Grimes, Kate Bush, Bjork
Genre smashing future pop
" The wildly creative future face of pop "
Lydmor is, in many ways, the archetypal modern pop phenomenon. The Dane is a singer, songwriter, dancer, producer, writer, performer, and DJ, a true polymath who, like many Millennials, sees typical genre boundaries and creative roles as things to be smashed, not respected. Collaboration comes easy to her – she’s produced a track with j-pop legend Takeshi Kobayashi, formed a duo with fellow Dane Bon Homme, and composed a soundtrack for an animated fantasy series – as does as certain air of eccentricity; prior to the release of I Told You I’d Tell Them Our Story late last year she had a mysterious stay in Shanghai, China, while her Facebook page states that she’s “currently blending into space in a place far away.”
None of this, of course, detracts from her music, a delicious mix of modern pop, trap beats, and ice cold R&B. Lydmor sings of sex and drugs as much as emotions, and her thumping beats and intoxicating tunes have seen her tour the globe twice over and play at some of the biggest festivals in the world. But what’s really won her legions of fans is her brutal honesty – both as a performer and a lyricist – and they way she deals with the many dichotomies we all face in life. Light and dark, love and loss, order and chaos; all of these and more are grist to Lydmor’s mill, spun into powerful, emotional electro pop that engages the heart as much as dancing limbs.