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Over the last two years, the life of Danish pop singer Oh Land has changed beyond recognition. Moving from Copenhagen to New York to record her major label debut with Depeche Mode’s producer Dave McCracken, the former ballerina has also found time to work with Pharrell Williams and John Legend. Shakira was so taken with her brand of Nordic electro pop that she offered Oh Land the opening slot at her recent Madison Square Garden extravaganza – which she turned down! “It’s crazy but I didn’t feel ready for something like that,” she says. “If I start out at Madison Square Garden where am I going to end? I need to take one little step at a time to make sure that there can be a next step. And when you work with superstars like Pharrell and John Legend, people will automatically focus on that, so I decided not to include any of those songs on my new record. I want to show people that I’m an artist who can stand on my own legs.”
Read more about Oh Land in the February issue of Dazed & Confused. Here’s what happened on the photo shoot with Marcelo Gomes...
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