Scandinavian music has come a long way from the days of ABBA and A-Ha. In recent years the region has been at the forefront of dance, electro, pop and folk, serving up a seemingly never-ending list of catchy, feel good music. Today’s artist MØ (AKA Karen Marie Ørsted) hails from the Danish capital Copenhagen and is a shining example of what Scandinavia has to offer the global music scene.
This week saw the release of the songstress’ début UK single ‘Pilgrim’ via Chess Club Records and judging by the track’s popularity online, it is sure to be the beginning of an Anglo-Dane love affair. The song itself is an soulful synth-pop number packed with brass and beats. MØ’s voice is smooth and emotive and benefits from the stereotypical simplicity of the construction around it. The track is fantastically captivating, with the sumptuous brass melodies and uncomplicated lyrics reverberating around your brain for hours after consumption. ‘Pilgrim’ is both effortlessly cool and charmingly seductive and surely marks another success in a potentially remarkable career.