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Here’s why you need to discover Dagny before all your friends


The simple answer is because she’s fly AF, but we’re feeling generous so we’ll be giving you the long version. Here we go…

Dagny is part of a crop of Scandinavian singers, including Astrid S, Aurora and Zara Larsson, who are really pushing through to the UK pop mainstream in 2016. Her sound is fresh, fun and electronic but unmistakably pop, which we obviously love.

She has already toured with pop greats like Sting, Elton John and Bryan Adams, but if that doesn’t impress you then get this, she hails from Tromsø, which is the northernmost (now that’s a word we should use more) city in the world. This is a place where they have endless nights in winter and endless days in summer. Mystical… And you can bet that she’s wrestled her fair share of bears and wolves. Now that’s our type of pop star!

Bear wrestling aside, her debut single ‘Backbeat’ came out late 2015 and is one of the best examples of where 2010s pop is headed. So basically, if you get into Dagny you’ll be ahead of the game in every single way possible.

Did anyone else notice that she looks like a Norwegian Taylor Swift? That can never be a bad thing tbh.

Plus, she does a mean Mexican wave! Now that’s the kind of pop star you can really get behind.

That aside, she also just released one of the supreme bangers of the year that everyone’s banging on about so why aren’t you?

So there you go. Dagny is a bear-wrestling, Mexican-wave-doing Taylor Swift doppelganger who is set to take over the world.  Aren’t you glad you discovered her before your friends did? The answer is yes. Tweet it to us @maximumpop. Peace out.

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Written by David Farrell

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David is the Head of Content at Maximum Pop!

Having studied Russian and Spanish at the University of Leeds, David moved to Moscow to work in the education sector. Upon returning to UK soil, David initially immersed himself in the wonderful world of MP! as a music writer.

Now head of all things content, David takes being a music fanboy to a whole new level, and can often be found dancing like there's nobody watching to 'Shout Out To My Ex', obsessing over Lauren Jauregui and defending Taylor Swift's honour.

David once appeared on TV in Armenia. Apparently, "it was awesome".