I think it’s always such a great thing when an artist throws himself or herself completely into a performance, and if you’re lucky enough to witness this, count your blessings. These performances are so much fun to witness and experience, making for a memorable time. When Danish singer MØ rolled into Vancouver last Saturday evening, it was bound to be a rad gig, but man, she knocked it out of the park and gave it 150%. The concert was beyond rad, entering an other-worldly realm of amazing, and I would definitely place it in the top 5 concerts of my entire life. No joke.
The 25-year-old’s started her high-octane set with “Fire Rides”, the opening track of her debut album, No Mythologies to Follow. In a black fur jacket and a pair of black exercise pants, she started the song near the back of the stage, and it didn’t take long for her to kick things up a notch and start dancing up a storm. After removing her jacket and greeting the audience, she went right into “Maiden”, which was followed by the Diplo collab track, “XXX 88”.
While some artists prefer to keep their distance from the audience during performances, MØ was the complete opposite. She would often get up close and personal with those closest to the stage, and the crowd ate it up. During “Pilgrim”, she ended up jumping off the stage and performed the end of the song from within the crowd of eager (and sweat-drenched) fans in the packed venue.
As her set continued, the sweat poured down her face and arms, a sign of her commitment to her performance. There were hardly any moments of rest for this girl. Apart from the slower tunes like “Dust is Gone”, she was constantly swinging that ponytail of hers in circles and bouncing around the stage while throwing many an air punch. MØ got up on the counter of the bar during “Never Wanna Know” and performed a good chunk of the song there. But that wasn’t it for the Dane. She went all out during “Glass”, stage-diving and crowd-surfing while she aptly sang about carefree youth and approaching adulthood.
Departing the stage for a hot minute, MØ asked the Vancouver crowd if they wanted to hear another song to which we all responded with loud cheers. She finally appeared onstage once more, announcing that she would be doing a cover and the cover in question was her popular take on the classic Spice Girls song, “Say You’ll Be There”. The encore ending with a rousing rendition of “Don’t Wanna Dance”, which had even the most-reserved concert-goer dancing along to the track.
It’s been a long time since I’ve had so much fun at a concert so big props to MØ for bringing the house down. She absolutely killed it during her set, which was comprised of the majority of her catalog, and it’s not very often that you see someone interacting so much with the crowd. You can definitely count me in the next time she’s in town because it will surely be another fantastic show.
Red in the Grey
Dust is Gone
Waste of Time
Never Wanna Know
Walk This Way
Say You’ll Be There (Encore)
Don’t Wanna Dance (Encore)