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Agnes Obel announces new album, Myopia

By | Published on Wednesday 30 October 2019

Agnes Obel

Agnes Obel has announced new album ‘Myopia’, which is set for release next year. Getting things started, she’s released new single ‘Island Of Doom’.

“The albums I’ve worked on have all required that I build a bubble of some kind in which everything becomes about the album”, she says of her creative process. “For me the production is intertwined with the lyrics and story behind the songs. Paradoxically, for me I need to create my own myopia to make music”.

“For me, ‘Myopia’ is an album about trust and doubt”, she goes on. “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?”

On the new single, she adds: “The song is made up of pitched-down piano and cello pizzicato and vocals, all choirs are pitched down and up”.

As for the themes explored, she goes on: “In my experience when someone close to you dies it is simply impossible to comprehend that you can’t ever talk to them or reach them somehow ever again. They are in many ways still alive because in your consciousness nothing has changed, they’re still there with everyone else you know”.

‘Myopia’ is out on 21 Feb, and Obel will be touring the UK and Ireland in March and April, finishing up at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on 9 Apr. Now, watch the video for ‘Island Of Doom’ here: