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Agnes Obel — Fuel to Fire
Album: Avertine
Avg rating:
7.6

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Total ratings: 2696









Released: 2013
Length: 5:26
Plays (last 30 days): 4
Do you want me on your mind or do you want me to go on
I might be yours as sure as I can say
Be gone be faraway

Roses on parade, they follow you around
Upon your shore as sure as I can say
Be gone be faraway

Like fuel to fire

Into the town we go, into your hideaway
Where the towers grow, gone to be faraway
Sing quietly along

Pious words to cry into the under
Upon your shore as sure as I can say
Be gone be faraway

Oh what a day to choose
Torn by the hours
All that I say to you
Is like fuel to fire

Into the town we go, into your hideaway
Where the towers grow, gone to be faraway
Never do we know, never do they give away
Where the towers grow, only you will hear them say
Sing quietly along
Sing quietly along
Comments (124)add comment
 Jelani wrote:
Every time she sings the line-"Into the town we go..." I hear "Dude don't go..."
 
Exactly.  It sure as hell doesn't sound like "into the town we go".  I'll have to remind myself every time that it's not "Dude, don't go"



The lyric sound to me like- sing choirly along
Not - sing quietly along
as it is written in the lyrics posted here. 

Do not hear the hard "T" sound, but a softer "R" sound
Heard this song used in an Amazon Prime show, which I would recommend, Carnival Row.  Hoping for a season 2 of the show.
How have I not heard this woman's music before?  Cleaning up the garbage dump my home office is, and realized I had stopped doing anything and was just absorbing the music.  Really nice tune
Every time she sings the line-"Into the town we go..." I hear "Dude don't go..."
 nice
interesting, just noticed she is a Dane, great! I've learnt much from RP
very talented
Astoundingly beautiful song.
9 -> (a rare) 10
The haunting voice, the piano, the strings.... love everything about this. 
Well.  Just read the lyrics and bumped this up.  What a wonderment about Love. 

Not least, I wonder if 10  is more appropriate than 9.  

Bill, great work for everybody who's lost someone.  Everybody Hurts, Fuel to Fire, Something Good.  Wow.  Now that I've growed up I appreciate this.
Just right. Pensive musings for a cold rainy November evening in DC. 
Danish paradise ♥
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
Marry me Agnes {#Heartkiss}

 
Oh no buddy! Don't you DARE look at her!
Agnes (soft) & Angus (hard) both do it for me.
Marry me Agnes {#Heartkiss}

Oh no,  I think I may have also asked Skye Edwards and some other female singers the same.

Ah well - no harm asking! 
Amazing song. Love her work. Her live concert must be incredible.
Bliss
beautiful

For all of the wonderful work you do, Bill,  {#Meditate}
Ouch, Bill!
As I and others have remarked before, Bill is a Master of the segue.
However, the last chorus of this beautiful song got stepped on by the opening bar of the following song, (Peter Gabriel's "Burn You Up, Burn You Down)."
I really hope this was a mistake, to be edited out of the playlist before it plays again!
A few months ago, I actually heard Bill talking over the opening notes to a song. I had a little flashback to traumatic times with AM radio,circa 1970...
I have not heard that happen again, for which I am thankful.

For all of the wonderful work you do, Bill,  {#Meditate}
This album is one of my favorites, especially for those long, near-midnight drives. 

Her simple, yet grand and sweeping sound, is something truly special - like as a listener, you're in on some secret only you & her share. 
First listen quite nice in the cans.  Seeking more from Agnes . . . . now I need a shot of rye, some rain, and a power outage with this t
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Auuwnes is Auwesome.

 
Definitely growing on me with each listen.
I gave it a 7, and then an 8. Haunting voice and lovely harmonics. Not overdone in my opinion.
 OHMish wrote:
Pronounced Auuwnes Oble
 
Auuwnes is Auwesome.
 kcar wrote:


Only if you torture me. 

A tolerant 7 for such moody whoo—oooing.  

 
From this day forth every "delicate and sensitive modern folk" song shall be known as moody whoo-ooing.
Brilliant.
I've been paying much more attention to this after hearing her new album
 OHMish wrote:
Pronounced Auuwnes Oble

 

Only if you torture me. 

