Not too long ago Carlie Hanson was working at a McDonald’s in Wisconsin. Now, she just finished opening for Troye Sivan on his Bloom tour. We talked to the young artist about her big break and her shimmering pop sound
I got to the Troye Sivan concert line at 5 p.m., I had even taken off work a little early because I knew the line would be crazy. I got in line behind a whole group of teens all wearing glitter and Blue Neighbourhood shirts, most of them took the day off and got there at 8 a.m. “I think Troye is basically Jesus and we’re following his religion…Sivanism…that’s what we’ll call it”
You’ve heard her single “Hurt So Good” all over the place, but Astrid S is quite reserved. That’s the first thing that strikes me about her, she’s so ethereal and her voice is so delicate. The Norwegian singer grew up in the small town of Berkåk, Norway with less than 1,000 people and long cold winters. She said the airport in Dallas is actually larger than her home town. “I’m in cowboy land all the way from Norway,” she said as she took the stage at Southside Ballroom.