Erika de Casier

The 33-year-old Danish singer, songwriter and producer built a cult following with her 2019 debut album Essentials and built on that “cult” designation with 2021’s Sensational, her first release for 4AD. Since then, she’s performed at some of the biggest festivals in the world, written for pop stars (K-pop band NewJeans) and sung on hyped dance tracks (Mura Masa and Shygirl). But when she ushers you into the expanses of her third album she’s inviting you to leave any crass The Nordics’ Next Big Thing or Rising Alt-Pop Star epithets at the door. She may have won a lot of new fans in the past three years, and a lot of high-profile collaborators (Dua Lipa, Blood Orange, Eartheater, etc.) but as her new album title Still confirms, she’s the same old Erika de Casier. Still proves that de Casier is a master of writing songs that speak to universal experiences of modern life, even for all their specificities and quirks.