A tolerant 7 for such moody whoo—oooing.  
Really fantastic stuff; as others have mentioned, totally haunting and spooky. I like what I've heard from her on RP — the BEST station!
 ojibwe wrote:

Ancient Chinese secret

 
{#Wink}
Beautiful sound....
 200 wrote:
Calgon, take me away....
 
Ancient Chinese secret
Enchanting,  enchanted...
Calgon, take me away....
Sooooothing...I like it!
It's thanks to RP that I have discovered so many awesome female Scandinavia singers.

To '' Ti-Noir '', je t'aime


Hearing this song always achieves to calm me down even in my most stressful and uncertain moments.
It just seems to touch the exact right nerves in my mind. 
Haunting. Amazing voice and the whole production.
In the pocket bass line on this tune - as the saying goes...
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BASS, bout the bass.{#Bananajam}{#Bananajam}{#Bananajam} 
😊 Awesome 
Tranquil sound.  Love her style
never heard of her before...
profound and stirring

{#Boohoo}
mmm...
Pronounced Auuwnes Oble
 adib wrote:
8 -> 9

 
7 -> 9. Outstanding.
8 -> 9
                                         Breathing Grammar

                                      Gee–Girl ! Fuel to fire works.
                                       It's high octave, and limey
                                       My baby is having a baby
                    She keeps saying Know-How, and  this she needs
,                   But I;m on the run, and the cops coming after me.
                                 Glad with Krammer vs Krammer.

She is amazing. Dorian, riverside and fuel to fire are like Bermuda triangle. I get lost everytime I listen to them.
 MJdub wrote:
This is in the Dorian mode which gives it that sort of spooky/exotic feel.  I'm starting to really like this woman.

 
Thought it was Goldfrapp...Moody, intense and yes dark. This is quite good. Haven't always liked AO's stuff. 
This is in the Dorian mode which gives it that sort of spooky/exotic feel.  I'm starting to really like this woman.
 misterbearbaby wrote:

These last three songs are the aural equivalent of receiving multiple Twinkie suppositories.

IN  THE  NAME OF  J A M E S   B R O W N -  MAKE IT STOP!! 


You may want to look for a new proctologist, or maybe not...
Her best song! She's amazing live... Thanks  
First time hearing this, Bill made me get up to check out who this was. I'm liking this. {#Smile}
Parts of this sounds like the Interstellar soundtrack
Sunday morning, sittin in the sun and listening .....
Beautiful!>>>> 9 
She seems to be a cut above the rest of the young women who sing quietly.  7. Now excuse me while I go into the under.
 rdo wrote:
 Art has never had a better friend than commerce.  The fact that radio forced performers to shorten songs is the reason we have great music today.   

In fact, to make a distinction between art and commerce is something we owe to the European nobility and subsequently the Marxists and Socialists who coopted it.  There really is no distinction, not a meaningful one.  Art does not exist without commerce.  This does not mean all commerce is art and vice versa.

It's no small irony that the distinction was useful by both the Communists and the European Imperialists as a means of oppression and subjugation.  We could very easily trace the murder of one billion people by oppressors ruling under the banner of Socialism and Imperialism.  Quite often socialists were also imperialists, as in the case of China and Russia.

So, when people get up on their perch and preach anti-commercial rhetoric, they are not actually doing anything virtuous by it. They are parroting the empty doctrines passed on to us by the most blatant perpetrators of murder and evil history has ever known or ever will know.
 
In the 60s I took Quaaludes when I had thoughts like this.  I seem none the worse after ingesting.  Give it some thought.
Big fan.  Writing such naked songs is hard as hell.  8. 
Just one from the legion of similar "actual" melancholic performers, nothing special. 4.
beautiful album - a balm for mind and ears {#Good-vibes}
Ethereal.
My daughter got to know her music when she did a college semester in Copenhagen and also had the opportunity to see her in New York and said it was one of her all-time favorite concert performances.  For what it's worth, the authentic pronunciation of her name is ow-ness oh-BELL. 

 I really hope you're back on the meds, rdo fella/missy

 

rdo wrote:

 Art has never had a better friend than commerce.  The fact that radio forced performers to shorten songs is the reason we have great music today.   

