Hotly tipped Danish songstress MØ aka. Karen Marie Ørsted is stirring up a buzz throughout the global blogosphere these days. Tastemaker media such as Pitchfork, The Guardian and NME wrote about her and she just returned home from CMJ in New York after playing some widely praised shows.
With no albums out and only 2 online tracks the 23-year- old MØ recently faced a bidding war, which ultimately led to signing with Sony for the Scandinavian territory. Now M√ò is being pursued by some of the most respectable labels in the UK and US. Scandinavia, it seems, has done it again!
MØ is spending the fall in the studio, wrapping up her highly anticipated debut album with Ronni Vindahl of Danish producer entity No Wav.
Listeners can expect a lush, warm and soulful production, however MØ brings the Scandinavian cold/cool and a street vibe edge to the songs, which makes for a sonic juxtaposition.
Her unique mix of indie, pop, hip-hop, electro and soul is hella fresh sounding and it genuinely sounds like MØ is fighting a battle of mixed emotions inside of herself.
The Guardian named MØ "band of the day" and hailed her as "the next Grimes" and having played alongside acts such as Purity Ring and MS MR, it seems like MØ might just be the next indie act to break through to the mainstream masses.
There is not much info out there on M√ò who tends to let her music do the talking, but her facebook biography reveals a glimpse of her current state of mind:
"The snow nation is eating your brain and your young heart, dark as the apocalypse. So just go perish in the snøw. mø mø mø MØ MØ MØ."