Angel Olsen: White Fire

On Feb. 20, St. Louis, Missouri-based singer-songwriter Angel Olsen will be playing at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC. Taking similar queues of sound from other female-fronted artists like Cat Power’s Chan Marshall and Marissa Nadler, Olsen’s bold and captivating vocal variety blends together with her soft indie-influenced folk style. With vulnerable themes of heartbreak and belonging pointed out in her previous releases—2011’s Strange Cacti and 2012’s Half Way Home —Olsen’s fiery on stage charisma truly reflects her progression as a musician. Her latest single, “Forgiven/Forgotten, incorporates simple yet fascinating lo-fi elements that spark familiar lyrical and instrumental comparisons to Best Coast.