Danish vocalist, songwriter and breakout star MØ premieres her first solo music of 2017 today. Listen to “Nights With You,” produced by Benny Blanco, Cashmere Cat and SOPHIE here.
“’Nights With You’ is about my best friend,” MØ explains. “I’ve known her since kindergarten and she is like a sister to me. We are very different but also super similar and we’ve shared our life together on so many levels. The lyrics are about telling your soulmate to let go of all the worries. We live in crazy times, in a crazy world with crazy expectations to what happiness is, and the pressure we put on ourself is enormous. Sometimes all you need is someone who knows you well to just demand of you to stop worrying, turn off your phone, go out, get smashed and forget about life as we know it. If only just for a while.
I wrote the song in L.A. with Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder, Cashmere Cat and SOPHIE. It’s the first time I’ve worked with such a large team, and I really admire and respect them all so I was reeeally excited to work with them, and I’m so pleased they wanted to join me in making this song.”
MØ’s 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.
“Nights With You” 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. 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 nearly 2 billion views on the official music video.
Check out MØ’s new work below.