Norway’s Dagny releases new single ‘Love You Like That’. Hot on the heels of veritable synth-pop smash ‘Wearing Nothing’ – this latest single stands out as another unpredictable, unshakable, and undeniable modern day anthem from Dagny. The song builds from its breathy verses into a hummable bridge section punctuated by delectable guitars and 80’s-tinged synths. On the song, Dagny noted: “’Love You Like That” is the first proper love song I’ve ever released. It’s funny because I’ve always been wary of using the phrase “I love you” in songs, in fear of sounding too cliché or corny, but then I just went and broke the “amounts-of-I love you-in-one-song” record. And it feels good. I’m not a particularly romantic person nor am I great at telling people how I feel about them, so this was probably long over-due. If you love someone, you should tell them.”
Hailing from Tromsø in Norway — Dagny (Norvoll Sandvik) has consistently impressed ever since her breakthrough debut single ‘Backbeat’ towards the end of 2015. Daughter of jazz guitarist/composer Øystein Norvoll and jazz singer Marit Sandvik – in many ways, Dagny’s music reflects her personality – a quirky, endearing pop sound infused with a huge dose of contagious youthful optimism.
As she began to work on new music in 2017, the Norwegian further embraced an unabashed and unfiltered perspective. “I’m constantly pushing myself to be more open, daring, and super true,” she admits. “I’m telling real stories. If I don’t believe it, then who will? The youthful optimism is there, because I constantly want to celebrate life.”
Dagny’s story is just beginning to unfold. With a marathon of touring planned and more music on the horizon, she’s got a big year ahead. “Every time I release something, it feels a little bit more like me,” she leaves off. “I grow as an artist. “It all comes from the songs. I hope people can listen to this and feel happier. I really just want to inspire confidence. Maybe you put on my music and can walk with your head up a little higher—or run down the street naked.”
In September, Dagny hit the road supporting LANY across North America for 35 dates. The tour runs through ’til November 12th. Check out the full itinerary below.
This year has already been a massive for Dagny as she was selected for inclusion in VEVO dscvr’s “Ones to Watch” for 2017. Previous single ‘Wearing Nothing’ which has nearly 10 million streams on Spotify followed the release of her acclaimed ‘Ultraviolet’ EP which has now surpassed the 50 million stream mark. High-profile Beats 1 radio premieres by tastemaker Zane Lowe; Apple, Spotify, and Tidal pegging her as an “Artist To Watch”, as well the likes of Interview Magazine, NME, Nylon, Forbes, and more lauding her – Dagny continues to impress with every new release – and is showing no signs of slowing down.