Meet Agnes Obel. She is one of the most exciting Danish singer/songwriters I have heard in a long while. Her first album, Philharmonics won five prizes at the Danish Music Awards in November 2011 Notably for: Best Album Of The Year, Best Pop Release Of The Year, Best Debut Artist Of The Year, Best Female Artist Of The Year and Best Songwriter Of The Year.
Oh and did I mention she wrote, played, sung, recorded and produced all her material herself? Yes, she is simply something else. As for her music, think a hushed with a dusky vocal that is utterly enchanting.
p.s. You can get a free download of Agnes Obel’s version of John Cale’s (I Keep A) Close Watch here.