MØ is one of the most interesting names in pop music.
The chanteuse fuses so many elements into her work that it’s impossible to slap any type of label on her at all.
The Danish star released the spontaneous EP When I Was Young to serious acclaim. Stark yet optimistic, the collection of songs fit together like a dramatic jigsaw puzzle.
She recently discussed the styling of the video that powers the title track.
“I’m so happy to present this video because it feels very true to the song and to who I am,” MØ said. “It was inspired by a painting called ‘The Dance Of Life’ by one of my favorite artists, Edvard Munch. It’s an illustration of three women — one in white, one in red and one in black — and tells a story about three stages of human life: youth, maturity, and old age.
“I was always drawn to this image as a kid due to its simple symbolism and emotion and have been dying to do a video that could reflect on it. Since ‘When I Was Young’ is all about nostalgia and reflecting on life — especially the past, but also the now and the future — it just seemed like the perfect time to do it.”
The video is just small taste of what the six-song EP brings to the table. Featuring production from MØ, Kristoffer Fogelmark, FTSE, Grant William Russell Harris, Mantra, Albin Neder, Fridolin Nordsø, Vera and Vasco, this is music that is not to be ignored.
Check out the video below to see where she is coming from.
Watch: MØ “When I Was Young”