When an artist like Angel Olsen hits you with a song titled "Waving, Smiling," you know it's going to be a gut punch in the best way. That's just what "Waving, Smiling" is, and its yearning, lonesome effects are emphasized by the song's live performance, out today.
Filmed at the Masonic Temple in Ashville, the visuals show Olsen solo with her guitar, amp, and monitor in front of a multi-teared natural backdrop. Both Olsen's tender performance and Ashley Connor's patient direction help us feel like we're not just in the room, but living the words. Ouch.
Angel Olsen's new album Whole New Mess is out August 28 via Jagjagwuar.