Video Premiere! May I introduce you to Danish electro prince Asbjørn and his new single and video “Moonia”?! The seventh single from Chapter Two of Asbjørn’s release marathon Pseudo Visions. Starting in February 2014 with Brotherhood, he released one video each month slowly unraveling the four-track EP Pseudo Visions: Chapter One. Now he does it again: Four songs and four videos in four months that tell a continuous story and leads up to his full sophomore album, Pseudo Visions, to be released in early 2015.
Asbjørn about Pseudo Visions: “Being an ‘independent man’, exploring your sexuality and playing with the masculine ideal is still hard in pop-culture, and most men who try will be labelled ‘less men’. I believe that every man should find his own balance between femininity and masculinity, and standing by that balance makes him a real man. However, that is not yet the perception in mainstream culture today”.
First Pseudo Vision: Brotherhood – Release Date: 1 February 2014
Second Pseudo Vision: R Y B – Release Date: 1 March 2014
It’s October 2013 in West Hollywood, Los Angeles. Asbjørn is in the studio working on new material with M83 songwriter Morgan Kibby , also known as White Sea, and with American pop as his stepping stone, Asbjørn wanted to learn from the best. “ It’s like it’s in their veins . Pop and I have a difficult relationship; all I want to do is embrace it but somehow I always put up a fight,” Asbjørn explains.
Third Pseudo Vision: Unfollow – Release Date: 1 April 2014
Fourth Pseudo Vision: Skywalker – Release Date: 1 May 2014
But Moonia was a different story. After leaving the studio, Asbjørn walk s from Melrose Avenue to his hotel. During the 15 – minute stroll he writes Moonia to the beat of his feet and snapping his fingers . “Moonia was the pop song I’d tried to write for so long,” Asbjørn explains. “L.A. was pop therapy, I guess. The title was in my notebook since the Dockville Festival in Hamburg 3 months earlier where I me t a girl by the name of Mounya. I couldn’t get the name out of my head and our experiences on the festival and later on in Berlin inspired the song.” Moonia is the seventh video from Asbjørn’s audiovisual series Pseudo Visions .
A secret youth society meets in a psychedelic club and performs a bunch of rituals to lure a young boy into their cult. “I just m oved to Berlin and Moonia is very much a tribute to t he youth culture here.” February 1, 2014 the Pseudo Visions series kicked off with Brotherhood and started the constant flow of songs and videos that has been stirring up attention from the international blogosphere ever since.
Fifth Pseudo Vision: The Love You Have In You – Release Date: 1 August 2014
Sixth Pseudo Vision: Kiddo – Release Date: 1 September 2014
On February 1, 2015, the Danish pop kids full sophomore album will be released on his own label, Body of Work