In fact, to make a distinction between art and commerce is something we owe to the European nobility and subsequently the Marxists and Socialists who coopted it.  There really is no distinction, not a meaningful one.  Art does not exist without commerce.  This does not mean all commerce is art and vice versa.

It's no small irony that the distinction was useful by both the Communists and the European Imperialists as a means of oppression and subjugation.  We could very easily trace the murder of one billion people by oppressors ruling under the banner of Socialism and Imperialism.  Quite often socialists were also imperialists, as in the case of China and Russia.

So, when people get up on their perch and preach anti-commercial rhetoric, they are not actually doing anything virtuous by it. They are parroting the empty doctrines passed on to us by the most blatant perpetrators of murder and evil history has ever known or ever will know.


 

This song certainly gets my attention.  mesmerizing {#Meditate}
 misterbearbaby wrote:

These last three songs are the aural equivalent of receiving multiple Twinkie suppositories.

IN  THE  NAME OF  J A M E S   B R O W N -  MAKE IT STOP!! 


Of the 1764 Internet radio streams out there that you might really enjoy (all the RnB / Soul + Hard Rock / Metal + Classic Rock + Blues + Alt Rock + Adult Contemporary Rock), it's interesting that anyone would choose Radio Paradise (one of 326 Eclectic streams), only to complain on its format! Why, pray tell, did you, misterbearbaby? {#Ask}
{#Cool}  I am liking this! Nice atmosphere.
Thought I was listening to "Here. In My Head" when this started. 

These last three songs are the aural equivalent of receiving multiple Twinkie suppositories.

IN  THE  NAME OF  J A M E S   B R O W N -  MAKE IT STOP!!


Absolutely 'log on' worthy;  never tire of this one.


 fredriley wrote:
{#Roflol}

It's impossible to think angry thoughts whilst Agnes is massing my external auditory meatus (as Lazarus would have it). She is just so, so beautiful a singer {#Hearteyes}
 
Gotta agree with you, Fred the Red (I jest).
I've tried to curb my CD buying in recent years, but thanks to RP I now own both of Agnes O's discs.
Nice serene stuff.
 The_Walrus wrote:

You miss the point entirely. I make no argument that it's bad because it's long and certainly made no reference to Beethoven - that was your attempt at sarcasm. I merely said that the song in question is not of sufficient depth and quality to warrant the running time. And yes, if she did "rush out to the studio and edit it down to 3 minutes" it would probably be a better song IMHO.

 
Are you sure all this bluster isn't just because you're getting a little long in the tooth?  PS I thought the attempt at sarcasm was well executed.
The entire effort is simply outstanding. I regret buying the download (due to a suspected sacrifice of sound quality) and will be buying the disk.Although it is very mellow, I have been listening almost daily.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

I'm pretty sure that makes you a commie . . . or a bully . . . it's so hard to keep up.

 
{#Roflol}

It's impossible to think angry thoughts whilst Agnes is massing my external auditory meatus (as Lazarus would have it). She is just so, so beautiful a singer {#Hearteyes}
 rdo wrote:

Why is it a "rant"?  Please, I really beg you to explain yourself.  It was most clearly "on topic".  Hint: read it again.  Why should we Americans be ashamed of our own culture of commerce, a culture steeped in a rich and wonderful tradition?  You are relentlessly on the attack Fred.  You have actually been quite successful in making this radio station's comment board, which has absolutely nothing to do with politics, a haven for socialists who attack anyone and everyone who comes here and says ANYTHING even remotely positive about our great, rich culture.  I will not be intimidated or bullied by you Fred and when I see you bullying others and injecting extremist rhetoric and anti-American bigotry into the discussion, you can rest assured you will hear from me.
 
...confrontation versus conversation?
 fredriley wrote:
This is heart-meltingly beautiful and poignant. I love Agnes' voice and the Scandinavian minimalism of her songs. I'm picturing Kurt Wallander listening to this in his car driving across the Ystad lowlands on the way to another case. This will be another album to go on the Must Buy list. 9 from the moved Nottingham jury.

 
It's so rare to hear any work of art described as "heart-meltingly beautiful and poignant" these days, but it certainly seems appropriate here!
 fredriley wrote:
This is heart-meltingly beautiful and poignant. I love Agnes' voice and the Scandinavian minimalism of her songs. I'm picturing Kurt Wallander listening to this in his car driving across the Ystad lowlands on the way to another case. This will be another album to go on the Must Buy list. 9 from the moved Nottingham jury.
 
