Karen Marie Ørsted, otherwise known as MØ, had no trouble selling out Brooklyn’s Glasslands Gallery, reportedly in under an hour. The Thursday night show had an honest energy that built with anticipation from Erik Hassle‘s opening set until the rising Danish singer closed out covering the Spice Girls’ “Say You’ll Be There.”
On this tour – Ørsted’s first in the U.S. – the singer has graduated from novelty act to a leader in the electro-pop scene as she promotes the March 7 release of highly praised debut album No Mythologies to Follow. The energy level at the Brooklyn gig never dissipated as she powered through what was unanimously considered by the crowd as too short of a set.
Hassle – a Swedish-bred, L.A.-based soulful electro singer-songwriter – recently penned the hit “Can’t Remember to Forget You,” which is approaching 300 million views on YouTube. Between his viral vid and this support slot on MØ’s lengty tour, it’s safe to say he’s doing well for himself here in the States.
Photos also by Dylan Johnson