Angel Olsen joins Mark Ronson on roller rink song “True Blue”

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Angel Olsen | photo by Cameron McCool | courtesy of the artist

Mark Ronson is known for his collaborations with folks like Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus, but the familiar voice on his new song “True Blue” is none other than indie rock favorite Angel Olsen. The track is off Ronson’s new album, Late Night Feelings, which came out Friday. The album features an impressive roster of pop star collaborators, but Olsen’s appearance is a welcome surprise, and she brings a dose of her own style to the song.

In a press release, Olsen shares the experience of working with Ronson and how her love of dark disco influenced the song.

“I wasn’t sure what it would be like to work with Mark, considering we are both from different production worlds..but it was such a fun, organic experience for me. Seriously, he gave me full reign to try things out—I even play a little guitar on the track (not that I’m a virtuoso player or anything). At the time I’d been listening to a lot of dark disco, specifically Nico’s dance version of Heroes. I wanted to make something dark like that, but also something people could skate to. A true roller rink song. Hearing the final track back was so rewarding for me. I can’t say it enough. I hope to play it live! I’m excited to hear the record in its entirety.”

Angel Olsen headlines Franklin Music Hall this Halloween. Find tickets and more information on the XPN Concert Calendar.

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