I'm pretty sure that makes you a commie . . . or a bully . . . it's so hard to keep up.
This is heart-meltingly beautiful and poignant. I love Agnes' voice and the Scandinavian minimalism of her songs. I'm picturing Kurt Wallander listening to this in his car driving across the Ystad lowlands on the way to another case. This will be another album to go on the Must Buy list. 9 from the moved Nottingham jury.
 1wolfy wrote:
this track got my attention..nice

 

This is a solid track from the disk. I really love about half of the 11 tracks thus far. It is an extremely pleasing listen (sepecially if you enjoy cello) but really, really mellow...( I  will be purchasing the CD as I am wondering what I'm missing with the electronic download).
 rdo wrote:

I will not be intimidated or bullied by you Fred and when I see you bullying others and injecting extremist rhetoric and anti-American bigotry into the discussion, you can rest assured you will hear from me.
 
(sigh) Thousands of (blessed) miles away across an ocean, and I'm "bullying". Once again: flames via PM to spare innocent bystanders.

And that's it for our 'discussions'. As the old saying goes: don't feed the trolls.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

5 minutes?! Good God, what was she thinking?! It's an outrage! What's next, a 6 minute song? Oh, the humanity.
We'll make sure Agnes gets your message. No doubt she'll rush out to the studio and edit it down to 3 minutes for the ADD crowd.
Then we'll get to work on those pretentious, overblown Beethoven symphonies.

 
You miss the point entirely. I make no argument that it's bad because it's long and certainly made no reference to Beethoven - that was your attempt at sarcasm. I merely said that the song in question is not of sufficient depth and quality to warrant the running time. And yes, if she did "rush out to the studio and edit it down to 3 minutes" it would probably be a better song IMHO.
this track got my attention..nice
 The_Walrus wrote:
It's too long.  When "artists" extend their compositions there is often a kind of conceit - "it's so meaningful it needs to be longer" It's a reasonably pleasant song I agree, but doesn't have the breadth and originality to warrant 5:30. Less is indeed often more. Forgive me if I'm wrong rdo, but I think this is one of the points you were making about commercialism and music.
 
5 minutes?! Good God, what was she thinking?! It's an outrage! What's next, a 6 minute song? Oh, the humanity.
We'll make sure Agnes gets your message. No doubt she'll rush out to the studio and edit it down to 3 minutes for the ADD crowd.
Then we'll get to work on those pretentious, overblown Beethoven symphonies.
 Saliby_Br wrote:
Nice song...thanks RP!

 
I have yet to hear anything from this artist/effort that hasn't made me wish I could run out and grab a copy at lunch...another great find Bill!
It's too long.  When "artists" extend their compositions there is often a kind of conceit - "it's so meaningful it needs to be longer" It's a reasonably pleasant song I agree, but doesn't have the breadth and originality to warrant 5:30. Less is indeed often more. Forgive me if I'm wrong rdo, but I think this is one of the points you were making about commercialism and music.
Nice song...thanks RP!
 fredriley wrote:

That's an unprovoked rant worthy of Excelsior at his worst. It doesn't take much to get you on to your hobby horses, eh? Seeing as the OP to whom you replied hadn't even obliquely mentioned commerce, or anything that could even vaguely hint of politics, you are waaaay off-topic, O Barking One. Try to keep a sense of proportion, eh?

 
Why is it a "rant"?  Please, I really beg you to explain yourself.  It was most clearly "on topic".  Hint: read it again.  Why should we Americans be ashamed of our own culture of commerce, a culture steeped in a rich and wonderful tradition?  You are relentlessly on the attack Fred.  You have actually been quite successful in making this radio station's comment board, which has absolutely nothing to do with politics, a haven for socialists who attack anyone and everyone who comes here and says ANYTHING even remotely positive about our great, rich culture.  I will not be intimidated or bullied by you Fred and when I see you bullying others and injecting extremist rhetoric and anti-American bigotry into the discussion, you can rest assured you will hear from me.
 rdo wrote:
 Art has never had a better friend than commerce.  The fact that radio forced performers to shorten songs is the reason we have great music today.   

