Danish superstar MØ released her new single Spaceman on Friday, a cover of the 1996 Babylon Zoo track that is sure to blow fans’ minds.
The singer, 33, real name Karen Marie Aagaard Ørsted Andersen, released the track alongside her latest album Motordrome: The Dødsdrom Edition, an expanded version of her most recent album of the same name.
An upbeat and eccentric track that feels like an alternative reality rave, Spaceman is accompanied by an intriguing and dramatic video by Fa & Fon, who also directed the New Moon video.
“Beam me up ’cause I can’t breathe…” Fans will go berserk when Danish singer MØ released a cover of Babylon Zoo’s legendary 1996 hit single “Spaceman” on Friday
MØ said: “I wrote my version of the song with Noonie Bao, Ilsey Juber and Oscar Holter and built it on Jas Mann’s original version.
“It was Oscar Holter who had the brilliant idea of using the hook from Babylon Zoo’s cult classic Spaceman as the chorus and we all loved the idea!
“We wrote our demo in 2017 but the timing just didn’t feel right. Then came 2022, and suddenly I thought: “Now it’s time!”
“We decided to revamp the production a bit – describing the mood we were going for as ‘Gotham rave party’ – and that’s how we came up with the final version.”
Wow! Spaceman is accompanied by an intriguing and dramatic video by Fa & Fon, who also directed the New Moon video
Motordrome: The Dødsdrom Edition includes new single “Spaceman” and recent release “True Romance” as well as two brand new tracks “Bad Moon” and “Real Love”.
The release is divided into two sides, with all four new tracks on Disc 1 and the original Motordrome album on Disc 2 to create a new 14 track release.
MØ added: “Dødsdrom means Motordrom in Danish. This collection of songs was written throughout my career but also completes the Motordrome universe.”
Babylon Zoo’s ’90s hit Spaceman was the fastest selling single in the UK for over thirty years.
Talented: The 33-year-old singer released the track alongside her latest album Motordrome: The Dødsdrom Edition, an expanded version of her recent album of the same name
But its frontman Jasbinder Singh Mann (Jas Mann) looked worlds different in 2017 from his silver-skirted former self, with his shorter hair, goatee and geek-chic glasses.
The 51-year-old has made his mark after co-founding film production and distribution company Virgin India, where he has ditched his blow-dried hair and rave attire for an overall more corporate appearance.
It’s been a steady climb to the top for the Dudley-born musician, whose father is Punjabi and mother of Sioux descent.
Impressive: Babylon Zoo’s ’90s hit Spaceman was the fastest-selling single in the UK for over thirty years
His single “Spaceman” from the album The Boy With The X-Ray Eyes was featured in a Levi’s advert in 1996, which helped it become number one in the UK.
He said at the time: “I’m writing about what it would feel like to be a person from another planet, rather than romanticizing sci-fi.”
His references to space and aliens came from feeling out of place, saying, “Sometimes I feel like a fly in a bowl of milk.”
However, his second album King Kong Groover, released three years later, was not as well received.
He said of one of the tracks, All The Money’s Gone: “It’s an absolute joke. You would have to be a buffoon to throw away the money I made.”
Determined to make it big one way or another, Jas also found success with indie band The Sandkings.
Then, according to Wikipedia, he traded music for film in 2008 to become co-chairman and CEO of multimillion-dollar Indomina Group, an independent film studio.
He also produced two parts of the Cabin Fever franchise.
New Look: Frontman Jasbinder Singh Mann (Jas Mann) looked worlds different in 2017 from his silver-skirted former self, with his shorter hair, goatee and geek-chic glasses