The latest song from Angel Olsen is both epic and reflective, a melancholy meditation on heartache and coming to terms with lost love. "'No' is forever," she sings, as the video shows her wandering through her lonely days against the Los Angeles landscape. "Show me the future. Tell me you'll be there."
The video, directed by Olsen and Conor Hagen, is a slow, hazy burn shot around L.A. and the Joshua Tree National Park. "'Sister' addresses conflict within and then moves beyond it," Hagen says in a prepared statement. "The song is lyrically contradictory, so we wanted to show those opposing dualities. The contrast between a wide shot and a close-up, the duality between the city and that natural world, joy and melancholy."
"Sister" is the third song Olsen has shared from her upcoming album, My Woman. It's due out Sept. 2 on Jagjaguwar.