MØ – Kamikaze

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Karen Marie Ørsted is a Danish singer, songwriter and producer known under the name of . Her debut album “No Mythologies To Follow” was released in March 2014, and now she is back with some new content. “Kamikaze”, a song produced by her friend Diplo. Watch the video below.

First of all, let’s go back in time. 2012, posted over the internet “Maiden”, her first single which describes the character she plays. As in Danish, “MØ” means either “Maiden” or “Virgin”.
(Well, we cannot confirm the virgin part, but … anyway!)

Then followed a few singles like “Glass”, “Pilgrim” and finally, “XXX 88”, the first song produced by her now friend Diplo which was included in her EP “Bikini Daze” among 3 other songs.

In 2014 arrived “No Mythologies to Follow”, ‘s debut LP out via Chess Club which is one of those brilliant and promising debut album from a talented Indie Pop artist. It included 16 songs + 4 bonus/”Night Versions” of 4 songs taken from the LP. Even though this album managed to create a small but strong fan-base, she didn’t do much promotion for it, as she only posted only one video for the single “Walk This Way” that you can watch below.

Nevertheless, kept being very active at the end of 2014 and during 2015 by doing a few collaborations such as “One More” with Elliphant, “Beg for It” with Iggy Azalea and the famous “Lean On” of Major Lazer who has more than 500 million views on YouTube.
The song was one of the summer hits and kinda propelled into the mainstream environment but it’s ok, as is intended to be a Pop Star.

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Originally, the song “Kamikaze” was supposed to be sung by Rihanna and Nicki Minaj, but both stars declined Diplo‘s proposition. So he decided to finally asked to be a part of it and we can say that this was the best decision ever made by Diplo
The song has the same exotic vibes that appear on “Lean On”, as it is something that fit quite well.. Even if I still feel that “Kamikaze” is the Act 2 of “Lean On”.

Here is the video for ‘s brand new solo single “Kamikaze” :
The video was shot in Kiev and directed by Truman & Cooper

We haven’t got any clue yet if “Kamikaze” announces a new era and new album for Karen, but we will keep you updated on this point.
But something is sure, it is really nice to see that is back on track with her solo career.

Bonus :
Listen to the Cover of Frank Ocean‘s “Lost” by Major Lazer and available for free download.

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