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.

 

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