THE BERLIN BASED PRODUCER, ARTIST, MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST, SONGWRITER, AGNES OBEL, RELEASES HER NEW CLASSICALLY INSPIRED INSTRUMENTAL TRACK “PARLIAMENT OF OWLS” TAKEN FROM NEW ALBUM MYOPIA – RELEASED ON FEBRUARY 21
"PARLIAMENT OF OWLS" - LISTEN HERE
MYOPIA - PRE-ORDER HERE
04 FEBRUARY 2020 (TORONTO, ON) - For almost a decade, Agnes Obel has been one of the most independent and original producers, song-writers and artists in contemporary music.
Obel returns with new music, her highly anticipated new album Myopia – released through Deutsche Grammophon, Universal Music Group’s prestigious Yellow Label, and the legendary Blue Note Records/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music group, out on February 21st 2020. 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.
Having previously released singles "Island Of Doom" and "Broken Sleep", Obel today releases the final taster before Myopia’s official release later this month in the form of classically inspired instrumental track "Parliament Of Owls". Mixing classical piano, electronic elements and beautifully intricate production Parliament Of Owls gives a truly unique alternative soundscape.
“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.
Agnes Obel will be playing shows across Europe and North America in 2020. More touring to be announced soon…
Tickets for all shows are on-sale now HERE.
Agnes Obel 2020 Tour Dates
Apr 23: Montreal, QC, Maison Symphonique
Apr 26: Toronto, ON, Meridian Hall (with Dead Can Dance)
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