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Concerts & MusicAnyone reckless enough to have typecast Angel Olsen according to 2013s Burn Your Fire For No Witness is in for a sizeable surprise with her third album, MY WOMAN. The crunchier, blown-out production of the former is gone, but that fire is now burning wilder. Her disarming, timeless voice is even more front-and-centre than before, and the overall production is lighter. Yet the strange, raw power and slowly unspooling incantations of her previous efforts remain, so anyone who might attempt to pigeonhole Olsen as either an elliptical outsider or a pop personality is going to be wrong whichever way they choose - Olsen continues to reign over the land between the two with a haunting obliqueness and sophisticated grace. Given its title, and track names like Sister and Woman, it would be easy to read a gender-specific message into MY WOMAN, but Olsen has never played her lyrical content straight. She explains: Im definitely using scenes that Ive replayed in my head, in the same way that I might write a script and manipulate a memory to get it to fit. But I think its important that people can interpret things the way that they want to. That said, Olsen concedes that if she could locate any theme, whether in the funny, synth-laden Intern or the sadder songs which are collected on the records latter half, then its maybe the complicated mess of being a woman and wanting to stand up for yourself, while also knowing that there are things you are expected to ignore, almost, for the sake of loving a man. Im not trying to make a feminist statement with every single record, just because Im a woman. But I do feel like there are some themes that relate to that, without it being the complete picture.Over her two previous albums, shes given us reverb-shrouded poetic swoons, shadowy folk, grunge-pop band workouts and haunting, finger-picked epics. MY WOMAN is an exhilarating complement to her past work, and one for which Olsen recalibrated her writing/recording approach and methods to en
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December 12, 2017
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December 12, 2017
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Union Transfer 1026 Spring Garden Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123 United States
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