Agnes Obel Familiar
Agnes Obel’s new single ‘Familiar’, received its Australian radio premiere last week on Double J and available now on streaming services here.
‘Familiar’ is the Danish singer-songwriter’s first new material since her breakthrough album Aventine, which yielded the BBC 6Music, Double J, ABC Radio and community radio playlisted singles ‘Dorian’, ‘Words Are Dead’ and title track ‘Aventine’, and saw the Berlin-based artist headline gigs at Somerset House, Shepherd’s Bush Empire and Barbican in 2014, as well as sell-out shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne for Frontier Touring.
‘Familiar’ was recorded, produced and mixed by Obel at Aventine-Neukölln and BrandNewMusic-Studios in Berlin. Featuring violin by John Corban and cellos by Kristina Koropecki and Charlotte Danhier, Obel provides keys, rhythms and the song’s mesmerising vocals. By altering the tone of her voice in the chorus, Obel is in effect duetting with herself. A stunningly original return, ‘Familiar’ sounds anything but familiar.
Established as a major star across Europe, Agnes Obel has sold almost a million copies of her first two albums – Philharmonics (2010) and Aventine (2013), and has had over 250 million track streams worldwide. She will embark on an extensive European tour Oct-Dec.