Oh Land? Oh yes. Since she featured on Popping Up two years ago, the singer-songwriter (born Nanna Øland Fabricius) has toured with Katy Perry, gone platinum in her native Denmark, and performed on The Late Show With David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live — but for her new album, “Wish Bone,” she teamed up with TV On The Radio producer Dave Sitek for a sound that’s just as infectious as her US debut, 2011′s Oh Land, with even more quirk and grit than the songs like “White Nights” and “Sun of a Gun” that elevated her to stardom.
That’s not to say that her pop sensibility isn’t intact — for co-writes, she turned to Evan Bogart (Beyonce‘s “Halo”) Jimmy Harry (Pink‘s “Sober”) and Sia (all your favorite songs) — and yet, it still feels distinctly Oh Land, as on lead single “Renaissance Girls.”
“One day I was sitting on the subway,” she explained, “and I saw a couple of boys just playing and drumming on their legs, and it was so spontaneous and necessary for them. I was like, wow. You can make music this way. You don’t need amps, you don’t need a stage. That’s what I wanted to have on my album. Something that’s really strong and necessary for me right now.” Indeed it does.
Watch her talk about her process in making Wish Bone (out now!), then pick up the album on iTunes.