Danish alterna-pop chanteuse Oh Land, a.k.a. Nanna Øland Fabricius, is excited to share the brand new video for her video “Renaissance Girls.” Taking inspiration from Oh Land’s past in ballet, the video features light-hearted choreography juxtaposed by the harshness of an abandoned warehouse setting. The video, premiered by Rolling Stone, is available to watch and embed via the links below. Bullett Magazine also has a behind-the-scenes sneak peak into the filming of the video.
“Renaissance Girls” Stream on Soundcloud
“Renaissance Girls” on iTunes
“Renaissance Girls,” available now on iTunes, is the new single from Oh Land’s highly-anticipated new album Wish Bone, due out September 24 via Federal Prism, the new label launched by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek. Featuring her distinctive brand of left-field pop, the album features collaborations with Sitek, as well as additional contributions from Sia, WNDRBRD and Dan Carey, among others.
On Wish Bone, Oh Land’s approach to songwriting was grounded in her hunger to be present in her immediate surroundings, accepting the limitations of reality rather than creating an idealized fantasy world. Spending time writing in Los Angeles and New York, Oh Land found inspiration in the limits of her own physicality (a disciplined ballet dancer, her career was sidelined by a crippling back injury) and found freedom within those restrictions.
For the recording of the album, Oh Land collaborated with Dave Sitek, holing up in his studio in Los Angeles and allowing the process to reflect the spontaneity of everyday life. “The collaboration was very intuitive,” explains Oh Land. “”We didn’t plan what we wanted to do, we just pressed record and played a million different instruments. We were both eager for the songs to sound likes the lives we were living at the time, so we kept some of the ‘mistakes’ on purpose, maintaining the integrity of what was delivered in the moment.” Fittingly, the album was recorded using analog equipment and features brass horns, harp, and even a choir all recorded live. The result is Oh Land’s most raw and immediate album yet.
Last month, SPIN shared a sneak peak from the album called “My Boxer,” asserting it “a slinky banger, which bobs and weaves with jabbing percussion, glitch electronics and a dangerously hummable melody.”
Wish Bone is the long-awaited follow up to Oh Land’s 2011 self-titled album that garnered overwhelming acclaim, with SPIN declaring it one of “20 best pop albums of 2011,” and Details praising it’s “fizzy, danceable electro-pop in the mode of Lykke Li and Florence and the Machine.”
WISH BONE TRACK LISTING:
1.) BIRD IN AN AEROPLANE
2.) RENAISSANCE GIRLS
3.) CHERRY ON TOP
4.) 3 CHANCES
5.) MY BOXER
6.) LOVE A MAN DEAD
7.) NEXT SUMMER
8.) SLEEPY TOWN
10.) GREEN CARD
11.) KILL MY DARLING
12.) LOVE YOU BETTER
13.) FIRST TO SAY GOODNIGHT
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