Three years after Citizen of Glass, Danish singer-songwriter and musician Agnes Obel released a new full-length. Myopia is out via Deutsche Grammophon. She has been under self-imposed creative isolation with the removal of all outside influences and distraction in the writing, recording and mixing process. “The albums I’ve worked on have all required that I build a bubble of some kind in which everything becomes about the album.”
“For me the production is intertwined with the lyrics and story behind the songs,” says Obel. This is precisely what makes her music so compelling and the same is true with Myopia. “Paradoxically, for me I need to create my own myopia to make music.” According to the press release, Obel was experimenting with techniques of recording processing, warping and pitching down vocals, strings, piano, celesta and lutheal piano, finding ways to melt these elements together to become one and twisting them in a way that you feel at home within the sound she conjures throughout the record.
She shared a new video for the track “Camera’s Rolling“. It was directed by Alex Bruel Flagstad.
Check also the full streaming of the album.