Agnes Obel Quotes

Agnes Caroline Thaarup Obel (born 28 October 1980 in Gentofte, Copenhagen) is a Danish singer, songwriter and musician. Her first album, Philharmonics, was released by PIAS Recordings on 4 October 2010 and was certified gold in June 2011 by the Belgian Entertainment Association (BEA) for sales of 10,000 Copies. At the Danish Music Awards in November 2011, Agnes Obel won five prizes including : Best Album and Best Debut Artist. Citizen of Glass, her third album, received IMPALA Album of the Year Award 2016

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Agnes Obel


Feelings such as loneliness, longing or love are sometimes hard to put into words; maybe that's why we all love music, because it resonates with something we can't share.

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I love the conversation between film and music.

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I really believe it's not bad to look back within music. I don't mean retro, but using your own memories to make a song because our memories are what make us who we are.

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I have a difficult relationship with jazz. My parents really love it, and I went to a school where jazz was considered the best thing ever, so I had to leave it be for a long time. But now I'm rediscovering it. I'm approaching jazz in a different way.

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When I started working on my own music, I didn't have the chance to record in a big music studio, so I had to record everything myself.

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I love Denmark. But it is a very safe place, and it is easy to let the state look after everything for you.

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I wish my parents had been more strict and made me learn more instruments.

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The piano and the singing are two equal things to me - maybe not inseparable but very connected. You can say they are like two equal voices.

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Sometimes I feel like a melody doesn't have anything to do with me, but it's just something that comes, is accumulated from me playing on the piano, and then this little creature just appears.

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When I was in bands, I always liked the demo best.

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Even though music is something I travel around doing, it is also a very private thing. A sort of escapism.

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I'm not into having a pedigree dog.

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The orchestral or symphonic music never interested me.

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I don't have the feeling of being motivated by anger, revenge or frustration.

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The best thing about Berlin was that I got to be surrounded by people who pursue their ideas for themselves.

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