Angel Olsen will release Phases, a collection of rarities and demos spanning her career thus far, including a number of never-before released tracks, on November 10th via Jagjaguwar.
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 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,” she added.
“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 realised 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 recognise what you still have.”