Review: MØ Brought a Joy-Filled Night of Pop to the Vic

Danish singer MØ brought her pop expertise to a sold out show at the Vic Theater on Friday night. Her latest album, Forever Neverland, has received much critical praise and is jam packed with hits and lovable collaborations with the likes of artists such as Charli XCX and Diplo. MØ has been an expert collaborator with prodigious names following her global success with being featured on Major Lazer’s “Lean On.” What makes MØ really stand out from the rest of the pop scene is her unique and distinct vocals. This is something that is very important in the world of pop because of the endless amount of artists in the genre; some may start to sound very similar to one another. MØ not only brought her powerful vocals to the table at the Vic, but she also served up passion and intensity to the audience. She kicked off her night by clambering over the barricade and into the mass of fans. Then in the blink of an eye, she had the entire room looking up towards her while standing over the balcony; amusing fans that probably had no idea they would get to be that close to her! By the end of her set, you could tell she was drenched in sweat yet still glowing and looking as powerful as when she first came on stage. She turned a medium sized venue into what seemed like a more intimate experience which is always something notable and extraordinary for an artist as big as her to do. Distinguished artists doing something as admirable as this shows their appreciation of their fans and it also shows that they take pleasure and pride in what they perform almost every night while touring. She finished strong with a fitting song, her pop hit “Final Song”. She had the entire theater dancing and singing as thunderous as her. Pop has always been an evolving genre that has had many faces over the decades. MØ has definitely found success within the scene as a singer and performer and will assuredly continue to provide amazing shows and intimate interactions with her fans as she did this past Friday. All photos by Andrew Lagunas
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Andrew Lagunas

Andrew Lagunas is a freelance photographer from Naperville who specializes in portraiture and concert photography. He has an Associate in Arts degree from College of DuPage and is always looking for new creative outlets.