CMU Approved

Approved: Oh Land – Sun Of A Gun

By | Published on Thursday 2 September 2010

Former ballerina Nanna Øland Fabricius, aka Oh Land, is one of our favourite finds of recent years. Her 2008 debut album, ‘Fauna’, was (and indeed still is) a beautiful collection of songs, which manage to sound like recordings of a late night in a 1920s speakeasy, then unearthed in the 21st century and spruced up with modern production. It’s quite striking, which is why Sony/Epic snapped her up after last year’s SxSW and shoved her in the studio with Shakira producer Lester Mendez.

With her second album now complete, Fabricius has unveiled the first track to be released from it, ‘Sun Of A Gun’. It’s clear straight off that she’s been given much more of a pop treatment this time around, but that’s not to the detriment of her experimental side, which ensures the track is essential listening throughout, beyond its killer chorus hook.

You can download ‘Sun Of A Gun’ from the Oh Land SoundCloud page now, where you’ll also find Yuksek and Savage Skulls remixes of the same track, plus another new song, ‘Perfection’.