We know, it’s been quiet in here for a while. But as you probably figured, December has gone from being a holiday season to the busiest of times. To us, this December is mainly about coping with exams.
And at the same time, we’re planning. My God, we’re planning. We were recently named ‘Music Entrepreneur 2017’ alongside Merch City and Slingshot Music. An honor, we must say, and it gives us a very much needed confidence boost. You see, in just 6 months, we’ll be done studying. And we want to give this a go, but we want to do it right – and we’ll try to figure out how while working on our respective thesis. It probably means, that – from time to time – this site will be less active than it usually is. It’s just that we don’t wanna mess with the quality, m’kay?
Speaking of quality, we’ve been given the chance to premiere this wonderful piece from one of our absolute favorite local talents, Oliver Dengsø. There’s something about this guy; when he sings, you listen. And you realize quickly, that there’s no need in fighting it. Just listen.
At the moment, his last single – Deep Lagoon – is being tested on ‘Barometerlisten’, and yes, we’ve been giving both him and The New Family our votes several times now. But in the midst of all the radio attention, Dengsø is giving us ‘Favorite Fictional Story’; a story, or a tale, about this pretty girl, who takes all the attention. A model so beautiful, that all of her friends, the monsters in this story, are jealous. It’s too much for this girl, who decides to ruin her beautiful face. The model agency can’t use her and a ‘broken face’ no more. The glamor is gone. But she, all of a sudden, has real friends and a new job. Now that she’s ugly. Is she happier? We don’t know. But her life is vastly different, now that she’s not just considered ‘a pretty girl’.
The ideals of beauty are getting more and more important, as the world is getting practically digital. But these ideals have been following us since childhood via dolls, brands or whatever the fuck we’ve been thrown in our faces. I guess that’s why this song is sung almost like a lullaby, sung by this warm, hauntingly beautiful (and characteristic) voice and by a man who’s got something to say.
If there’s something you need before Christmas arrives, it’s 5 minutes and 56 seconds alone with Oliver Dengsø and his ‘Favorite Fictional Story’. Enjoy, and take care!