Music Video: MØ, Waste of Time

MØ (or Karen Marie Ørsted, to give her her birth name) probably first appeared on music lovers’ radar when she posted the emotive synthscapes of ‘Maiden’ online last year, and followed up with an impressive performance at CMJ in New York a few months later.

Comparisons to the likes of Grimes and Lykke Li leave you in the right ballpark but remain a little unsatisfactory. However, whatever her sound, Pitchfork, The Guardian, The Line of Best Fit and NME were soon creaming themselves over it. A cracking SXSW set came next and her single ‘Pilgrim’ and its B-side, a remix by MS MR, topped the Hypemachine chart.

Amid all this fanfare, MØ remained quiet, holed herself in the studio and worked on her debut album. She just wants to let her music do the talking. Have a little look at the video for ‘Waste of Time’ (above) to see what all the fuss is about.

MØ heads to Australia for the very first time to perform an intimate and exclusive set at GoodGod Small Club on Tuesday, October 29. Tickets are like gold dust and are already on sale, so get on it quick if you wanna go. Try your luck here.