Growing up in the small town of Vanersborg, Sweden, music was always an integral part of Agnes Carlsson’s life. Her career took off at the tender age of 17 as the youngest-ever Pop Idol winner (Sweden’s “American Idol” counterpart), triggering a string of chart successes in Sweden. As she grew up, her style evolved. She was introduced to songwriter and producer Anders Hansson in 2009 and the creative sparks began to fly as Hansson’s dance-flavored production allowed Agnes to express her drive, energy and attitude…and of course, let loose with her incredible vocals. “Release Me” is the result of this studio alchemy and announces the arrival of a major new talent.
“Release Me” was released earlier this summer internationally and became a pan-European smash before spreading to airwaves around the world, from South Africa to Israel to Australia. A new video was recently shot with director Thomas Kloss (Pussycat Dolls, Fergie) which is set to premiere next week.
With her infectious enthusiasm, sparkling energy and stunning vocal ability, Agnes is on the way to becoming one of music’s biggest new names. For more information visit AgnesMusic.com and stay tuned for her forthcoming major label debut in the US.