It feels like it’s been a long time in the making, but Sigrid will finally release her sophomore album ‘How To Let Go’ on May 6. The Norwegian singer-songwriter has served the empowering electronic-pop bangers ‘Mirror’ and ‘Burning Bridges’ in the lead up to the record, but now it’s time for her to show a more vulnerably charged side to her artistry.
‘It Gets Dark’ is the beacon of hope during your darkest hours where you need that reminder that it gets better even when you don’t believe it. Acknowledging that we need to embrace the lows so we can really appreciate the highs, it’s a song that’s all about perspective. “But now I know, it gets dark so I can see the stars” she sings during the vulnerable and empowering chorus. Explaining that this song sets the tone for the record, I am ready to hear her embrace the sentiment of understanding perspective more, as it’s something we need more in pop music.
Sonically building throughout its 3:24 minute duration, the song begins minimally with atmospheric synths and soothing keys. Adding in guitars and drums, it transforms into this anthemic pop-rock moment of hope and understanding. Sonically found somewhere between Coldplay and Alanis Morisette, she asserts a bold emotional confidence that will have you ready to play the song over and over again.