MØ‘s been teasing the follow-up to her 2014 debut, No Mythologies To Follow, for what feels like actual centuries. Thankfully, she’s kept us happy over the years with a surprise EP and numerous high-profile collaborations with the likes of Diplo, Major Lazer, Snakehips, Charli XCX and ALMA.
Now, the Danish songstress (also known as Karie Marie Ørsted) has finally announced that her sophomore album is done; it’s called Forever Neverland and it’s due out October 19th via Columbia Records. In the press release, MØ describes it as being about “imaginary love and living in a bubble.”
To coincide with he announcement, she’s also shared her brand new single, “Sun In Our Eyes“! The summer-ready track sees her teaming up with Diplo again for a bright, breezy produciton, which sets MØ‘s distinct powerhouse vocals against earnest, aching lyrics. “And just ride that wave until we higher than life/ With the sun in our eyes, should just ride on a cloud/ Until we fall from the sky/ No more tears for the night, for the ni-i-i-i-i-ight/ For the ni-i-i-i-i-ight…,” she croons across the euphoric chorus.
“Diplo and I are long time collaborators now,” MØ said in the press release. “One of the many reasons I love working with him is because I always feel like it’s a free and creative process and I always like the end product. We both loved ‘Sun In Our Eyes‘ from the beginning and what makes it special to me is that it’s a combination of the two ingredients I’m always craving in music: uplifting and melancholy vibes.”
“MØ and I have some special chemistry in the studio,” Diplo added. “Whenever we work together we always write three or four songs in a day, and every time we get better. I think ‘Sun In Our Eyes’ is the best song we’ve ever written together.” I think I just may have to agree with the master-crafter himself, “Sun In Our Eyes” is pure pop bliss.