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Video Premiere: MØ No Mythologies To Follow Album Teaser

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Danish electro-pop singer Karen Marie Ørsted, aka MØ, is on the brink of breaking big.

Her debut album, No Mythologies to Follow, comes out today and arrives on a wave of well-earned buzz from her Bikini Daze EP, a collaboration with Avicii and her ironically danceable single “Don’t Wanna Dance.”

Today, TIME is premiering the trailer for the album — a video filled with imagery intended to stir up controversy and kind of make you reevaluate your opinion of an artist who can do a mean Spice Girls cover. Directed by Jakob Printzlau, the teaser features Ørsted dancing through violent scenes straight out of Lords of Chaos and cult-like scenarios scored by her dark music.

“When you are in the most intense time of your teenage/self-exploration years, you do stuff and experience things that can be destructive to yourself or others. You put yourself center of attention and compromise other people’s emotions. Simply because you’re insecure. You put everything on the edge — blow every little thing up to be the end of the world. You tend to act like a careless, ravaging maniac who just wants to tear the world apart because of the tornado inside of you. At least that’s how I felt,” Ørsted told TIME. “This video visualizes how I felt when I was a teenager — with a twist of irony.”

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