Sigrid – ‘One Kiss’

Sigrid – ‘One Kiss’

In case spending my Christmas Eve vigorously scouring the internet to make the definitive guide to festive performances didn’t make it patently obvious, I bloody love the Live Lounge, and Clara Amfo’s latest guest/cover combination – Sigrid’s ever-so-simple, ever-so-delicate, ever-so-wonderful piano caress of Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa’s superb ‘One Kiss’ – is so supremely divine that I refuse to believe this isn’t all some fantastic dream. And, with us being now mere hours away from what has the potential to be by far the greatest New Music Friday since Bop Appreciation came to be, it’s not only a gorgeous cover in its own right but a delectable aperitif to tomorrow’s main course: that proper Sigrid album that we’ve only been (im)patiently awaiting for over two years now.

We’ll inevitably go Sucker Punch mad at the earliest possible opportunity – stand by for hot takes that will almost certainly read as petulant whines about how it’s great and all but sorely missing ‘Go To War’, ‘Credit’, ‘I Don’t Buy It’, and other such staples of her setlist – but for now we prescribe sitting back, relaxing, and letting these three-ish minutes remind you of just why she’s one of pop’s most perfect people.

Fieh – ‘25’

Fieh – ‘25’

Alphabeat – ‘Shadows’

Alphabeat – ‘Shadows’