From competing on Swedish Idol to touring around North America with Lorde, the electro-pop singer and songwriter is no stranger to the taste of fame.
Having just released her latest single ‘On The Low’, the fourth in line for her upcoming sophomore album ‘Sway’ (available 4th May) we reflect on her vocal aspects and a potential break in the UK charts.
Her skills as a songwriter have allowed Styrke to develop a vulnerability about herself whilst using a minimalistic sound that allows her vocals to blend seamlessly within the track. Using her voice for most of the verses and bridge, the track opens with the line ‘I don’t wanna hold up, I don’t wanna slow down’ which shows an uncertainty within herself, allowing her listeners an insight into her own personal life and relationships.
Using a love ballad is a certain step towards filling fans desires to hear something more personal and looks on the lighter side of love. By using stripped back production, the song allows listeners to focus more on the songs meaning ‘Cause you and me were too damn good to be’. Stating that the song ‘Is Like the heart. It’s the smallest song in terms of how it sounds but in another way it’s the biggest’
With a high pitched, sweet voice, most notably similar to that of Astrid S and Tove Lo, Styrke is able to confidently blend catchy upbeat sounds with a sense of unleashed freedom into her work. ‘On The Low’ is the most downtempo song released by the singer and doesn’t hold back on emotions.
Currently touring around Australia and going on to support Katy Perry in Europe, the world should be expecting big things from this small artist who’s certainly not keeping it low.
Words: Jake Frain