Single Review – Agnes Obel – Familiar

The Copenhagen born and Berlin based folk singer songwriter Agnes Obel has finalised the preparations for her third studio album Familiar. The single of the same name has been premiered this week and it sees Obel push forward her captivating folk style with fleeting moments of production flair. The spacious piano chords and brushed percussion meets naturally with Obel’s whispy, yet powerful vocals. She goes on to modulate and pitch shift her vocal to mirror her original and this generates wonderfully diverse melodies against the earthy violins that close the song. Another justification of her talent and a future highlight of the year. 

Owen Riddle