In fact, to make a distinction between art and commerce is something we owe to the European nobility and subsequently the Marxists and Socialists who coopted it.  There really is no distinction, not a meaningful one.  Art does not exist without commerce.  This does not mean all commerce is art and vice versa.

It's no small irony that the distinction was useful by both the Communists and the European Imperialists as a means of oppression and subjugation.  We could very easily trace the murder of one billion people by oppressors ruling under the banner of Socialism and Imperialism.  Quite often socialists were also imperialists, as in the case of China and Russia.

So, when people get up on their perch and preach anti-commercial rhetoric, they are not actually doing anything virtuous by it. They are parroting the empty doctrines passed on to us by the most blatant perpetrators of murder and evil history has ever known or ever will know.


 
That's an unprovoked rant worthy of Excelsior at his worst. It doesn't take much to get you on to your hobby horses, eh? Seeing as the OP to whom you replied hadn't even obliquely mentioned commerce, or anything that could even vaguely hint of politics, you are waaaay off-topic, O Barking One. Try to keep a sense of proportion, eh?
 gjeeg wrote:
omg what a haunting gem. stops me in my tracks.
Precisely why I listen to RP, for unknown treasures like this.

 
Seconded. 8 from the spooked Nottingham jury.
omg what a haunting gem. stops me in my tracks.
Precisely why I listen to RP, for unknown treasures like this.
 pianogirl wrote:
thanks for the lyrics......
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 offroadbiker wrote:
Do you want me on your mind or do you want me to go on
I might be yours as sure as I can say
Be gone be faraway

Roses on parade, they follow you around
Upon your shore as sure as I can say
Be gone be faraway

Like fuel to fire

Into the town we go, into your hideaway
Where the towers grow, gone to be faraway
Sing quietly along

Pious words to cry into the under
Upon your shore as sure as I can say
Be gone be faraway

Oh what a day to choose
Torn by the hours
All that I say to you
Is like fuel to fire

Into the town we go, into your hideaway
Where the towers grow, gone to be faraway
Never do we know, never do they give away
Where the towers grow, only you will hear them say
Sing quietly along
Sing quietly along

 


Do you want me on your mind or do you want me to go on
I might be yours as sure as I can say
Be gone be faraway

Roses on parade, they follow you around
Upon your shore as sure as I can say
Be gone be faraway

Like fuel to fire

Into the town we go, into your hideaway
Where the towers grow, gone to be faraway
Sing quietly along

Pious words to cry into the under
Upon your shore as sure as I can say
Be gone be faraway

Oh what a day to choose
Torn by the hours
All that I say to you
Is like fuel to fire

Into the town we go, into your hideaway
Where the towers grow, gone to be faraway
Never do we know, never do they give away
Where the towers grow, only you will hear them say
Sing quietly along
Sing quietly along
 mauguima wrote:

Commies... it's so 50's. Now the term is terrorist.

 
I take it you were not similarly disapponted by "tard"?  :)
 rdo wrote:

This is your fourth comment of 2014 ---- Great job Jim!

Jim, I do have a life, and part of that life is reading and writing comments on this really great station.  Evidently you think we all need lives here.  Dont ya think that makes you a bit of a crank?

My comment was on topic.

You are obviously a commie tard because you have no issues with the zillions of commie rants that litter these pages.

Toodles 
 
Commies... it's so 50's. Now the term is terrorist.
l'd say outstanding!
 Jim_Messenger wrote:

WTF has this to do with Agnes Obels song.   Get a life.

 
This is your fourth comment of 2014 ---- Great job Jim!

Jim, I do have a life, and part of that life is reading and writing comments on this really great station.  Evidently you think we all need lives here.  Dont ya think that makes you a bit of a crank?

My comment was on topic.

You are obviously a commie tard because you have no issues with the zillions of commie rants that litter these pages.

Toodles 
Yes we'll........ Check out 1st album with a great John Cale cover: close watch .........
 rdo wrote:
 Art has never had a better friend than commerce.  The fact that radio forced performers to shorten songs is the reason we have great music today.   

In fact, to make a distinction between art and commerce is something we owe to the European nobility and subsequently the Marxists and Socialists who coopted it.  There really is no distinction, not a meaningful one.  Art does not exist without commerce.  This does not mean all commerce is art and vice versa.

