14 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Karen Marie Ørsted’s pop ascendance happened so fast, she could hardly catch her breath. A year after releasing her debut album, the Danish singer struck gold with a feature on Major Lazer's “Lean On,” a global hit that broke streaming records and earned MØ collaborations with Justin Bieber, Snakehips, and Charli XCX. Despite pressure to release a follow-up, she wouldn’t be rushed. Instead, she left for Los Angeles to fulfill a lifelong dream of living in California. Her experience was bittersweet. On Forever Neverland—a nod to Hollywood’s obsession with youth—she serves up big, euphoric pop songs that are both soul-wrenching and sunny, and that wrestle to reconcile the city’s natural beauty (“Sun in Our Eyes,” featuring Diplo) with its superficiality (“California, you’re aware that everybody wants ya,” she sings on "Purple Like the Summer Rain”). The album’s lone interlude will resonate with anyone who’s spent time on Sunset Blvd.: “Right now all I want to do is call up my mom/And get my ass out of West Hollywood.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

Karen Marie Ørsted’s pop ascendance happened so fast, she could hardly catch her breath. A year after releasing her debut album, the Danish singer struck gold with a feature on Major Lazer's “Lean On,” a global hit that broke streaming records and earned MØ collaborations with Justin Bieber, Snakehips, and Charli XCX. Despite pressure to release a follow-up, she wouldn’t be rushed. Instead, she left for Los Angeles to fulfill a lifelong dream of living in California. Her experience was bittersweet. On Forever Neverland—a nod to Hollywood’s obsession with youth—she serves up big, euphoric pop songs that are both soul-wrenching and sunny, and that wrestle to reconcile the city’s natural beauty (“Sun in Our Eyes,” featuring Diplo) with its superficiality (“California, you’re aware that everybody wants ya,” she sings on "Purple Like the Summer Rain”). The album’s lone interlude will resonate with anyone who’s spent time on Sunset Blvd.: “Right now all I want to do is call up my mom/And get my ass out of West Hollywood.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

BeHeard91 ,

MO!

This is gonna be something special!

Bfor13 ,

Sounds like a plain Jane playlist

There’s a couple good songs here and there but the album (as a whole) really has no depth, no real experience. It just sounds like a love playlist.

Her freshman album was wayy better, hell, her singles were better.

This is crap made for mainstream attention

DungeonMonkey ,

Dreck

No Mythologies To Follow was innovative and interesting. There wasn't anything quite like it. This album is a disappointment from start to finish; these songs could have been written and performed by any any number of less talented people. It is boring contemporary pop.

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