Tuesday, September 13, 2016

See the Other Worldly - Official Video for Agnes Obel's "Golden Green" Directed By Jonas Bjerre




















As  directed by visual artist Jonas Bjerre (who also fronts the Danish Alt/ Rock band MEW) Agnes Obel's video for her single Golden Green from the upcoming album Citizen Of Glass is a mesmerizing other worldly vision. Agnes Obel's evocative singing with her vocal chords resonating more like an instrument than a vehicle for speech pitches and stretches the words into amazing places making the lyrics almost sound like another language. This style only draws you in more to decipher the poetry.

Bjerre's fantastical imagining feels equally alien. You see what appears to be creatures made of light and alien worlds. Haunting yet gentle beings with almost mouse like heads. If this was a trailer for a movie, this is a movie I would WANT to see. Of the project Bjerre said,

"I was honored to take on the task of making a video for this beautiful song. The bells that emphasize the rhythm through the song, for some reason they made me think of blinking lights, and glass- glass being a recurring theme in Agnes's new songs. As she told me more about the song, I stared having ideas for some kind of internal world, maybe a world inside someone's head, where various thoughts and feelings are in opposition, depicted as animated versions of Agnes struggling to find harmony."


Golden Green is available to stream with pre-orders of Citizen Of Glass which I reviewed here out October 21st. The new album is available as a Digital Download, CD with Lyric Booklet and on 180G black Vinyl with a download code in a gatefold sleeve. Pre-order the album from www.agnesobel.com

Agnes Obel will tour North America in 2017.



Golden Green
by Agnes Obel


All I have or should
want to be but never could
it’s coming at, it’s coming at, it’s coming at my heart
To spoil my soul with fire

All my eyes can see is
born out of your imagery
it’s coming at, it’s coming at, it’s coming at my heart
To scorch the earth with fire

tell me who you really love
tell me who you really love
tell me who you really love

Who are you to take over my mind
with your eyes on me
All for you I am climbing the sky
of golden green

Angel green and blue
I’m gonna leave my mind with you
It’s coming at, it’s coming at, it’s coming at my heart
I know, I see, I wanna be just free
I know, it craves, it’s running through my veins
To spoil my soul with fire

tell me who you really love
tell me who you really love
Who are you to take over my mind
with your eyes on me

All for you I am climbing the sky
of golden green

Green
Green
Green