2014 Preview: Listen Out For #9 – MØ

2 Dec


After the year she has just had, it almost feels like a bit of a cheat to name as one of our artists to listen out for in 2014, especially as she also appeared on the Blog Sound of 2013 Longlist 12 months ago. But the whole point of this list is to talk about artists we love who we think could break out next year, and we’ve loved MØ ever since she flicked her plait our way at the Great Escape, fists pumping the air and her legs, hips, feet and everything else convulsing as she power danced around.

That onstage sass and attitude was matched, nay exceeded, by the storming Diplo featuring “XXX 88” which itself was following the sublime “Waste Of Time”. She is an artist that creates genuine excitement and a buzz of anticipation whenever she is about to perform. She even had the audacity to upstage the headlining AlunaGeorge on her recent UK tour and won many more fans in so doing.

The Bikini Daze EP showcased a softer, more vulnerable side with the forlorn sounds of “Never Wanna Know” chiming away like a jilted lover looking in from the cold at her happy replacement, proving that she isn’t all about big, hard numbers. She can do the lighter in the air moment as well as being energetic and bombastic and both are highly addictive and great fun. If, for arguments sake, you were to Weird Science up a perfect popstar for the 21st century, chances are you’d make MØ. 2013 was great for Karen Marie Ørsted, 2014 should be even better.

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