Danish superstar MØ has released Motordrome: The Dødsdrom Edition, an expanded version of her recent album Motordrome, alongside a new single Spaceman, which are both out now via RCA.
Featuring the 1996 #1 hit by Babylon Zoo, MØ’s new single Spaceman is an upbeat and eccentric track that feels like an alternate reality rave and is accompanied by a mesmerising and dramatic video by Fa & Fon, who also directed the New Moon video. MØ says:
“I wrote my version of the song with Noonie Bao, Ilsey Juber, and Oscar Holter, building on the original version written by Jas Mann. It was Oscar Holter who had the brilliant idea to use the hook from Babylon Zoo’s cult classic “Spaceman” as the chorus, and we all loved that idea! We wrote our demo back in 2017, but the timing just didn’t feel right. Then came 2022, and all of a sudden, I was like “it’s now!” We decided to rework the production a little bit – describing the vibe we were going for as “Gotham rave party” – and that’s how we arrived at the final version.”
Motordrome: The Dødsdrom Edition features new single Spaceman and recent release True Romance alongside two brand new tracks Bad Moon and Real Love. The release is separated into two sides, with all four new tracks on Disc 1 and the original Motordrome album on Disc 2, to create one 14-track new release. MØ says:
“Dødsdrom means Motordrome in Danish. This collection of songs was written throughout the span of my career, but it also completes the Motordrome universe.”
Motordrome is MØ’s first body of work since 2018’s much lauded ‘Forever Neverland’ and the 10-track album is a commanding new collection of songs that combine full-blown pop with darker grungy punk alongside honest and confronting lyrics. Alongside recent single ‘New Moon’, the album features the singles ’Kindness,’ a love letter to her fans, the euphoric ‘Live To Survive’ the raw ‘Goosebumps’ and the ode to her teenage crush ‘Brad Pitt’.