Angel Olsen covert eighties-songs

En Gloria is het eerste nummer dat daarvan verschijnt.

Op 20 augustus verschijnt 'Aisles', waarop Angel Olsen een aantal favorieten uit de jaren tachtig covert. Het is haar eerste release bij Jagjaguwar.

Naast Gloria (Laura Branigan) neemt ze ook Eyes Without A Face (Billy Idol), Safety Dance (Men Without Hats), If You Leave (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark)  en Forever Young (Alphaville) onder handen. Zelf zegt ze over de ep: "I know it's not really in my history to do something unintentional or just for the hell of it, but my connection to these songs is pretty straightforward, I just wanted to have a little fun and be a little more spontaneous, and I think I needed to remember that I could!"

De ep werd opgenomen in de winter van 2020 metco-producer en engineer Adam McDaniel: "I told Adam I had an idea to record some covers and bring some of the band into the mix, or add other players. I needed to laugh and have fun and be a little less serious about the recording process in general. I thought about completely changing some of the songs and turning them inside out. I'd come over to find Adam had set up five or so synthesizers, and we'd get lost on a part for a while messing with some obscure pedal I knew nothing about. We'd spend a good amount of time going through sounds before finding one or two, sometimes we'd get real weird and decide to just go with it. "

12 juli 2021
Patrick Van Gestel