A lot has changed since Karen Marie Ørsted released her debut LP ‘No Mythologies To Follow’ early last year. MØ teamed up with Diplo for the first time on that record for the ‘XXX 88’ track, but it was the pair’s collaboration with Major Lazer, ‘Lean On’, that really took Ørsted to the next level - it’s said to have already amassed one billion streams.
Speaking to Annie Mac on Radio 1 on the unveiling of ‘Kamikaze’, MØ said working with Diplo is “always such a fun and open process,” and fun is something that flows through ‘Kamikaze’ to the point where it defines it. Carnival-style horns burst out of the track with absolute glory, abandoning all inhibitions along the way.
“Are you never gonna get enough?” Ørsted sings, but ‘Kamikaze’ has everything. MØ said last night that her and Diplo are “not all about making a hit record, more that we have fun together.” The second aim has clearly been fulfilled, and whether they want it to or not, ‘Kamikaze’ has all the ingredients to achieve the first goal along with it.
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