Personally, I had never heard of Oh Land before I came across this remix on Hype Machine. Turns out she is a Danish songstress who now lives in Brooklyn, heavily influenced by Bjork, with an opera singer as a mother and theater organist as a father. Not letting the musical gene go to waste, she released her debut EP ‘Oh Land EP’ in October last year on Epic Records and is currently lapping up the positive reception. Twin Shadow, a fellow Brooklyn-ite who has recently been making a name for himself, has sprinkled a dusting of magic on this already great slice of pop music.
Twin Shadow has sped the song up slightly, added a punchy, compressed drum beat and some more-than-welcome synth bass, not to forget some subtle auto-tune to top it all off. The end result is something I prefer to the original, a statement I take great difficulty in typing because both versions are terrific.