid’s Toronto stop of her Spring tour on April 11 was upgraded to The Velvet Underground — where she ended up absolutely dominating the room.

The sold-out crowd was treated to a full hour of Sigrid and her band’s energy-fuelled performance. Her set featured her pop-laden tracks which included unreleased songs like “Go To War” and the soon-to-be-released “High Five”. Songs she has released to-date including “Plot Twist” and “Strangers” had every fan in the room singing the words right back to the BBC Sounds of 2018-named artist — to the point that even Sigrid seemed surprised. Sigrid let out a “Damn!” in between her powerful vocal lines as she noticed one fan already knew the lyrics to her song “Raw” that was only released weeks ago.

Not bad for an artist that only released her debut single “Don’t Kill My Vibe” in 2017, right?

As much as music publications overuse the word “genuine”, it’s impossible for the word to not come to mind when it comes to Sigrid. The humble 21-year-old Norwegian artist owned the stage entirely the moment that she stepped onto it. Despite having a confident stage presence, Sigrid appeared to let her soft side come out as she seemed completely bewildered by the fact that her first show in Canada received such a positive response. It wasn’t just an act either.

Her genuine stage presence combined with her stripped-down tracks like “Dynamite” and “I Don’t Wanna Know” suggest Sigrid is an artist with integrity and has every intent of writing meaningful songs — in an energetic way — for a long time.

I expect we will continue to see Sigrid playing sold-out shows across the world.


Sigrid Toronto Set List

  1. Go to War
  2. Schedules
  3. Plot Twist
  4. I Don’t Buy It
  5. Raw
  6. Savage in Our Blood
  7. I Don’t Want to Know (live debut)
  8. Fake Friends
  9. Doing You a Favour
  10. Dynamite
  11. In Vain
  12. High Five
  13. Credit
  14. Strangers

Encore:
Don’t Kill My Vibe