Maybe it’s because I’ve recently went through my personal new year’s eve on the March 1st, but I cannot stop listening to this track. MØ’s voice is perfectly combined with the bittersweet melody of the song and the video is a touching compilation of movie scenes mixed with few amateurish clips of the singer. The Danish girl performed New Year’s Eve last December at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Norway, followed by a sober version of Lean On. MØ – which in Danish means maiden, virgin, young girl with a pure spirit – stands out for her eccentric and creative style, placing her among the most inspiring artists of my personal music selection.
Miike Snow never disappoint me. Their songs are catchy and their videos are always the best combination of weirdness and creativity. This time they even manage to convey an emotional message decorated with a vintage allure.
It was early 2013 and I was living in London. I clearly remember the first time I heard Lorde singing Royals while I was cleaning up my tiny-but-bloody-expensive room near Brick Lane: it was catchy and I loved it. Same year, same city, same sourroundings: BBC Radio 1 introduced me to Disclosure and it was more than love. White Noise (ft. Aluna George), the second released single, was my shot of adrenaline when I used to go out for my afternoon walk in my neighbourhood, or when I had to take the tube to get back home from university, or when I was grabbing some milk and a box of Nescafè Cappuccino at the local Saintsbury’s.
There is something evocative in Disclosure and Lorde performing together a song titled Magnets. For sure.