Norwegian pop sensation Astrid S has today unveiled brand new single â€˜Think Before I Talkâ€™. Out now on Island Records, the track is the first release since her recent critically-acclaimed EP â€˜Partyâ€™s Overâ€™.
The lyrics for â€˜Think Before I Talkâ€™ see Astrid in a moment of vulnerability, reflecting on things said in the heat of the moment during an argument – and the ensuing regret for what she said. Astrid says:Â
â€œItâ€™s a song about saying things you donâ€™t mean because you are hurt, frustrated or maybe angry. I hope that a lot of people can relate to this song, and that next time you are about to say something in the heat of an argument, you remember to think before you say something hurtful.â€
Listen to “Think Before I Talk” below…
At 20 years of age, Astrid S has already become a household name in her home country of Norway and beyond. Born in BerkÃ¥k, a small Norwegian town with fewer than 1,000 inhabitants, Astrid began playing the piano when she was six and by sixteen sheâ€™d moved to Oslo to pursue her career in music. Fast forward to today and her music is streamed over a million times per day on Spotify, with a total of half a billion streams to date across the globe. Her single â€˜Breatheâ€™ – from recent EP â€˜Partyâ€™s Overâ€™ – was BBC Radio 1â€™s Tune of The Week, and has recently hit over 55 million streams worldwide, whilst theÂ music videoÂ featuring Norwegian TV drama SKAMâ€™s Herman TÃ¸mmeraas, has over 1.5 million views on YouTube and counting. The single also hit number 1 on the Spotify charts in Astridâ€™s home country of Norway â€“ knocking Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankeeâ€™s â€˜Despacitoâ€™ remix featuring Justin Bieber off the top spot!
Astrid S currently features on â€˜Just For One Nightâ€™ – the latest single from acclaimed UK dance duo Blonde, which was also chosen as â€˜Tune of the Weekâ€™ on Scott Millsâ€™ BBC Radio 1 show and placed on their â€˜Câ€™ playlist (as well as KISS FMâ€™s playlist), and has gone on to amass over 4.7 million Spotify streams to date. Astrid was awarded the Norwegian Grammy for â€˜Breakthrough Artist of the Yearâ€™ last year, and has also been awarded â€˜Best Norwegian Actâ€™ at the MTV EMAs.