Electronic / Pop / Synth
Norwegian singer Mr Little Jeans (Monica Birkenes) probably doesn’t wear all that much denim or jeggings for that matter. What she does have a lot of is raw talent and sunny pop hooks. When I first heard Runaway from her about a year ago, I was enchanted. Then again when I heard her cover Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs. And again with Rescue Song and Angel. In fact, pretty much every track or cover of hers has been a big hit so far. But she’s been far from prolific and honestly quite a tease. But when Oh Sailor came and with a video too, it reaffirmed the fact that great things are really worth the wait. As usual her electronic pop music features a quality of charming whimsy along with her own airy vocals but this time backed up by a children’s choir. (The Silverlake Conservatory of Music Youth Chorale) Their youthful voices and the ringing bells match greatly with her playful vocals, quite heartening really.
Trust me you’re gonna want to hear more of her, check out her soundcloud here.
P.S. If you’re wondering where she got her name, “Mr LittleJeans” is the name of the indian guy in Rushmore (one of my all=time favorites!) acted by Kumar Pallana, who has also starred in a few other of Wes Anderson’s films. (: