Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

For those who always have an uphill challenge. Agata Karczewska bets on a dark horse (“Dark Horse”)

Agata Karczewska (check!) creates music on the border between American folk and country. In 2019, her debut album “I’m Not Good at Having Fun” was released, which was nominated for a Fryderyk in the Blues Album of the Year category. She also received the Mateusz award from Radio Trójka for young artists.

A wider audience could meet her in the spring of 2017 – then the singer and guitarist appeared in the reactivated “Idol” in Polsat.

In the club stage, just before the eight finalists were selected, they competed for the last place in the final Mariusz Dyba (later winner of the entire program) and Agata Karczewska.

“An extremely difficult choice, it’s absurd, completely incomprehensible,” the juror couldn’t believe it Ewa Farna.

Ultimately, Agata said goodbye to “Idol”. “I fought for you like a lioness,” emphasized Farna, who burst into tears and finally hugged Karczewska.

In 2020, the artist qualified for the finals of the prestigious American International Songwriting Competition. He has performed on Pol’And’Rock Festival (ex Woodstock stop), Open’er Festival in Gdynia, Festival in Jarocin, Spring Break in Poznań, Halfway Festival in Białystok. She also gave concerts in Portugal, Germany, Slovenia, France and the Czech Republic. It was preceded by, among others, Nosowska or duo Mazolewski/Porter. It will appear in the second half of April NEXT FEST Music Showcase & Conference in Poznań.

As part of the Estrada Poznańska project, she created a piece “No Way to Say Goodbye” in a duet with John Porter. Their collaboration continued with the album released in June 2023 “On The Wrong Planet”which received excellent reviews (including 5th place in the Polish summary of last year on the Muzyka Interia website).

Now Agata Karczewska presents a solo single “Dark Horse”, which is an announcement of the new album (premiere in autumn). He took up production again Marcin Bors, known among others from cooperation with Pogodno, Nosowska and Hey. The author of the cover for the single is David Ryski.

“‘Dark Horse’ is a cowboy ballad in an alternative country style, about those and for those who always have an uphill battle in life and yet stubbornly follow their own path. A song about why sometimes it’s worth betting on a dark horse,” we read in information about the song.