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Agnes Obel announces new album, Citizen Of Glass

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2016

Agnes Obel

Agnes Obel has announced that she will release her new album, ‘Citizen Of Glass’, through Play It Again Sam on 21 Oct. She’ll preview tracks from it at an invite-only show at Hoxton Hall in London on 13 Sep.

“There’s an increasing sense in this world that you have to make yourself into a citizen of glass”, Obel says of the title. “To be willing to open up, to let everybody see you, to use yourself as material, and not just if you’re an artist or a musician. Everything about our lives these days seems to be about revealing the private self, the self in every little detail. It’s the new way we’re meant to embrace”.

“I worked with the title from the very beginning to push myself to do new things”, she continues. “I wanted to push the glass theme throughout the songs in different ways – in the lyrics, in the instruments – to do things in a very new way. As an album, it feels bigger to me, a lot bigger”.

Here’s the video for recent single ‘Familiar’:

And if you can’t get an invite to that Hoxton show, here are some dates that are open to the general public:

26 Nov: Bristol, Anson Rooms
27 Nov: London, Shepherds Bush Empire
29 Nov: Birmingham, Town Hal
30 Nov: Manchester, Albert Hall