Also appearing on Austin City Limits this weekend.
By Barbi Martinez
With her November 10 Phases release date just around the corner – Nov. 10, to be precise – Asheville rocker Angel Olsen is prepping for an extensive fall and winter tour. She also has a new video for the song “Special,” which you can view below. We are advised that the Olsen-directed Super 8 video is “oozing with Asheville, NC vibes. Chilling in truck beds, sipping on lattes in the park, communing with nature.” (BLURT will have our editor, who also happens to live in the NC mountain town Asheville, verify this.)
The tour kicks off November 18 – dates are HERE.
Olsen also commented on the video, saying, “My friend came to visit me for a week and I had all these grand ideas about how to make another video. But it’s been a long year of touring and videos and pressure to keep on being important or interesting. So I woke up the next day and changed my mind, deciding it would be best to just capture the days we were hanging and to occasionally have the camera up. Those days were some of the hardest and also sweetest of the summer. We spent much of the time talking about the current state of affairs and how everyone has been going through tremendous change and having to make hard choices. Maybe it’s just this year, but it feels that we’re entering a new era, one that requires us to really pay more attention to the world and ourselves in it. What I realized is that going through a hard time and talking about it with friends makes you feel your friendships and who you are, and sometimes it takes a weird year to recognize what you still have.”