Thursday 16 January 07:30pm

Agnes Obel

6:30pm doors • 7:30pm show


“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?” —Agnes Obel

For almost a decade, Agnes Obel has been one of the most independent and original artists in contemporary music. Now Obel has returned with new music, releasing the enchanting single “Island of Doom” ahead of the release of her highly anticipated new album Myopia — released through Deutsche Grammophon, Universal Music Group’s prestigious Yellow Label, and Blue Note in North America, out on February 21st 2020.

Although Obel’s music can often read like a monologue of modern day dystopian news stories, the contents of “Island of Doom” are much more personal. She explains: “The song is made up of pitched down piano and cello pizzicato and vocals, all choirs are pitched down and up…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.”