In this point in time, an artist like Angel Olsen can do whatever she desires. After her stirring last album All Mirrors, she proved she could mix things up without upsetting her fan base. Now on her new single “Whole New Mess” and its accompanying video, she takes that thought even further by releasing another stunner. Off of her upcoming new album by the same name coming in late August, the minimal touches make for another turn in sound.
The video for the song directed by longtime collaborator Ashley Connor, the video has Olsen out in the woods singing into the dark. However the song is where the love is to be directed. Using a minimal approach, her vocals have enough emotional weight to drop a rhino in its tracks. The mix of just her vocals and the guitar give the track a hearty touch that’s hard to deny, reminding you of her earlier years while still going in a new direction.
The video can be viewed above or on YouTube. The song is ready to stream on all services or it can be purchased in all digital outlets. Whole New Mess is ready to preorder on various formats directly from Jagjaguwar Records before its August 26 release.
Image Credits: Photo by Cameron McCool.