Following last year’s opulent All Mirrors, the latest from Angel Olsen features some of the songs from that record in a striking new light.
In these solo performances, Olsen – armed with just her voice and a guitar – confronts the experiences behind her lyrics in real time, with this stripped-back format giving further weight to her words. Within this more intimate context, the isolation of heartache and reinvention is made more obvious, with Olsen navigating the complex feelings that arise from her experiences with devastating precision.
Olsen paints a striking portrait of emotion on Whole New Mess, revealing more of herself than she has on previous records.
Whole New Mess by Angel Olsen is out Friday August 28 via Jagjaguwar/Inertia.
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