The singer-songwriter will also return to the UK as part of an extensive European tour
Angel Olsen has announced her follow-up to 2014’s Burn Your Fire For No Witness with the release date of MY WOMAN, her third studio album.
The LP, which is slated to be full of “haunting obliqueness and sophisticated grace” by a press release, will be released on 2 September 2016 via Jagjaguwar.
A press release also promises “a proper A-side and a B-side, featuring the punchier, more pop/rock-oriented songs up front, and the longer, more reflective tracks towards the end”, and Olsen singing in “a much broader range of styles” than ever before.
Originally composing the songs on piano, they were quickly transposed onto “synth and/or Mellotron” as you can hear on the album’s teaser, Intern, above. The album was recorded at LA’s Vox Studios and features production from Justin Raisen (who has also worked with Charli XCX, Sky Ferreira, and Santigold).
As for the subject of the LP, Olsen says the album deals with “the complicated mess of being a woman” and that “I’m definitely using scenes that I’ve replayed in my head, in the same way that I might write a script and manipulate a memory to get it to fit. But I think it’s important that people can interpret things the way that they want to.”
We caught up with Angel Olsen back in 2014. See our feature here, and check out the MY WOMAN tracklisting and tour dates below.
02. Never Be Mine
03. Shut Up Kiss Me
04. Give It Up
05. Not Gonna Kill You
06. Heart Shaped Face
08. Those Were The Days
13 October – Brighton – Concorde 2
14 October – Manchester – Club Academy
15 October – Glasgow – SWG3 Studio Warehouse
16 October – Bristol – The Marble Factory
17 October – London – KOKO
18 October – Hamburg – Kampnagel
19 October – Copenhagen – Koncerthuset, Studie 2
20 October – Oslo – John Dee
22 October – Stockholm – Debaser Strand
23 October – Goeteborg – Pustervik
25 October – Berlin – Columbia Theater
26 October – Munich – Ampere
27 October – Zurich – Bogen F
28 October – Koeln – Stadtgarten
29 October – Brussels – Botanique
4 November – Paris – La Gaîté Lyrique