Snow, ice, darkness, the Vikings – ask a foreigner what comes to mind when they hear “Denmark” and you will likely get at least one of those answers. Today, Copenhagen-based pop artist Soleima is here to shatter the icy stereotypes that may come to mind with her newest video for the sun-soaked “Paper”. Formally known as Sarah Mariegaard, the Dane creates a unique blend of indie, pop, and dance that she uses as a way to explore the very essence of being human.
Words by Andy Gorel
Photography by Benjamin Laustrup
“The song is about daring to do the things you wanna do, despite what other people (society) think. It is a response to efficiency and the feeling that everything evolves around time and money. Also it is about appreciating the people who believe in you when you go out on the limb, both when you succeed and when you fall”