Oh Land: Nordic Fantasia


The Scandinavian pop star, Oh Land, takes an animated ride in Matthew Donaldson's film.

Danish pop-electro songstress Nanna Øland Fabricius, aka Oh Land, takes a dramatic turn as she cycles aimlessly about Copenhagen’s animated streets in director Matthew Donaldson’s short. Though Oh Land has called Brooklyn, New York, home since early 2010, the Copenhagen native still pines for the Nordic mini-metropolis. “I miss being able to go everywhere on my bike. It’s so freeing and such a nice way to explore your city,” she says. “In New York it’s so dangerous, it’s not the same experience.” This fall, the knockout chanteuse—known for her whimsical vocals, fantastical lyrics and idiosyncratic dance moves—has been touring the United Kingdom, opening for Katy Perry and performing hits like “Wolf & I” and “White Nights” from her eponymous second album. Later this month, Oh Land embarks on her U.S. tour with a new skill set in tow: “I can’t actually whistle, but throughout the shoot for this film, after pretending to whistle for so long, I think I got a bit better!” Here the Scandinavian songbird, one of Louis Vuitton’s latest Amble Ambassadors, reveals her preferences when it comes to fine dining, high fashion and boy bands.

Ballet or break dance?
Ballet, for sure.

Fox fur or faux fur?
How about a real live fox? 

Nude or Neon? 


Caviar or Cadbury’s?

Vivienne Westwood or Viktor & Rolf?

Bad boy or Prince Charming? 

When I was younger, definitely the bad boy… the older I get, I want more of Prince Charming. 

Fact or fiction? 

Fiction, for sure. 

Footloose or Flashdance?

Sequins or subtlety?
That’s tricky because sequins can be subtle. 

Night owl or early bird? 

Night owl.

Brooklyn or Copenhagen?
Oh shit. I can’t answer that—at the moment I miss Brooklyn because I haven’t been home for a long time, and my dog and boyfriend are there.

Justin Bieber or Backstreet Boys? 

Do I have to choose? That just leaves a really bad taste in my mouth… but I guess I have to say… Justin Bieber, but only because he plays the drums.

Gym bunny or cuddle bug?
I would like to say gym bunny, but I think I must say the latter.