‘… bit like Lana Del Rey, but with 10x the fire. You heard it here first: we think Alice Kristiansen is going to be a star.” – Blackbook Magazine
NYC based singer-songwriter Alice Kristiansen creates Pop music ripe with emotional connections relatable to the listener, all graced by a voice fuelled by passion. From a chance repost of one of her covers by Ashton Kutcher, Kristiansen has seen organic growth to an over 600,000 subscriber-strong dedicated following on YouTube.
She has gone from skill to strength, garnering continuous support from notable Spotify playlists New Music Friday and New Music Friday UK among many more, Kristiansen appears to only have just started, continuing to impress with latest track Weightless. With an instrumental that cleverly weaves together elements of lo-fi, contemporary R&B, and well-polished Indie Pop, Kristiansen’s nimble and sweetly melancholic voice ties it all together into a triumph of songwriting. Weightless compounds the most compelling traits of the “Sad Pop” movement, with flavours of Lykke Li and Banks strongly apparent in her music – and soon enough she will be a household name as they are.
Speaking on the motivations behind the track, Kristiansen states “The song was inspired by my youth in suburbia and the magic that surrounded cool summer evenings with nothing to do. Life seems to get heavier, and a bit darker, but there are still nights where fifteen doesn’t feel so far away for a little while.”