BEST NEW SONG: MØ - BLUR
For quite sometime Danish star MØ has been one of the best acts in pop, period. Her sophomore studio album Forever Neverland cements her place as one of the most unique, interesting, and talented voices in music.
One standout track from a record full of them is “Blur,” a dizzying electronic headrush of a song about mental health and feeling disoriented and disconnected in the modern age.
In short, it is unfortunately the perfect song for this place in time. An anthemic rallying cry to everyone who feels beat down, lost, confused, and trapped in this world that appears to be teetering on the brink.
This song also bangs.
MØ - BLUR
The internet is like the universe in that they’re both a seemingly endless abyss of nothingness with occasional bursts of light. So with that in mind, it’s safe to presume I’m not the first person to think or write this.
But “Blur” (which I like very much) sounds almost exactly like the Pixies classic “Where Is My Mind?”. There could be million different reasons and explanations for this. I chose to believe that this track is meant as a direct homage to the song most famous for being played at the end of Fight Club (a very prescient movie about how fascist movements get started that has been wildly misinterpreted by the culture at large). I have no evidence on which to base the claim of this particular allusion but a brief Google search turned up no evidence to disprove it, so decide for yourself.
The subject matter is similar as is the overall melodies and riffs. “Let me out, I’m trapped in a blur” is more or less another way of asking where is my mind, for christsakes. Even the harmonious adlibs sound like a take on the backing vocals of the Pixies cut.
I don’t mean any of this to discredit MØ or take away from how awesome “Blur” is. This is just to say that it reminded me of another great song and now I have both on repeat. You’d be advised to follow suit.
MØ will be touring Europe this fall and winter, peep her official site for that info. When the calendar turns to 2019 she’ll be gracing North America with her presence. Dates and venues can be found below.
JAN 15th 9:30 Club, Washington, United States
JAN 18th Union Transfer, Philadelphia, United States
JAN 19th Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, United States
JAN 20th House of Blues Boston,Boston, United States
JAN 23rd Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Canada
JAN 25th The Vic Theatre, Chicago, United States
JAN 26th Fine Line, Minneapolis, United States
JAN 29th Showbox SoDo, Seattle, United States
JAN 30th Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada
JAN 31st Roseland Theater, Portland, United States
FEB 2nd Ace Of Spades, Sacramento, United States
FEB 5th The Observatory North Park, San Diego, United States
FEB 7th The Wiltern, Los Angeles, United States
FEB 8th The Observatory, Santa Ana, United States
FEB 9th Fox Theater, Oakland, United States
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