If you haven’t caught Denmark’s Karen Marie Ørsted (better known as MØ) in her natural environment (on stage) then you are really missing out. Her latest single, “Final Song” was produced and co-written by perennial Music Is My King Size Bed fav, MNEK. Careful, because it’s a bop and a half! While the song starts out slow and steady with MØ emoting softly against minimal instrumentation, it doesn’t take long for the song to drift into FULL-FLEDGED BANGER territory with MNEK‘s trademark glitch-riddled pop production on full display by the time the euphoric chorus hits your ears. Give it a listen below:
While MØ was an artist I had certainly heard of, it wasn’t until I saw her live 2 years ago (during her first U.S. tour), that her music really connected. Because I’m always down for discovering new pop acts—especially on their first foray to America—I bought 2 tickets on a whim—on the off chance I’d find someone to join me. Later on, MØ added Swedish singer/songwriter Erik Hassle on as a tour opener which only sweetened the deal for me. MØ catapulted off Hassle’s set of smoldering slow jams, into a high-energy tour-de-force performance that left both her and the audience dripping with sweat. Whipping her high pony-braid ’round and round, at one point MØ lept into the crowd at the—by then JAM-PACKED Glasslands Gallery (RIP) for some audience affection. Ending her set with a cover of “Say You’ll Be There” by the Spice Girls, MØ had completely slayed the entirety of Brooklyn and turned me into a full-fledged fan.
Listen to “Final Song” and other JAMZ; part of my Spring Into Summer Spotify playlist.