Interview: Angel Olsen Talks 'All Mirrors' And Performs Live : World Cafe "I needed to take a minute away from the way that MY WOMAN and previous records had been done because this one just didn't require the same feeling," Olsen says.
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Angel Olsen On World Cafe

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Angel Olsen On Her Spectacular Sonic Evolution

Angel Olsen On Her Spectacular Sonic Evolution

Angel Olsen On World Cafe

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Set List

  • "All Mirrors"
  • "Chance"
  • "Summer"
  • "Spring" (Bonus Performance)

Angel Olsen's fourth album, All Mirrors is a departure from her indie rock sensibilities of albums past, but that wasn't always the plan. The songs were initially recorded as sparse and stripped-down numbers — in the style of Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska. Then, Olsen went the other way, and the songs grew as she worked with a different group of musicians. The results are spectacular. All Mirrors is a lush and big album, with strings and keyboards doing a lot of the heavy lifting — an inverse version of the Nebraska situation.

In this session, Olsen talks about finding a place for those strings, why she was surprised to hear the album was being played at fancy restaurants and what her favorite song is on the album — at least at this moment. Hear all that and more in the audio player above.

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