On October 1st, internationally acclaimed singer songwriter Agnes Obel will release her sophomore album Aventine in the US on Play It Again Sam. Fans can enjoy an early taste as lead single, “The Curse” is released digitally today! An emotive orchestral selection with striking keys and bouncing strings, check out the mysterious, artistic “The Curse” video HERE.
In addition to an extensive European tour this October, Agnes will perform at iTunes Festival in the UK which features artists as diverse as Sigur Rós, Pixies, and avant-garde pianist, composer & film collaborator Ludovico Einaudi with whom she will share the stage on September 17th.
Listening to Aventine, it’s easy to see why fans and critics alike have been anticipating the new record. With a debut album compared by critics to the likes of PJ Harvey, Joanna Newsom, and Roy Orbison, Agnes’ sparse chamber folk has been lauded worldwide. Aventine a striking collection of lush arrangements held together by Agnes’ stunning voice.
Originally from Copenhagen, Agnes has lived in Berlin since 2006, where Aventine was recorded at her Chalk Wood Studios between January and May this year. The album was written, arranged, and produced by Agnes, who provides piano and vocals. Aventine will be available in the following formats: CD, Heavyweight vinyl LP, Download and Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set (including the LP, CD and exclusive bonus content). Pre-order now from www.agnesobel.com
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