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Angel Olsen Announces 80’s Cover EP & Drops “Gloria” Cover


By all accounts, Angel Olsen has been more productive in the last two years than many of her contemporaries. Two full length albums, a box set and more, it seems as if she can’t slow down. Now with her own label imprint titled somethingcosmic through Jagjaguwar, her first release will be her own. The 80’s covers EP titled Aisles will feature five cover songs reimagined. The track listing includes “Eyes Without A Face,” “Safety Dance,” “If You Leave” and “Forever Young.” Today she shares the lead cover, a reworked version of the Laura Branigan classic “Gloria.”

The cover is completely redone and far from the original. Bathed in vocals and swaths of synths, Olsen’s vocals are a bit more stark yet still magical. The song is slower than the original but the vocals are the driving factor here. The hearty synths take over from time to time, but her voice bleeds through throughout. The way the song is constructed comes off as if the intent is to completely abandon the original in favor for something completely different. However it works and delivers an invigorating version of the pop classic complete with strings and a washed tone that makes it more of Olsen’s song.

The cover of “Gloria” can be heard above or wherever you stream music. Aisles will be available digitally on August 20 or it can be preordered on various formats ahead of its September 24 release from somethingcosmic/Jagjaguwar. Angel Olsen is set to appear at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, IL on September 11 and at Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco, CA on October 29-31. 

Image Credits: Photo by Dana Trippe.

David Garrick

David Garrick has spent the last five years interviewing some of the most intriguing and engaging artists performing today. Everyone from Angel Olsen to Phoebe Bridgers, Wire to Yo La Tengo, Snail Mail to Soccer Mommy, Ghost to First Aid Kit, The Breeders to Protomartyr, and many more. He's a giant fan of music of pretty much any genre; but especially to the underdogs. He's been known to see more concerts in a week than many people will see in a year.


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