Three years after Citizen of Glass, Danish singer-songwriter and musician Agnes Obel announced the release of a new full-length. Myopia is out on February 21st via Deutsche Grammophon. We already shared “Island of Doom”; “Broken Sleep” is a new excerpt. Watch the official video directed by Alex Bruel Flagstad.
“This song was, surprisingly enough, written in a period where I was struggling with falling asleep,” says Obel. “In the effort to find a cure I began to read about the science of sleep as well as the cultural history of sleep which led me to the ancient idea that sleep and death are familiar states and problems with sleep are linked to a fear of death. Relics of this idea are still to be found in our language today, in the way we describe both death and sleep.”