Album Review - Forever Neverland

MØ - Forever Neverland

She’s never looked more comfortable in her own skin.

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Karen Marie Ørsted wasn’t always the gleaming pop star who contributed vocals to Major Lazer’s ‘Lean On’. Coming from Copenhagen’s punk scene, debut album ‘No Mythologies To Follow’ was a twitchy, left-of-centre delight that swerved traditional pop conventions. Since then, she’s released a handful of singles and EPs, all pointing in different musical directions. It all comes together on ‘Forever Neverland: she’s never looked more comfortable in her own skin. Opener ‘Way Down’ is a hedonistic delight, existing on the fringes of the dancefloor, and across the album she dips her toe into slow, acoustic anthems (‘Blur’), soaring road-trip soundtracks (‘Sun In Our Eyes’) and slow-burning bangers (‘If It’s Over’). Yes, there’s nothing of the size or scale of ‘Lean On’, but in unapologetically treading her own path, MØ’s beginning to carve a new identity all of her own.