It's no small irony that the distinction was useful by both the Communists and the European Imperialists as a means of oppression and subjugation.  We could very easily trace the murder of one billion people by oppressors ruling under the banner of Socialism and Imperialism.  Quite often socialists were also imperialists, as in the case of China and Russia.

So, when people get up on their perch and preach anti-commercial rhetoric, they are not actually doing anything virtuous by it. They are parroting the empty doctrines passed on to us by the most blatant perpetrators of murder and evil history has ever known or ever will know.


 
WTF has this to do with Agnes Obels song.   Get a life.
{#Daisy} ........v nice bill
 tkosh wrote:
Is all her music this sweet?

 
Everything I’ve heard so far: a local radio presenter played some, I found a session on NPR and her page/site on the 'cloud of sound'. I'll be getting the CDs soon.
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Back in my DJ days we used to call these "bathroom songs" because they were long enough for us to run down the hall to the bathroom.

If you had too many 5+ minute songs on your playlist, the Program Manager would ask if you were standing on the balcony getting high, so you had to look for songs that were 4 minutes or so to run down the hall.

 

  Art has never had a better friend than commerce.  The fact that radio forced performers to shorten songs is the reason we have great music today.   

In fact, to make a distinction between art and commerce is something we owe to the European nobility and subsequently the Marxists and Socialists who coopted it.  There really is no distinction, not a meaningful one.  Art does not exist without commerce.  This does not mean all commerce is art and vice versa.

It's no small irony that the distinction was useful by both the Communists and the European Imperialists as a means of oppression and subjugation.  We could very easily trace the murder of one billion people by oppressors ruling under the banner of Socialism and Imperialism.  Quite often socialists were also imperialists, as in the case of China and Russia.

So, when people get up on their perch and preach anti-commercial rhetoric, they are not actually doing anything virtuous by it. They are parroting the empty doctrines passed on to us by the most blatant perpetrators of murder and evil history has ever known or ever will know.

Is all her music this sweet?
Denmark represent.
It's much easier these days, when the Station Manager is also the DJ, and the Finance Officer, listening Earperson and the rest of the Board is on the other side of the dinner table.
 kcar wrote:
I'd love to know what the Program Manager was doing half the day, apart from obsessing over songs being a minute too long. Maybe...standing on the balcony getting high? 
 
We were listening as much as possible, since any on-air faux pas would be the responsibility of the Station Manager (generally) and the Program Manager (for selecting the faux pas knucklehead as a DJ).
Bought the song seconds after hearing it for the first time on RP. This is one song I could put on endless loop and not get tired of it.
REALLY digging' this one...never heard it before.  Another RP artist otherwise unknown to me. Long live RP!
 dalebryan wrote:
Yet another fantastic artist that RP has introduced me to . . . thanks, Bill!{#Music}

 
oldsaxon wrote:

I'll second that.

 
Me three.
 dalebryan wrote:
Yet another fantastic artist that RP has introduced me to . . . thanks, Bill!{#Music}

 
I'll second that.
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Back in my DJ days we used to call these "bathroom songs" because they were long enough for us to run down the hall to the bathroom.

If you had too many 5+ minute songs on your playlist, the Program Manager would ask if you were standing on the balcony getting high, so you had to look for songs that were 4 minutes or so to run down the hall.

 

 
I'd love to know what the Program Manager was doing half the day, apart from obsessing over songs being a minute too long. Maybe...standing on the balcony getting high? 
Emotive, evocative and darkly beautiful.  I love it.
Very nice
Seems like this whole album might be good. Every time I see that fiery red silhouette I'm impressed.
I'm liking Ms. Obel. I liked her earlier efforts too.

This song has a very very nice minor key ambiance to it...  cool orchestration to match the piano...  Agnes has a perfect pitch voice and it squeezes my gizzards when she hits the high notes...  she says she is influenced by Roy Orbison and Joni Mitchell...  this song is good for the ears...

great mood music...  big 10 rating...
 
Yet another fantastic artist that RP has introduced me to . . . thanks, Bill!{#Music}
The second album of Agnes is again beatiful! I love this very much.
At times almost classical with only a piano, chello and violin.
Very very nice, not only this song but the whole album!
A big 10 for me!