Our favorite Danish pop singer-songwriter MØ
has just released a new surprise EP, When I Was Young,
the first album since her 2014 debut, No Mythologies To Follow.
The EP's title track serves as the lead single and there are six tracks total. The whole thing was produced by the singer herself as well as Kristoffer Fogelmark, FTSE, Grant William Russell Harris, and others.
The opening track, "Roots," very much goes back to her singer-songwriter roots, with more indie pop flourishes and less bass drops (like the ones we've heard in her extremely successful standalone singles "Lean On" and "Don't Leave"). The title track leans toward the dance side though, with such a cool attitude, it might just be her one of her most epic tracks. "Turn My Heart To Stone" features a catchy falsetto, once again showcasing her excellent songwriting skills.
"Making the EP has been such a nice flashback experience because I forgot about the little things; how you put the songs together, the lyrics, the song titles and the artwork," MØ said in a press release. "Just being in the bubble of that energy is so fucking awesome. It's so amazing to be able to create a universe. These years have been a learning process about what's important, and that's what this EP reflects. These songs were chosen instinctively, and by a gut feeling really, but they're all about both looking back and forward."
It's clear she's dipping her pen back into the song book, and she's handed in a perfect dance record for all of the house parties we're about to attend this winter. We're also happy to see that, while she took a little EDM detour, she hasn't lost any of her solo magic.