AGNES OBEL, BERLIN BASED ARTIST/MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST/PRODUCER/SONGWRITER RELEASES NEW ALBUM MYOPIA
OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR "CAMERA’S ROLLING" HAS ALSO BEEN RELEASED TODAY TO ACCOMPANY THE RELEASE OF THE DANE’S 4TH FULL LENGTH STUDIO RECORD
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21 FEBRUARY 2020 (TORONTO, ON) -- For almost a decade, Agnes Obel has been one of the most independent and original producers, song-writers and performing artists in contemporary music. A truly unique and genre defying artist whom crossed the bridge between alternative and classical.
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Obel returns with new music, her highly anticipated new album Myopia – is out now through Deutsche Grammophon, Universal Music Group’s prestigious Yellow Label, and Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company.
“For me Myopia is an album about trust and doubt. Can you trust yourself or not? Can you trust your own judgments? Can you trust that you will do the right thing? Can you trust your instincts and what you are feeling? Or are your feelings skewed?” - Obel.
Following the same principles as her previous albums (Philharmonics, Aventine and Citizen Of Glass), which Obel completed as a one-woman project in her own Berlin home studio). Obel has been under self-imposed creative isolation with the removal of all outside influences and distraction in the writing, recording and mixing process. “The albums I’ve worked on have all required that I build a bubble of some kind in which everything becomes about the album.”
“For me the production is intertwined with the lyrics and story behind the songs” says Obel. This is precisely what makes her music so compelling and the same is true with Myopia. “Paradoxically, for me I need to create my own myopia to make music.” Obel was experimenting with techniques of recording processing, warping and pitching down vocals, strings, piano, celesta and lutheal piano. Finding ways to melt these elements together to become one and twisting them in a way that you feel at home within the sound Obel conjures throughout the record.
The official music video to accompany the albums opening track: "Camera’s Rolling" – is also released today.
Created by long-term collaborator and partner Alex Brüel Flagstad, and featuring the pair’s dog Woody, the video accompanies the themes within the album perfectly and continuously follows on from the albums’ lead singles "Island Of Doom" & "Broken Sleep".
Agnes Obel will be playing shows across Europe and North America in 2020. More touring to be announced soon…
See Canadian dates below and full tour itinerary HERE.
Agnes Obel - 2020 Canadian Tour Dates:
Source Universal Music Canada
February 21, 2020 12:42pm ET by Pressparty