Monday, 17 January 2011

Oh Land

What happens when an opera singer and theatre organist make a baby? Then what happens when that baby grows into a child who makes up her own language and later a woman who listens to Bjork? This. Nanna Øland Fabricius sings as Oh Land, and is a Danish ex-ballet dancer with a beautiful and strong set of pipes.

Oh Land crafts a magical and colourful world of her own, dotted with melodic pop soundscapes and clusters of balloons. Everywhere. Her creative background creates an attention to every sensory detail of performance, and today makes her my new thing to like. Somehow, she couples the soft plick-plock of drum pads with a bold stage presence that shouts "look at me, and join in with all the fun I'm having". There's a sincerity here that other polished pop stars could only dream of possessing.

Now signed to Epic, her full-length is due for release on March 14th. Keep you eyes on this one: it doesn't look like she'll be slowing down any time soon.

Oh Land- White Nights (Live) from Oh Land Music on Vimeo.
Oh Land "Sun of a Gun" from Oh Land Music on Vimeo.
Oh Land- Wolf & I (Live) from Oh Land Music on Vimeo.

image courtesy of robbie fimmano

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