GENRE | EMO BALLAD
LABEL | RCA RECORDS
It was a big year for Danish songstress MØ. She broke through to America, dropped her excellent debut LP No Mythologies To Follow, and snagged some major international festival sets. To cap off the year, she raised a glass to the past and future with a new song, “New Year’s Eve.”
The slow, sentimental number commemorates the best and worst time of the year: when we get to say farewell to all of our failures and welcome another 365 days of hopeful resolutions and fresh promises. When paired with the song’s music video, it gets nostalgic. Retro party footage and clips from The Little Mermaid and When Harry Met Sally highlight her emotional tone; oftentimes she sounds close to Lykke Li.
Now that the confetti has fallen and the fireworks’ sparks have long faded, MØ leaves us with a somber but valid look towards what the new year will bring—and gives us the honesty we need to prepare for what’s ahead.