“Street-vibe indie pop” and “electronic soul” is how MO describes her music. With a voice fit for a cappella and sassy electronic beats, MO turns heads while tying her sweet melodies with a take-no-crap attitude. As far as I’m concerned, “street vibe” and “soul” couldn’t be more fitting.
Karen Marie Orsted, stage name MO, is a Danish artist who got into the music scene in 2007. In 2013 she released hit singles such as “Glass,” “Pilgrim” and others that can be found on her debut album, “No Mythologies to Follow.”
Seeking influences from bands like Sonic Youth, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Twin Shadow and others, MO possesses a boldness in her music. She focuses on the rapture of youth with dance-worthy tunes and lyrics that foretell experiences of growing pains.
“Dust is Gone” is my favorite track on this album. Its slow vibe and captivating lyrics are nothing short of mesmerizing. The opening song, “Fire Rides” and “XXX 88” are others worth listening to.
“No Mythologies to Follow” is an album of innovation. It’s a great listen for anyone interested in the electronic-pop scene and those exploring new horizons.