The muses of La Musa: Agnes Obel

Agnes Obel has announced her new project Citizens of Glass for an October 2016 release.The acclaimed Danish singer and pianist has won five prizes in the Danish Music Awards: Best Album, Best Pop Release, Best Debut Artist, Best Female Artist, and Best Songwriter. Clearly, she is not new to praise. Even director David Lynch has given high praise to her work, saying “She has the most beautiful voice, unique and extraordinary.”

For Citizens of Glass, the music portrays melancholy and dread, with tinges of hope and optimism. Obel’s unique voice is both powerful and ethereal, and fiercely feminine. Her voice soars high over a deeply interwoven wall of strings and keys. Regarding the instrumentation and composition phase, Obel stated,

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