Check the amazing Agnes Obel – Riverside (Lulu Rouge Remix). The Danish-born Berlin-based singer-songwriter Agnes Obel landed a pan-European hit with her disarmingly beautiful debut album ‘Philharmonics’.After seven weeks at #1 in Denmark and hitting the Top 10 in both France and the Netherlands, the deluxe double CD version of the album will be released in the UK on May 2nd on Play It Again Sam.
Agnes Obel – Riverside (Lulu Rouge Remix) by Agnes Obel
The deluxe edition of the album ‘Philharmonics’ (entirely self-produced and performed) adds a second CD featuring six tracks recorded at Obel’s recent acclaimed residency of sold-out shows in Copenhagen and five instrumental piano performances.Many of the songs on ‘Philharmonics’ have subconsciously found an audience through their use in film and television.

‘Just So’ soundtracked a Deutsch Telekom advert, which gave Obel the unusual combination of having a song that everyone knew while having almost no profile as an artist herself. But soon opportunities presented themselves and continue to do so.

One of Obel’s earliest breaks came when three of her demos featured in cult director Thomas Vinterberg’s film Submarino – ‘Riverside’ earned her a Robert Award (Denmark’s equivalent of the Oscars) for Best Song of the Year. Her music also reached a bigger North American and international audience when ‘Riverside’ was used in Grey’s Anatomy.

The deluxe editon of her album Philharmonics is released next Monday May 2nd in UK and Ireland
Photo by Mali Lazell