REDMILK MEETS NANNA ØLAND FABRICIUS, AKA OH LAND, HER STAGE NAME. SHE BEGAN HER EXPERIMENTAL ELECTRO-POP CAREER IN 2008 WHEN, AFTER A LIFE CHANGING SPINAL INJURY LEFT HER UNABLE TO PURSUE HER DANCING CAREER, SHE DECIDED TO TURN TO MUSIC AS A CREATIVE OUTLET. DURING HER LIVE GIG IN MILAN LAST MONTH, WE HAD A QUICK CHAT WITH THE DANISH SINGER AND PRODUCER WHILE OUR PHOTOGRAPHERS WERE SHOOTING HER FOR AN EXCLUSIVE EDITORIAL PRESENTED HERE IN OUR MUSIC ISSUE
Hello Nanna, welcome to our Music Issue this month. We have few questions for you.
Happy to be in this issue, go on!
Do you still live in Williamsburg NY and what do you like of that area?
Yes I’ve lived in the same neighborhood for 6,5 years now and seen a lot of changes.
From being an upcoming neighborhood affordable for artists and musicians to become a place for families and business people. It’s a very different vibe. I still love it though but I’m ready to move on to a more creative hood very soon….
I read that you are obsessed with snake… will you ever move to the Mojave Desert?
No, i don’t think I will ever move to the desert. I will visit it many times though. What I like about it is that it reminds me of a foreign planet. So hostile to human life but so fascinating at the same time. I’m extremely fascinated by dangerous animals like snakes. They’re so instinctual and actually very peaceful if you treat them with respect.
Most of your family has been educated with classical music and you cooperate with them for your albums. Something recently?
Yes, they have all collaborated with me quite a few times. On my recent album ‘Earth Sick’ – my fourth one – I made all string arrangements with my dad and my mom sang opera in the song “Favor Friends”.
Also my uncle, aunt, cousin and his girlfriend played the strings on that album. Very much a family affair!
When and why did you started your own label?
I made my own label name Tusk Or Tooth to regain creative control and have absolute freedom. It’s a lot of work but also pays off when you get little successes.
Thanks you Nanna, lovely speaking to you.
Thanks for having me!