AGNES OBEL ANNOUNCES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE AVENTINE RELEASED 31ST MARCH VIA PLAY IT AGAIN SAM
Aventine is the new single from Agnes Obel, released 31st March 2014. The title track from Obel’s critically acclaimed new album, Aventine is the third single to be taken from the album, following The Curse and Dorian. Aventine is the southernmost of Rome’s seven hills, which in folklore is reputed to be haunted by birds of ill omen. Appropriately, Aventine is a stunningly beautiful, darkly atmospheric song from this singular Danish talent.
Aventine is Berlin-based Obel’s follow-up to her 2010 debut Philharmonics, which sold almost half a million copies across Europe. The new album is repeating its success, having already sold over 150K in France, reaching Platinum status, with another Platinum sales award in her native Denmark, and Gold in Belgium.
Also in France, Les Inrocks magazine featured Obel on the front cover of their best of 2013 issue, along with Daft Punk, Arcade Fire and Nick Cave, and in December she performed in Paris at Radio France Inter’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.
After a short tour in October 2013 (of her Union Chapel show The Times said “Obel cast a magical spell…close your eyes and you could have been transported to mountains, forests or roaring firesides in Winter”), Obel returns to the UK in April for more dates, including a sold-out show at London’s Barbican – her biggest UK headline show so far. In July, Obel will play her first UK Festival show at Latitude Festival in Suffolk
Praise for ‘Aventine’:
“A wonderful autumn album” **** The Guardian
“Repeated listens unfurl all sorts of wonder” **** Q
“In surpassing her debut, Agnes Obel has confirmed she is in it for the long haul” **** Mojo
“…utterly simple and incredibly resonant. Stunning” The Sunday Times Culture Magazine
“Aventine is by far one of the most sublime and well-crafted records of 2013” Notion
“Expertly executed and full of complexity, Aventine is an album that can enhance every colour in life and is, quite simply, music for the soul” Aesthetica
“…these are intimate and exquisitely drawn portraits” **** Metro
“….built around delicate piano figures supported by subtle touches of cello, violin and guitar, while soft, multi-tracked vocals float ethereally above” **** Daily Telegraph
“Obel could soundtrack a landscape of neglected buildings, truncated columns and rubble” The Arts Desk
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