As Sigala, 26-year-old Bruce Fielder has been a dance-pop fixture in the U.K. since breaking through three years ago with the Jackson 5-sampling “Easy Love.” Now, he’s moving on to a new stage of his career after the September release of Brighter Days, an infinitely catchy, tropical house-infused collection of hit singles and other tracks that serves as his debut album.
Having wrapped a quick European tour in support of the album, the Norfolk, England, native is back in Las Vegas at one of his favorite clubs, Marquee, this week. Expect a celebratory set with plenty of Sigala’s signatures, including newest single “Just Got Paid,” featuring Ella Eyre, Meghan Trainor and French Montana.
How did the process of putting Brighter Days evolve after you started working on it?
I feel as though the album began evolving ever since I started to put out my own music. I have always taken inspiration from various places—tropical house, soul and funk music, even disco. I think the album is a reflection of all the genres that have inspired me and led to the Sigala sound of upbeat, feel-good, tropical tracks. The features also helped shape the tracks hugely, and I feel incredibly lucky to have been able to work with them, especially the iconic Nile Rodgers and Kylie Minogue.
Did your process change once you decided to work on an album instead of focusing on singles?
Not really. Most of the tracks I produce all start with a piano, as that is my main instrument. When I work from more-produced tracks it blocks my creativity a bit, so I like to always start acoustically and build from there.
Has finishing the album lifted some pressure creatively? Do you feel able to move in different musical directions now, perhaps more than before?
It’s definitely an incredible feeling to draw a line under a body of work that has been three years in the making. I’m excited to evolve Sigala now … and experiment with some new sounds. We will have to see what 2019 brings.
What can we expect from your Marquee Mondays gig?
Last time I was here was the end of September at the Marquee Dayclub. I love it; there is no other place like it! Expect a high-energy, tropical, feel-good set.
SIGALA December 3, 10:30 p.m., $20-$30. Marquee, 702-333-9000.