Wednesday, August 24, 2011

10 to Spin | Oh Land

Nanna Øland Fabricius. That's her real name, but she goes by Oh Land, and I'll be honest: I'm a little smitten. Have been for months now, I just haven't written about her. I love pop music when it's done right, and Oh Land does just about everything right in my book. She even kicks major ass at making videos -- I present to you, Exhibit A:

And with that, I rest my case.

The Scandinavian singer's self-titled album produced the above "White Nights" and "Sun of a Gun," another favorite of mine. It's infiltrated my vast collection of sad songs that is my iPod (yes, there are a few lights in the land of darkness!), and has taken up a permanent residence. The front door keeps sticking, but we'll address that later. Right now, I just want to listen to Oh Land and her playlist that she's created for Speakers in Code. Her theme is "covers," and we're stoked to have her take part.

I have picked some covers of songs that I love, covered by artists I love! It's double love and a bit like picking your favorite mom and favorite dad and make them have a love child. Here it goes, enjoy. --Oh Land

Jose Gonzalez - Heartbeats (The Knife)

Gorillaz - Crystalised (The xx)

Amy Winehouse - Moody's Mood for Love (Teo Licks)

Michael Jackson - Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers)

James Blake - Limit To Your Love (Feist)

Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)

Sinéad O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U (Prince)

Fever Ray - Mercy Street (Peter Gabriel)

Radiohead - The RiP (Portishead)