Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire for No WitnessLabel: Jagjaguwar
Those who have seen Angel Olsen live often refer to how seemingly little it takes for her to leave an audience speechless. Olsen has never been as timid as those descriptors imply, and the noisy, fiery hints in her earlier work find a fuller expression on her forthcoming LP, Burn Your Fire for No Witness. With the help of producer John Congleton, her music now crackles with a churning, rumbling low end and a brighter energy. The album is a “collection of songs, grown in a year of heartbreak, travel, and transformation”. This album demonstrates a more self-assured Olsen than the one present on her debut EP. She has dared to be more personal, is opening up, allowing us to be in the room with her at the very genesis of these songs, when the thread of creation is most vulnerable and least filtered. We are rewarded for entering this room with many head-turning moments and the powerful, unsettling recognition of ourselves in the weave of her songs.