Angel Olsen Shares Video For ‘Special’



“Even Angel Olsen’s outtakes are everyone else’s A-game.” – Pitchfork

“The song might have derailed an album sequence, but it deserved to be unearthed.”
The New York Times

“a churning, slow-building seven-minute jam about fear of a failure to meet expectations. She needn’t have worried.” — NPR Music

Angel Olsen’s Phases, a collection of B-sides, rarities, and demos from the past several years, including a number of never-before released tracks, will be out November 10th via Jagjaguwar. Balancing tenacity and tenderness, the collection acts as a deep-dive for longtime fans, as well as a fitting introduction to Olsen’s sprawling sonics for the uninitiated.

Last month, Olsen shared “Special,” a brand new song from the MY WOMAN recording sessions. She comments, “’Special’ always felt like a band song to me, something to lose track of ourselves in. It didn’t quite fit the rest of MY WOMAN and was a major deciding factor on whether or not it would mean a double LP. MY WOMAN came out and I kept thinking about the song and wanting to play it anyway.”
Today, Olsen presents the song’s accompanying video which she directed and edited herself.

“My friend came to visit me for a week and I had all these grand ideas about how to make another video. But it’s been a long year of touring and videos and pressure to keep on being important or interesting.
So I woke up the next day and changed my mind, deciding it would be best to just capture the days we were hanging and to occasionally have the camera up. Those days were some of the hardest and also sweetest of the summer. We spent much of the time talking about the current state of affairs and how everyone has been going through tremendous change and having to make hard choices. Maybe it’s just this year, but it feels that we’re entering a new era, one that requires us to really pay more attention to the world and ourselves in it. What I realized is that going through a hard time and talking about it with friends makes you feel your friendships and who you are, and sometimes it takes a weird year to recognize what you still have.”

Olsen is touring extensively in support of Phases and MY WOMAN, a top 10 most highly acclaimed album of 2016, and winner of The A2IM Libera Awards’ Album of the Year. She just got off the road supporting Arcade Fire at arena shows throughout the west coast and will cap off the year playing her biggest rooms yet. Additionally, she makes her debut on Austin City Limits’ Season 43 this Saturday, October 28th.

Stream Angel Olsen’s “Special” and “Fly On Your Wall” –
“Special” –
“Fly On Your Wall” –

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“Fly On Your Wall” –

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