Rising star MØ heading for Leeds

One of the fastest rising pop stars on the planet is heading for Leeds as part of her first world tour later this year.

Wednesday, 22nd June 2016, 6:45 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:15 pm
Mo, gig in Leeds.
Mo, gig in Leeds.

MØ, AKA Karen Marie Ørsted, is expected to have a big hit with her new single, Final Song, which has been produced by MNEK (Beyonce / Zara Larsson), when it comes out on July 1 via Chess Club / RCA Victor.

The co-writer and voice of the worldwide smash Major Lazer track Lean On - the most-streamed song ever on Spotify - is currently putting the finishing touches to her eagerly anticipated second album, due for release later this year.

Ørsted grew up on Funen, one of Denmark’s largest islands, and wrote her first song when she was seven years old. A pop obsessive as a child, she became involved with politics, punk and the anti-fascism movement in her teens, leading her to form the “noisy, trashy electro-pop punk band” Mor aged 18.

But already she was restless and writing new songs on her own, trying out a variety of sounds and styles on her laptop in her bedroom that, in 2009, necessitated her transformation into MØ.

In 2014, she released her debut album No Mythologies To Follow - a unique blend of bedroom beats, soul-punk-electro-R&B and pop harmonies - to rave reviews. The record features singles Pilgrim, Waste of Time, Don’t Wanna Dance and XXX 88 feat. Diplo. In the two years since the album was released, MØ has played sold out tours solo and with Major Lazer, and won over festival crowds worldwide.

MØ is heading out on a headlining tour this autumn, starting in Brussels in October and taking in shows across the UK, Europe and the US throughout November and December. Included is a date at Leeds University Stylus on October 12.

Listen to Final Song at : http://smarturl.it/FinalSongStream