Video: Angel Olsen, ‘Acrobat’

August 31, 2012

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 for “Acrobat” above.

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