After sharing Burn Your Fire for No Witness’s first single, ‘Forgiven/Forgotten’, Angel Olsen now offers a visual representation in the song’s brand new video, directed by creative partner Zia Anger.
Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/
Olsen and Zia’s collaborative trajectory continues following their work together on videos for 7” single, ‘Sweet Dreams’, and Half Way Home’s ‘Tiniest Seed’. Talking about their collaboration Zia Anger said: “I travelled to Asheville with a couple rolls of 16mm film and a Bolex camera. The only idea Angel and I had decided on was that she should be given a chance to act – to perform in a way most people have never seen her perform. Upon arriving I was immediately struck by the beautiful and unruly area of Malvern Hills. Suburbia had never spoken to me like that before. Our idea morphed in to a suburban fantasy just as lawless as its backdrop. It is complete with a ‘Freaks and Geeks’-inspired lovers quarrel.”
Burn Your Fire For No Witness will be released via Jagaguwar on 17 February 2014.
Angel Olsen will be in London for a live show on 12 December at The Forum supporting Neko Case and has just announced a string of March 2014 shows, including a stop in Manchester and London.
Artist: Angel Olsen
Title: Burn Your Fire For No Witness Album
Release Date: 17 February 2014
Formats: CD, Digital, Vinyl
Praise for Angel Olsen
“On ‘Forgiven/Forgotten’ the explosive lead-off single from her second album, Burn Your Fire for No Witness, the instruments around her finally match the intensity of her voice.” Pitchfork [Best New Track]
“[Angel Olsen] has gone ahead and plugged in, with a full rock band sound that seems like it’s rearing to overwhelm everything in its path.” The FADER
“a range that may make you stop what you’re doing and drop your jaw a bit.” NPR Music
“There’s a spitting venom that defines new song ‘Forgiven/Forgotten’ … showcasing her talent in the form of a ragged, 2-minute burst of frustration.” DIY Magazine
“a voice whose range is as wide as it is controlled.” Los Angeles Times
“Ms. Olsen understands the power of holding back, and feeding out extravagance in small portions. People stopped buying drinks; the bartenders put their elbows on the counter, engrossed. It was remarkable . . . Ms. Olsen has found her sound – her voice, alone and untreated and slow, conjoined with the specific resonance of her guitar – and she’s able to replicate a private discovery in front of a crowd.” The New York Times
As announced last month, Angel Olsen will release her powerful new album, Burn Your Fire for No Witness, on February 17, 2014via Jagjaguwar. Throughout this “collection of songs, grown in a year of heartbreak, travel, and transformation,” Olsen sings with full-throated exultation, admonition, and bold, expressive melody. And, with the help of producer John Congleton, her music now crackles with a churning, rumbling low end and a brighter energy. With Burn Your Fire for No Witness, a more revealing and self-assured Olsen is opening up, allowing us to be in the room with her at the very genesis of these songs, when the thread of creation is most vulnerable and least filtered.
Angel and band will kick off another year of endless touring on the album’s release date. A full list of dates UK is below. Burn Your Fire For No Witness is available for pre-order today. An instant download of “Forgiven/Forgotten” comes with each iTunes pre-order.
Angel Olsen Tour Dates
Thurs 12 December London The Forum w/ Neko Case
Sun 23 March Manchester Soup Kitchen
Tue 25 March London Dingwalls