MTV EMA-winning Norwegian indie pop singerÂ Astrid SÂ releases her new singleÂ â€œHurts So Goodâ€Â todayÂ on Island Records, the prelude to her 5-song self-titled debut EPÂ ASTRID S, available on all digital partners May 20th.
The EP consists of five tracks includingÂ â€œPaper Thinâ€Â andÂ â€œHurts So Goodâ€Â the official video for which is available to watch now.
Of the single, Astrid S says:Â
â€œI’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!â€
The music video was directed by the acclaimed screenwriter and director, Andreas Ã–hman at NaÃ¯ve Studio in Sweden. Of the video, Astrid remarks:
â€œIt 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 songâ€™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.â€
ASTRID SÂ EP Tracklisting:
- Paper Thin
- Hurts So Good
- I Donâ€™t Wanna Know
Of the EP, Astrid S says:
â€œIâ€™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!Â JÂ – Love Astrid Sâ€
The early tracks released by Astrid S were met with unprecedented success and acclaim: singles such asÂ â€œ2AMâ€Â andÂ â€œHydeâ€Â helped her music surpass 150 million Spotify streams worldwide, with â€œ2AMâ€ reaching 5x Platinum status. The 19-year-old won an MTV EMA Award for Best Norwegian Act in 2015 and soon after featured onÂ Aviciiâ€™sÂ â€œWaiting For Loveâ€Â remix EP. Recent duet with producerÂ Matoma,Â â€œRunning Outâ€Â has rapidly climbed the Global Spotify Chart, and has now reached over 70 million on Spotify.
Following her EP release,Â Astrid SÂ will play a special showcase at New Yorkâ€™s intimate Rockwood Music Hall on Thursday, June 2nd.Â A Nordic Spotify Spotlight artist, 19-year old Astrid is currently opening for 20-year old Australian YouTube sensationÂ Troye SivanÂ (â€œYouthâ€) on his 18-date April-May European tour, including concerts in Ireland, England, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, SwitzerÂland, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, and Denmark.Â 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.