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- Posted on Oct 28th 2010 5:00PM by Rob Smy
Hails From: Copenhagen, Denmark
Why We Love Her: At times the limber voice of Oh Land, aka Nanna Fabricius, manages to remind us of the Cardigans' Nina Persson's sweet delivery; At others her vocals take on some Erykah Badu-esque soulful heft. Combine that appeal with upbeat, foot-tappingly catchy tunes like 'Sun of a Gun' (below) and we find ourselves drifting very happily toward Oh Land's shores.
Essential Listening: 'Sun of a Gun' (MP3 Download)
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Exclusive Q&A With Singer/producer Nanna Øland Fabricius:
What's your favorite album right now, and why?
Right now it must be Laura Marling's 'I Speak Because I Can.' I play live so much right now that I really enjoy silence when I'm off, and Laura Marling is music for silence. I melt.
Tell us about the first concert you ever saw and any stand-out moments.
I grew up watching a lot of opera and classical music because my parents are musicians. I think when I saw my mom play 'Madame Butterfly,' I knew I wanted to perform, as well. My first rhythmic concert was ... Ace of Base when I was 13, I think. Ha!
What's your biggest vice?
York chocolate, 'Mad Men' and gummy bears ... and also in combination.
What's your favorite thing about Copenhagen?
That I can go anywhere I want by bike! I love my iron horses, and in the night the streets are deserted so you can drive in the middle of the roads!
What's the story behind your band name?
"Oh Land" is my middle name. In Danish, it's spelled "Øland." To me, it is this land full of surprises. Anything can happen in Oh Land.
When you stop making music, what's the one thing you want people to remember about you?
I will never stop making music. Even though I'm 92 and the music is not very good anymore, I will still not stop.