Flags by Oh Land

Here is the video for Nanna Øland Fabricius’s song “Flags” from her latest album, “Earth Sick”.  As one might expect, the video features a number of flags — her own creations:

flag1 flag2-rotated flag3

Oh Land: Flags (2014).

Lyrics:

It’s incredibly handsome,
The teeth so white
You smile to the cameras
And speak for your rights
While I empty the fridge and kick off the sneaks
And pop off the lid and then
Here’s what I would have done
Would have never done wrong
And the telly’s still on while…[Chorus:]
You say that you did it
You came up with it
You ran to the summit waving all the flags
I would be
I could be
Miraculously
Tomorrow I’m coming
Waving all the flagsAnd the tank’s still rolling
The dust still itch
My face still nowhere
While you’re spirits’ at risk
And I empty the fridge and kick off the sneaks
And pop off the lid and then
Here’s what I would have done
Would have never done wrong
And the telly’s still on while…[Chorus]

It’s too easy to sit and point your finger like a hypocrite
But I’m gonna be the first to admit
That it’s hard not to quit
When you’re outrun, and everything drown
In the horizon
Gone gone gone

Climb the ladder, climb the ladder
Gonna show you one day I can do the walk
Aiming at, aiming at the top
‘Cause I am a sharp shooter

[Chorus]

Doctors’ appointment at 10:30
Remember to refill Percocet
Get milk
Cucumber, tomato
1 six pack
Matches
2pm meeting Maja for the Uruguay game
Call Farra
Do the laundry
Tax returns

…and then maybe save the planet!

Bio (from ohlandmusic.com):

NANNA ØLAND FABRICIUS, KNOWN TO FANS AROUND THE WORLD AS THE ARTIST OH LAND, CAME IN TO THE MUSIC SCENE IN 2008 UNDER LESS THAN CONVENTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES. WHEN 10 YEARS OF TRAINING AND A BUDDING CAREER IN BALLET WAS ABRUPTLY ENDED BY INJURY, A LIFE IN MUSIC BEGAN.

AT THE AGE OF 22, FABRICIUS WROTE AND PRODUCED HER FIRST ALBUM FAUNA, WHICH WAS RELEASED TO MUCH CRITICAL ACCLAIM. HAVING RECORDED MOST OF THE ALBUM BY HERSELF IN HER BEDROOM, FABRICIUS DISCOVERED AN EARLY KNACK FOR PRODUCTION. THE PROCESS THAT FABRICIUS FOUND IN CREATING FAUNA WAS FORESHADOWING FOR WHAT WOULD COME AFTER.

EARTH SICK, OH LAND’S FOURTH ALBUM, MARKS A RETURN TO THE ROOTS THAT LAUNCHED HER MUSIC CAREER; WRITING, RECORDING AND PRODUCING EVERYTHING HERSELF AT HOME, WITH THE HELP OF HER CLOSEST FRIENDS, FAMILY AND TALENTS. RECORDED PRIMARILY IN HER BROOKLYN, NEW YORK APARTMENT, EARTH SICK IS A HYBRID OF SYMPHONIC AND ELECTRONIC SOUNDS, MASTERFULLY WOVEN TOGETHER. LAYERS OF LUSH VOCALS AND RICH STRING ARRANGEMENTS COMBINE FOR THE NEXT CHAPTER IN OH LAND’S SIGNATURE SOUNDSCAPE.

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Author: SDM

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