Agnes Obel

Danish singer/songwriter Agnes Obel, born Agnes Caroline Thaarup Obel October 28, 1980, took up the piano at a very young age, honing her craft amidst the strains of Bartok and Chopin emanating from the fingers of her musician mother. She later drew inspiration from the work of Swedish jazz pianist Jan Johansson, and it was between those two worlds that her own sound began to emerge. Citing influences as diverse as PJ Harvey and Claude DeBussy, and drawing comparisons to the likes Ane Brun, Eva Cassidy, and Joni Mitchell, Obel's 2010 debut, Philharmonics, was written (with the exception of a cover of John Cale's "I Keep a Close Watch"), performed and produced by the artist herself. Pure, austere, and remarkably poised, the pristine mix of instrumentals and atmospheric, melancholy balladry, was both a critical and commercial success, especially in her native Denmark, where the record went double platinum.

MASSIVE news today from Agnes Obel HQ as it's just been revealed that Agnes will be releasing her third studio album through Play It Again Sam on October 21st 2016. Watch the album teaser (featuring part of a brand new track) here or above.
Her first release since 2013's critically acclaimed album Aventine, new track 'Familiar' makes for a particularly beautiful return to form. Stream or buy the track here, or watch its striking new video here or above.