If you’re planning to head on over to Oakland’s swank Fox Theater this Saturday to catch the ultra-cool reunion concert of legendary UK techno-pop team OMD (and hey, who isn’t?), be sure to get there early for a glimpse of great new Danish sensation Oh Land.
Her ethereal, twilight-twinkling eponymous debut was just released stateside by Epic, after an official self-produced 2008 album in her homeland, “Fauna,” and already her sugary confection “Sun Of A Gun” (sic) has garnered over five million hits on YouTube. And she doesn’t pluck ideas from any ordinary sources. For instance, she says, her song “Wolf And I” “Was very much inspired by old fables — I was also very interested in astronomy at the time that I was writing, and that’s why the moon and the stars and the fables were just something that came together for me.”
Oh Land (nee Nanna Oland Fabricius) was actually a talented dancer who had a whole ballet career mapped out. But after she sustained a spinal injury at 18 — and while lying on her back for months at home — she began pouring her grief into music, then posted her songs on MySpace as catharsis.
Soon, she’d created her own Swiss army knife-styled keyboard/projector/drum machine she dubbed The Contraption, which the New York transplant currently wields in concert. “So I think it was in the cards for me to become a musician,” she chuckles.
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