MØ creatively revisits her childhood in new video

13 November 2017

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MØ released the video for the title track of her latest EP When I Was Young.

When I Was Young is the second EP by the Danish singer/songwriter and it was released on October 26. Shortly after that, the artist revealed that she will be co-headlining a tour with Cashmere Cat in February 2018.

On November 9, MØ released the video for “When I Was Young” featuring herself and herself again along with a gang dressed in black with skeletons on their clothes. The inspiration behind the video is a painting that has accompanied her since her childhood, as she explained.

“I’m so happy to present this video because it feels very true to the song and to who I am. It was inspired by a painting called ‘The Dance Of Life’ by one of my favorite artists, Edvard Munch. It’s an illustration of three women—one in white, one in red and one in black—and tells a story about three stages of human life: youth, maturity, and old age. I was always drawn to this image as a kid due to its simple symbolism and emotion and have been dying to do a video that could reflect on it. Since ‘When I Was Young’ is all about nostalgia and reflecting on life—especially the past, but also the now and the future—it just seemed like the perfect time to do it.”