World Tour Part 1
ASTRID S (POSTPONED)
ASTRID S at the Fine Line on Saturday, April 25, 2020 is postponed.
All tickets purchased for this show will be honored for the rescheduled date, which is currently is TBD. Refunds will be available upon request. For questions regarding refunds, please contact Etix at 1-800-514-3849, or at support.etix.com.
A bona fide national treasure in her home country with an ever-broadening global fanbase, Astrid S has gained over 1 billion streams with hit songs such as “Hurts So Good”, “Think Before I Talk” and “Such A Boy”.
Astrid was born in the tiny Norwegian hamlet of Berkåk – “In the heart of Norway,” she says, “quite literally”. Music was her first love, soccer her second. After turning her focus primarily towards the former, she entered Norwegian Idol and went on to earn her first hit, “Shattered”. She signed to Sony ATV Music Publishing as a songwriter later that year and has since been honing her ear for a perfect pop chorus and identifiable, genre-bending lyrics.
In 2018, Astrid sold out her Party’s Over World Tour with 32 shows in the US, UK and Europe before the release of her summer smash “Emotion”. Going from strength to strength, Astrid ended the year by joining Years & Years on their UK tour, culminating in a show at London’s O2 Arena.
2019 kicked off with the release of Astrid’s upbeat smash “Someone New”, alongside sold-out-shows in New York and Los Angeles. Shortly after, Astrid joined Swedish superstar Zara Larsson on her US-tour dates throughout April, concluding with the release of her huge, emotional single “The First One”.
The end of summer saw the release of Astrid’s highly anticipated EP, Trust Issues, which was followed by her sold-out “Stripped Down Tour” across the US and Europe. The EP consisted of five tracks, including inevitable fan-favorites “Doing To Me” and “Trust Issues”. The grand finale of the Stripped Down Tour was the surprise release of yet another EP, Down Low, which added four stripped down tracks to Astrid’s rapidly increasing catalogue.
As she looks towards her debut album and a 50 date World Tour in 2020, Astrid recalls exactly what pop music made her feel like as a young girl in a small town. ‘The moment I put a Discman on I was in another world. It was magical.’ Now she is ready to translate that early metamorphosis for her own fans. ‘To give them a world to get lost in as well.’ She is ready to colonize pop music with her own indefatigable energy. ‘Now I feel ready to fly.’
When most effective, music possesses an almost supernatural ability to take listeners on a vibrant journey. Listen closely to a well-constructed song, and an artist’s pathway to the present comes into laser-sharp focus. To that end, if ever one was curious where Josie Dunne stands at a given point in her life, her sophisticated and ever-soulful songs told the tale. Songwriting then, for the 22-year old breakout singer, has always been a matter of "deep diving into who you are as a person," she offers. Because you have to be super self-aware to figure out your sound."
Having worked as a professional songwriter since age 16, and now on the cusp of releasing Late Teens Early Twenties, her soul-baring second EP for Atlantic Records, Dunne says in so many ways we have been and are continuing to play witnesses in real time to her self-discovery. “You’re hearing me grow up — the real growth spurt,” the singer says of her meandering road towards finding herself and, in the process, her unique brand of soul-infected pop. On Late Teens Early Twenties, a collage of sweet-and-sticky pop and timeless soul, “You’re seeing me learn these lessons for the first time,” Dunne says of her warts-and-all storytelling that, in conjunction with an electrifying sonic evolution, makes her one of the most thrilling, buzzed-about young pop stars of the moment.
To hear Dunne tell it, Late Teens Early Twenties is the clearest distillation of her sonic and lyrical maturation. The process of constructing To Be The Little Fish, her debut EP released last year via Atlantic, was a soul and sound-searching process Dunne likens to a healthy dose of trial and error. Only a teenager at the time, she experimented with a mélange of sounds and styles. Not until she wrote and recorded “Old School,” that EP’s centerpiece and her breakout single, did she feel she’d truly found her musical voice. “When we wrote Old School,” she says of the sticky-sweet single directly inspired by her parents’ relationship, “everything shifted. I was like, Boom! That’s the direction!” she recalls, noting how prior to its completion she’d felt compelled to write for any and every genre, but in pinning down what made her tick -- fresh and funky soul music with a contemporary pop flair-- she finally felt at home.