CMU Approved

Approved: Oh Land (Best Of Approved 2010)

By | Published on Tuesday 7 December 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. A second album is now complete and set for a 2011 release. As a taster, back in September Fabricius made a track from it available, ‘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 check out the track and various remixes at the SoundCloud link below.