Agnes Obel

Has it really been almost three years since Philharmonics? Agnes Obel's debut album still sounds as fresh as a daisy. A delicate flower which became a quiet phenomenom, selling almost half a million copies to date. Philharmonics received a gold award in Holland, platinum awards in Belgium and France, and went quintuple platinum in her native state of Denmark, where Agnes won five Danish Music Awards (the Danish Brits) in 2011.

They say the sophomore album is the most difficult of all. You spend your whole life preparing the debut LP, but as soon as its out there, the clock starts ticking for the follow-up. So how did Agnes Obel, European Border Breakers prizewinner in 2012, succeed in avoiding the traditional pitfalls of album 2?

Aventine is Agnes Obel putting things into perspective. A second album adds depth to the picture, otherwise the first record stands alone as a snapshot of brilliance without any real indication of where the journey is heading.

Now we know.

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Ahead of Agnes' UK live dates, Hunger TV meets with her to talk about her impressionistic world, intimate creative process and how being receptive to your own self may be the secret to touch people's heart through your work. You can have a read by clicking here.
You can stream the deluxe edition of Agnes Obel's second album 'Aventine' in full here. This edition features live recordings of tracks from the orginal album and remixes from David Lynch and Daniel Matz. The album is released globally on 6th October and available to pre-order now here: iTunes ...