Track: “White Nights”
Artist: Oh Land
Release Date: October 19, 2010
Label: Epic Records
Track number two from Danish electro-pop artist Oh Land‘s 2010 EP, “White Nights” is a fun, energetic pop song about the singer’s struggles to find inner peace among the “white nights” and hubbub of Brooklyn, New York, where she now lives. The cheery, layered vocals combine with the frantic, jungle drumming in the background to completely capture her inspiration and thinking behind the song. The other instruments certainly are not lacking either; the rhythmic piano and synthesizers drive the song along from the start. I first discovered the track after Hoodie Allen sampled the track in his latest single, “Dreams Up”, which you can listen to here. In traditional Hoodie Allen style, the rapper chose a lesser-known act and added his verse over top, and as usual, the sampled song is also a really good listen. Be sure to check it out below, as well as a new version of the song remixed by Twin Shadow.
“White Nights” is from Oh Land – EP, out now via Epic Records.