89. Agnes Obel

Singer, Song­writer and Mu­si­cian

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I am very cu­ri­ous about de­pres­sion and mu­sic. There has been a lot of de­pres­sion in my fam­ily and I have this feel­ing it is eas­ier to man­age if you have an out­let for it. I havenʼt been de­pressed to the point of sick­ness so far, but I cer­tainly have a fear be­cause I had it in my teens. Iʼve seen it in my Dad and other peo­ple in my fam­ily.

If you can use it in your mu­sic, then you are re­mov­ing your­self from it. De­pres­sion is linked to a feel­ing that things are com­pletely mean­ing­less and there is no point, but there is so much hope in cre­ativ­ity.

I often heard my mu­sic has helped peo­ple who are sad and en­abled them to deal with dif­fi­cult things that have hap­pened in their lives. This makes me re­ally happy… If you sing with some­one it is a com­mu­nal thing, so it can make peo­ple feel less alone.

“If you sing with some­one it is a com­mu­nal thing, so it can make peo­ple feel less alone. “

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