Following the announcement of her new album Whole New Mess and the release of the lead single by the same name, Angel Olsen proved she could still surprise us all. To celebrate the news she took a performance of the song to ‘The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.’ Recorded at the NC Masonic Temple in Asheville, Olsen stuns all by herself throughout the performance.
Performing solo on a Silvertone 1381, Olsen’s voice rings throughout the empty room like a songbird in the morning. The tones of the guitar are emboldened against her intimate voice, while the words stick in your head as soon as you hear them. The stark and intimate portrait of the song is on full display here while touching your soul as she performs it in such a bare and open way.
The performance can be viewed above or on YouTube. “Whole New Mess” is ready to stream on all streaming platforms. The album Whole New Mess can be preordered on multiple formats and bundles directly from Jagjaguwar Records before its August 28 release. Angel Olsen is set to perform another live-stream in her Cosmic Streams series on August 28 at Noonchorus.
Image Credits: Photo by Josh Sliffe.