Angel Olsen shares previously unreleased song “Sans”

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Previously unreleased song off Phases rarities collection;
Out this Friday on Jagjaguwar via Inertia Music

Watch Angel perform “Sans” on KRCW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic

Even Angel Olsen’s outtakes are everyone else’s A-game.

This Friday sees the release of Angel Olsen’s Phases, a collection of B-sides, rarities, and demos from the past several years, including a number of never-before released tracks. Balancing tenacity and tenderness, Phases acts as a deep-dive for longtime fans, as well as a fitting introduction to Olsen’s enormous musical range for the uninitiated. For Olsen, it’s an album that allows a moment of thoughtful, reflective calm amongst a year of success and growth surrounding the release of MY WOMAN.

Last month, during a run supporting Arcade Fire at arenas along the west coast, Olsen stopped by KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, and played a selection of songs including “Sans”, a home demo from summer 2015. One of the previously unreleased songs off Phases, “Sans” leans heavily on Olsen’s arresting croon and lonesome guitar.

As she describes it, “’Sans’ was a song I wrote in between Burn Your Fire and MY WOMAN, something short and simple – but about a big thing in my life: travel and what it can do to the psyche.  When you’re out there and you’re working and moving so fast it’s difficult to really imagine a time when you were fully realized and known. You know, it’s hard enough to be known when you’re around! But then there are those people in your life that know you and don’t need you around all the time to be or feel close-I suppose it’s about that too.
Listen to the Phases version of “Sans” now and watch the KCRW performance here


Angel Olsen

  1. Fly On Your Wall
    2. Special
    3. Only You
    4. All Right Now
    5. Sans
    6. Sweet Dreams
    7. California
    8. Tougher Than the Rest
    9. For You
    10. How Many Dreams
    11. May as Well
    12. Endless Road

Phases by Angel Olsen is out this Friday on Jagjaguwar via Inertia Music
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