Ina Wroldsen returns to a sound we haven’t heard from her in while on her brilliant new single, “Strongest.”
You might not be familiar with Wroldsen’s name, but you’ll definitely have heard some of her work like on Calvin Harris‘s “How Deep Is Your Love,” as well as songwriting for Anne-Marie, Demi Lovato, and Jess Glynne – oh, she’s also the singer on Martin Solveig‘s “Places,” which you’ve obviously heard because ti was everywhere.
What’s great about this track is its instant familiarity which hugs you from the first beat drop – although it’s similarity isn’t too direct to be off-putting, we can here strong “Cheap Thrills” vibes across the chorus (which isn’t a bad thing).
Lyrically it’s similar to “Rockabye” from Clean Bandit, making the mother-son relationship the focus – which is still a nice take with all (and we mean fucking millions) of songs about romantic relationships.
Wroldsen’s voice is just beautiful and pitches at just the rights moments in the chorus to bring a tear to your eye as it exudes emotion, but she saves the real highlight for the final chorus where she lets her vocal free to roar.
Please let this be the song that kicks Wroldsen’s solo career onto the right path because she more than deserves it!
Check the track out below and let us know what you think in the comments!