Oh Land has released a new song called “Human Error.” The new song serves as the first single from their upcoming album Family Tree, set to be released May 3rd. The track was produced by Thomas Bartlett, who has worked with St. Vincent, Florence and The Machine, and The National, just to name a few. The Danish composer was looking forward to working with Bartlett, giving her songs that extra personal touch. “Working with Thomas allowed me to create an album that’s more organic, and more cinematic, than anything I’ve ever done before.” Watch Oh Land perform an acoustic version of the song below.
Real name Nanna Øland Fabricius, discussed the album’s inspirations, being her most intimate album yet. “Since the release of my latest album, I’ve experienced the biggest ups and downs of my private life,” Fabricius had a baby, moved back to Denmark after living in NYC for ten years, and got a divorce all in the span of 18 months. She continues to say “Everything I’d been working on musically suddenly seemed unimportant and irrelevant to the new life I had to slowly piece together. So I ditched all the songs and recordings I had done and started writing from the uncertainty of where I was.”
Fabricius continued on discussing on how making this album has helped her cope with everything. “As I have often found it, music is the best listener when you pour your heart out. In melody and music, I’ve found some healing and the songs that have come out of it are deeply personal. I never planned to make this album, and yet the songs I’ve written couldn’t have been anything other than what’s here.”