Myopia or nearsightedness is an eye disorder where light focuses in front of, instead of on, the retina. Agnes Obel
album is a collection of dark baroque folk songs with a theme of mind and memory. The Danish singer-songwriter explained to UK newspaper The Sun
: "I believe that we are the sum of our memories, so to understand my own mind and myopia I looked at how my memories present themselves to me. Memories warp over time. It's like the mind's signature on past experiences."