Scandinavian popstar Sigrid is here to deliver a simple message: back off. She’s tired of both “you” and her ex, and if “Don’t Kill My Vibe” is any indication, she won’t need to depend on another person any time soon to get the success she deserves.
The original mix of the song, which was released in February, slowly evolves from a sparse piano lick. Sigrid starts things off with a vulnerable confession about her ex being a dick and then takes off as far as she can, rebuking her old flame entirely. She evokes a sugary, mocking tone as her voice floats through the lyric “You think you’re so important to me, don’t you?” only to sharpen into a staggering take down of a chorus, half-screamed and half-sung. From a purely sonic perspective, it’s a classic pop moment—pain enveloped in a heartfelt delivery.
Gryffin’s remix magnifies this friction and enhances that moment. Syrupy electronic pulses fill the empty spaces of the original, and a distorted drop mirrors the complexities in Sigrid’s voice, while lending a stronger catharsis to the narrative. The infectious “ohs” behind the original tune become part of the electronic background, a choice that helps launch Sigrid into the stratosphere.
Listen to Gryffin’s remix of Sigrid’s “Don’t Kill My Vibe” below.