Mr Little Jeans is the artistic moniker for Norwegian Monica Birkenes. Right before her breakthrough by covering Arcade Fire‘s “The Suburbs,” the chanteuse left her seaside hometown for Los Feliz and slowly began to showcase her sound throughout the city. Her debut album, Pocketknife (Harvest Records), was just released and delivers a diverse selection of electro-tinged tracks –from emotional sentiments (“Far From Home”) to party anthems (“Haunted”). But it’s her breathy vox’s uncanny ability to reliably cut through every soundscape that solidifies her indie-pop princess destiny.
Here’s the spooky music video for her very danceable single “Good Mistake”: