As I’m sure some of you may have heard, yesterday MØ performed along side Iggy Azaela on SNL to debut Iggy’s new song, “Beg For It” in which MØ sings the hook. Unfortunately, the performance did not go well. At all. Many reviews are trashing Iggy, but really criticizing MØ’s performance. I watched the show live and MØ did appear to struggle with the environment. Having seen her live twice, and knowing how talented she is and how amazing she sounds live, I find this situation very unfortunate. Her appearance was uncharacteristic (ditched the leggings/sneakers/hockey shirt/crop top/ high ponytail/braid look for a sleek/chic black pants suit and pin straight hair) and she simply appeared unnerved and uncomfortable, but who can blame her. I imagine being on the SNL stage alongside a rapper is a vastly different than playing bars and intimate venues alongside a three-piece band. But hey, Lana Del Rey is infamous for one of the most criticized and unfortunate SNL performances of all time, and look at her now. I sincerely hope a small hiccup like last night does not deter people from listening to such wonderful music. MØ posted this photo on her instagram account this afternoon.
“So…… Yesterday, as some of u might know, I performed alongside @IggyAzaela at @SaturdayNightLive.
I was BEYOND excited (!!!)- but unfortunately I had some technical issues which caused latency on my vocals, and as a result I got confused and my timing was off.
It pains me and I’m SO sad today. But life goes on…
I’m not perfect, never claimed to be, don’t want to be, but yeah, sometimes it sucks to be an anti-hero. What can I say- you have to embrace who you are!
Big love to Iggy Azaela and her team who’ve nothing but supportive and amazing!!
So, this is my very first post and my very first blog and, if we’re being honest, I really have little to no idea what I’m doing. I also assume very few people will see this first post. I think it is a good start to discuss a few things I’m looking forward to this year. First, with the recent announcement of the Coachella 2014 Lineup, I am absolutely thrilled about an upcoming busy year of concerts. Two artists/bands I am particularly interested in right now are Lorde and HAIM. I think Lorde’s first album Pure Heroine which followed the release of her EP is absolutely phenomenal. In my eyes, she is a lyrical genius. HAIM’s debut album Days Are Gone is also incredible. The three sisters are very musically talented and it is obvious they have been playing together for along time. I am thrilled that I will be getting to see both of them perform live this year along with attending two other music festivals (although not Coachella :[ ).
I am also looking forward at the many movie adaptations of books that are coming out this year. Although the movies are typically never as good as the books, the recent release of the Hunger Games Catching Fire has slightly damaged that idea for me. I especially cannot wait for The Maze Runner, Divergent and Serena. Also, we must not forget the ending of American Horror Story: Coven which is taking place within the next few months (so good).
Finally, I am excited to see the performance of the newest Saturday Night Live player, Sasheer Zamata. The show has been viewed as slowly dying over the past few years, but I think the addition of the many featured players this season has hindered that prediction. I also think the strength of returning cast members Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong in incessantly increasing.
If you can’t tell, I’m a bit of a nerd, a huge fan of all things movies, tv, books and music and looking forward to the new year.