Indie electro pop singer/songwriter and producer Nanna Øland Fabricius started her professional music career in a rather unconventional fashion in comparison to most contemporary musicians. Fabricus had a ten year career in ballet, which was abruptly shortened after an injury. Unable to dance, Fabricus sought ways to be creative and to keep music and performing in her life, so she began writing and recording material in her own bedroom.
Writing, recording and performing under the moniker Oh Land, Fabricus released her debut effort, Fauna to critical applause. And as a result, she’s spent the last four years touring internationally in support of her Fauna and its successive releases, including opening for the likes of Katy Perry and Sia.
Fabricus’s forthcoming and forth album, Earth Sick is slated for a November 11 release, and it continues her reputation for a lush sound that’s comprised of carefully woven electronic sounds (i.e., layers upon layers of synths) with symphonic instrumentation. However, the album’s first single “Head Up High," which was written to encourage a friend who was going through a particularly difficult time is a slickly produced, propulsive synth-based dance track that bears an uncanny resemblance to the likes of Cut Copy, Little Boots and others, thanks in part to the song’s anthemic feel. Lyrically, the song encourages the listener to keep on going because the tough times won’t last for long. Hell, on occasion I think we all need a big dance track to cheer us on.