Oh Land – the stage name of Danish singer and artist Nanna Øland Fabricius – has announced a new studio album slated for an early 2019 release. Produced by Thomas Bartlett, known for his work with Sufjan Stevens, The National, St. Vincent, Florence & the Machine and many others, the album will be Oh Land’s first studio album in 5 years, and will be a much more intimate album than anything she’s released before.
“Since the release of my latest album, I’ve experienced the biggest ups and downs of my private life,” notes Nanna. “Through it all, music has been the friend who always listens and never judges. In melody and music I’ve found some healing and the songs that have come out of it are deeply personal.”
In the five years since her last studio release, Earthsick, Fabricius has also made a splash in the classical music world, playing with Lang Lang and Joshua Bell in Carnegie Hall and with the symphony orchestra in her native country of Denmark. In 2016 she collaborated with the Queen of Denmark, Queen Margrethe II, composing music for the children’s ballet “Askepot”. And in summer 2017 she created the musical score for “Watermusic,” a multimedia performance for over 15,000 people at Randers Harbor combining architecture, dance and music. Both Askepot and Watermusic have since been released as instrumental albums, and are available on music services worldwide. She also created the music for the museum exhibition “The Ship” presented by Nikolaj Kunsthal Gallery in collaboration with Eske Kath last year. And most recently she reimagined the Danish National Anthem as a dark, dystopian theme song for the new Netflix sci-fi hit “The Rain”.