Release Date: Oct 29, 2013
Record label: Genepool Records
Releasing the punchy, no-prisoners ‘XXX 88’ and the ‘is this an actual ballad?’ ‘Never Wanna Know’ back in September, it was suffice to say that MØ had thrown a couple of curveballs to preview her debut EP ‘Bikini Daze’. She’s fast becoming more of an enigma than ever.Opener ‘XXX 88’ bears the hallmarks of the trap genre – 808’s, hi-hats, layered synthesizers, with MØ chanting a series of wild ‘heys!’ in the chorus. It’s not an anomaly, either.
You thought you had MØ all figured out. Scandinavian pedigree? Check. Catchy pop ditties? Check. Everything lined up perfectly. Karen Marie Ørsted was to be yet another in a long string of sonic exports from a frost-encrusted region overflowing with native talent. Then she dropped Bikini Daze ….
Denmark’s most newfangled pop duchess MØ, AKA Karen Marie Ørsted, has seen a rocket-fuelled ascent towards the inner circles of electro-pop. Garnering comparisons to Grimes, Lana Del Rey and Twin Shadow, she’s graduated from the post-dubstep of “Pilgrims” and the glitchtronica of “Maidens”, now edging ever-closer towards the realms of mammoth chartdom with debut EP Bikini Daze. We saw her gravitate towards the poppier waters with Kopparberg’s anthem, “Waste Of Time”, a misty, mystic salvo of Stygian synths and cosmic hooks.