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LISTEN: Angel Olsen Releases Melodic Second Single “Hi-Five”

By Staff; photo by Zia Anger on January 10, 2014


LISTEN: Angel Olsen Releases Melodic Second Single “Hi-Five”

Last November, indie-folk singer/songwriter Angel Olsen announced the release of her highly anticipated first album from Jagjaguwar, coming this February. Today, we’ve been gifted with her second single from Burn Your Fire For No Witness, an ethereal ballad aiming to soothe the lonely, wounded hearts of the world.

With a voice that sounds much like a female reincarnate of one part Johnny Cash and two parts Chris Isaak—perhaps a more evocative version of Jenny Lewis—Olsen tones down the angst heard on the album's first single, “Forgiven/Forgotten,” but maintains the same gritty, distorted guitar-infused melody for “Hi-Five.” Reverb and lofty guitar riffs aside, the single’s focal point is easily Olsen’s pained lyricism that is anything but timid as she croons "Are you lonely too? High five. So am I. All of your life. Stuck inside. I'm stuck, too. I'm stuck with you."

Check out “Hi-Five” below: 



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