ANGEL OLSEN SHARES VIDEO FOR “SPECIAL” Watch it here
Rarities collection Phases out Friday, November 10 on Jagjaguwar via Inertia Music
“Even Angel Olsen’s outtakes are everyone else’s A-game.”
“The song might have derailed an album sequence, but it deserved to be unearthed.”
The New York Times
“A churning, slow-building seven-minute jam about fear of a failure to meet expectations. She needn’t have worried.”
Angel Olsen will release Phases, a collection of B-sides, rarities, and demos, including a number of never-before released tracks, on Friday, November 10 on Jagjaguwar via Inertia Music. Balancing tenacity and tenderness, Phases acts as a deep-dive for longtime fans, as well as a fitting introduction to Olsen’s sprawling sonics for the uninitiated.
Last month, Olsen shared “Special”, a brand new song from the MY WOMAN recording sessions. She comments, “’Special’ always felt like a band song to me, something to lose track of ourselves in. It didn’t quite fit the rest of ‘MY WOMAN’ and was a major deciding factor on whether or not it would mean a double LP. ‘MY WOMAN’ came out and I kept thinking about the song and wanting to play it anyway.”
Olsen now presents the song’s accompanying video which she directed and edited herself.
“My friend came to visit me for a week and I had all these grand ideas about how to make another video. But it’s been a long year of touring and videos and pressure to keep on being important or interesting. So I woke up the next day and changed my mind, deciding it would be best to just capture the days we were hanging and to occasionally have the camera up. Those days were some of the hardest and also sweetest of the summer. We spent much of the time talking about the current state of affairs and how everyone has been going through tremendous change and having to make hard choices. Maybe it’s just this year, but it feels that we’re entering a new era, one that requires us to really pay more attention to the world and ourselves in it. What I realized is that going through a hard time and talking about it with friends makes you feel your friendships and who you are, and sometimes it takes a weird year to recognise what you still have.”
Olsen is touring extensively in support of Phases and MY WOMAN, a top 10 most highly acclaimed album of 2016, and winner of The A2IM Libera Awards’ Album of the Year. She just got off the road supporting Arcade Fire at arena shows throughout the west coast and will cap off the year playing throughout the US in her biggest rooms yet.
1. Fly On Your Wall
3. Only You
4. All Right Now
6. Sweet Dreams
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 Friday November 10 on Jagjaguwar via Inertia Music
Pre-order now: https://Inertia.lnk.to/AO_Phas