MØ, Balanced Energy

Who: Karen Marie Ørsted a.k.a.
Where she was born: In a small town called Ubberud just outside a city called Odense on the island of Funen in Denmark.
Where she lives now: I live in Copenhagen.
What she does: Musician


Photo by Tomace

What she’s currently working on:
Two songs and a collage.. And on getting myself into shape so I can jump around on the stage when I perform without getting the least tired.

Her favorite color:
Black! And if black is not a colour, then blue.

More specifically:
I make music, think about how to make the music, hang out with friends, write down lyrics and attend the Academy Of Fine Arts.

What good energy means to her:
The word makes me think of the spiritual term of good energy to me it means that you are in balance with your body and soul. And we should aim for balance, because I believe that your good energy will be reflected in the people you are surrounded by. You’ll get back what you give.

What she thinks there is too much of, and too little of:
Too many misunderstandings and too little time to live.

With whom she would like most to go on a tête-à-tête:
Kim Gordon or Karen O.

If she could see broad social change in one aspect, it would be:
People should care as much for other people as they care for themselves.

What makes her smile:
The right mood in my voice, singing the right melody with the right lyrics on top of the right beat, and people with good energy.

The first record she bought with her own money:
With my own money.. I think it was a Best Hits compilation of some sort.. Spice Girls’ Spice was my first record, but I received that one as a present.

Heavy rotation:
MS MR, Smashing Pumpkins and stuff my buddies introduce me to. But I don’t listen much to music made by other than myself when I’m at home or working. Not that I don’t want to (!)—but it interferes too much with the music in my head if I listen too much to other artists.

Where she goes to be alone:
I go to my parents beach house by the ocean on Funen.

Style icon:
Kim Gordon.

Her favorite person in the world:

MØ’s WILD Wish:
To discover all the wonders of the world.


text by: Blaine Skrainka

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