Oh Land is without question one of the most talked about new artists for 2011, landing on many critics' must-listen lists in advance of her highly anticipated debut album. The eleven song album is a mix of lavish loops and layered vocals that pound through on songs like the album s first single Sun of a Gun. The jungle drumming electro-pop of songs like White Nights evokes a quest to find peace and a sense of home in the chaos of a city that never sleeps. The speaker-panning samples and honeyed hooks of Dan Carey (The Kills, Franz Ferdinand, Hot Chip) and Dave McCracken (Depeche Mode, Beyoncé, AFI) along with Oh Land have created an album of rich harmonies, beautiful symphonic arrangements over the enchanting voice of Oh Land.
This album is all of my secrets, wishes, dreams and fears, explains Oh Land. I tell stories from my life wrapped in fairytales and fables all happening in the dreamy landscapes of a world I call Oh Land. I hope people will find an escape in the music and let their thoughts and dreams run wild, just for a moment.
Floating somewhere between Denmark and the States is Oh Land, a sonic territory lush with strings, anchored by sub-beats and glitches and buoyed by bright, vampy vocals. --Filter September 2010
If you could bottle up the sounds that live in those magical Disney forests and lace it with a buttery vocal, it would be Oh Land. And that my friends, is called pure incantation. --New York Post October 2010
The syncopated vocal loops and dubstep womps of Sun of a Gun rocketed straight to the top of Hype Machine...ARTIST TO WATCH IN 2011 --NME December 2010