No Mythologies to Follow

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No Mythologies to Follow
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Studio album by
Released7 March 2014 (2014-03-07)
Genre
Length43:59
Label
Producer
chronology
Bikini Daze
(2013)
No Mythologies to Follow
(2014)
When I Was Young
(2017)
Singles from No Mythologies to Follow
  1. "Glass"
    Released: 14 January 2013[3]
  2. "Pilgrim"
    Released: 15 March 2013
  3. "Waste of Time"
    Released: 7 June 2013[4]
  4. "XXX 88"
    Released: 30 August 2013[5]
  5. "Don't Wanna Dance"
    Released: 17 January 2014
  6. "Say You'll Be There"
    Released: 21 February 2014
  7. "Walk This Way"
    Released: 3 August 2014
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic76/100[6]
Review scores
SourceRating
Clash7/10[7]
Consequence of SoundB+[8]
DIY4/5 stars[9]
Drowned in Sound7/10[10]
The Guardian4/5 stars[11]
The Independent4/5 stars[12]
musicOMH4/5 stars[13]
Paste6.9/10[14]
Pitchfork7.1/10[1]
Under the Radar8/10 stars[15]

No Mythologies to Follow is the debut studio album by Danish singer and songwriter . It was released on 7 March 2014 by Chess Club Records and RCA Victor. The album received positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 76, based on 19 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[6] No Mythologies to Follow debuted at number 58 on the UK Albums Chart, selling 1,438 copies in its first week.[16]

Background[edit]

In an interview with Interview magazine, MØ was quoted saying, "I wrote all of the songs, and I'm attached to all of the songs. They all fit together, and I feel like they're telling a story.[17] If I should name one that I think represents the album very nicely, then it's a song called "Pilgrim". It's very simple and strong in its message. Both production-wise and lyrically, it's very simple and minimalistic, but has some depth to it." The theme for the album is about being young, inexperienced, and being lost in this crazy society we live in these days.[17] Further on the theme she extended, "When you're young and insecure, there's a lot of pressure to live up to these ideals, and it's impossible. It's hard to find your own way and navigate through. That's the theme of the album: to be young and searching." Her track "Pilgrim" was also featured in the Italian version of the advertisement of Armani's fragrance Acqua di Gioia.[17] She noted that the song is wanting to escape the noise of society and just go somewhere private where you can listen to your own thoughts and figure out what you want to be.[17] The track "Don't Wanna Dance" adheres to a collection of squelching synths and was released as a single in February 2014.[17] GQ stated that the track "Walk This Way" has "grand vocals" and fantastically produced "dynamic", funky guitar riffs.[18] MØ recorded the vocals for the album in her childhood bedroom.[19][20]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Karen Marie Ørsted; all music composed by Ørsted and Ronni Vindahl; all tracks produced by Vindahl; except where noted.

Standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Fire Rides"Karen ØrstedRonni Vindahl3:27
2."Maiden"ØrstedVindahl3:45
3."Never Wanna Know"ØrstedVindahl4:13
4."Red in the Grey"ØrstedVindahl3:46
5."Pilgrim"ØrstedVindahl3:52
6."Don't Wanna Dance"
  • Ørsted
  • Vindahl
  • Vindahl
  • James Dring
3:15
7."Waste of Time"ØrstedVindahl3:35
8."Dust Is Gone"ØrstedVindahl3:49
9."XXX 88" (featuring Diplo)
  • Vindahl
  • Diplo
3:41
10."Walk This Way"ØrstedVindahl3:42
11."Slow Love"ØrstedVindahl3:37
12."Glass"
  • Ørsted
  • Vindahl
  • August Fenger
Vindahl3:16
Total length:43:59
Deluxe edition bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
13."No Mythologies to Follow"ØrstedVindahl3:42
14."Dummy Head"ØrstedVindahl3:29
15."The Sea"ØrstedVindahl3:39
16."Gone and Found"ØrstedVindahl4:56
17."Fire Rides" (Night Version)ØrstedØrsted3:28
18."Dust Is Gone" (Night Version)ØrstedØrsted4:15
19."Slow Love" (Night Version)ØrstedØrsted4:14
20."The Sea" (Night Version)ØrstedØrsted3:54
21."Album Track by Track" (video (iTunes Store only)  19:40
Total length:94:50
Digital deluxe edition reissue bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
21."Pilgrim" (MS MR Remix)Ørsted
  • Vindahl
  • Ørsted
  • Fenger
2:53
22."Say You'll Be There"
  • Vindahl
  • Ørsted
  • Fenger
3:52
23."Album Track by Track" (video on iTunes Store only)  19:40
Total length:101:35

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of No Mythologies to Follow.[21]

  • Karen Marie "MØ" Ørsted – vocals, artwork design
  • Anders Bast – horn (track 9)
  • Signe Bergmann – artwork design
  • Thomas "Diplo" Pentz – production (track 9)
  • James Dring – production (track 6)
  • Thomas Edinger – horn (track 9)
  • August "ELOQ" Fenger – drums (track 4); mixing, production (track 12)
  • Peter Hammerton – mastering (tracks 16–19)
  • Stuart Hawkes – mastering (tracks 6, 10)
  • Jens Høll – additional photography
  • Paul Logus – mastering (tracks 1–5, 7–9, 11–15, 20)
  • Michael Patterson – mastering (tracks 1–5, 7–9, 11–15, 20); mixing (tracks 1–5, 7–9, 11–20)
  • Anders Schumann – mastering (track 12)
  • Thomas Skou – additional photography
  • Thomas Sønderup – photography
  • Ronni Vindahl – executive production, mixing, production

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[32] Gold 10,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Edition(s) Label Ref.
Germany 7 March 2014 Deluxe Sony [33][34]
Ireland
  • CD
  • digital download
Standard
[35][36]
  • LP
  • digital download
Deluxe [37][38]
United Kingdom 10 March 2014
  • CD
  • digital download
Standard [39][40]
  • LP
  • digital download
Deluxe [41][42]
Denmark CD Standard Sony [43]
  • LP
  • digital download
Deluxe [44][45]
France
  • CD
  • digital download
Standard [46][47]
  • LP
  • digital download
Deluxe [48][49]
United States 11 March 2014 CD Standard RCA [50]
Digital download
  • Standard
  • deluxe
[51][52]
Australia 14 March 2014 CD Standard Sony [53]
Digital download
  • Standard
  • deluxe
[54][55]
Germany 21 March 2014 CD Standard [56]
Australia 18 April 2014 Digital download Deluxe (reissue) Sony [57]
Denmark
Germany [58]
Ireland
  • Chess Club
  • RCA Victor
[59]
United Kingdom 21 April 2014 [60]
France Sony [61]

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