MØ delivers alt-pop escapism in slinky new jam ‘Way Down’


Never mind New Year’s Day and all its hungover mess effect, 2018 started for us on January 22. That’s when rolled into Boston’s House of Blues for a white-hot mid-winter party. From there, she’s lined these digital pages by dropping youth callback “Nostalgia” and summer-fling Diplo collab “Sun In Our Eyes”, all leading up to the October 19 release of long-awaited sophomore album Forever Neverland. With us all in the home-stretch, the Danish star born Karen Marie Ørsted slinks into a new groove on “Way Down”, a Stint-produced dagger of a track. “‘Way Down’ is a semi-apocalyptic song about feeling scared and depressed about the ways of world politics these days,” MØ says. “All information — both true and fake — just seems so chaotic and frightening that sometimes you want to escape it for a moment and go get drunk with your baby in the hopes of waking up reset and able.” Heard that. Reset your mindset with “Way Down” below. Featured image by Matthew Shelter for Vanyaland.