Angel Olsen - All Mirrors

Song of the Day
Hosted by Cheryl Waters
Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by DJ Cheryl Waters, is "All Mirrors" by Angel Olsen, from the 2019 album All Mirrors on Jagjaguwar.
photo by Cameron McCool
written by janice headley

Angel Olsen returns this fall with her fourth full-length, All Mirrors, an album being cited as her "most vulnerable" yet. 

All Mirrors was originally conceptualized as a dual record release — “a set of raw and real solo songs and a full-band version of the same songs,” she explained in a press release. The solo set was recorded in Anacortes, Washington with producer Michael Harris, while the second set was recorded with producer John Congleton (who she worked with previously on 2014’s Burn Your Fire for No Witness), arranger Jherek Bischoff, multi-instrumentalist/arranger/pre-producer Ben Babbitt, and a 14-piece orchestra.

It was then, Olsen realized she "needed to separate these two records and release All Mirrors in its heaviest form." She explains, "It was impossible for me to deny how powerful and surprising the songs had become. The truth is that I may have never allowed this much sonic change in the first place had I not already made an account of the same songs in their purest form." 

She chose to release the title track as the album's lead single, explaining, "I chose this one as the title because I liked the theme: the theme of how we are all mirrors to and for each other. Even if that is not all of it, there is always an element of projection in what we’d like to see in people and scenarios and in the way we see ourselves in those scenarios, with those people.”

All Mirrors will be released October 4th via Jagjaguwar. Watch the video for today's featured track below, directed by Ashley Connor.

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