4. Sigrid - "Don't Kill My Vibe"
Scandinavia's got another one. 20-year-old Norwegian artist Sigrid's debut single "Don't Kill My Vibe" dropped this year via Island Records, and it's an anthemic piece of pop that showcases the young singer's songwriting skills. When she was still in high school, Sigrid had local success—she even hit national radio with her second-ever song—but now she's splitting her time between Norway and London and sounds ready for the international attention that she's getting. It can be a challenge to make a song this accessible without making it too sugary or basic, but there's a strength in Sigrid's delivery that makes this song both extremely immediate and powerful at the same time.—Jacob Moore