I always loved music but I felt like people expected me to be musical because my parents were musicians so I was like, ‘No I’m not going to be what you think I am, I’m going to be a dancer.’ I danced for ten years in the Royal Ballet School but had to stop because of a serious back injury. That’s when I started writing music; music became my diary to deal with the trauma.
What's in a Name?
It comes from my middle name, which in Danish is spelled Øland. But also, for me, when I make music I dive into my own little world and I explore what it looks like in there, what it tastes like, what colors are involved.
When we did “Sun of a Gun,” I wanted to have two different looks, one that was more natural and then something darker and heavier that represented another side in me. I wanted my eyebrows bleached in order to make the eye makeup heavy without looking glam. I wanted to achieve a kind of androgynous look.
Extreme DIY Beauty
I like to put lip gloss on my face and then dunk my face in glitter. I’ve also used sharpie marker as eyeliner when I can’t find any.
Home Away From Home
Ole Henriksen is great but now you can also get it in the states. There's another organic brand called Rudolph, which is really nice and clean. Oh, and Danish candy is hard to find here so I always bring some back with me!