With new box set ‘Song of the Lark and Other Far Memories’ arriving on 7th May on Jagjauwar, Angel Olsen is revealing ‘Alive and Dying (Waving, Smiling)’, an orchestral reinvention of ‘Whole New Mess’ cut ‘Waving, Smiling’.
“This song is all about chapters closing, and learning to let go of things I can’t understand,” Angel explains. “It’s very me - I will always nosedive into love, and suffering can definitely come with that. When I hear this version the strings really bring the song to its necessary bittersweet boiling point.”
It’s the third preview of debut album ‘Makes Me Sick Makes Me Smile’, due this month.
It comes alongside the news that they’ve signed to Dead Oceans.
The trio’s last album came in 2017 with ‘After Laughter’.
The “dance banger” track, which appears on imminent new album ‘Hold The Girl’, is described as a “turning point” in the record.