'The Curse' is the beautiful new single from Agnes Obel, the first to be taken from her second album 'Aventine', released 30th September on Play It Again Sam. The digital download of 'The Curse' is available now, with a 10 inch vinyl single released on 2nd September.
"The Curse is one of the songs where I think I got closest to the initial idea I had when I started making the album," says Agnes. "It's very different from what I've done before but, at the same time, very much related to it."
'Aventine' is the follow up to Agnes Obel's critically acclaimed debut album 'Philharmonics' (2010), which sold 450,000 copies across Europe, achieving Platinum status in France and Belgium, Gold in Netherlands, as well five times Platinum in her native Denmark, where Agnes picked up five Danish Music Awards (the Danish Brits) in 2011.
Originally from Copenhagen, Agnes has lived in Berlin since 2006, where 'Aventine' was recorded at Chalk Wood Studios between January and May this year. Like 'Philharmonics', the new album was written, arranged, and produced by Agnes, who provides piano and vocals.
Agnes Obel will play an invite only gig at St Pancras Church on 4th September and will also be appearing at iTunes Festival at The Roundhouse on 17th September, supporting Ludovico Einaudi. She will then return to the UK in October as part of her European tour:
Tues 17th London, Roundhouse - iTunes Festival supporting Ludovico Einaudi
Mon 21st London, Union Chapel
Tues 22nd Bristol, Colston Hall 2
Weds 23rd Dublin, Vicar Street
Thurs 24th Glasgow, CAA