To be honest, I’m very disappointed with myself for not knowing about Oh Land until recently. It wasn’t until the OMD show at the Music Box a week-ish ago that I discovered Nanna. I mean, music used to be my life -Literally. Between the ages of 17-22 my life consisted of show after show, interviewing bands for Real Detroit Weekly and Sound-riot.com (now defunct). Thus, I’m going to try and incorporate music related topics into the blog more. Yeah!
Onto Oh Land. The second Nanna Øland Fabricius took stage and began serenading the crowd with her Bjorkish electropop tunes, I was entranced. Even my boyfriend noticed how much in a daze I was the whole time. Favorite song? Definitely ‘Wolf & I’. A former ballerina turned musician, Nanna has a dreamlike stage presence. Dressed in Doc Marten combat boots, shorts and a bat-winged tunic, her performance is ethereal as she floats around the stage surrounded by pink balloons. Serious girl crush. I haven’t felt this way since I discovered Ida No of Glass Candy.
Surprisingly, Style.com took notice of Nanna a while back and predicted her rise to fame and as a future fashion icon. No, Missoni is not an independent designer but who care’s what designer you wear, really? It’s Nanna’s style that I have been fawning over. Even with a girly blouse on in her Vevo video where she answers questions from fans, this chic rocks her basic shorts and what seems to be her staple – black doc martens. To me fashion is a fad. I say I love fashion because, well, unfortunately most people think fashion & style are synonymous, so I do it for that majority. But fashion to me is truly about style and most importantly personal style. Per the famous Coco Chanel “Fashion comes and goes, but style is eternal.” It’s no wonder that Epic Records has picked up her up. This girl is going to be huge.