A bit more SERIOUS than previous tracks like the lovely White Nights but still rather wonderful. This one take video sees Nanna Øland Fabricius performing the cinematic, soundtrack-esque Lean with only a string quartet as accompaniment. It’s a great showcase for her really rich-sounding voice.
JANUARY. It’s finished now. Good riddance to it.
It was largely cold and rubbish. But it produced some good music and some good music videos.
Here are my ten favourite tracks I’ve written about on this here blog so far in 2011. If you’ve missed any of them, go and check them out. You won’t regret it.
What have I missed that’s rocked your January?
For some reason, when I wrote about the Twin Shadow remix of Oh Land’s White Nights last week I totally failed to spot the video for the original.
Anyway, it’s PRETTY and features BALLOONS. And has reminded me again of how amazing the song is. Amazing.
Female fronted electro-pop. Yawn. Right? But this is more like it! Seriously brilliant stuff. I know I’m behind the curve (Oh Land was a hit at SXSW 2009, I’m told), but this is totally worth a listen. Nanna Øland Fabricius (see what she did there?) is a Danish former ballerina, now based in New York, with model good looks and a penchant for inventing her own instruments. Her sound is far more organic and less slavishly 80s than a lot of others in this genre. I guess there’s more in common with Lykke Li than anyone else, but with less of a dark side.
ANYWAY, a few days ago this wonderful remix surfaced, from fellow NYC resident Twin Shadow. Adds a bit more fizz to an already pretty exciting track
This is also good:
And this is gorgeous:
And there’s also a video behind the cut – it’s fan-made and only features a preview of the original White Nights, but I thought it was worth sharing regardless.