MØ’s been teasing the follow-up to her 2014 debut, "No Mythologies To Follow", for what feels like ages now, tiding fans over in the meantime with a surprise EP and numerous collaborations with the likes of Diplo and Charli XCX. Now, the Danish pop singer has finally announced her sophomore album; it’s called "Forever Neverland".
MØ describes the album as being about “imaginary love and living in a bubble.” She’s also shared its lead single, “Sun In Our Eyes”, in which she, again, teams up with Diplo for the bright, breezy track, which sets the singer’s powerhouse vocals against wistful, aching lyrics.
Along with the announcement, came the album trailer posted online this September 5th, in which we can hear lyrics from "West Hollywood": "I turn on the radio but there's nothing that I wanna hear/I just wanna drift away listening to some old shit/Oh lately I've been holding back every single tear/Now I just wanna turn it all the way up and get the fuck away from here".
"Forever Neverland" is due out October 19th via Columbia Records.
I can’t even describe how disappointed I am about ditching the direction she was going with Kamikaze, Final Song, Drum, Nights With You… I mean I still can’t wait for this, but I swear her sound was next level pop on those tracks. I hope Noonie Bao was on board for these new ones at least
I, personally have to disagree with this statement very strongly. After Lean On, the U.S. market finally started to realize who she was, whereas beforehand it was very minimal. This massive success of a radio and chart-topping song clearly led label and behind the scenes production to start marketing her in that same vein, and the music began to follow suit of that. The result was not next level pop, but more of the same old stuff we’ve been hearing from Diplo/Major Lazer and many other pop stars on U.S. radio then, and now.
I found this to be rather unfortunate because I had been following MØ’s career from the very beginning. She was a breath of fresh air out of the European pop scene and was doing sounds and vocal tracks like no other were doing at that time, I’m talking 8 years ago now. Fast forward and many girls try to achieve this sound today. The first releases were incredible, and ahead of the curve. The Lean On, Kamikaze and Drum era all was very commercialized for American radio and lost a lot of the artistic depth and authenticity I knew of her.
Finally, on these tracks, I am hearing the MØ I remember and loved, and she has not abandoned this sound you are referring to but rather melded them together – it just feels right.