The frenetic, efficient, and offbeat synth-pop of MØ comes straight from the gut. That’s her voice resonating over the beats of the hit “Lean On” by Major Lazer and DJ Snake. This Danish artist also co-authored the lyrics of that song, which is now the second most listened to of all time on Spotify. On her album No Mythologies to Follow, Karen Marie Ørsted evokes the difficulties of today’s youth, constrained to find their way in a hyperactive and demanding world. Her style comes into focus through the different musical obsessions she has traversed, from childhood to young adulthood: the sugary pop of the Spice Girls, the energy of hip hop, and the attitude of punk. This all blends into an uncompromising, youthful, and authentic electro-pop that evokes the quirky universe of Grimes. Early this year the singer unveiled the single “Don't Leave” with the British duo Snakehips. An intense first taste of an imminent album!