Want some MØ?

by on July 21, 2015
 

   When you Google MØ, the first thing that pops up is the state of Missouri if you do not use the right symbol. If you use the correct symbol upon searching, questions about the pronunciation of her name will be the top result. This Danish synth-pop artist, is emerging onto the mainstream radar to where listeners are starting to wonder about her.

   Her name actually contains a Danish vowel that is unpronounceable in the English language, according to Billboard. Even though not many listeners in the U.S. cannot pronounce her name, that doesn’t deter us from getting to know MØ musically. She is featured on Iggy Azalea’s recent hit, “Beg For It.” That’s right, those chorus vocals are not Charlie XCX or Rita Ora, but that of MØ.

   Her last project completed, No Mythologies Followed, was released in 2014. The album is very dense, containing 20 tracks in total. The album opens with, “Fire Rides,” an eerie, but cool song. It puts you in a trance with MØ’s haunting voice and dance beat, much of what her music sounds like as a synth-pop artist. Synth-pop or techno pop music, uses a synthesizer as the main instrument. Which means, other than an artist’s voice, the sound is completely designed by computer.

   Altogether, MØ, is an artist to look out for. She is dance, techno and synth-pop all in one, just don’t bet on pronouncing her name correctly any time soon.