Angel Olsen – Sister

Angel Olsen has changed. Once pigeonholed as female folk singer songwriter (and what does that even mean?), her sound is sassy, bold and punchy. A tune layered with melody, echoing vocals and multifarious sonics, Sister may be far more understated than recent Shut Up Kiss Me (in which Olsen danced around in a glittery wig and pink lipstick) but still drips with attitude. Exploring the process of dealing with a lost love, and the myriad of emotions between joy and melancholy this evokes, it starts gentle enough as a ruminative waltz that explodes violently before settling again. At nine minutes long it’s no casual ditty, but a charged and potent epic that becomes hypnotically arresting a she repeats, ‘All my life I thought I’d change’ over and over. Taken from forthcoming album My Woman, released on Jagjaguwar on September 2nd.

 

Published by Francesca Baker

Passionate about music, the world, exploring, literature and smiling. Writing, marketing and events for all my favourite things.

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