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Angel Olsen – Watch Her Stunning Fallon Performance, Stream the New Album, and Read Our Review

She Performed “All Mirrors” (Plus Pick Up Our New Print Issue with Olsen on the Cover)

Oct 04, 2019 Angel Olsen
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Angel Olsen has released a new album, All Mirrors, today via Jagjaguwar. Last night she stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform the album’s title track, “All Mirrors.” She was aided by a string section for a stunning (a word we’ve been using a lot with Olsen lately) performance. Also, now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing below. Plus, on Wednesday we posted our rave 9/10 review of All Mirrors and you can read that here. And last but not least, don’t forget that Olsen is on the cover of our new print issue, the My Favorite Album Issue (you can buy a copy directly from us here).

Previously Olsen shared a haunting black & white video for its title track, “All Mirrors,” which was #1 on our Songs of the Week list. Then she shared the album’s second single, “Lark,” also via a video (surely one of the best music videos of the year). “Lark” was also our #1 Song of the Week. Ashley Connor directed both videos. Also below are Olsen’s upcoming tour dates.

Olsen purposefully recorded two versions of All Mirrors, starting with a stripped down solo version recorded with producer Michael Harris in Anacortes, Washington. Then she recorded another, full band, version with producer John Congleton (who produced Olsen’s 2014 album Burn Your Fire for No Witness), alongside arranger Jherek Bischoff, multi-instrumentalist/arranger/pre-producer Ben Babbitt, and a 14-piece orchestra. Originally Olsen’s plan was to release both versions of the album at the same time, but then, as she stated in a previous press release, she decided she “needed to separate these two records and release All Mirrors in its heaviest form…. It was impossible for me to deny how powerful and surprising the songs had become. The truth is that I may have never allowed this much sonic change in the first place had I not already made an account of the same songs in their purest form.”

A limited edition and exclusive All Mirrors bundle from Jagjaguwar has the album on opaque aquamarine vinyl and includes a 7-inch for “All Mirrors” on silver with black splatter vinyl that includes the album version of “All Mirrors” on one side and a solo version titled “We Are All Mirrors” on the other side.

Of the title track and the album title, Olsen had this to say in the previous press release: “I chose this one as the title because I liked the theme: the theme of how we are all mirrors to and for each other. Even if that is not all of it, there is always an element of projection in what we’d like to see in people and scenarios and in the way we see ourselves in those scenarios, with those people.”

Summing up the album in the press release, Olsen had this to say: “In every way - from the making of it, to the words, to how I feel moving forward, this record is about owning up to your darkest side, finding the capacity for new love and trusting change even when you feel like a stranger.”

The press release describes the album this way: “On her vulnerable new album, All Mirrors, Olsen takes an introspective deep dive towards internal destinations and revelations. In the process of making this album, she found a new sound and voice, a blast of fury mixed with hard won self-acceptance. All Mirrors gets its claws into you on both micro and macro levels. Of course, there’s that singular vibrato, always so very close - seemingly simple, cooed phrases expand into massive ideas about the inability to love and universal loneliness. And then suddenly - huge string arrangements and bellowing synth swells emerge, propelling the apocalyptic tenor.”

Olsen’s previous full-length album was 2016’s MY WOMAN, also via Jagjaguwar. It made it to #3 on Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2016 list. In 2017 she released Phases, a collection of B-sides, rarities, and demos, including some previously unreleased tracks. It was our Album of the Week.

In June Olsen was the guest vocalist on “True Blue,” a song on Mark Ronson‘s new album, Late Night Feelings. Olsen also wrote the song, which was #2 on our Songs of the Week list.

Read our 2016 interview with Olsen.

Angel Olsen Tour Dates:

Mon. Oct. 28 - Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom &
Wed. Oct. 30 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes *
Thu. Oct. 31 - Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall *
Fri. Nov. 1 - Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre *
Mon. Nov. 4 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse *
Tue. Nov. 5 - New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre *
Thu. Nov. 7 - Austin, TX @ Stubb’s (Levitation) *
Fri. Nov. 8 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater *
Sat. Nov. 9 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion *
Sun. Nov. 10 - Lawrence, KS @ The Granada *
Tue. Nov. 12 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *
Wed. Nov. 13 - Madison, WI @ The Sylvee *
Thu. Nov. 14 - Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theatre *
Fri. Nov. 15 - Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre *
Sat. Nov. 16 - Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre *
Mon. Nov. 18 - Montreal, QC @ mTelus *
Tue. Nov. 19 - Boston, MA @ Royale *
Thu. Nov. 21 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel !
Fri. Nov. 22 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel *
Sat. Nov. 23 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel ^
Mon. Dec. 2 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren *
Tue. Dec. 3 - San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park *
Thu. Dec. 5 - Los Angeles, CA @ Palace Theater *
Fri. Dec. 6 - Los Angeles, CA @ Palace Theater #
Sat. Dec. 7 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *
Mon. Dec. 9 - Portland, OR @ Roseland *
Tue. Dec. 10 - Vancouver, BC @ The Orpheum Theatre *
Wed. Dec. 11 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre *
Fri. Dec. 13 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot *
Sat. Dec. 14 - Denver, CO @ The Gothic Theatre *
Sun. Dec. 15 - Denver, CO @ The Gothic Theatre *
Wed. Jan. 22 - Lisbon, PT @ Capitólio %
Thu. Jan. 23 - Lisbon, PT @ Capitólio %
Fri. Jan. 24 - Porto, PT @ Hard Club %
Sat. Jan. 25 - Madrid, ES @ Sala BUT %
Sat. Jan. 26 - Barcelona, ES @ Sala Razzmatazz %
Tue. Jan. 28 - Geneva, CH @ Festival Antigel
Wed. Jan. 29 - Munich, DE @ Kammerspiele %
Thu. Jan. 30 - Berlin, DE @ Huxleys Neue Welt %
Fri. Jan. 31 - Copenhagen, DK @ Vega %
Sat. Feb. 1 - Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller %
Mon. Feb. 3 - Stockholm, SE @ Vasateatern %
Tue. Feb. 4 - Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik %
Wed. Feb. 5 - Hamburg, DE @ Gruenspan %
Thu. Feb. 6 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso %
Fri. Feb. 7 - Antwerp, BE @ De Roma %
Sat. Feb. 8 - Paris, FR @ La Cigale %
Mon. Feb. 10 - Bristol, UK @ SWX %
Tue. Feb. 11 - London, UK @ Eventim Apollo %
Thu. Feb. 13 - Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz %
Fri. Feb. 14 - Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland Ballroom %

* = w/ Vagabon
^ = w/ Madi Diaz
!= w/ Zsela
#= w/ Rodrigo Amarante
&= w/ Lean Year
% = Hand Habits

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