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Angel Olsen Drops New Single, Australian Tour

Last month, American folk and indie-rock singer Angel Olsen shared the video for her song Shut Up Kiss Me in support of her upcoming album MY WOMAN (out through Jagjaguwar via Inertia Music). Now, the St Louis native, whose projects remain many and varied, has followed it up with the visuals for her latest single, Sister, along with the announcement she’s going to be embarking on a tour down under off the back of her festival dates here.

Sister is the third single from MY WOMAN which is set up as a proper A-side/B-side record and is reflected in Sister, a softer, more contemplative and reflective track than the the previously released Intern and Shut Up Kiss Me. A beautifully meandering song offset by a magnificent instrumental interlude, it runs for almost nine minutes and serves as a brilliant contrast to the faster, punchier offerings. The video was shot over this year’s Northern Summer at the Joshua Tree National Park and moves in an exploration of suburban landscapes with contrasting cutaways, close up portraits and wide, expansive shots.

It’s the first of the three videos that Olsen didn’t direct solely on her own, this time enlisting a co-director in Conor Hagen to bring a different approach to the video. Speaking on the video, Olsen explained that she wanted to slow the frames down enough for the cinematography to make a statement of its own, which it certainly does. The landscapes alone are mesmerising, especially sound-tracked by the song. She added that her aim “was to gather a mixture of very different themed material, and somehow take a look at the synchronicity that material naturally brought forward.”

Angel Olsen Australian Tour Dates

Fri 26 Nov – Grand Pooba, Hobart
Sun 28 Nov – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Thu 1 Dec – Lismore City Hall, Lismore
Fri 2 Dec – Brightside, Brisbane
Mon 5 Dec – Sydeny Opera House, Sydney
Wed 7 Dec – Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide
Thu 8 Dec – Badlands, Perth


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