Mø // Roundhouse

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Fresh of the back off her second number one with major laser, the Danish singer takes to the stage in front of a packed out roundhouse. After some time away writing her second record (which is set to be released soon) she is back on the tour bus, working her way down England for the final night here in London.

Having seen her at a festival earlier this summer, I knew what to expect – a Mø set is a bit like one long dance party. With even her slower songs eliciting a sway from the audience. She is an example of the new wave of pop that has been slowly taking over – its catch tunes and inoffensive melodies with a edge.

Live it is much the same thing –  she leaps around the stage limbs and braids flailing, totally in the music. She throws everything into her performance and I’m in awe of how she gets through an hour long set without needing a sit down. Particularly when she braves the balcony and makes it all the way around in one song, albeit tripping over my wheelchair in the process.

She hasn’t got the best live voice in the business, but there is an edge to it, and with the lights and dance moves that is not what you are there for. The highlight of the night has to be her cover of say you’ll be there, where she bought on Mel C, cue the screams. As a self confessed spice girls super fan, no doubt that was the highlight of her night too, with her repeatedly saying thank you and hugging Mel.

She showcased some of the new tracks including her current single drum, which I’m not the biggest fan of – to me it feels unfinished and after final song feels like a bit of a let down but seems to work better live then in the single. I wasn’t sure what to expect of the new stuff – he music can be a little hit and miss, but the  tracks seem to capitalise on her energy – some of her slower songs feel a bit lack lustre at times but the new material songs promising, leaning more towards her dance sound like kamikaze and walk this way.

You can tell tonight means a lot to her – as she said, growing up in Denmark she would never have imagined that she would one day be headlining a show in London. And an hour of fairly solid dancing later, I’d say she pulled it off.

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