Karen Marie Ørsted, known professionally as MØ, is quickly becoming one of the hottest commodities to come out of Denmark since the development of LEGO blocks, and her newest single, "Nights With You," further whets our appetite for her forthcoming sophomore album. On behalf of We Are: The Guard, I think we will all agree that the wait has gone long enough.




The Danish songstress leads a booming cavalcade of electronic musicians from Scandinavia. Already finding commercial success as the vocalist for Major Lazer and DJ Snake’s smash hit Lean On, featured as the theme for the Google Nexus ad campaign, it appears everything she touches is turning into gold. Everyone seems to wants a piece of MØ. Her collaborations feature the who’s who of influential artists from various genres: the super-trio Major Lazer, pop superstar Justin Bieber, British sensation Charli XCX, and Aussie rap goddess Iggy Azalea. the combined efforts of Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic), Benny Blanco, Cashmere Cat, and Sophie, Nights With You follows this collaboration-heavy trend. With backing like that and being a part of Sony, can she really be considered indie anymore?

"Nights With You" is a long-awaited track off her second album, which was teased over a year-and-a-half ago and has already landed on Spotify’s New Music Friday. Quite frankly, it was worth the wait. With a bountiful dose of her infectious vocals places upon the straightforward electronic composition, the song comes off as simple and assessable tale about having a girl’s night out that is driven by the charismatic delivery from MØ. While listening to her music, there is always an image of a lovely dancing lady in the middle of Coachella being one with the music. Actually, I always picture MØ as that lady. Just watch the way she dances in her videos. No idea what she calls that, but it looks like she is having lots of fun. That is exactly what is the point of her songs: to have fun.

MØ is quickly replacing LEGOs and the Danish pastry as my favorite thing from Denmark. I can’t get enough of her. Also, Danishes are from Austria, anyways.