Angel Olsen's New Video is 'Special'
    • TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017

    • Posted by: Kirsten Spruch

    Angel Olsen has released the video for "Special," a song that was recorded during the MY WOMAN sessions and will appear on Phases, a rarities collection that is set for release on November 10th via Jagjaguwar. The personal video was filmed when she had a friend visit, and was directed and edited by the singer herself. We see shots of sidewalks, nature, and houses as the singer takes a stroll through a suburban neighborhood. We also see her friends driving in a truck and playing with farm animals. The clip is also meant to reflect 2017 and all of the weird feelings that came along with it. Olsen said in a statement:

    "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."

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