MTV EMA-winning Norwegian indie pop singer Astrid S releases her new single “Hurts So Good” today on Island Records, the prelude to her 5-song self-titled debut EP ASTRID S, available on all digital partners May 20th. The EP consists of five tracks including “Paper Thin” and “Hurts So Good” the official video for which is available to watch now.
Of the single, Astrid S says: “I’m very excited to finally release this single from my debut EP. It shows another side of me, I think. It’s more like a ballad, and the range in it is a little different than what I usually sing. I really like the song very much, and I hope you do too!”
The music video was directed by the acclaimed screenwriter and director, Andreas Öhman at Naïve Studio in Sweden. Of the video, Astrid remarks: “It was a very cool experience to do this music video. I went to Stockholm for two days, and we filmed it by a beautiful summer house outside of the city, as well as in a studio. It felt so uncomfortable doing the scenes with the actor which depict the aspects of a complicated relationship reflected in the song’s lyrics. But after seeing the final result it was so worth it. I’m very happy with the video, and I think it suits both the song and me.”
ASTRID S EP Tracklisting:
- Paper Thin
- Hurts So Good
- I Don’t Wanna Know
Of the EP, Astrid S says: “I’ve been in the studio, working hard, and now I have lots to share with you! This May, my first 5 track EP will be coming to you all to listen to whenever and wherever! I am so excited! J – Love Astrid S”
The early tracks released by Astrid S were met with unprecedented success and acclaim: singles such as “2AM” and “Hyde” helped her music surpass 150 million Spotify streams worldwide, with “2AM” reaching 5x Platinum status. The 19-year-old won an MTV EMA Award for Best Norwegian Act in 2015 and soon after featured on Avicii’s “Waiting For Love” remix EP. Recent duet with producer Matoma,“Running Out” has rapidly climbed the Global Spotify Chart, and has now reached over 70 million on Spotify.
Following her EP release, Astrid S will play a special showcase at New York’s intimate Rockwood Music Hall on Thursday, June 2nd. A Nordic Spotify Spotlight artist, 19-year old Astrid is currently opening for 20-year old Australian YouTube sensation Troye Sivan (“Youth”) on his 18-date April-May European tour, including concerts in Ireland, England, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, and Denmark. While in London, Astrid performed her debut UK headline show at The Social on April 20th, with tickets sold out in less than 24 hours.