Angel Olsen @ CarréRotondes, 12 August 2014


The noisy, fiery hints in ANGEL OLSEN’s earlier work find a fuller expression on her newest LP, „Burn Your Fire for No Witness“. Here, OLSEN sings with full-throated exultation, admonition, and bold, expressive melody.

ANGEL OLSEN began singing as a young girl in St. Louis, where she explored the remarkable range of her voice and the places it could take her songwriting. Her self-released debut EP, “Strange Cacti,” belied both that early period of discovery and her Midwestern roots. OLSEN then went further on „Half Way Home“, her first full-length album (released on Bathetic Records), which mined essential themes (love, breakups…) while showcasing a more developed voice. „Burn Your Fire for No Witness“ serves as the sublimating response to the power of negativity. OLSEN has decided to channel a lot of her newfound power into the ethereal, hypnotic performances of her new and revealing songs, sharing with the listener the full grace and beauty of her transformative moments. Source: