Oh Land

Hollywood Forever is Proud to Present

Oh Land


Tue, May 30, 2017

8:00 pm

The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

Los Angeles, CA



The show will be held in a beautiful Masonic Lodge built in 1927. 
There are no elevators in this historic landmark. 
Ascending stairs is required to enter the venue. 
For more information send an email to events@hollywoodforever.com



Oh Land
Oh Land
Nanna ├śland 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.

"Machine" a melancholic anthem, opens the album with delicate industrial textures. Tracks such as "Little Things," "Daylight," "Trailblazer," and the title track "Earth Sick" combine Oh Land's love for orchestral arrangements and lyrical exploration.

"When you are young, you have all these wonderful ideas of how you think the world works and a naivety that you can make a change. When you grow up you struggle to maintain this idealism and not let yourself get too frustrated with the complexities of life! Earth Sick is an album that is written from a frustrated place. Frustrated with the fact that things in life aren't black and white. People change and feelings change outside of our control. But still I strive to maintain the hope I had as a 10-year-old."

"Lyrically, I express my frustration with everything from little daily problems, to questions like "what is my place on this earth?"

Sometimes I like to pretend that I'm an alien, coming from outside and experiencing everything for the first time, seeing the world in a new light."

"Head Up High" is the lead single and video from "Earth Sick," a track that almost wasn't...

"I had forgotten that I wrote this song for a friend that was going through a tough time in her life. I wrote it and sent it to her as encouragement. I told her to hold her head high and not let herself drown in her sorrows, but fight! She reminded me a year later when we were doing some recording for this album in Portugal and when she played the song to me I knew I had to finish it immediately! It was actually the last song added to the album, and will be the first that everyone gets to hear."

Fabricius has spent the better part of the past 4 years supporting her 2nd and 3rd album releases, "Oh Land" and "Wish Bone." Headlining tours, inter-mixed with supporting dates for such acts as Katy Perry and Sia, have taken Oh Land all over the world. These albums have also paved the way for a growing discography of hits, with "Sun Of A Gun", "White Nights", fan favorite "Wolf & I", Renaissance Girls" and "Cherry On Top", to name a few.
The Mynabirds (moniker of singer-songwriter Laura Burhenn) return to the west coast this spring with a new, intimate and orchestral arrangement of her songs. In the way of spring cleaning, Burhenn is stripping her songs back to bare bones, and fleshing them out with strings and other organic instrumentation. She'll present songs she's toured from all her albums, as well as some new and un-released material, in a whole new way. "It's a new year," Laura says, "and I wanted to make some older things feel fresh, to see and hear them from a different perspective."
After touring the world as a member of the Postal Service in 2013, Laura Burhenn (The Mynabirds) took a year to get lost. She drove across the US twice, toured South Africa solo, made her first appearance in London (also solo), and trekked all over Europe with William Faulkner's words ringing in her ears: "You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore." Finally she found herself in Los Angeles with a suitcase of songs to fill a whole new album.

Lovers Know, The Mynabirds' third album (released August 4, 2015 on Saddle Creek), was recorded over a yearlong period in Los Angeles, Joshua Tree, Nashville, and Auckland, New Zealand. It's definitely new territory for Burhenn, forging into 80s, 90s and futuristic soundscapes, recalling Kate Bush, Sinead O'Connor, Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and even 90s hip hop and R&B. The album may be loaded with a fresh palette of new sounds (swarms of synths, gauzy electric guitars, and electronic drums), but her brooding, unmistakable voice leads the way.

Burhenn has released two previous albums as The Mynabirds on Saddle Creek, What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood (2010) and GENERALS (2012), both of which were produced by Richard Swift and met by critical acclaim.
Venue Information:
The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90038