Danish vocalist, songwriter and breakout star MØ’s new video for latest single “Nights With You. debuts today. Watch the video, filmed in Sofia, Bulgaria with director Bouha Kazmi below. “‘Nights With You. was written for my best (and oldest) friend, and the song is a celebration of our friendship and of my love for her,” says MØ. “I obviously wanted the video to be about friendship but I wanted it to communicate this in a wide and universal way. I wanted it to be a reflection on unity in both bright times and in dark-about standing together strong and shining the light across borders and generations.
“It probably sounds like a mouthful, but that was what was going through my mind when we started making this video. I wanted the setting to be an odd beautiful realness…an alternate reality, which is where we all seem to live these days.”
“Nights With You,” produced with Benny Blanco, Cashmere Cat and SOPHIE, is MØ’s first solo release of 2017. Her unique songwriting and vocal style have earned her status as one of the pop world’s fastest rising stars and the respect of its most influential producers and songwriters, including Diplo, Blanco, Cashmere Cat, Charli XCX and many more.
The new track follows a momentous year with several high profile guest appearances-Major Lazer’s smash hits “Cold Water” and “Lean On,” one of the most successful songs of all time, among them. MØ’s own singles “Kamikaze” and “Final Song” have climbed charts worldwide ahead of her forthcoming, second studio album.
Hailing from Funen, Denmark, MØ is Karen Marie Ørsted. In 2014 her debut album, No Mythologies To Follow, was released to great critical success. Pitchfork described MØ’s voice as “a powerful and versatile tool comfortable expressing emotional turmoil as it is wearing a fuck-the-haters scowl,” while Consequence of Sound praised the album as “a polished pop package that boasts bite as well as her refreshingly charming magnetism.” In 2015, MØ teamed up with Major Lazer to co-write and sing “Lean On,” which is one of the most streamed songs of all time on Spotify, peaked at #1 on Top 40 radio in the U.S. and has more than 2 billion views on the official music video.
MØ recently performed her hit collaboration with Snakehips, “Don’t Leave,” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” alongside the British duo-watch here.