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is a Danish singer/songwriter whom, together with support from two other Scandinavian artists tonight, is leading the Scandinavian invasion at Brixton Academy! Most famous in the UK for featuring on Major Lazer and DJ Snake’s single ‘Lean On’, in addition to Major Lazer’s ‘Cold Water’, MØ has been bursting through the electropop scene ever since! Tonight finds MØ bringing her show to London, for one night only!

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The night began with support from Skott and Anna of the North. Both support acts were really good and got the night of pop, off to a great start. They were well received by the crowd too and before they knew it, it was soon time for the moment they’d all been waiting for, when MØ took to the stage.

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MØ walked on to the cheers of her fans and began her set with moody track, ‘Roots’, as she prowled back and forth across the stage.  As the song came to an end, MØ greeted the crowd yelling, “Brixton Academy!” The fans went wild, as the set continued with ‘Nights With You’, a more upbeat track, which the fans also enjoyed. MØ thanked the crowd afterwards, for their warm welcome, saying how she was so excited to be here tonight!

‘Slow Love’ followed, with MØ sat at the edge of the stage to begin with, before making her way to the barriers to mingle with the crowd. The first of many crowd interactions to come throughout the night! The fans that had spent the most time queuing to get to the front definitely had their patience rewarded tonight! Performances of ‘Kamikaze’, ‘BB’ and ‘Linking With You’ were up next.

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The stage design for tonight’s show was impressive, with three tall video walls providing a visual backdrop, combined with the stage lighting, which made for some dazzling performances. MØ was joined on stage tonight with a band comprising of three members on keys, drums and guitar.

MØ introduced the next song in the set as a new one, before performing ‘Nostalgia’. An upbeat track, which the fans all enjoyed, which was immediately followed by ‘When I Was Young’, another more recent track.

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The night had been filled with catchy pop riffs that had kept the crowd moving to the beat, though the pace slowed down a notch, when MØ introduced her new slow song, ‘Mercy’. The change in pace was welcomed by the crowd, though even if there weren’t any fans of the slower songs, they never had to wait long for the pace to pick up, like when the drum beat to ‘Glass’ kicked in.

The energy MØ had throughout the set was incredible, constantly moving around the stage, joining the crowd or dancing along, in her own unique style. MØ owned the stage at Brixton tonight. Her energy was infectious and inspired many others to dance along with her!

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The first sing-along of the night happened during a stripped-back performance of ‘Cold Water’, with just a guitar accompanying MØ’s voice. The version of the song worked really well and was a great performance. Fan favourites, ‘Drum’ and ‘Lean On’, followed and had the crowd jumping along to the beat, before bringing the main set to an end.

After briefly leaving the stage, MØ was back and ready for an encore performance! She thanked the crowd for coming out tonight and said how she couldn’t believe she was performing here at Brixton Academy. The final two songs of the night were, ‘Don’t Leave’ and fittingly, ‘Final Song’. The crowd sang along for the last couple of songs and MØ even crowd surfed during ‘Final Song’. Both MØ and the people of Brixton Academy had clearly had an amazing night! MØ thanked her band and waved goodbye to the audience, as they walked off stage to the sound of the cheering crowd. MØ had definitely left the fans of London wanting more and I’m sure they’ll all be looking forward to the next time she’s performing in the city!

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Setlist:

Intro / Roots / Nights With You / Slow Love / Kamikaze / BB / Linking With You / Nostalgia / When I Was Young / Pilgrim / Waste of Time / Mercy / Get It Right / Turn My Heart To Stone / Way Down / Glass / Cold Water / After Coachella / Drum / Lean On

Encore:

Don’t Leave / Final Song

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