Meejah is a post/alternative/gazy/experimental Danish-Korean band from Copenhagen. Their debut album “Queen of Spring” is voted Best of 2021 by the
readers of Korean Indie, and the band is nominated for the Danish Music Critics Award Steppeulven 2022 in the category: “Hope of the Year”. Meejah is the first band with an female Asian frontperson ever to be nominated for the award in Denmark.
“Queen of Spring” is a concept album centered around the 8 trigrams in Korean philosophy and taoism:
Heaven ☰ Thunder ☳ Mountain ☶ Earth ☷ Wind ☴ Fire ☲ Water ☵ Lake☱
Together the 8 elements stand for The Unity of all Opposites. A cycle of change and transformation. Frontperson and composer Mai Young Øvlisen is a Korean Adoptee from Denmark. Along with Daniel Nayberg and Andreas Isbrandt Løvenskjold they interpret the Asian Western experience, transnational identity,
allyship, ancestry, loss and reunification and the love for the Faroese. Meejah combines Nordic melancholy and the Korean Han pain. The band takes influences from experimental, post-rock, post-metal, ambient, ethereal noise, gritty hiphop, tibetan singing bowls, Korean pansori singing and shoegaze. A reviewer from Gaffa described the band: “If Merzbow made pop music”.