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Angel Olsen

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Have we got a treat for you today, meet Angel Olsen a folk/indie /rock singer/ songwriter and guitarist.
She was raised in St. Louis, Missouri and currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina. But of course she is in demand all around the world.
Angel has such a beautiful voice, you could say she has the voice of an Angel. But that would be corny, but true.
She could break your heart with that voice.

Well Angel has a new video, now, and a new album, early September.

So, to the music.

This video dropped yesterday, very different for Angel.
But then again not really she has been a chameleon in many of her videos. Angel Olsen sings “Shut Up Kiss Me” from ‘MY WOMAN’ out September 2, 2016 on Jagjaguwar.
A great pop song and I mean that in a good way. Awesome backing and Angel singing full throat and with just the right amount of attitude. This should be big.
Shut Up Kiss Me

Written and Directed by Angel Olsen (with collaborative input from Ashley Connor and Jethro Waters)
Director of Photography: Ashley Connor
Edited by Jethro Waters and Angel Olsen

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A truly powerful song, for some reason Johnny Cash comes to mind in the strength of the writing and the singing.
A really great example of her songwriting strength. Taylor will never be this good.
Unfucktheworld

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📷 © Pedro Sadio

At times her voice seems fragile and brittle, and yet  her mastery, strength and control  permeate the song throughout. This was on the Letterman show, I guess I missed it and that’s my loss. This song really has that Johnny Cash stamp on it, I don’t mean she is copying him, It’s just that feel that realness that Johnny used to give out. Angel does just that.
Hi Five

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Such a poignant and wrenching feel to the vocals. Shades of Ane Brun in here, with every song I hear I am more and more impressed. This is from her album ‘Burn Your Fire For No Witness’ which is still available.
An amazing video, never saw that coming. I won’t spoil it for you.
Windows

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Gotta go, but we’ll leave you with a gem.
Here is Angel in a Tiny Desk Concert.
You wouldn’t think there was a storm brewing outside the window, she looks so calm, serene and of course beautiful.
I love the way her voice goes from a timid breaking softness to soaring in the heights. So cool, just Angel and her electric guitar. A “Joni Johnny Cash Mitchell” for our time.
Set list:
“Unfucktheworld”
“lota”
“Enemy”
“White Fire”

Credits
Producers: Bob Boilen, Denise DeBelius; Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait; Videographers: Denise DeBelius, Becky Harlan, Meredith Rizzo

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