Watch a video for Angel Olsen’s “Special,” a song from her Phases collection

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Angel Olsen | photo by Amanda Marsalis | courtesy of the artist

Indie rocker Angel Olsen just released a music video for a new / old song, “Special.” The song dates back to her her MY WOMAN recording sessions, and will appear on her upcoming outtakes and rarities selection, Phases.

Of the track, Olsen says:

“‘Special’ always felt like a band song to me, something to lose track of ourselves in. It didn’t quite fit the rest of MY WOMAN and was a major deciding factor on whether or not it would mean a double LP. MY WOMAN came out and I kept thinking about the song and wanting to play it anyway.” 

“Special” is a song about meeting expectations and the fear of failure on the way there – paired with a beautifully understated music video, it won’t disappoint fans who have been waiting for new music from Olsen.

 

Phases, out November 10th, is  a collection of B-sides, rarities, and demos from the past several years, acting as a deep-dive for longtime fans, as well as a fitting introduction to Olsen’s sprawling sonics for the uninitiated. You can preorder Phases here, and check her tour dates below. She’s got two shows at Union Transfer on December 12th and 13th; more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar.

Tour Dates
Sat. Nov. 18 — Mexico City, DF @ Corona Capital
Tue. Nov. 28 — Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater %
Wed. Nov. 29 — New York, NY @ Town Hall ^
Thu. Nov. 30 — New York, NY @ Town Hall ^
Fri. Dec. 1 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel ^
Sat. Dec. 2 — Portland, ME @ State Theatre ^
Mon. Dec. 4 — Boston, MA @ House of Blues ^
Tue. Dec. 5 — Montreal, QC @ Rialto Theatre ^
Wed. Dec. 6 — Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre ^
Thu. Dec. 7 — Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre ^
Fri. Dec. 8 — Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre ^
Sat. Dec. 9 — Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre ^
Sun. Dec. 10 — Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom *
Tue. Dec. 12 — Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
Wed. Dec. 13 — Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
Thu. Dec. 14 — Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
Sat. Dec. 16 — Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel *

% w/ Ned Oldham
^ = w/ Heron Oblivion
* = w/ White Magic

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