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Angel Olsen Is Electric on Stormy Stunner ‘Stars’

Former folkie continues to turn up for 'Burn Your Fire for No Witness' LP

picture-18276-1372868632Chris Martins // December 16, 2013

Angel Olsen plugs in for her 2014 album, Burn Your Fire for No Witness. The Missouri-born singer-guitarist wooed the world quietly on last year’s Half Way Home, but earlier this month she revealed an electric rebirth via “Forgiven/Forgotten.” Her latest song doesn’t retreat from that stance — “Stars,” shared by Belgian radio show Signaal/Ruis (“Signal/Noise”), finds her darkly resonant quaver ringing out over a stormy soundtrack of fuzzy jangle, humming keys, pounding drums, and rolling bass. Producer John Congleton (Bill Callahan, St. Vincent, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah) assists. Listen below around 5:45 — though, as Stereogum points out, you might as well hear EMA’s pretty freaking awesome “Satellite” on the way. And Sharon Van Etten after Olsen, and Belgium’s own Pilod after her, and …

UPDATE: The track prematurely leaked and has been pulled down. We’ll re-embed when it become available.