PLAY IT AGAIN SAM
July 21, 2014
Upon first listen it is clear that Agnes Obel’s vocals are at the heart of everything she does. With a capability to stick with us long after the melody has ended, this artist has become a quiet marvel amongst contemporary indie musicians, selling almost a half million copies to date of her first record Philharmonics. HIP Video Promo is delighted to introduce her intricately woven and inspiring music video clip for the single, “Dorian.”
How does one follow up a debut album that received a gold award in Holland, platinum awards in Belgium and France, and went quintuple platinum in Denmark? The sophomore album Aventine is Agnes Obel’s way of putting things into perspective. Adding depth to the picture, her second LP marked this Denmark native a snapshot of brilliance for music lovers. Described as being microcosmic and universal, Agnes creates her own world of music, or as she calls it, a bubble, or a bell jar to make her music in.
Magical and monumental, her music consists of many intricate piano melodies, captivating vocals, and a balance of string instruments, such as the cello. Obel’s songs dig deep at the darker parts of the soul, giving life to the mysteries that emerge. Agnes’ music would be at home in any era. Often times her music tells histories of the past; all of the while her words and expressive nature seek answers to an unknown future.
The scenes of “Dorian” contain original material from the Metropolitan Ballet Company’s 1958 film The Very Eye of the Night by Maya Deren. “Dorian” is a surreal and innovative soundtrack to the fantasizing images of Deren’s ballet. Alex Brüel Flagstad’s editing skills hone this artful source of expression into an accompaniment of seismic beauty. Together, Flagstad’s visual mind and Agnes’ soundtrack glide the images of Maya Deren’s dreamy dancers across the screen. “Dorian” is full of life and captures the spirit of Obel’s forthcoming new album Aventine.
It is a true pleasure to have the opportunity to be a part of the Agnes Obel team and we would love to have this video included in your programming. Please hit us up right away and let us know if there is anything we can do to make that happen! You can contact Andy Gesner and the HIP Video Promo crew at (732)-613-1779 or email us at [email protected] . You can also visit www.AgnesObel.com/ for more info.
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