NPR Music has been taking a different approach to the Tiny Desk Concert, sharing performances of artists performing from home (like this one from Waxahatchee and Kevin Morby), and the latest they’ve shared comes from Angel Olsen. Olsen performs a handful of songs from her newly released album, Whole New Mess, as well as a deep cut from her 2014 album Burn Your Fire For No Witness. Watch it below.
Olsen also wrote an op-ed piece for NYLON that combines observations from life during lockdown with a bigger message about how we take care of each other as a society: “When we learn to protect a stranger, even from harming themselves, when we can view that experience as part of our own healing, then we can begin to have community and shelter with one another. Anything in our community, in the nation, in the world, anything that doesn’t make time for that is violence against others and against ourselves.” Read it here.
Angel Olsen’s Whole New Mess is featured on our list of the Best Albums of August 2020.