Agnes Obel – “Brother Sparrow” – 5.3.12
“Picture fresh as water clear
Days have passed without you here
Street lights dancing on the dark across the park
Waiting for a word from you, waiting for a sign or two
Footsteps on the city ground, you know the sound”
I have mentioned before that I have a really unhelpful power of discovering and liking artists a year or two after they released music rather than discovering it during some time when it could be relevant, and Agnes Obel fits perfectly into that category. I have been listening to her 2010 album Philharmonics on repeat for the past few weeks. Then this past weekend I visited my friends parents house for the first time and saw that they had the vinyl. After inquiring about it, I was told that she had stayed at their place while on tour once. Needless to say I was (am) a little (very) jealous about this and have been pouting ever since.
I did read that the Danish singer-songwriter might be working on a new album this summer. If that’s the case I hope she releases it soon, goes on tour, stays at their house again, I’m invited over, we fall in love and she sings me to sleep every night.
Agnes Obel – “Avenue”[audio:http://www.deadhorsemarch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Agnes-Obel-07-Avenue.mp3|titles=Agnes Obel – Avenue]
Agnes Obel – “Riverside”[audio:http://www.deadhorsemarch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Agnes-Obel-02-Riverside.mp3|titles=Agnes Obel – Riverside]