Angel Olsen has been on fire since 2014. And that’s only slightly meant as a pun on her album from that year, Burn Your Fire for No Witness.
The often cryptic songstress is climbing her way to self acceptance – and bigger audiences – across the globe. She’s bringing her latest tour to the Civic Theatre in New Orleans this Tuesday. She’s promoting her release from last month, All Mirrors, and expanding from her work as a solo artist to a fully backed band.
Her timeless voice and poetic swoons began to catch the ears of the indie crowds with her debut in 2012. At the time her performances were soft and unassuming. During her tiny desk performance from 2014, to producers have to prod her for talking points in-between songs. But that’s because Angel Olsen doesn’t need to speak. Her heart comes out in her songs. Her phrasing and songwriting embody what so many artists chase. Her songs have life to them, but it’s her voice that make them bleed.
With 2016’s My Woman, her sound exploded. She commands the record with a more intricate production and high-energy tracks. Performances at Pitchfork Music Festival and Newport Folk Festival brought her in front a national audiences.
With her latest album, Angel Olsen begins to find solace. We find a bit of self-acceptance in her lyrics, and she finally finds the grounds to move forward.
“This is a record about facing yourself and learning to forgive what you see.”
– Angel Olsen
Multi-instrumentalist and producer Vagabond supports the show. Doors open at 7 and the show starts at 8.