Monday, October 21, 2013


Mr. Little Jeans' Monica Birkenes
Mr. Little Jeans' Monica Birkenes performs at Culture Collide in 2011.
photo by picksysticks
I would love to spend a day inside Mr. Little Jeans (aka: Monica Birkenes), head.  In it, I'd imagine impressionistic Van Gogh-like skies and soft, pastel landscapes overrun by unicorns and butterflies.   Her songs just have that feeling of weightlessness in a magical world were all your troubles cease to exist.  Filled with electric waves of exotic melodies, Monica's sensual vocals add a touch of mystery that's both addictive and calming. 

Her performances are rare and she recently revealed that her highly anticipated debut album will be released early next year.  Monica actually relocated to Hollywood to record the full-length album with producers John Hill (Shakira, Santigold) and Tim Anderson (Ima Robot, Dead Man's Bones).  Until then, listen to "Runaway," "Sailor" and "Rescu Song" and you'll understand why Mr. Little Jeans is becoming one of the most buzzed about artists coming out of Norway. 

Mr. Little Jeans

"Runaway" by Mr. Little Jeans

"Oh Sailor" by Mr. Little Jeans