Video: Angel Olsen, ‘Acrobat’

Angel Olsen Acrobat VideoAngel Olsen’s new album, Half Way Home, arrives on Tuesday via Bathetic Records, but first here’s another promising glimpse at the 11-song set. While our last preview, “Tiniest Seed,” closes out the record on a bittersweet, nostalgic note about missing an old friend, “Acrobat” sets the stage for a broad range of possible lyrical terrain on the tunes to come, leaving things quite beautifully open to interpretation. Olsen’s vocal range expands here, too, reaching a near-operatic emotive peak we haven’t heard done in such a moving way since Johnnie Ray (or on her own debut). Can’t wait to hear where this record travels in the spaces between. For now, enjoy the Toshadeva Palani-directed clip forĀ “Acrobat” above.