MØ hit the stage on a rainy Thursday night to a sold out crowd in Webster Hall‘s Grand Ballroom, rocking her signature high bun/pony tail. Her voice reverberated through the speakers with microphone effects giving her songs that indie-electro-pop feel she’s known for. The band consisted of a drummer, bassist, DJ and horn section – spaced out just enough for the energetic and expressive MØ to move around the stage with ease. With minimal stage design, most of her production consisted of a large LCD screen flashing series of black & white images, video and movie/tv montages to go along with each song. Throughout the set, MØ moved around the Ballroom quite a bit – stepping out into the crowd, climbing the balcony and crowd surfing. When on stage, MØ commanded it with her rhythmic, sometimes awkward dance moves, going so far as to fall to the ground and roll around. MØ’s natural stage presence and eccentric performance captivated the audience and kept everyone highly entertained. At one point, a concert-goer rushed the stage to dance around with MØ and was promptly taken off stage by security.
In between songs, MØ took the opportunity to express to the audience how much playing the sold out show meant to her; at one point saying, “New York, you take my breath away!”
She went through her full song library and ended with her two most popular songs – the Spice Girls cover of “Say You’ll Be There” and “Don’t Wanna Dance”. Before leaving the stage, MØ told the audience she “would never forget tonight” and as all 1,500 of us shuffled out of Webster Hall’s doors, we knew we wouldn’t either.
If you haven’t heard of the Danish-born MØ before this post, I highly recommend checking her out and adding her tunes to your pregame playlist. Here’s her most recent release with Elliphant, titled “One More”.