This was the last song that came on my iPod this morning while I was out for a run and today, it really resonated with me. I proceeded to listen to it on repeat on my way to work and it completely re awakened my curiosity regarding the lovely Agnes Obel’s music. There is something so absolutely pure and beautiful about her music. It oozes with haunting strings, most often the cello which drives her songs straight to my soul, her breathy vocals that become powerful with the lyrics they carry and the piano that trickles in the background of many of her tracks.
Agnes Obel was born in Denmark but currently resides Berlin, Germany. She released her first album, ‘Philharmonics’, was released in 2010 and ‘Aventine’, which houses the song “The Curse” and many other beautiful tracks, was released just this year.