Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Artist to Watch: Agnes Obel


Lately, through friends and colleagues, I've found it almost impossible to ignore the rising star of Danish folk singer Agnes Obel. Following her 2010 debut, Obel released Aventine last September after over a year of dreaming up the mature release. The melodies, just as delicate as those found on Philharmonics, are captivating in their simplicity; orchestrated by simple, classical-infused instrumentation that allows her haunting vocal ability to reign.

Listen to (what I think is) the most beautiful song song off Aventine:



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