Getting To Know... Sitrekin

After originally making her mark as the singer behind Blue Foundation, best known for their world-renowned hit single 'Eyes On Fire', Danish artist Sitrekin continues her solo venture once again with the illuminating new single 'As I Moved On'.

Capturing more of that rich and ethereal aesthetic she has become synonymous with in recent years, 'As I Moved On' makes for a beautifully warm and tender listen. With her spellbinding vocals spread across a smooth and breezy atmosphere from start to finish, she continues her ascent as one of the more captivating names doing the rounds right now.

So with the new single available to stream now, we sat down with her to find out more about her origins and what has been inspiring her most over the years.


What was the first instrument you fell in love with?

The guitar. My parents used to play the guitar for my siblings and I when we were kids and had to fall a sleep at night. In stead of reading a story, they would play children’s songs. I think we were around 3-6 years old. The first couple of songs we would sing along with them, and then they would play quieter ones, and we would fall to sleep. My father would sometimes also practice some flamenco guitar later on, and I loved that too.

What kind of music did you love when you were younger?

In my early teenage years I was madly fascinated by, and listened a lot to, Cocteau Twins, The Cure, The Sundays and Sinéad O’Conner.

What was the first album you remember owning?

I bought my two very first records the very same day, when I was around 11 years old. I had just gotten my first record player. It was ‘Chuck E’s in Love’ by Rickie Lee Jones and Bob Marley’s ‘Kaya’.

What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?

Oh - it’s hard to choose - but I love the timeless beauty of ‘Summertime Sadness’ by Lana Del Rey.

Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?

I often do journaling before going on with my music. It is a way of clearing my mind and discover what is going on in me at the moment. A way of calming my self and connect my self to the moment. I try to journal as often as possible, actually. I also make tea and lit a candle. I try to create a calm and welcoming atmosphere that I believe my music would want to arrive in. I often sit in my little red shed in our garden, where I can work or daydream undisturbed.

Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?

Bat for Lashes, Frank Ocean, Nosaj Thing, Erika de Casier, Agnes Obel, Nilufer Yanya.

If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?

Cocteau Twins reunited.

What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?

To be able to continually discover and unfold your own inner world and bring it out into the real world. Expand my own capabilities and constantly find out new things about my self. I feel powerful, when I have created something that I find beautiful and that I am satisfied with. The most satisfying thing is when the sounds and melodies are unfolding in a flow where I don’t think but just do.

And what is the most frustrating part?

When I have resistance and can’t get into that flow.

And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?

To just keep calm and keep up the good work. No matter if it goes up or down, fast or slow. Trust your own path and your gut feeling.


Sitrekin's new single 'As I Moved On' is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.