Krigarè translates from Swedish into English as “warrior” and that’s exactly what the young lady who bears that moniker is. Though some of her ascent through the music business can be attributed to her connections, like a Grammy award-winning father, her winning battle against two forms of deadly cancer before she was even old enough to drink can only be attributed to her sheer force of will.
At the tender age of sixteen Krigarè was diagnosed with stage IV thyroid cancer, and then a mere six months later was diagnosed with stage I melanoma. The aspiring performer already had several more than notable credits to her name such as starring in a Kelly Clarkson video and playing piano with Clarkson at the Grammy’s that year, but cancer halted what was turning into a promising career in its tracks.
Krigarè did not allow the devastating news to derail her entire career, however, and after having beaten cancer she came out with her self-titled LP this past April. The record is an exploration of trials and pain through the gaze of someone who knows those subjects quite well. It is poppy and cinematic and the sort of musical endeavor that stays with the listener long after it has been turned off.
“This album is meant to be an emotional and musical experience taking you through stories of devastation, trial, and overcoming. This album is inspired by so many different genres and artists I look up to, which I believe is what makes the listener feel like they are truly going on this journey with me,” says Krigarè.