I found Astrid S’ song “Hurts So Good” in a list of “underrated” songs of 2016…I am now obsessed with it. The song seems to have done well in Astrid S’ home country of Norway and other parts of Europe, but it has yet to gain traction in America (thus it’s “underrated” status). The song, overall, has great beats and cool synth work. I also love the way she sings the chorus of “When it hurts, but it hurts so good” – it’s full of such great emotion.
The other great thing about this song is it’s snappy lyrics. The opening lyrics of “You’re fighting me off like a firefighter, so tell me why you still get burned” is so enticing and clever. At first, I thought it was a bit of an unusual reference, but then I realized that if the person is fighting her like a firefighter, then she must be a flame or fire. This revolves around the entire message of the song: when things get bad, do you run or do you “take it?” If she is a flame, she can keep this person warm or burn them. Are they going tough out the difficult time or are they going to only stay if it “hurts so good.”
Anyway, I’m definitely going to be keeping an eye out (or, rather, ear?) for Astrid S in 2017 – hopefully a full length album is on its way.